Discover Bolivia’s immense landscapes, ancient history and colonial cities
Land bound, Bolivia's geography is remarkably diverse, ranging from the Andes Mountains to the Atacama Desert and extending to the Amazon Basin rainforest.
Created politically only a century and a half ago, Bolivia is twice the size of France and has a population of only 7.5 million. Of these, 70% are indigenous Indians, most of them living between 3000m and 4000m in the Andean highlands of the country. The so-called social elite, European by descent and education, has little influence on the lives or the thinking of the indigenous population, for whom the pre-colonial past is woven into the present in a way very difficult for the casual visitor to understand.
Bolivia trips will readily be appreciated by anyone interested in incomparable mountain scenery, the wild beauty of the landscapes – whether they are of the Andes, Amazon or Altiplano – and the dignity and charm of the country's people. Bolivia has few comforts and fewer pretensions, but hardly any disappointments for the committed adventurer.