Bolivia Travel Articles

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Sunset over Salar de Uyuni
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A Welcoming Smile
A folk performer in the Oruro Festival
Giant cacti on Incahuasi island in the Salar de Uyuni salt flat
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Advice for High Altitude
Here are a few good tips about coping with high altitude on your Adventure Life tour. This is not meant to substitute for trained medical advice or attention. Please consult a physician before …
South American Packing Essentials
It's amazing how much stuff people take when taking a trip to Latin America. A backpacker may be willing to take a cold shower, but she thinks she needs all of the amenities of a Roman bath to …
People, Mountains and Spirits in the Andes
The Andean mountain range in South America beckons outdoor enthusiasts from all over the world to explore its mountain tops and deep valleys. For foreigners, the Andes offer an outdoor adventure and …
Health Tips for Going to the Jungle
Make Your Amazon Trip a Healthy One! Traveler's diarrhea (TD) is the most common ailment of visitors to Latin America. It's a good idea to ask your doctor for an antibiotic specifically for TD, as …
Jungle Packing Tips
For an Amazon adventure trip everyone should pack accordingly. Except for the occasional internal flight, we'll be taking canoes, kayaks, jeeps, vans and our own feet between destinations. A …
Community Grants
Adventure Life's community grants provide funding for grassroots projects in the countries we visit. Grants have funded reforestation projects, youth festivals and education, operations at a …
Witches' Market of La Paz
La Paz, Bolivia is a bustling city of more than one million. In its heart, you could almost be forgiven for forgetting its third world status. Amongst the high rises you can even find a McDonalds. …
Salar de Uyuni
This 9,000 km (4680 sq mi) salt desert at an altitude of 3650m (11,970ft), is the largest salt flat in the world! It was once part of a prehistoric salt lake which covered most of southwestern …
Tarabuco Market
Tarabuco is a small colonial town about 65 kilometers from Sucre. This Bolivian Woman Weavingtown is shaped by incredible cultural values and offers many rich experiences for the adventurous …
Potosi
Miners offer cigarettes, bottled water and other gifts to El Tio for good luck. The legend tells that the Peruvian Indian, Diego Huallpa, was the original discoverer of the Potosi silver. One day …
History and Culture of Bolivia
History The first inhabitants of Bolivia were nomadic hunter-gatherers who came across the Bering Strait. It is commonly believed that these first Asian colonizers reached the South American …
Bolivia FAQs
1. When is the best time to go to Bolivia? Travelers can visit Bolivia any time of the year. Since much of Bolivia is located on the Altiplano, above 10,000 ft elevation, weather is particularly …

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