Travel across the salt flats in style in your very own Airstream camper van. You'll spend the night in the middle of this enormous desert of salt with absolutely nothing for miles around.
Ysobel , Original Traveller
Landlocked Andean Bolivia is rich in ancient culture, music and folklore and perhaps because of the country's relative lack of sophistication and infrastructure, is far less visited than its neighbours. While you won't find luxurious hotels or restaurants here, what you will find in abundance is indigenous culture, dramatic landscapes, and welcoming and friendly people. The colourful Bolivian people, mostly Aymara and Quechua Indians, continue to follow ways of life little changed in hundreds of years.
Why we think you’ll love it
- Bolivia is indigenous Latin America at its most typical, yet it remains unspoilt, being without the volume of visitors other countries see
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Luxury Travel in Bolivia: the Detail
Of particular interest is the indigenous culture in the Altiplano and round Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world, which, visited from Bolivia, allows the chance to meet the Uros Indians on their floating islands.
At El Alto, the Altiplano drops dramatically 400m into a rocky canyon and to the city of La Paz. In the shadow of Mount Illimani, it is a city of cobbled streets and markets selling anything and everything.
In the remote south-west corner of Bolivia are salt lakes and high altitude deserts. El Salar de Uyuni is the largest and highest salt lake in the world. The Laguna Colorada attracts flamingos whose pink hues contrast with a shoreline of brilliant white salt and deposits of gypsum. The dark green waters of Laguna Verde, in the shadow of the Licancabur volcano are yet another contrast in this surreal landscape, reminiscent of Dali.
Did you know
- Bolivia contains 40% of all animal and birdlife in the world
- It is one of the wettest countries in the world with an annual rainfall of more than 5000mm
- Landlocked Bolivia is equal in size to California and Texas combined
- Bolivian currency is called Boliviano