Bolivia Travel Guide

Get your holiday planning underway with our travel guide resources that cover everything you'll need to know about visiting Bolivia. There's information on when to visit for the best weather and most colourful festivals, as well as a round-up of Bolivia's top attractions. Check what visas you'll need before you travel and swot up on the basics like vaccinations, currency and voltage. If you're looking to explore more of South America, have a look at our multi-country tour combos that feature Bolivia and its neighbours, and discover more about our style of trips.

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Best Places to Visit

Don't miss these top attractions that include salt flats and cities

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Best Time to Visit

Plan when to go with our overview of the seasons, weather and festivals

Currency

Top Travel Tips

Plenty of info on everything you need to know from health to money, food to voltage

Visas

Tourist Visas

Visa requirements for travellers to Bolivia and information on getting your visa

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Multi-Country Tours

Available touring combinations in South America that feature Bolivia and more

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About Overlanding

Find out what to expect on our overland tours of Bolivia with this guide

Get to know Bolivia

Recommended Reading

  • Cochabamba!: Water War in Bolivia
    by Oscar Olivera
  • The Night
    by Jaime Saenz
  • Whispering in the Giant’s Ear
    by William Powers
Did you know...?

Facts about Bolivia

  • The salt flats of Uyuni constitute the largest deposit of salt in the world, containing 64 million tonnes of the mineral.
  • Bolivia is home to the world's largest butterfly sanctuary, the Guembe Biocentre, located just outside of Santa Cruz.
  • The Hotel Luna Salada, located on the salt flats, is made entirely from salt blocks, including the furniture.

Bolivia Travel Advice

We keep informed of the latest travel updates for Bolivia and follow advice as set out by the British Foreign Office. Safety of our travellers is paramount and we recommend that you check the latest travel updates from the relevant advisory body in your country.

Useful Online Resources:

The official Bolivia Tourist Organisation site and the latest Bolivia Weather Updates from the BBC.