Bolivia may be poor economically, but it is rich with adventure, culture, and beauty
Bolivia is a landlocked country with an incredible blend of cultures, geography, and history waiting to be explored! The people of Bolivia date back thousands of years, and today’s culture is a unique mix of those various native Indians, Spanish colonialism, and the subsequent struggles for independence and democracy. While the more popular places like La Paz and Sucre offer plenty of wonderful sights, one should definitely explore the provinces, which offer out-of-the-way places and experiences that are far better than any guidebook would have you believe.
The geography is no less diverse, comprising portions of the Andes mountains, the martian landscape of the Uyuni salt flats, the world’s highest lake (Lake Titicaca at 3,805m), and much, much more. The various national parks offer spectacular displays of beauty, from the amazing biodiversity of Madidi to the Cataratas Arcoiris waterfall of Noel Kempff Mercado. There are also the ancient ruins of Tiwanaku, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage site!
Other Need-to-Know Information about Bolivia
The climate varies along with the geography and it ranges from humid and tropical in the llanos region to the cold, arid desert of the altiplano. In general, summer lasts from November through March and is usually warm and rainier, while the remainder of the year is colder and drier.
Arrival in Bolivia will most likely see your plane landing at the airport in La Paz, or possibly Santa Cruz. Many of our tours begin in one of these two cities. It is also possible to enter the country overland by car or bus. Buses, planes, and even trains are all good ways to get around within the country. You can also drive, but keep in mind that many of the roads in Bolivia are not paved. Lastly, you’ll want to make sure you have your visa in order. Most Europeans and Central and South Americans will not need a visa. Canadians can enter without a visa, but may only stay for 30 days, although, that can be extended to a total of 90 days with a visa. U.S. nationals can obtain a visa that is good for ten years, but have a few extra rules to follow. You must have proof of a hotel reservation, sufficient funds, and pay a $160 fee.
Why Planet Ride should be your only choice for Bolivia adventure tours
Plant Ride offers a variety of Bolivia adventure tours to satisfy your adrenaline rush. You could hit the road on two wheels with any one of our Bolivia motorcycle tours, such as escaping the tourist traps on a 15-day trip that covers 1700 kilometers. If you really want to test your skill, take a Death Road Bolivia motorcycle tour!
Maybe four wheels is more your style and you’d prefer a 17-day 4×4 excursion across the altiplano and beyond. Along the way, you will immerse in Bolivian culture, and all the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes it brings. The tour will see you trek from La Paz to the heights of Lake Titicaca and the Cordillera Royale, to the bizarre geography of the Uyuni salt flats, and other unique locations like the whitewashed colonial town of Sucre.
Additional Benefits of riding with Planet Ride
No matter which type of Bolivia adventure tours you decide to choose, we will provide you a unique road trip experience, and the possibilities are practically endless. Planet Ride will help you find the route and the vehicle that perfectly fit your needs. You can choose all the aspects of your trip, including the itinerary, your group, and your local guide. Then, you’ll head off for an absolutely unforgettable road trip! Our specialist partners will help you discover the beauty, culture, and richness of the lands you explore, while also offering any technical assistance you may need. Choose a route and indulge your riding pleasures, whether on two wheels or four, and on-road or off the beaten path!
Planet Ride also offers trips for all levels of experience. Our shorter Bolivia adventure motorcycle circuits are generally low mileage trips on well-paved roads that are easily travelled by beginners and experienced riders alike.The longer motorcycle road trip circuits are recommended for riders that are more accustomed to riding these longer distances, but are still usually on paved roads that make for smooth and easy riding. Lastly, our motorcycle adventure circuits, like the Death Road Bolivia motorcycle tour, are reserved for experienced motorcycle riders that are comfortable riding long distances, often off-road, and want to push their limits! Our 4×4 adventures are no less exciting and can also cover any duration, distance, and intensity that you would like.
You can rely on Planet Ride to be your trusted Third Party through the entire trip process, from booking online all the way through the last kilometer of the trip. We have a Quality Charter signed by us and all of our travel partners to guarantee it! We offer the best value for the money, security of payment, and vehicle insurance. You can also read traveller ratings and reviews to judge for yourself!
For all your Bolivia adventure tour needs, look no further than Planet Ride!
Tourism Ideas for Bolivia
Some other possible destinations include the world’s highest ski resort at Chacaltaya, the mines, waterfalls, and cloud forest belonging to the valley town of Quime, or the rarely visited Kaa Iya National Park, where you are most likely to see jaguars, pumas, or tapirs. The small town of Santiago de Chiquitos offers plenty of outdoors adventure, like rock climbing, hiking, bird watching, and more. El Chapare is a popular destination for whitewater rafting. If you time your visit right, the Diablada or Carnaval de Oruro should not be missed! This costumed folk dance parade in the city of Oruro occurs every year shortly before Ash Wednesday.