Your Bolivia vacation
Bolivia can lay claim to many things: It's has one of the highest capital cities in the world; one of the highest and most beautiful lakes in the world and has lively festivals year-round. Bolivia is a land-locked nation that borders both the Andes Mountains and the Amazon Basin, giving it a varied climate with access to many activities during travel to Bolivia.
Best time to take a vacation to Bolivia
The weather in Bolivia varies from the more temperate, almost tropical, conditions in the east to the drier, more polar, conditions in the west. The Bolivian summer runs from November through March and includes much of the rainy season. Winter, running from April through October, tends to be much drier and colder. Average summer temperatures are often around 86 degrees Fahrenheit, while winter temperatures frequently reach freezing. Snowfall is not uncommon during the winter months in mountains in the western part of the country. Early March may be an ideal time for a visit, as the daytime weather is warm, evenings are cool, and the annual Carnaval de Oruro, a days-long folklore festival, is hosted in Cochabamba. Whatever time of year you choose to visit Bolivia, Orbitz.com can help you plan your travel and save.
Top Bolivia attractions
High times in La Paz
At nearly 12,000 feet above sea level, La Paz is arguably one of the highest capital cities in the world. As the main point of entry for Bolivia travel, La Paz, which is towered over by the triple-peaked, snow-capped Illimani mountain, is Bolivia's largest city. Travel to Bolivia should include time here to explore the numerous museums and historic landmarks, including the Cathedral de San Francisco, the National Art Museum, the Government Palace, hiking at Muela del Diablo (Devil's Tooth) and Calle Jaén, a preserved Colonial-era street that houses 10 museums. Nearby, visitors can take day-trips to see the thousands-of-years-old ruins at Tiahuanacu.
Insider tips for Bolivia travel
Try Copacabana's Signature Dish
Trucha, served in essentially every establishment in Copacabana, is a salmon dish made from fish fresh from the lake.
Watch Live Soccer
Soccer is played on Sundays at Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz.
The Butterfly Sanctuary
Mariposario Guembe, just outside of Santa Cruz, is the world's largest butterfly sanctuary. It also offers swimming, kayaking, and a massive children's playground.
The Castillo de la Glorieta
This palace in Sucre, the country's constitutional capital city, was designed to be a fairytale wonderland, and is open daily for visitors.
Eat on the Street
Sausages, chorizos, and even beef hearts are served up with unique blends of spices by street vendors everywhere.
Bolivia history and culture
Travel to Bolivia to explore its culture
Make the most of your Bolivia travel by visiting during the Carnaval de Oruro. This eight-day celebration leads up to Ash Wednesday and celebrates through grandiose parades, costumed dances, concerts and plays. Thousands of people descend upon the city to help mark the miracle that allegedly took place in 1789, when a mural of the Virgin Mary supposedly appeared. Oruro is the folklore capital of the country, so plan your Bolivia vacation with a visit here. Take an excursion to Cochabamba to explore La Cancha, South America's largest open-air market, then ascend San Pedro Hill and visit the 109-foot-tall statue of Cristo de la Concordia. Those interested in models and the fashion industry should plan Bolivia travel to the city of Santa Cruz.
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The Death Road
Take a 40-mile mountain bike tour along this road, leading from cool and dry La Cumbre to tropical Coroico, to see Bolivia's diverse natural beauty .
The Ruins at Tiwanaku
This ancient city left no written records behind, but the ruins still in place today date back as far as the fifth century.
The Uyuni Salt Flats
The world's largest salt flats are home to an antique train cemetery, and serve as a breeding ground each year for pink flamingos.
Tarija Wine Country
The climate in Tarija allows vineyards to thrive. Tarija offers lush landscaping, a relaxed atmosphere, and superior local wines.
Amboro National Park
A wildlife preserve with an area of over 1,700 square miles, the park is home to unusual creatures such as giant anteaters and spectacled bears.
Carnaval de Oruro
Dancing, music, and feasting are the highlights of this annual March festival in Cochabamba.
Fiesta de la Virgen de Candelaria
In Copacabana each February, locals and visitors enjoy music, feasting, and bullfighting.
Aqualand Water Park
Take a break from the heat at this Santa Cruz water park, which offers rides and relaxation for all ages.
Pink River Dolphins
Beni is home of pink river dolphins-freshwater dolphins that develop a pinkish tint as they mature and can grow to be up to eight feet long.
El Fuerte de Samaipata
These ruins, believed to be religious structures, were built by the Chane people prior to the Incas.