Rob Murray-John

Bolivia Travel Expert

Nowhere appeals to our adventurous spirit quite like Bolivia. Home to a sky-high capital city and landscapes that look more at home on the surface of the moon than on earth; a visit here always gets our heart pounding. Experience the sheer wonder of it all on a tailormade vacation to Bolivia and dive head first on into a cultural diversity so vibrant it will make your head spin.

Rob Murray-John

Bolivia Travel Expert

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Bolivia Highlights

Bolivia has a raw beauty unlike anywhere else in the world. A country that boasts the Amazon, the worlds highest city and the worlds largest salt flats in the same breath is, as you can imagine, an unmissable destination. You’ve got to try it and there’s no time like the present.

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MORE ABOUT BOLIVIA

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. The footprint of a dried-up prehistoric lake, it is emblematic of the stark grandeur and inter-planetary vibe of Bolivia. The pink flamingos who flock here, sharp against the immensity of white, would say the same - could they talk. From the brown-red rooftops of Potosi - a mountainous town with the highest glass of beer in the world - to the faded memorabilia to Che Guevara, who called this country his home until his death in 1967. You can walk the Che Trail from the pretty colonial town of Samaipata. You can walk the white-washed streets and houses of sweet Sucre.

Private food tours in Bolivia

FROM SALT FLATS TO URBAN GONDOLAS

Join Bolivia’s high society with a luxury private tour that runs and rambles from its vertiginous cities and colonial, brown-stone towns to its mist-shrouded jungles and otherworldly flats. Personally, we find the urban gondolas of El Alto to be irresistible, eyeing up the many architectural marvels of indigenous Aymara architect Freddy Mamani Silvestre, who has created some seventy structures in this unusual city. Often commissioned by the city’s nouveau riche, their fabulous and seemingly fictitious styles combine dazzling stylistic motifs with swimming pools and gaudy chandeliers. It’s just one way to take the pulse of modern Bolivia.

Best hotels in Bolivia

ENCOUNTER THE UNEXPECTED

From the exaggeratedly refined to the unexpected, the luxury hotels of Bolivia - like the country itself - defy easy classification, but leave you beyond fulfilled. There’s La Paz, with its ultra-modern palaces to five star refinement, or the luxurious eco-pods of the Bolivian salt flats. See, we told you so.

Honeymoons in Bolivia

AN OTHERWORLDLY HONEYMOON

For a high-flying luxury honeymoon, Bolivia is a no-brainer. There’s something exquisitely romantic about leaving solar, vibrant La Paz and heading together to the immense and beautiful stillness of the nation’s salt flats. Perhaps it has something to do with the clarity, and your proximity to the stars. Perhaps.

Bolivia Highlights

Bolivia has a raw beauty unlike anywhere else in the world. A country that boasts the Amazon, the worlds highest city and the worlds largest salt flats in the same breath is, as you can imagine, an unmissable destination. You’ve got to try it and there’s no time like the present.

Where to stay in Bolivia

WHERE TO STAY

Bolivia does things differently. You hear this a lot, but it’s true. The emerald-green doors and brown-stone colonial houses of the Andes. The gaudy, bright, brilliant guesthouses of Silvestre, which festoon El Alto like a peculiar necklace. The uber-modern surrounds of the modern hotels of La Paz. To put it another way, there’s a lot of choice here. These are the best of the best.

Hotels in the salt flats, Bolivia

AT THE TOP OF THE WORLD

Located high among the Bolivian salt flats of Salar de Uyuni, the Kachi Lodge is perhaps the world’s most uniquely located Five Star experience. These luxurious dome tents (more like mobile hotel rooms than anything else) feature gourmet dining courtesy of award-winning La Paz restaurant, Gustu. By night they are a star-strewn observatory. By day you can explore the strange wilderness that is Salar de Uyuni - from abandoned towns to pink-shaded lakes and the flamingos who inhabit them.

Luxury hotels in La Paz

IN THE BUSTLING METROPOLIS

One of Bolivia’s leading luxury hotels - and among its newest arrivals - is Atix. Having burst onto the La Paz cultural scene, this boutique hotel pushes the architectural and culinary scene ahead by miles (thanks to enviable downstairs restaurant, Ona) and +591 Bar on the rooftop, offering extremely elevated views out across this miraculous city.

  • Population Population 10,200,000
  • Capital Capital Sucre
  • Currency Currency Boliviano
  • Language Language Spanish
  • Time Difference Time Difference GMT - 4 | ET + 1
  • Expert Tip Expert Tip

    "Head to the Eduardo Avaroa National Park to view the colourful lagoons, flocks of flamingos and towering peaks."

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