Why Bolivia?

South America is simply superlative. Bolivia is the most superlative of all superlatives.

Bolivia is home to the hemisphere’s highest, most isolated and most rugged topographies. It’s among the earth’s coldest, warmest, windiest and steamiest spots. It boasts some of the driest, saltiest and swampiest natural landscapes in the world. Bolivia is the region’s poorest country and South America’s most indigenous country, with over 60% of the population claiming indigenous heritage. Bolivia has it all…except, that is, for beaches; if you love mountains this country boasts the most majestic rooftop in the world.

Bolivia is where all things started. It is widely believed the starting point of culture was in Bolivia. Nearly a millennium before the Incas, a very sophisticated civilization flourished on the west bank of Lake Titicaca.

The ruins of Tiwanaku date to some 17 000 years ago, long before the Egyptian pyramids were built. Tiwanaku is situated in the heart of the high plains of the Altiplano where the Andean culture flourished, first through the Tiwanaku culture and, much later, the Inca civilization

Bolivia is one of the poorest and most under-developed countries in Latin America; it has all the ingredients that define South America as a whole - rugged mountain terrain, the supreme beauty of the Altiplano and the purest Amazon rainforest environments, and the majority of its population represents the true blood of South America.

La Paz is the highest capital city in the world, known as the city above the clouds sitting close to 4000 metres. La Paz is a great introduction to the diversity of Bolivia. A picturesque city set in a valley surrounded by snow-capped peaks, this bustling metropolis provides top notch cuisine, some amazing food markets, tasty local grown fruits and the biggest and best avocados I have tasted. Discover many exceptional restaurants where you can experience some fine foods for under U$5.

La Paz boasts giant markets, witches’ markets, streets and streets of markets, impressive architecture, ornate churches, incredible rich culture, vibrant colours, festivals and parades.

Bolivia has the Amazon; experience it from a boat on the jungle and pampas tours based out of Rurrenabaque and the Madidi National Park. Cruise down the rivers in a dug-out canoe surrounded by hundreds of alligators, crocodiles, turtles, monkeys, pink dolphins, capybaras, and an abundant species of birds. Fish for piranha, swim with the dolphins, hike around the jungle in search of the largest snake in the world, the anaconda. Wake up to the shrieks of howler monkeys and the cacophony of jungle sounds. A truly unique place in the world that permits travellers to get up close and personal with a myriad of wildlife. Tour and stay in eco lodges and witness baby monkeys playing while giant humming birds feed from fragrant vibrant yellow flowers.


Bolivia also boasts the highest Salt Flats on the planet, the highest and largest in the world, the Salt Flats are a wonder like no other. Bright white stretching as far as the eye can see, contrasting with the deep blue skies, offers a scene that simply doesn’t look, seem, or feel real. It truly is an amazingly beautiful scenery where you can do all sorts of trick photography on a brilliant white back drop. In February the flats can be coated with a thin layer of water creating an amazing mirror effect. The sky is reflected on the surface giving the impression you are driving through the clouds. The area has other-worldly landscapes that await you on your jeep trip through scenes out of a fantasy land. Red and green coloured lagoons, pink flamingos and other unique wildlife, geysers, volcanoes, and geothermal wonders mountains, bizarre rock formations, and the feeling of being on the moon are just a sampling of the highlights.

Bolivia is relatively undiscovered. There are many action adventures and expeditions just waiting for you to explore.


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