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Bolivia

Travel guide, tips & inspiration

With the world's highest capital city, the world's largest salt flat, South America's largest Lake and a very explorable mix of mountains, Amazonian jungle and colourful local markets - you'll soon fall in love with everything about Bolivia. Especially the friendly locals!

Bolivia Fast Facts

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Languages Spoken

The official language spoken in Bolivia is Spanish, however several indigenous languages are also used by a small amount of Bolivians including Quechua, Aymara and Guarani

Bolivia currency

Currency

Name: Bolivian Boliviano

Code: BOB

Symbol: $b 

100$b is approx £11.25

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Time Zone

Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC-04:00)

Highlights of Bolivia

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Salt Flats

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Bolivian Amazon & Pampas

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Lake Titicaca

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La Paz

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Bolivia Fast Facts

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Beers

The typical cost of a domestic beer in Bolivia is 14.5BOB (approx £1.63) but if you're craving a taste of home, imported beer will cost you around 21BOB (approx £2.36).

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Meals

The cost of a meal at a local Bolivilan restaurant is 25BOB on average (approx £2.81), but if you're flashpacking and looking for a three-course sit down dinner this will set you back 115BOB (approx £12.95)- well it's important to treat yo'self!

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Taxi Ride

Need to catch a ride? The average taxi fare starts at 8BOB (approx 90p), with an added cost per km of 7BOB (approx 0.79p)

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Transport

Transportation in Bolivia is an absolute steal with a one-way ticket on local transport costing 2BOB (approx 22p) and a monthly pass setting you back 160BOB (approx £18) 

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Hostels

Hostels in Bolivia start from as low as 30BOB (approx £3) a night for a dorm, and even in the sightseeing hotspots rooms are rarely more than 70BOB (approx £8) a night.

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Hotels

Bolivia has a range of accommodation to choose from, from budget to high end - you can even stay in a tree house in an animal sanctuary for 190BOB (approx £21) a night!

When to go to Bolivia

Boasting a variety of jaw-dropping landscapes and climatic extremes, Bolivia can be enjoyed by travellers all year round. Blue skies and dry weather occur from April to October, perfect for visiting Lake Titicaca and the salt Flats, although temperatures do drop at night, particularly in the desert. In the Amazon you can expect high temperatures and humidity pretty much all year long. 
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Bolivia Adventure Tours

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Bolivia Discovery | 11 days
Encounter awe-inspiring geography, cities rich in colonial history and indigenous culture. From La Paz, the highest capital city in the world, travel to the crest of the Andes and the middle of nowhere for three days of incredible off-road exploration of the Uyuni Salt Flats and surrounding desert altiplano.
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Journey from Bolivia to Brazil | 31 days
Breathe in the Inca spirit of La Paz and dance in the tango palaces of Buenos Aires on this two-week adventure. Connecting the Andes to the Atlantic, you'll journey across the surreal landscapes of the Atacama Desert and the Uyuni Salt Flats. Feel like a sophisticate as you sip wine in Buenos Aires and pull back the curtain on the centre of the continent. 
Now from £2,421 | Was £2,849 - 15% off
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Bolivian Magic | 15 days
With two weeks on the clock, let's go. Packing in a total of 4 Latin heavyweights, this trip will take you from the heady heights of La Paz, to the colonial beauty of Salta, via Incan ruins, Bolivian salt flats, bubbling hot springs and colourful flamingos. We're excited - are you?
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