Bolivia is saturated with fascinating indigenous cultures, powerful traditions, and untouched natural beauty. Land-locked between the soaring Andes down to the tropical lowlands of the Amazon and beyond, its cities and geography offer adventurous travelers a different way to see bucket-list destinations—in addition to places and experiences you might not have read about any guidebook. From exploring volcano-rimmed Lake Titicaca and the salt lakes of Solar de Uyuni to mountain biking the world’s most dangerous roads and visiting the curious Witch Markets of La Paz, we think Bolivia is one of those countries that will captivate you long after you’ve returned home.
Exotic, chaotic, and colorful, La Paz is situated nearly 12,000 feet above sea level. It will literally take your breath away! This tremendous city of 2.7 million is a perfect base camp for exploring the nearby Andes, Lake Titicaca, and Amazon. During your time in La Paz, go for a ride…
On the border of Bolivia and Peru is the highest navigable body of water in the world—Lake Titicaca. At an astonishing 12,500 feet above sea level, it is revered as sacred by ancient cultures as the birthplace of the sun. Here, indigenous culture continues to thrive in a unique…
While many South American countries that share natural treasures, Bolivia has its own international claim to fame in the world-famous Uyuni Salt Flats. Originally formed by prehistoric lakes over 4,000-square-miles in size, the Solar de Uyuni forms the largest salt flat on…
The northern stretches of Bolivia are blanketed by one of South America’s most iconic biomes—the Amazon Rainforest. Here, several reserves including the stunning Madidi National Park, Manuripi-Heath, Apolobamba, and the Manu Biosphere Reserve in neighboring Peru create…
Santa Cruz de la Sierra, colloquially shortened to Santa Cruz, is Bolivia’s largest city. Located on the Pirai River in the eastern tropical lowlands of Bolivia, it is in fact one of the fastest-growing cities in the world. But don’t let that modernity…