Visit Tarabuco indigenous market where coins are not necessarily currency
Marvel at the impressive salt flats of Uyuni & stay at Hotel Luna Salada, made purely from salt
Trek Altiplano beyond La Paz to the Yungas or cycle the North Yungas Road
Paddle in the Madidi National Park in the Amazon, spotting iconic Pink River Dolphin
Explore Potosi’s Mint Museum or for those willing go down into the silver mines
Steppes Travel began offering tailor made holidays to Bolivia over 11 years ago. Our specialist, Emma Byrne, has explored many of the highlights of Bolivia in the past few years and is continually seeking out new and off-the-beaten track destinations in this hidden gem of South America.
Bolivia is a rugged jewel is nestled in the very heart of South America. Landlocked by its affluent neighbours, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru, Bolivia is the poorest country in South America. What it lacks economically it more than compensates for with a wealth of indigenous culture, striking scenery and unique people.
Bolivia boasts a fortune of inspiring attractions. The dizzying height of La Paz at 3600m (11,800ft), with its dramatic sky-line seemingly gripped to the steep valley walls and overlooked by the snow-peaked Mount Illimani, is quite literally breathtaking. Few miss the opportunity to sail the world's highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca; sacred home to the Inca and Aymara Indians, the sacred fountain, Inca steps and the Sun and Moon Islands.
From the highest navigable lake to the highest city in the world, Potosi is majestically perched at 4090m (13,420ft) on the flanks of the historically prosperous Cerro de Rico (Rich Mountain). A stroll through the winding streets of Sucre (White City) reveals an ensemble of opulent whitewashed buildings and well-preserved colonial churches deserving of its UNESCO World Heritage status.
In contrast to the brisk and chilly climate of higher elevations, the hot and steamy depths of Bolivia’s Amazon Basin are mesmerizing and so much rawer than the basin found in southern Peru and Ecuador. Moreover, the incomparable beauty of Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt lake in the world - is simply unforgettable.
Journey Ideas For Bolivia
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- Aymara New Year
A celebration thanking the sun god and mother earth
- Step out in style on Uyuni Salt Flats
Journey through the vast wilderness in the comfort of a unique US Airstream Caravan.