Bolivia

Bolivia is a vibrant country with a strong indigenous culture and amazing scenery from the Amazon Basin to the Andes mountains to sparkling lakes and great volcanoes.  There is plenty here to engage you for weeks on end but if you want to combine your trip with other parts of Latin America, Bolivia fits well with Peru, Chile, Argentina or Brazil.

Stunning scenery awaits you all the way – in the Atacama Desert, which links to Chile, you can travel for hours and never see another soul.  Enjoy the clear blue skies, smoking volcanoes and snowy mountain peaks with geo-thermal fields and pink flamingoes on the salt flats and lakes.  At Uyuni the salt flats reach into Northern Chile and are reputed to be the largest in the world. These unusual landscapes mean you need to have sunglasses and sunscreen handy all the way as the white light is blinding across the salt crusted high plains, surrounded by blue skies and azure waters encompassing small islands on lakes dotted with giant cacti.  Contrasting with bright red desert areas and strange rock formations, this really is an ‘other worldly’ destination.

La Paz is the administrative capital of Bolivia and retains the most Latin American traditional culture and flavour perhaps of all of the continent. High in the Andes, sited in a steep sided canyon, there are buildings perched on hillsides and has a mix of modern and colonial architecture. Here you will find Indian people in traditional dress in colourful markets selling wonderful textiles and alpaca woollen produce. In the south, bordering Chile, there are unusual sandstone monoliths shaped over centuries by the winds in the Valley of the Moon.

 

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