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  • La Paz
  • Salt flats
  • Uros Island Lake Titicaca
  • Salar de Uyuni

Bolivia is a landlocked country and sometimes referred to as the “Tibet of South America” due to its high altitude. It was named after Simon Bolivar who played a key role in obtaining independence from Spain for a number of South American countries. It was also an important part of the ancient Inca civilization. As a country, it has a drastic variety of terrain and climate. The constitutional capital is Sucre but the seat of government is in La Paz.

La Paz is most certainly the best known city in Bolivia. It is situated at its lowest point at 3100 metres/10,100 feet and at its highest at 4100 metres/13,300 feet. In fact, it is the highest capital in the world. One of the interesting things about the city is that the further south and lower one travels, the more affluent are the neighbourhoods. There is still much colonial style architecture to be seen here. Some of the highlights are the Cathedral, Plaza Murillo, the Government Palace and Calle Jaen, a street which takes you back to colonial days with restaurants, shops selling handicrafts and several museums.

Just outside La Paz is the Valle dl la Luna (Valley of the Moon) where clay rocks have been weathered and corroded over time into interesting and unusual formations with the light striking them to create different colours.

The largest city in population is actually Santa Cruz which is situated at a very low altitude in Central Bolivia. It is an economically prosperous city.

Sucre, the constitutional capital, is an elegant city, colonial in style with many historic buildings and an interesting cathedral plus many churches. It has a relaxed atmosphere and is a pleasant walkable city. Visit here the Casa de la Libertad with its paintings and objects relating to Bolivian history.

Potosi in the south is one of the highest cities in the world at 4100 metres/13,300 feet. It was made famous due to its lucrative silver mines. A visit to a mine can be done.

Lake Titicaca in the far north of the country is partly in Bolivia and partly Peru. It is the highest navigable lake in the world and the largest in South America. The Incas regarded it as sacred, as according to their mythology, the first Inca king was born here. Visit the Isla del Sol (Island of the Sun) and inspect the more than 180 Inca ruins dating back to the 15th Century AD. Another highlight here is Tiahuanaco, an important pre-Columbian archeological site and known as the “Cradle of American Civilization”.

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Bolivia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Bolivia.

Learn about the history and culture of Bolivia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Bolivia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Bolivia for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Bolivia tours today!

 

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  • Best of Bolivia

    Landlocked in the heart of the Andes Mountains, Bolivia remains a well kept secret. Often overshadowed by its neighbours, Bolivia is a traveller’s dream, beautiful and full of culture.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,353
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • La Paz Stopover

    La Paz is a vibrant city expanding in all directions. Located high above sea level, La Paz sits in a bowl surrounded by the high Altiplano and is known as “the city that touches the sky”.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 410
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Potosi - City of Silver

    Visit Potosi, a famous colonial city and main source of silver during Spanish colonial times. Explore the mines, visit the mint and discover why a trip to Potosi is a trip back in time.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 261
    Trip Type:
    City Breaks/Stopover Ideas, Independent Travel Modules
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  • Salt Lakes of Bolivia

    One of the greatest "natural wonders", the Uyuni salt flats are the biggest salts lakes in the world. Spend time discovering some of Bolivia’s most spectacular and most isolated marvels.
    Duration:
    3 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 1,552
    Trip Type:
    Independent Travel Modules
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  • Tiahuanaco - Bolivia

    Tihuanaco was the centre of a powerful empire. The city was settled around 400 BC and the small village evolved into a city of multi-terraced platform pyramids, courts and urban areas.
    Duration:
    3 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 111
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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  • Unique Dining - La Paz

    Despite being low in the valley, the view from the Plaza Hotel over La Paz at night is amazing. Indulge in a 3 course meal and a glass of wine in the heart of Bolivia’s metropolis.
    Duration:
    2 Hours
    Prices From:
    US$ 133
    Trip Type:
    Day Trips & Extensions
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