A trip to Bolivia is like travelling back in time – back to a time when the Incas ruled and indigenous languages were spoken. Although the Incas have long since gone and after them came the Spaniards, the mark they have left on the country is far from extinct. Today visitors coming off flights to Bolivia are in for a trip that will change their lives.
Geographically Bolivia is landlocked right in the middle of South America, sharing borders with Brazil, Paraguay, Peru and Chile. But despite being deprived of a beach-front like most of its neighbours, Bolivia’s breathtaking varied landscape and moderate climate more than makes up for it. The peaks of the Andes and lush rainforests seem to surround the country, providing active travellers with plenty of outdoor pursuits to keep them busy.
Bolivia has a high altitude and varied climate. The highlands are cold, the valleys are temperate and the lowlands stay warm. Winter lasts from June to September, and the rainy season from December to March.