WHY TO VISIT BOLIVIA
Between legendary landscapes and fascinating civilisations, Bolivia has a place of its own in the imagination of travellers.
La Paz, the highest Capital of the world, will immediately plunge the visitor into another universe: Its inhabitants, dressed in their multicoloured clothing, the magnificent monuments such as the San Francisco church, the various museums, its witches market will all leave you amazed and astounded. A few miles away, you can discover the canyons of the Valle de la Lune, blue-green lakes in the Valley of Zongo and the pre-Colombian archaeological site of Tiahuanaco.
Cochabamba makes a relaxing stop thanks to its agreeable climate and peaceful position in the valleys; this is the place to visit the cathedral, the archaeological museum and the Convent of Saint Teresa.
Lake Titicaca is almost an obligatory stop on your route: Its 36 islands and deep blue water, the traces of the Inca culture and the town of Copacabana with its pure white cathedral, the reed boats of Isla Suriqui, the funeral towers of Isla Kalahuta make this a place of many fascinating and wonderful discoveries.
Tupiza will transport you into a Wild West setting where you can admire the surrounding desert scenery with its red rocks and cactus, sharp cliffs with clear rivers lapping at their bases and the villages of red ochre earth.
WHAT TO SEE IN BOLIVIA
WHEN TO GO TO BOLIVIA
Best period to visit Bolivia is from June to September.
The climate is variable according to the geographical zone: In the Altiplano, the high altitude creates very cold temperatures at night during the dry season between May and October but it is fairly warm during the daytime.
The plains to the East experience very high temperatures during the wet season between November and March. Sudden flash floods can affect all areas at times during the wet season.
The best time to travel is during the dry season but depending on the individual areas you can visit Bolivia throughout the year.
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HOW TO REACH AND TRAVEL THROUGH BOLIVIA
by plane, main airports are:
GENERAL INFORMATION ON BOLIVIA
country entry requirements: European citizens do not need a visa if they stay for less than 30 days.
health tips & vaccination: do not drink tap water
local currency: Bolivian boliviano
local time zone: GMT-4
mobile phone operators:
WHAT TO DO IN BOLIVIA
typical food in Bolivia
souvenirs from Bolivia
How are you?: Cómo estás?
Thank you: Gracias
What is your name?: Cuál es su nombre?
How much is it?: Cuánto cuesta?