Bolivia Travel Guide

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Bolivia Highlights

  • Pro
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    chancay says…

     Beautiful landscapes, silence, lovely people 

  • Con
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    AlbuqRay says…

     Hard to get around due to size and political demonstrations 

  • In a nutshell
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    Yso says…

     Only for the prepared & experienced backpacker 

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La Paz

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380,889,45

Uyuni

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300,909,4

Santa Cruz

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66,135,24

Cochabamba

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52,98,13

Copacabana

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146,293,1

Isla del Sol

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53,181,0

Santa Cruz de la Sierra

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39,76,1

Copacabana

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25,44,4

Sucre

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71,140,22

Tiahuanaco

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50,123,0

Potosí

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124,351,4

Rurrenabaque

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26,114,0

Oruro

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27,110,0

Coroico

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22,111,3

Uyuni

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4,47,3

Tupiza

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Bolivia/Departamento_de_Potosi/Tupiza-1543686/TravelGuide-Tupiza.html

4,3,0

Trinidad

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Bolivia/Departamento_del_Beni/Trinidad-1543785/TravelGuide-Trinidad.html

11,72,0

Sorata

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Bolivia/Departamento_de_La_Paz/Sorata-1544671/TravelGuide-Sorata.html

10,62,0

Coquesa

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Bolivia/Departamento_de_Potosi/Coquesa-1554016/TravelGuide-Coquesa.html

7,44,0

Aiquile

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Bolivia/Departamento_de_Cochabamba/Aiquile-1557048/TravelGuide-Aiquile.html

3,7,0

Concepción

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Bolivia/Departamento_de_Santa_Cruz/Concepcion-1554112/TravelGuide-Concepcion.html

15,52,0

Urmiri

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Tarija

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Bolivia/Departamento_de_Tarija/Tarija-1544262/TravelGuide-Tarija.html

5,7,1

San Javier

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13,42,0

Salinas de Garci Mendoza

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0,9,0

Isla del Sol

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7,32,0

Caranavi

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0,1,0

San Borja

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1,4,0

Huatajata

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0,5,1

Guayaramerín

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0,2,0

Colchani

http://www.virtualtourist.com/travel/South_America/Bolivia/Departamento_de_Potosi/Colchani-1554575/TravelGuide-Colchani.html

3,14,0

La Paz

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  • Valle De La Luna

    La Paz Things to Do

    The Valley of the Moon and the whole area around is pretty spectacular and so peaceful compared to La Paz itself. There is a new camping site just opened along the road - with amazing views, brand new toilets and showers, cool outdoor kitchen and hammocks with a pretty special view down the valley. We went trekking to the Devil's Molar nearby and...

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  • Residencial Rosario

    La Paz Hotels

    Hotel Rosario is pretty nice. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The rooms are very clean and...

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  • Local Buses

    La Paz Transportation

    The crowded little vans cover the whole city. Each have numbers and a list of destinations. The destinations are not in order, so A to B often becomes A to Z, then T, thorugh R before getting to B then A. Ask in the hotel which number goes to where. You pay between 1 and 3.5 Bol per journey. This is max of about 25p

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Uyuni

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Santa Cruz

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Cochabamba

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  • Mr. Falafel - Don't Miss it

    Cochabamba Restaurants

    it's the first falafel shop in Bolivia Mr. Falafel offers delicious falafels with the atmosphere of the Middle EastThe place is run by a nice man named Jorge and his wife.realy liked the food there, Healthy, satisfying and inexpensive I most like the Falafel in a pita bread with the tahine sauce.

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  • Grand

    Cochabamba Hotels

    Plazuela Uvaldo Anze, Recoleta Nº 0145, Cochabamba, 1620, Bolivia

    Satisfaction: Very Good

    Good for: Solo

    Hotel Class 5 out of 5 stars

  • the best saltena in town!!

    Cochabamba Restaurants

    Las Castores has the best saltenas in Bolivia hands down. This is coming from a person with Bolivian Heritage who has been eating Saltena's since I was 2. They have two locations. One on Avenida Pando, two blocks north of the Recolleta.The other in El Prado. They offer many different choices of Saltenas. Three meats (chicken, beef, and pork)Either...

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Copacabana

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Isla del Sol

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  • North Village or South Village ? Where...

    Isla del Sol Favorites

    South Village:Pros: amazing views, lots of hotels & restaurants. You get to see the sunrise AND the sunset.Cons: you need to climp up the stairs first (but you get to drink from the fountain of youth on the way). No running water in the hotels. No interesting sights nearby.North Village:Pros: Lake beach with pretty waves. Hippies. Running water....

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  • Isla del Sol - The great tourist trap.

    Isla del Sol Things to Do

    After doing a daytrip to Isla del sol, the only conclusion I can come to is that it is the biggest tourist trip I've encountered in South America.Guide books may tell you there is an English speaking guide awaiting tourists at the south end of the island, he in fact does not speak any English. We paid for the guide because the paths over the island...

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  • Museo Marka Pampa in Challapampa

    Isla del Sol Things to Do

    This is just an one room museum but it is definitely worth a stop. There are displays of many Incan artifacts. The 5 BOB museum entrance fee also covers the Chincana ruins. Be sure to save your ticket. A guy will ask for it at Chincana (and Pilko Kaina too) or you will have to pay again. There are also bathrooms next to the museum (the last you...

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Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Copacabana

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Sucre

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  • Learn Spanish with Fenix and help the...

    Sucre Things to Do

    I can highly recommend a great not-for profit spanish school in Sucre called Fenix. All the money you give goes towards helping amazing causes. I've been there for a month so far and want to stay much longer. It is now in it's third year and has loads of energy, a great ambiance and some really lovely teachers. They focus on conversational spanish...

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  • El Hostal de Su Merced

    Sucre Hotels

    El hostal de su Merced está en una céntrica casa colonial del siglo XVIII , conservando la...

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  • Yumminess served with a smile!

    Sucre Restaurants

    This little gem of a restaurant on the main plaza is open all day so you can enjoy a delicious breakfast, then go back after wandering around Sucre for a scrummy sarnie lunch and after your siesta partake of dinner too.There is a relaxed patio-style atmosphere with music and the delightful team working there will let you dally over your coffee as...

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Tiahuanaco

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  • Puma Punku

    Tiahuanaco Off The Beaten Path

    Don't make the mistake that I did when you go to Tiahuanaco/Tiwanaku. I saw the small sign for Puma Punku but did not stop. It has not been restored but contains one of the big mysteries of the ancient world. It is still not known how those massive stones were cut and moved with the technology available at the time. I certainly plan to stop there...

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  • Aymara New Year

    Tiahuanaco Local Customs

    Every June, 21 there is a celebration for the Aymara's New Year that matches the winter solstice. They wait all night to receive the first sunlights around the ruins. It's extremely cold so be prepared!

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  • Taxi or tour

    Tiahuanaco Transportation

    When looking at options of how to reach Tiahuanaco, there are on one side the organized tours and on the other the taxi. The first enterprise charges per person (10USD) and the second – per car, per day (30USD). Even for two people, the taxi becomes a bargain, since it can pick you up at any desired time from your hotel, unlike the tours, which...

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Potosí

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  • Some streets in Potosí

    Potosí Things to Do

    Many of the streets in Potosí are quite steep. When you are strolling along them be aware that you are at more than 4000 meters above sea level. If you are not sufficiently adapted to the high altitude you may experience interesting effects or even a collapse.

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  • Colonial Hotel

    Potosí Hotels

    C.Hoyos 8 Potosi Bolivia South America, Potosi,

    Satisfaction: Average

    Good for: Couples

    Hotel Class 2 out of 5 stars

  • Markets in Potosí

    Potosí Things to Do

    Wherever I am traveling I try to see the one or other market. The markets here cover - as everywhere - the needs for food of the locals but here exist some specific needs. To chew coca is very common here and has traditions reading back millennia into the past. On the second pic you see a scene from the small miners market just below the mines of...

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Rurrenabaque

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  • The Death Road by freight trucks

    Rurrenabaque Transportation

    I decided to do the cheap way and hitch hiked to Rurrenabaque from La Paz. It was real fun, though i must say it was also very dangerous. It took us a bus ride to the first village outside la paz, then we stopped the first truck on our way to rurrenabaque with my friend. you can read the full story on my blog...

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  • Pampa

    Rurrenabaque Things to Do

    Most pampa-tours are heading to río Yacuma in the district Santa rosa. We took the "Eco-tours" (25USD/person/day in 10/2002) and were really excited, our guide (Akim or may be Joachim) made his best to show us everything possible, including climbing trees and lianas in order to show us howler monkeys, we saw of course lots of aligators, pink...

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  • What, when and with which agency?

    Rurrenabaque Favorites

    It begins to rain in december and the months of january and february are definitely not worth it, as the pampa will be only water and you won't be able to see any animal.I would definitely suggest you begin by la Selva before going to the Pampa, where you will see many more animals whereas the jungle is more dedicated to learn about the ancestral...

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Oruro

See all 27 Oruro Tips
  • Carnival 2007 - Organize yourself!

    Oruro Things to Do

    Dates: February 15-19 2007 Arrive on Wednesday 15 the latest: on thursady 16, there is the Andean Anata Parade (all the towns in Oruro send a dancers group with a native instruments band). BEAUTIFUL! Friday 17: visit: park Sajama, Obrajes termal waters or stay in Oruro and visit the San MIguel de la Rancheria Museum and the Patinyo museum...

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  • miner monument

    Oruro Things to Do

    In front of the church of Oruro there is a nice plaza. We've walked there when we were waiting for the train to Uyuni. The plaza has a good view of Oruro and also has a miner monument.

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  • THE CARNEVAL OF ORURO!!!

    Oruro Things to Do

    Yesterday, i had the great chance to be again in oruro to attend to the great festival that happen once a year...certainly, NOT in vain is named as a heritage of the humanity by the UNESCO.This is a great festival that begin early and finish really late..it takes the whole day and it`s really worth to visit it...please have a look at my...

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Coroico

See all 22 Coroico Tips
  • La ruta mas peligrosa del mundo

    Coroico Sports & Outdoors

    On commence a La Paz avec l'agence de Velo... on part en mini bus jusqu'a la Cumbre...4700m et on monte sur nos v?lo pour faire le debut de la piste qui est en asphalte pour 1h environ... et par la suite nous rencontrons la fameuse route de la mort avec ses paysage a couper le souffle....(ceux qui on le vertige s'abstenir) c'est que que l'on...

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  • Rio Selva Resort

    Coroico Hotels

    Although our stay was already paid from the USA, agents at the hotel's main office in La Paz and...

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  • Mexican Food in Coroico?

    Coroico Restaurants

    You can even get Mexican food in Coroico. I did not eat at the Bamboos Cafe, preferring the excellent buffet at the Hotel Esmeralda instead. Probably better that I waited to get back to Albuquerque and the green chile there.

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Uyuni

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