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Introducing Bolivia

Bolivia is home to some of the most diverse ecosystems in the world that are just being discovered by modern science, and its culture is just as vibrant as its jungles and plains.

When is the best time to visit?
The best time to visit Bolivia is during their winter months (June - August), when you may experience colder weather in the higher elevations and deserts, but the clearer skies will be less likely to interrupt your travel plans.

Where to go in Bolivia?
Home to the largest percentage of indigenous people in South America, Bolivia is known for its constant parades and celebrations. Check out the ancient ruins of Pumapunku, the world’s largest salt flat at Salar de Uyuni, and the verdant La Paz valleys.

How many days do I need?
Many travelers might feel like one week in Bolivia is too little, but it has been done. Two weeks and up is a normal amount of time to spend in this incredible country.

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Bolivia Tours & Itineraries

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Straw-roofed church at Machuca Village
Bolivia & Atacama, Chile – 12 Days

From La Paz to Potosi to the salt flats of Uyuni and San Pedro de Atacama, this trip will take you through some surreal landscape in Bolivia and Chile. Explore the Witches Market in Laz Paz, see the dinosaur footprints at Cal Orcko, and bathe in the hot springs of Sol de Mañana. Culture, nature and the mystical collide on this incredible adventure.

Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia
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Discover the Atacama Desert & the Uyuni Salt Flats - 5 Days

This action-packed itinerary takes travelers to awe-inspiring natural attractions in two different countries. Start in Chile, exploring the massive sand dunes and otherworldly rock formations of the Atacama Desert. Then cross the border into Bolivia, where you'll spot flamingos in the wild in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, go for a dip in natural springs, and gaze out at the ethereal white expanse of the Uyuni Salt Flats.

The best off-the-beaten-track adventure, from Tupiza to Uyuni
Map of Tupiza to Uyuni: Best Off-The-Beaten Path Adventure - 7-Day Itinerary
Tupiza to Uyuni: Best Off-The-Beaten Path Adventure - 7-Day Itinerary

Multi-colored mountains, giant cacti, canyons, monumental rock formations varying in color from white to red blood, turquoise-blue lagoons, brick red, emerald green — just to name a few of the highlights on this magical 4WD expedition from Tupiza to Uyuni. Welcome to southern Bolivia!

View of Salar de Uyuni from Volcán Tunupa, Bolivia
Map of Bolivian Cities, Cloud Forests & Salt Flats - 9 Days
Bolivian Cities, Cloud Forests & Salt Flats - 9 Days

Immerse yourself in Bolivia's diverse beauty as you travel from the city to the cloud forest to the desert on this 9-day trip. Begin and end your tour in the world's highest capital city, and discover its many cultural treasures. Explore otherworldly red lakes and salt flats, engage with local communities, and travel on the exhilarating Death Road.

Sunset view from Rurrenabaque
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Explore the Andes & the Amazon Rainforest - 10 Days

From the world's highest capital in the Andean highlands to the lush Amazon rainforest, Bolivia's natural wonders enchant visitors. Explore the hilly streets of La Paz, visit a community-based agritourism village run by indigenous artisans, and walk along the shores of Lake Titicaca, the second-largest lake in South America. Then float down a jungle river on a log raft and see a wide variety of wildlife in the Bolivian Amazon, including capybaras, macaws, caimans, anacondas, and the unique pink river dolphin.

Potosí sign in the Uyuni Salt Flats
Map of Highlights of Bolivia - 7 Days
Highlights of Bolivia - 7 Days

If you're interested in traveling to Bolivia's charming cities and most striking natural attractions, this weeklong itinerary around the country's highlights is perfect for you. See Colonial architecture and learn about indigenous history in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Sucre, and Potosí before enjoying an excursion to the famous Uyuni Salt Flats and hiking to the Tunupa Volcano. You'll have a full day to spend in colorful La Paz at the end of your trip.

Make the Most of Your Time in Bolivia

Have a fixed number of days? Maximize the things to see and do during your visit
Cycle the North Yungas Road
How Many Days to Spend in Bolivia

To properly experience Bolivia's diverse ecosystems and rich culture, plan on at least 10 days. In that time, you can visit different regions and tour cities and villages. With...

The Laguna Colorada in Bolivia
Map of 1 Week in Bolivia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas
1 Week in Bolivia - 5 Unique Itinerary Ideas

If you have a week to spend in Bolivia, one great option is a highlights tour that includes stops in several cities: La Paz, Sucre, and Potosí, as well as time to explore the...

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4x4 on the Salar de Uyuni salt flat
Best Time of Year to Visit Bolivia

From the Amazon jungle to soaring Andean peaks, Bolivia spans a vast range of elevation and a variety of microclimates and landscapes. Generally speaking, altitude and topography determine variations in local climates, but nationwide a clear-cut distinction between the "winter" dry season and "summer" wet season makes any decision on when to visit fairly simple. Winter brings sapphire skies and cooler temperatures, while in summer, wildflowers bloom, yet fog, clouds, and flooding are common.

Cycle the North Yungas Road
How Many Days to Spend in Bolivia

To properly experience Bolivia's diverse ecosystems and rich culture, plan on at least 10 days. In that time, you can visit different regions and tour cities and villages. With five days or a week, it's possible to hit many highlights like the southern salt flats and the Bolivian Amazon. And if you can spare two weeks, go big with an in-depth exploration of indigenous villages and geological sites or a trekking adventure around highland volcanoes and high-altitude lakes.

Flamingos on Laguna Colorada
Discover the Highlights of Bolivia - 15 Days

Take your time exploring the best Bolivia has to offer on this epic 15-day tour around the country. Ride a cable car high above the streets of La Paz and descend deep into the heart of Potosí's famous silver mines, see flamingos in their natural habitat at lagoons in the desert, catch a dazzling sunset over the Uyuni Salt Flats, cruise around Lake Titicaca, and so much more. Dividing your time between urban centers and far-flung destinations, like quiet villages untouched by tourism and a quinoa farm where you'll spend the night with a local family, you'll learn all about Bolivia's one-of-a-kind culture, people, and places.

Bolivia Travel Maps

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7 Days in Bolivia - 5 Unique Itineraries
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10 Days in Bolivia - 4 Unique Itineraries
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14 Days in Bolivia - 4 Unique Itineraries
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Meet our Local Travel Specialists

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Travel specialist Lorena Huidobro
active 8 hours ago

Lorena Huidobro

I believe that those of us who love to travel tend to have a more open mind and free spirit. Being open to experience new adventures, explore the unknown, see the beauty in the simple things,...

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Travel specialist Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca
active 7 hours ago

Liz Karen L. Jihuallanca

Peruvian delicious food, unique culture, and fascinating history are part of me! And as a good cusqueñian, I am very proud of my culture and heritage. I have lived and worked in the USA and made...

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Travel specialist Johanna Fabian
active 5 hours ago

Johanna Fabian

I enjoy slow travel, ideally being in one country for a month where I can really get to know the local people, their way of life and of course their food! I am Peruvian-American and have traveled...

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Travel specialist Kristy Tizon
active 2 hours ago

Kristy Tizon

Kristy, a Peruvian-American originally from Los Angeles but now based in Lima, Peru, has a deep passion for travel. She founded Miski Travels, a travel agency that offers customized trips to...

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Trip Reviews for Bolivia

The latest reviews by travelers who booked their trip on kimkim

Amazing trip to Bolivia and Chile
Bolivia | Apr 30 - May 13, 2024

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Paula D.
Wheaton, MD | Reviewed on May 15, 2024
Really enjoyed the trip to Bolivia and Chile. Jimena Santos was an amazing tour guide in Bolivia!!! All the drivers were good, and we felt safe riding in all the vehicles. My favorite part of the trip was Uyuni and the salt flats. Hotel de Sal Luna Salada was quite an experience. The only negative thing about Hotel de Sal Luna Salada was that the dinners were horrible. They really need a new chef there. Read more

Really enjoyed the trip to Bolivia and Chile. Jimena Santos was an amazing tour guide in Bolivia!!! All the drivers were good, and we felt safe riding in all the vehicles. My favorite part of the trip was Uyuni and the salt flats. Hotel de Sal Luna Salada was quite an experience. The only negative thing about Hotel de Sal Luna Salada was that the dinners were horrible. They really need a new chef there.

Hotel Review
Hotel de Sal Luna Salada
Uyuni

Excellent/Interesting/Unusual hotel but horrible food for dinner.

Authenticity & Character
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Local specialist: Kristy Tizon
Kristy
Kristy Tizon
Local specialist in Lima, Peru | Replied on May 16, 2024

Hi Paula & Erin,

It was such a pleasure helping with your trip to Bolivia and Chile. I am so glad to hear you had a great time. Thank you for the feedback on the dinner at the Hotel de Sal Luna Salada, I will definitely pass this along to our local team.

I hope to stay in touch for any future trips to South America! :)

Best,
Kristy

Successful Trip to Bolivia and Chile
Bolivia | Mar 26 - Apr 8, 2024

Steve
Steve C.
Canada | Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024
We had a successful trip to Bolivia and Chile in March-April 2024. We would attribute that mainly to the good work of Kimkim's agent, Camila. First, Camila laid out a comprehensive itinerary that covered all the highlights of the two countries. She then helped us customize the itinerary to suit our preferences. The result is that we saw the best of the two countries the way we wanted it and within our time frame. We had the pleasure of meeting Camila in person in La Paz. She is... Read more

We had a successful trip to Bolivia and Chile in March-April 2024. We would attribute that mainly to the good work of Kimkim's agent, Camila. First, Camila laid out a comprehensive itinerary that covered all the highlights of the two countries. She then helped us customize the itinerary to suit our preferences. The result is that we saw the best of the two countries the way we wanted it and within our time frame. We had the pleasure of meeting Camila in person in La Paz. She is knowledgeable, experienced, courteous and responsive.

Hotel Reviews
Mallku Cueva
Villa Mar

The hotel is constructed of salt blocks and is of very nice architectural design.

Location
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
The room is clean and comfortable. But the super-sized bed took up much of the space leaving very little room for luggage.
Mitru Sur Hotel La Paz
La Paz

A clean and comfortable hotel in a good neighbourhood of Zona Sur in La Paz.

Authenticity & Character
The hotel and its rooms are tastefully decorated.
Location
Close to many restaurants.
Staff
Cleanliness & Comfort
Local specialist: Camila Rojas
Camila
Camila Rojas
Local specialist in La Paz | Replied on Apr 29, 2024

Hola Steve! thanks for sharing your review it is very much appreciated. It was nice to work with you planning out a 15-day trip to Bolivia-Chile and it was even nicer to meet you all in person.
Saludos y buena suerte!

The trip was exceptionnally well organized. ...
Bolivia | Jan 28 - Feb 3, 2024

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Alain G.
Newark, NJ | Reviewed on Feb 10, 2024

The trip was exceptionnally well organized.
I never had to wait for the guides or the drivers. Well done.
Very interesting sites to see and tours
The desert was amazing
Unfortunately, i had altitude sickness for a few days.

Local specialist: Camila Rojas
Camila
Camila Rojas
Local specialist in La Paz | Replied on Feb 21, 2024

Thanks for yourkind words Alain, it was a pleasure to have you in Bolivia!
Saludos y buena suerte,
Camila