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General Info

Here, we provide essential travel tips and advice. This page may evolve based on the questions and feedback we receive from you in the coming weeks.

Food recommendations

Bolivians love their food and you should explore it, but it is true that travellers may face stomach issues at times. To stay ahead of this, consider packing some medicine, prioritize the food recommendations we provide in each location, avoid tap water, and be cautious with juices and salads.

Altitude sickness

Altitude sickness can affect anyone, regardless of fitness level. To minimise its impact, choose routes that allow for gradual acclimatisation (the routes under Itineraries attempt to account for this). Bringing altitude sickness pills from home is advisable, as local options might not be as effective. Additionally, stay well-hydrated and try coca leaves to ease discomfort.


While concerns about Zika, malaria, and dengue may cross your mind, it is important to note that most places in Bolivia are situated at higher altitudes where these mosquito-borne illnesses are less prevalent. While we have ourselves never taken any particular preventive measures, it is always wise to take precautions, and more so if you want to visit the Amazon region.

Visa requirements

European passport holders can visit Bolivia visa-free for up to three months. Visa requirements may vary for others, so be sure to check in advance.

Climate / temperature / season

Bolivia's climate is incredibly diverse. In October, it will be spring, but conditions vary by region. The Amazon is hot and humid, while the altiplano and La Paz can be chilly, especially at night. Packing layers is key, and do not forget warm clothing for high-altitude areas.

Traveling with kids

Traveling with kids in Bolivia is feasible but requires extra planning. Some areas are more family-friendly than others, so consider your children's ages and needs when choosing destinations and activities. Reach out to us directly if you have any questions or concerns.

How to get around

Traveling within Bolivia can be time-consuming due to the country's vast size and road conditions. Flying is the quickest option, with airlines like BoA (which should be your first pick for in-country flights),  Ecojet, and Amaszonas offering multiple routes. Taxis are advisable within cities, but be cautious at night and consider Uber in some places where available (e.g. Santa Cruz and to a lesser degree Cochabamba). For inter-city travel, private drivers offer a scenic experience and we have a couple of contacts we can recommend.

Renting a car

While Bolivia offers breathtaking road trips, renting a car can be challenging due to road safety concerns. Personally,we do not have any experience renting cars and can therefore unfortunately not recommend any contacts. Consider private drivers and exercise caution if you opt for self-driving.

General instability

Bolivia is known for its political instability, but it is generally safe for travellers who exercise caution and avoid risky areas at night. Roadblocks, strikes, and unexpected disruptions can occur, so stay flexible with your plans.

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