Are you looking for a unique South American travel experience? Then our Bolivia tours are perfect for you.
Our Bolivia tours provide a perfect introduction to this charmingly authentic country, which offers a true travelling adventure to those yearning to get well off the beaten tourist track.
Situated between the towering peaks of the Andes Mountain range and the dense steaming jungle of the Amazon rain-forest, a Bolivia tour with Encounters Travel promises the perfect mix of adventure, culture and warm hospitality.
Starting in the bustling capital of La Paz, travellers who dare take on this breath-taking South American country will experience endless panoramic views almost every day.
On one of our Bolivia tours, you can expect to journey through the lush valleys to the vast and improbable Salt Flats; home to ancient volcanoes and tranquil lagoons before exploring the tropical rain-forests full of Bolivia's rich and varied wildlife.
Discover the beauty of South America on a two-week adventure, where you'll explore the capital La Paz before jumping into four-wheel-drive vehicles to tour the historic towns and abandoned mines of the dramatic Salt Flats.
Learn about the country's rich history all while visiting the site of Bolivia's declaration of independence in beautiful Sucre and touring through the rain-forest in search of anacondas, alligators and other incredible wildlife.
We also offer Bolivia tours that finish in La Paz after starting off in Peru, contact us for more information about this or if you're considering a tailor-made tour.
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In comparison to other South American countries, Bolivia is a safe country to visit. It is important to be streetwise, keep an eye on your valuables and avoid certain areas at night.
The currency used in Bolivia is the Bolivian boliviano, which is divided into 100 centavos.
May to October is the best time of the year to visit Bolivia, as the weather is mostly sunny with cooler temperatures in the Altiplano. The reliable weather means that the conditions are better for trekking and mountain biking.
A service charge is normally added to restaurants and bills, but it is customary to add a 5-10% tip. Hotel porters also expect a tip. Taxi drivers are not usually tipped unless they are hired for a full day.
The tap water in some cities and towns is chlorinated, but it is best to drink bottled water during your trip.
My contact with Encounters representative was a pleasure, she answered my questions promptly, provided a quotation and changed it quickly when different flights were preferred. Both by e-mail and phone the response was very timely.
I have dealt with Anthony Horrobin on a number of occasions and it is like talking to an old friend on the phone. Anthony is super-efficient and will always go the extra mile to create the perfect trip.
There was a lot of communication from the beginning. The encounters staff was very responsive and the tour guide was great and very accommodating. Encounters was also able to help me with last minute changes to my itinerary while I was on the trip.
The trip was excellent and very well run, we have no complaints it was exactly as we expected.The guide was knowledgable and courteous, it ran on time and accommodation was fine.We have no complaints and have now booked again to go to India.
The trip was as above and we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, all destinations were as expected and lived up to our expectations.We went with the idea of visiting Turkey and especially Gallipoli which achieved our goals.The historical part of thetrip was very well done and memmorable.
I was pleased and impressed with the experience in booking and obtain all necessary documents in a timely manner. I am looking forward to my tour and hope the ground experience it just as good. This trip is my dream/bucket list trip.
Dial Code: +591
Area: 1,099 million km2
Elevation: The lowest point in Bolivia is Rio Paraguay at 90m (295 ft.) | The highest point in Bolivia is Nevado Sajama 6,542m (21,463 ft.)
Population: 11,215,674 (2018)
Governemnt: Republic, Presidential system, Unitary state
Bolivia, officially the Plurinational State of Bolivia, is a landlocked country situated in west-central South America. Sucre is the capital of Bolivia and the seat of government is in La Paz. Santa Cruz de la Sierra is the largest city in the country and the principal economic and financial centre.
The country's sovereign state is a constitutionally unitary state, separated into nine departments. The geography of Bolivia differs from the peaks of the Andes in the west to the Eastern Lowlands, found in the Amazon basin.
Brazil borders Bolivia to the north and east, Paraguay to the southeast, Argentina to the south, Chile to the southwest, and Peru to the northwest. The Andean mountain region takes up one-third of the country. Bolivia is the fifth largest country in South America and the 28th largest in the world.
The population of the country is multiethnic; including Africans, Asians, Europeans, and Amerindians. The official and predominant language in Bolivia is Spanish, although 36 indigenous languages also have official status. The languages of Guarani, Qechua and Aymara are also commonly spoken.
The main economic activities in Bolivia include forestry, fishing, mining and manufacturing refined petroleum, textiles and clothing. It is also a developing country, with a medium ranking in Human Development.
There is a high level of biodiversity, as well as a collection of ecoregions. The different regions vary in altitude, and the country can be divided into the Andean Region, the Sub-Andean Region and the Llanos Region. The country also has three drainage basins, including the Amazon basin, Rio de la Plata basin and the Central basin.
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