South America is a truly unique travel experience, with myriad landscapes and cultures. Many new South American travellers become intimidated by how much there is to do and how little of it is familiar. Don’t worry, once you get going, you’ll quickly fall in love with the towering mountains, long beaches, lush forests, old towns …
As a country still pushed to the edges of the standard South American “gringo” trail, some travellers actively avoid travel in Bolivia, concerned by mixed reports about safety and the quality of transport, accommodation and tours. But for those seeking an adventure, travel in Bolivia should be top of your list.
No, Bolivia isn’t quite the trekking paradise that is Patagonia (although it does have its fair share of excellent if very adventurous hikes) or home to iconic Machu Picchu or other world-famous ruins like Kuelap.
But adventure travel in Bolivia is a reality. It might take a bit more planning and investigating to hunt out the best places to visit in Bolivia, but the extra effort is certainly worth it. You’ll find surreal salt flats, dense, pristine rainforests and chaotic but compelling cities.