Did you know that La Paz is not Bolivia’s true capital and that Sucre is? This article is full of facts about Bolivia you may not know…
This one month Bolivia itinerary is a great starting point for travellers looking to see the main sites in the country. Detailing the best places to stay, things to do and the suggested duration in each place, you need this itinerary if you are heading to Bolivia!
Cabañas Las Lilas offers a beautiful getaway from the hustle of Cochabamba in Bolivia. What did we make of the place? Check out our review!
Overwhelmed by all of the accommodation choices in La Paz? For a relaxing stay just a stones throw from the city centre, head to Arthy’s Guesthouse.
Bolivia is not generally known for its gastronomy but that is something that is sure to change. During our time in Sucre, we headed out to cooking school La Boca del Sapo to create the famous Mondongo Chuquisaqueno dish.
Lomas de Arena is the ultimate backpacker destination. Located just outside of Bolivia’s most commercial city Santa Cruz de la Sierra, this off the beaten track gem offers wildlife spotting opportunities, hiking and sandboarding!
Travellers looking to escape the chaos and bustle of La Paz can’t miss a stay at eco-camping and glamping resort Colibri Camping.
The Bolivian city of Potosí is most known for its mining industry and the silver mines of Cerro Rico overlook the city as an ever present reminder of how this city is financed. Travellers can get a closer look at the mines on a guided tour but there are debates about whether this is ethical. Writers Sheree and Tim went to see whether this is a cause that helps or harms the industry.
Located in the popular market street of Los Pozos, Santa Cruz, 360 Grados is a great choice for backpackers looking to explore the city. This huge hostel has all the facilities a traveller could need, including a clean, communal kitchen and hammocks on the rooftop! If you’re looking for hotel quality without the price tag then head to 360 Grados!
The street art in Cochabamba, Bolivia, is truly a sight to behold. We took a bike tour around the city to learn the stories behind the incredible works that decorate the walls of Bolivia’s food capital.
Samaipata is a hidden gem just outside Santa Cruz. There are numerous accommodation options around but not all of them that suit a backpacker budget boast cleanliness and comfort. Backpacker Sheree went to see how Casa Lynda measured up.
The Salt Flats at Salar de Uyuni are world famous. Sheree and Tim spent 3 days of tranquility & incredible landscapes in the area with no crowds. Find out how!
Dubbed “The Most Dangerous Road in the World”, Yungas, or Death Road, Bolivia has become a top attraction for thrill-seekers. But, is it worth the risk?
Joshua Hostal in Bolivia’s lakeside town of Copacabana is not just a place to lay your head or fill your stomach. It is a sustainable lifestyle with a vision and you’re all invited to see…
Bolivia’s high altitude capital, La Paz, can be overwhelming for first timers! The Walking Tour with company, Be A Local, proved to be a great introduction!
Altitude sickness in South America should not be taken lightly. Find out the mistake I made in La Paz, Bolivia to ensure the same doesn’t happen to you!
In general the costs of renting a car to explore Bolivia’s Salar Uyuni (the largest salt flats in the world) are higher than booking a trip with a tour agency, but the freedom and adventure you will gain are priceless. Driving through the South of Bolivia will leave you speechless and you’ll encounter some of the most stunning scenery known to humans… Sold? Here’s how to do it!
When it comes to trekking in South America, there are a number of famous hikes that always make travellers’ itineraries, the legendary Inca Trail being the most well known. But whether you’ve dreamed about or have actually experienced some of these South American highlights, you’ve probably never contemplated walking in another country here: Bolivia.
Volunteering has taught me how powerful it can be as an opportunity to come face to face with the reality of life South America. Unlike travelling, where you are often confined to just peering through the grimy bus windows and out into the crumbling adobe of the many communities you pass, when you stop to volunteer, you are invited into those houses, offered a chair, and given a class of refreshing, home-fermented chichi drink. Steph Dyson tells us about her rewarding experience volunteering for six weeks outside La Paz, Bolivia…
South America offers some of the best mountaineering adventures in the world. With the spine of the mighty Andes stretching along the West coast from Colombia to Chile – the hiking opportunities are endless. 18-year old backpacker, Tomas Aramburu tells us about how he summited Huayna Potosí in Bolivia and Mount Soray in Peru and fell in love with the mountains…
For more than 20 years, Comunidad Inti Wara Yassi (CIWY) has been working to provide a safe and healthy environment for rescued animals while educating the Bolivian public to respect wildlife and the environment. Traveller Andrew Marston describes the month he spent walking through the jungle with hisy furry new friend Balu, a beautiful Andean Spectacled Bear that is highly endangered…
We travel to connect. To become inspired by one another. Whether they are locals or other foreigners, travelers quickly learn the power of a conversation, the power that a new perspective can add to our own lives. Check out this interview of indigenous farmer, Wilman Matty conducted by Belinda Grasnick in Rurrenabaque, Madidi National Park, Bolivia…
Unknown to many, the colonial city of Sucre in Bolivia is a food-lover’s heaven, where backpackers can enjoy a Top Class four course meal for less than $4 US! Colonial influence has brought German, French and Belgian cuisine; some incredible edible delights for vegetarians and not forgetting the street food in the local market, as well as buzzing night life! RTW traveller Niamh Ní Shúilleabháin went on a culinary exploration of the ‘White City of the Americas’ to see what has hungry backpackers sweet on Sucre.
Leaving the beach behind for a more rugged adventure, travel writer Claire Berry, heads to Bolivia’s famous salt flats. Four days of vistas that have inspired artists, hot springs to melt away altitude induced aches, and enough salt to dress up even the blandest pasta dish. Find out why this sun worshipper was more than happy to accept being landlocked for a bit!
In Andean cities such as Cusco and Copacabana June 24th marks an important day. The beginning of the New Year, also known as Inti Raymi, when offerings and thanks to mother earth are given at sunrise. For travelers it is an incredible opportunity to partake in an Incan celebration that still holds as much importance as it did 500 years ago. Backpacker Helen Davey tells us about her experience at Inti Raymi…