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Bolivia, located southwest of Brazil, is a mountainous country with a rich and colorful history. You can explore the ancient Incan ruins that dot the country's landscape or enjoy the view from its administrative capital, La Paz, which is situated in the Andes mountains over 12,000 feet above sea level.
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.
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.
Trucha, served in essentially every establishment in Copacabana, is a salmon dish made from fish fresh from the lake.
Soccer is played on Sundays at Estadio Hernando Siles in La Paz.
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.
This palace in Sucre, the country's constitutional capital city, was designed to be a fairytale wonderland, and is open daily for visitors.
Sausages, chorizos, and even beef hearts are served up with unique blends of spices by street vendors everywhere.
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 .
This ancient city left no written records behind, but the ruins still in place today date back as far as the fifth century.
The world's largest salt flats are home to an antique train cemetery, and serve as a breeding ground each year for pink flamingos.
The climate in Tarija allows vineyards to thrive. Tarija offers lush landscaping, a relaxed atmosphere, and superior local wines.
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.
Dancing, music, and feasting are the highlights of this annual March festival in Cochabamba.
In Copacabana each February, locals and visitors enjoy music, feasting, and bullfighting.
Take a break from the heat at this Santa Cruz water park, which offers rides and relaxation for all ages.
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.
These ruins, believed to be religious structures, were built by the Chane people prior to the Incas.