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Bolivia, known as the heart of South America as it is in the central area of the continent and has no territory on the coast, is rich in nuances, represented by a multicultural universe that has kept its authenticity and supreme beauty of its landscapes ranging from the fertile and lush Amazon, through the wilderness of the world's largest salt flat, reaching for the sky in the cool peaks of the Andes mountain range.

Bolivia is known for being the nation with most indigenous population in South America -with 36 recognized cultural groups-, for its cities on extreme heights (with the highest capital in the world at 3,600 meters/11,800 feet), for its surreal beauty and for the cultural, historical and spiritual depth of its inhabitants.

From the moment you arrive, every minute that you spend on this land, is an adventure. Whatever one`s stereotype or paradigm is, it will be challenged by Bolivia`s overwhelming diversity, the mixture of extremes and the constellation of mosaics that is continuously updated. The adventures of the bold death road and the colorful tour of the Uyuni salt flat are two that stand out for their recent popularity.

With only 11 million people, Bolivia remains a land where nature reigns over the domain of men. These aspects, wild and desert, guarantee you the eminent experience to reconnect with Mother Earth (or Pachamama), "like in another planet", as described by many.

Its official language most commonly used is Spanish, but Quechua, Aymara and Guarani are also very common, plus other 32 languages of different peoples representatives of ancient customs, from the time of the Incas and even older.

The weather is also a symbol of contrasts, varying significantly from the (higher, colder and drier) Andean regions to lowland Amazonia (low, warm and humid). The seasons are not as marked and are characterized mainly by the presence or absence of rain, that is how the rainy season and the dry season is distinguished. The rainy season is during the summer, ie from December to March and the rest of the year, from April to November, it is what is identified as the dry season. We always recommend visitors to bring warm clothing, because, even within 24 hours, the climate variability can be significant in temperature and in the thermal sensation.

Its economy remains precarious, although its growth rate has been the highest in South America in 2013 and 2014. Its currency is the Bolivian, trading about 7 bolivianos for a dollar. Bolivia remains interesting for the pocket the visitor.

To enter Bolivia you need a passport, in some cases it will be necessary to apply for Visa. You can get more information at: http://www.migracion.gob.bo.

If you need more information about Bolivia, please contact us and we will respond as soon as possible and in the most efficient manner.

Email: titikaka@gloriatours.com.bo - Teléfono: (591-2) 240-7070 - Oficina Central: Calle Potosí Nro: 909 - La Paz - Bolivia