Bolivia is a country located in west-central South America, bounded on the north and east by Brazil, on the south by Argentina and Paraguay and on the west by Chile and Peru. Together with Paraguay, is one of only two countries in the Americas landlocked. It is also the eighth longest in the American continent and the twenty-seventh of the world. The capital is Sucre and the seat of government is La Paz
Bolivia is a multicultural country with many natural and archaeological. Highlights the Tiwanaku culture that developed in what is now the western region of the country and whose advanced knowledge were bequeathed to the Inca Empire.
Visit the exotic landscapes of the Altiplano.
Meet the descendants of the Inca culture.
WHEN TO GO
In the lowlands of Bolivia, near the border with Brazil, the weather is hot. Already in the highland regions, due to the altitude, it is always cold, especially at night, and it rains a lot in the summer, when the roads are sometimes blocked. The best seasons are spring and autumn. In winter the climate is dry.
Bolivia is a landlocked country. The west of Bolivia is situated in the Andes mountains, with the highest peak, Nevado Sajama, to reach the 6542 meters. The center of the country consists of a plateau, the Altiplano, where the majority of Bolivians. The east of the country consists of lowland and covered by the Amazon rainforest. Lake Titicaca is located on the border between Bolivia and Peru. In the West, in the department of Potosi, lies the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt plain in the world.
The major cities are La Paz, Sucre, Santa Cruz de la Sierra and Cochabamba.
The main route is usually done by plane from Santa Cruz de la Sierra and La Paz
In Bolivia, the trains are not great. The most famous of them, the Tren de la Muerte, connects Santa Cruz de la Sierra to the border with Brazil. Who wants to enter Bolivia by land from Corumbá, Brazil can not escape the Tren de la Muerte. There are different classes in the Tren de la Muerte, the most expensive are even reasonable, clean with bunk beds. In Bolivia there are other lines, such as going from Ouruo to Uyuni.
It is not easy to move around by car on Bolivia: beyond poor condition of some roads, there are many car thefts and robberies on the roads. If you choose this adventure, prefer a caravan of several cars, if possible 4 x 4 vehicles.
The advantage of the buses in Bolivia is going for the whole country. Buses are a good idea for those who enjoy adventure, since some paths mountains come to be exciting (By the way, did you secure the travel of Bananatrips?). Although there are regular bus lines between the different cities of Bolivia, give preference to microautocarros tourism, more comfortable and safe and that often come pick you up at the hotel.
Capital: Sucre (constitutional court), La Paz (administrative)
Population: 9.5 million
Area: 1,098,247 Km ²
Electricity: 220V, 50 Hz
Currency: Bolivian Boliviano
Requirements / VISA: Not required entry visa for tourists. EU visitors should fill a tarjeta tourism to be presented at the entrance along with a passport or identity card. The stay allowed is 90 days.