Bolivia

Bolivia

Country profile

Bolivia is wild landscapes, captivating natural beauty and huge biodiversity. Step foot in the other-worldly landscape of the salt flats, cycle down the world’s most dangerous road, catch your breath in the world’s highest capital city or head into the Amazon rainforest and encounter jaguars and capybaras, plus swim with Amazon pink river dolphins.

Bolivia

KEY INFORMATION
Capital: La Paz
Visa requirements: No visa required for stays up to 90 days
Time zone: GMT – 4
Language: Spanish and 39 indigenous languages
Currency: Bermudian dollar
Population: 11.05 million
Electricity: 220-230V

Tipping policy: Tip five to ten per cent in restaurants for good service  

AIRPORTS AND FLYING TIME FROM THE UK 

Indirect flights (one stop) to La Paz (average travel time: 27h): London Heathrow via Colombia or the United States

TOP FIVE ATTRACTIONS
Salar de Uyuni (the salt flats)
Yungas Road, the world’s most dangerous road, which you can cycle down
Laguna Verde salt lake, where you can spot several species of flamingo
The Witches’ Market, La Paz
Valle de la Luna

MAJOR EVENTS
Carnival, March 4-5 2019
Festival of Virgen de la Candelaria, February
Aymara New Year, June 21
Ñatita festival, similar to Mexico’s Day of the Dead, November
Tinku Festival, where blood spill is said to bring forth a bountiful harvest, May 1-11


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