Despite being a world-class trekking and outdoor adventure destination, Bolivia remains South America’s most exotic and enigmatic nation. It receives fewer visitors than its neighbours and remains off-the-beaten-path, however, the land of Andean peaks, dense rainforests, desert terrain and dazzling salt flats won’t remain a hidden treasure for long. Book a luxury holiday to Bolivia with The Pravasi for a truly unique and memorable experience.
An essential stop on your Bolivian itinerary is shimmering Lake Titicaca – “Sacred Lake of the Incas” – and the world’s highest navigable lake. From La Paz, you can trek the ancient Inca trails or take in the lunar landscapes of the Valley of the Moon.
Perhaps the highlight of any holiday in Bolivia is the dreamlike setting of the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s biggest salt flat. With their salt-encrusted hexagonal patterns and alien-looking giant cacti, these expansive white plains make for one of the most surreal experiences in South America. Add a dash of colour with a trip south to Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve for its red and green lakes and flocks of pink flamingos.
Bolivia is also hugely rich in culture and history – from the colonial gems left by European settlers to the vibrant still-preserved traditions of the indigenous Aymara. Visit the whitewashed colonial city of Sucre, renowned for its grand ecclesiastical architecture. Three hours away is the old silver mining city of Potosi, and the sleepy, old-world Jesuit Missions of the Chiquitos with their pretty churches are also a highlight.