With an area of 1.1 million sqkm, Bolivia is the world’s 28th largest country, and the 5th largest country in South America. Its geography exhibits a great variety of terrain and climates and the country has a high level of biodiversity, considered one of the greatest in the world. Bolivia has several eco-regions with ecological sub-units, such as the Altiplano, tropical rainforests (including the Amazon rainforest), dry valleys, and the Chiquitania, which is a tropical savannah featuring enormous variations in altitude from an elevation of 6,542 m above sea level in Nevado Sajama to nearly 70 m along the Paraguay River.

Although a country of great geographic diversity, Bolivia has remained a landlocked country since the War of the Pacific.

Bolivia has a natural beauty – it shares the legendary Lake Titicaca with Peru – and areas such as the Altiplano and the South Lipez have remained relatively untouched by mass tourism. As a result, Bolivia offers extraordinary open expanses to the visitor and, indeed, the country is so new to scientific endeavour that unique species are being discovered there even to this day.

The pumas of Patagonia and the landscapes and wildlife of the Atacama and South Lipez

April, May and October

11 days / 9 nights - from £ 3,760 per person

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Capital city: Sucre

Flight time from Europe: 19 hours 20 minutes (via Miami)

Time difference: GMT – 4 hours

Best time to go: All year round

Visas: Not required for UK passport holders

Health requirements: Yellow fever certificate required. Visit your health professional at least 4 to 6 weeks before your trip to check whether you need any vaccinations or other preventive measures.

Language: Spanish

Currency: Bolivian Boliviano

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