For most tourists, travellers and backpackers, Bolivia remains the epitome of Latin American countries.
Bolivia is the highest, coldest, most isolated, warmest, most rugged and most exciting country in Latin America. Although it’s landlocked and considered one of the poorest countries in the world, the welcome is friendly, the country is massively varied and the people are amongst the friendliest in South America.
This landlocked country boasts the soaring peaks of the Cordillera Real around Sorata and the hallucinogenic salt flats of Uyuni, the steamy jungles of the Amazon Basin and wildlife-rich grasslands of the Southeast. Unparalleled beauty is also reflected in its vibrant indigenous cultures, colonial cities such as Sucre and Potosí, and whispers of ancient civilizations.
This is exactly what attracts visitors, and with good reason. Bolivia is now well and truly on travelers’ radars; opportunities for cultural and adventure activities and off-the-beaten-path exploration have exploded. But while most travelers stick to the well-worn paths of the Altiplano, there’s plenty to be found elsewhere, including the tropical east and the lowland regions in the south.