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Bolivia Travel Guide

With the world's highest capital city and largest salt flat, a very explorable mix of mountains, Amazonian jungle and colourful local markets - you'll fall in love with everything about Bolivia. 
languages icon LANGUAGES
The official language in Bolivia is
Spanish, but a small percentage of the
population use indigenous languages
such as Quecha, Aymara and Guarani.
currency icon CURRENCY
Bolivian Boliviano (BOB)
Symbol: $b 
100$b is approx $18.47
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Central Time Zone

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shadows of two travellers walking amongst the open and vast salt lake

Bolivia Discovery

Bolivia is one of South America's least visited countries, and we're scratching our heads trying to figure out why. It has over 30 official languages, 36 native cultures, the world's largest salt flats, and the highest capital city! On this tour, you'll conquer the Andes, explore the salt flats by 4WD, visit multi-coloured lagoons and more!
11 days
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a vast landscape of an open plain filled with rocks and brown deserts in La Paz

La Paz to Buenos Aires Adventure

This two-week adventure takes you from the dizzying heights of La Paz, through the vast expanses of the Bolivian altiplano to the Atacama Desert, one of the driest places on earth. It's a journey of intense contrasts taking in some of the planets most extraordinary scenery. Finish off in Buenos Aires with a succulent steak, glass of Malbec and tango show. 
15 days 
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a man walking along the wide and open salt flats in Bolivia

Bolivian Magic

Packing in a total of four Latin heavyweights, this trip will take you from the iconic Cuzco, to the colonial beauty of Salta, via Incan ruins, Bolivian salt flats, bubbling hot springs and colourful flamingos. This trip is exclusively for 18-35's so a great opportunity to meet fellow travel mates.
15 days
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FAQ - Travel in Bolivia

When is the best time to visit Bolivia?

Some consider May to October the best time to visit Bolivia as this is the dry season, however prices will be higher and attractions will be busier. During August and September there’s typically agricultural work which results in a lot of farmland being burned and so we don’t recommend these months for travel.  

What is the best way to travel around Bolivia?

Cross country buses are cheap and useful if you have a tight budget but be prepared for long journeys. Domestic flights are frequent and well-priced but these prices fluctuate in high season  be very cheap but can leave with long journeys and stopovers. Last minute domestic flights can be quite cheap so are recommended if you have a lot of ground to cover, but remember prices fluctuate dramatically depending on the season. 

What vaccinations do I need for Bolivia?

If you have been in a country at high risk of yellow fever, you will need to prove you have had the vaccination. We advise that you take out comprehensive travel insurance for your stay, practice strict mosquito bite avoidance at all times and seek pre-travel health advice from your provider 6-8 weeks in advance of travel. 

Do I need a visa to visit Bolivia?

No, Australian citizens do not require a visa to enter Bolivia. You will be granted an initial 30 day stay which you can extend two times for a further 30 days, free of charge. Remember, your passport must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the intended length of stay. We would recommend checking this before you depart in case rules change.