Bolivia - At a Glance

Bolivia is a land of high altitude, with both the world’s highest capital and the world’s highest lake. There are extremes aplenty, with exotic jungle, snowy mountains, and vast salt flats, as well as colonial and ancient histories to explore. Be good and do good as well: you can help children caught in a bizarre system lead semi-normal lives and help them reach their potential.

Ways you can help

Highlights

    • Be fulfilled as you help children forced to live in La Paz’s San Pedro prison
    • Explore the extraordinary salt flats of Uyuni
    • Encounter flamingos in the salt flats
    • Search for jaguar in the jungle
    • Cycle the “world’s most dangerous road”
    • Sightsee in La Paz – visit the Coca Museum and the Valley of the Moon
    • Discover more about the Mayan culture in Lake Titicaca
    • Enjoy breathtaking scenery on Sun Island
    • Visit the pre-Incan Tiwaniku ruins
    • Marvel at the colonial gems of Sucre and Potosi
    • Go deep into the Potosi silver mine and meet the miners

Sample Pricing

The price for a 10 day trip to Bolivia costs from $5,215 (£4,215, €4,945) per person, staying in 5* luxury accommodation. Flights are excluded, but we can arrange these for you.

Eco-luxury Hotels

Stone Hotel - Uyuni

Situated in the west of the Uyuni salt lake, the unique Stone Hotel is constructed of local stone and volcanic sand. The ceilings are made of traditional straw that is common to the local Andean communitie...

Hotel Tayka del Desierto - Uyuni

The setting for this hotel is arguably the most incredible in Bolivia and it is really this location, at altitude in the Uyuni salt desert, more than the property itself that is so inspiring.This remot...

Chalalán Ecolodge - Rurrenabarque

Chalalán Ecolodge is Bolivia’s leading community-based ecotourism project. Built entirely from natural rainforest materials, the lodge’s simple and elegant huts surround the lovely oxbow lake, Laguna ...

Madidi Jungle Ecolodge - Potosi

The Madidi National Park is home to some of the country’s best, and certainly most diverse, wildlife. The lodge was started by some indigenous families in local Amazonian communities and as such is one o...

Useful Information

Flight Time from
UK
16 hours via Madrid or USA
Flight Time from
New York
11 hours via Miami
Flight Time from
San Francisco
15.5 hours via Miami
Time Zone
GMT -6 hours
When to Visit
  • jan
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  • apr
  • may
  • jun
  • jul
  • aug
  • sep
  • oct
  • nov
  • dec

Did you know

  • The name Bolivia comes from a leader in the Spanish American wars of independence, Simon Bolivar, becoming official in 1825.
  • La Paz is the highest capital city (11,910 ft) in the world. The official capital is in Sucre but the working capital of government is La Paz.
  • Bolivia has over 30 official languages and 36 native cultures. The main language spoken is Spanish, Quechua and Aymara.
  • The most dangerous road in the world is in Bolivia-“The Road of Death”, Only about 30% of all roads in Bolivia are paved (mostly in the city).
  • In the Andes Mountains, many live at over 10,000 feet in the air (as high as some planes fly). Clouds go through their living rooms.
  • In Bolivia guinea pig is more than a childhood pet…it’s dinner… is a local delicacy that’s unique to the highlands of Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.
  • Bolivia is thought to be the origin of many types of foods including varieties of peppers, chili peppers, the peanut, the common bean, the yucca, and hosts more than 4,000 species of potato.

Testimonial

"What an amazing country! It is a country of extremes! We loved it, though the altitude took some getting used to, but once we did, it was incredible: the salt flats are insane! Lake Titicaca was beautiful too. The volunteering was amazing: the children were so lovely, and we all enjoyed getting to know them and teaching them. Oh, and the bike ride down the Dangerous Road was spectacular! Thank you for arranging another amazing trip!"

Jody, went to Bolivia with her family, from the USA

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