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Bolivia is a relatively small, landlocked country of striking scenery. Situated in central South America, a large percentage of the country sits at altitude, perched in the high Andes Mountains. Its administrative capital, La Paz, is one of the highest capital cities in the world, and nestles in a shallow valley surrounded by snow-capped peaks. La Paz’s historic centre is a maze of steep, cobbled streets, with traditional markets and shop fronts spilling over with colorful materials, bunches of traditional herbs and various other intriguing items.
Up on the altiplano (the Andean plateau) the landscape becomes stark and arresting. The Uyuni Salt Flats represent the pinnacle of Bolivia’s famous scenery, as the seemingly endless white salt stretches out to the horizon in all directions, giving the impression of being in a surreal, over-sized photo studio. Read our blog about Bolivia's beautiful landscapes.
While Bolivia is certainly rich when it comes to landscapes, economically it is one of the poorest countries in Latin America. Over half of its population are indigenous Andean dwellers, belonging to either the Quechua or Aymara groups, whose livelihoods depend on subsistence agriculture. Aside from agriculture, minerals, particularly silver, which the Spanish used to bolster their empire, are important economic resources.
Bolivia is a challenging but rewarding destination which offers one of the most authentic experiences you are likely to find in South America.
- When to Travel: March to November
- Population: 8,922,000
- Area: 1,098,581 square kilometers
- Capital City: La Paz (administrative), Sucre (constitutional)
- Languages Spoken: Spanish, Aymara and Quechua
- Time Difference: GMT - 5 hours
- Flying time from UK: Approximately 15 – 16 hours, including a change of plane
- Bordering Countries: Argentina, Chile, Peru, Paraguay, Brazil