One of the most isolated countries in South America, Bolivia is a fascinating country of many extremes.
If you want to see the biggest, largest or highest of almost anything, Bolivia seems to be the destination to choose. From the highest administrative capital in the world to the largest salt flats, Bolivia has it.
Apart from the wet months from November to March, you can travel to Bolivia and discover a very hospitable climate with temperatures hardly fluctuating throughout the year.
With amazing scenery and friendly indigenous local people you can expect a truly memorable holiday of a lifetime.
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Bolivia experiences a moderate climate with warm days and cold nights. November to March are the wettest months with an average of 80mm. The average temperature of 18 degrees Celsius hardly varies throughout the year. June and July are the driest months.
Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats
The largest salt flats in the world covering some 4,050 square miles and probably one the most unique experiences in the whole of South America. Some of the landscape is out of this world with multi-coloured mountains, vividly coloured lagoons, volcanoes and geysers. There’s also a small selection of wildlife including pink flamingos.
At 3,500 feet above sea level, La Paz is the highest administrative capital in the world (the actual capital of Bolivia is Sucre). With a fantastic choice of museums and beautiful architecture, it is certainly worth a visit. You will also find plenty of options for restaurants and bars.
The highest high-altitude lake in the world, Lake Titicaca spans the border between Bolivia and Peru in the Andes. Around the lake is the Titicaca National Reserve which is home to rare wildlife such as the giant frog. There are over 40 islands on the lake, many of which are inhabited. It is widely believed that the area was the birthplace of the Incas, with scores of the islands having Inca ruins. The best way to see the lake is by one of the many boat excursions which are available nearby.