This South American destination, right in the heart of
the Andes Mountains has great appeal. Bolivia is a country that encompasses the
aura of traditional South America, with rich culture filled with history. This nation
offers miles of endless countryside, flecked with mountains and jungles.
Bolivia is a place where people can escape the tourist-laden areas of souvenirs
and markets, to get to the heart of the real country and get to
the heart of the real country and get to know the nature and wildlife than anything else. It is a place to discover new cultures, new customs and make new memories.
This landlocked country boasts the soaring peaks of the Cordillera Real around Sonata and the hallucinogenic salt flats of Uyuni, the steamy jungles of the Amazon Basin and wildlife-rich grasslands of the Southeast. Unparalleled beauty is also reflected in its vibrant indigenous cultures, colonial cities such as Sucre and Potosí, and whispers of ancient civilizations. This is exactly what attracts visitors, and with good reason.
Culture & History
With indigenous natives making up the majority of the
population, Bolivia has much of the same ancient traditions and customs that it
used centuries ago. These people use natural medicine, practice native
religions and use traditional dialect. They still dress as they did decades
ago, with little of the colonial villages seeing renovation in these times.
Yet, in Bolivia none of these modern conveniences are missed.
The country is able to present a beautifully preserved culture that is nearly nonexistent everywhere else on the planet.
Plurinational State of Bolivia
- Size: 36% Indian
- Population: 10,027,644
- Languages: Spanish
Quechua 21.2% (official)
Aymara 14.6% (official)
- Capital: La Paz
- Main Cities: Santa Cruz, Oruro, Sucre, Cochabamba
- Currency: Bolivanos
- Exchange rate: 1 USD = 7.01 Bolivian Bolivianos
- Climate: Amazon: Tropical
- Time - +: GMT - 4