Largely off the international tourist radar, Bolivia offers ample enthralling adventures for the truly intrepid traveler. Packed full of culture and history, the colourful customs of its native inhabitants are proudly on display at every turn. Then there is the spectacular scenery, with countless awe-inspiring landscapes just begging to be explored. Not sure where to start? We have partnered with Intrepid Travel to bring you the 13 captivating Bolivian experiences you simply cannot miss.
The highest (administrative) capital in the world, La Paz rests in a deep valley that suddenly drops away from the windswept high-altitude plains and snow-capped mountains above. It’s a breathtaking sight to behold, best enjoyed from the city’s expansive urban cable car network.
Indigenous culture is alive and well in La Paz and nowhere is this more evident than the city’s colorful Witches’ Market. Among the exotic knickknacks on offer are psychedelic brews and gruesome dehydrated llama fetuses.
A brief boat ride from Copacabana lies the stunning Isla del Sol, a sacred island where the Inca believed the sun was born. Ancient archeological sites and ice-capped Andean peaks only add to the appeal.
Did we mention these lagoons have a flamboyance of pink flamingos who come to feast on the algae-rich waters?
Cerro Rico’s riches saw the construction of one of South America’s most picturesque colonial cities, a whitewashed architectural masterpiece which evokes all the grandeur of imperialist excess.
A quick flight from La Paz sees travelers arrive at Rurrenabaque, an Amazonian ecotourism hub known for its steamy jungle treks and wondrous wildlife safaris.
With caymans, turtles, and capybaras galore, the pampas of northern Bolivia boast a plethora of exotic Amazonian animals.
All these incredible experiences and more can be had on an Intrepid tour of Bolivia. Click here for more information.