Bolivia Luxury Tours

Bolivia beckons travelers with a wealth of remarkable experiences for travelers, from taking ride in a traditional reed boat on Lake Titicaca, the largest lake in South America, to cruising along the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, a primary breeding ground for several species of flamingos. Stunning landscapes combine with rich cultural highlights such as the 16th century city of Sucre’s city center that features narrow streets reflecting the Andalusian culture and colonial churches.

About a third of the country sits within the Andean mountain range before sweeping from the high peaks in the West to the Eastern Lowlands in the Amazon Basin. It has five neighbors on its borders – Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile, and Peru.

Rich in culture, the country’s 11 million people encompass include Amerindians, Mestizos, Europeans, Asians and Africans. While Spanish is the official and predominant language, more than 36 indigenous languages have survived and also have official status. The most common of those are Guarani, Aymara and Quechua languages.

Before the Spanish arrived, it was the center of the ancient Tiwanaku Empire, and from the 15th to the early 16th centuries it was a part of the Inca Empire until the Spanish conquistadors arrived and gained control. Much of Spain’s colonial empire was paid for with Bolivian silver.

But by the turn of the 19th century, the citizens became restless for independence, which came in 1825. Today Bolivia is a charter member of the UN as well as several other international organizations. Its main economic drivers include agriculture, forestry, fishing, mining and manufacturing goods such as textiles, clothing, refined metals and refined petroleum. Bolivia is rich in minerals, including tin, silver, and lithium. This bodes well for the country’s future as does it’s growing popularity with seasoned travelers.

Indeed, Bolivia should decidedly be on your travel list, whether you are looking to explore the indigenous Indian Market and Witch Doctor’s Market in La Paz, or go trout fishing in Lake Titicaca, or hike through small villages, wetlands and archeological sites of the Tunupa Volcano region. Discover the best of Bolivia with Big Five.


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Bolivia Custom Tour Varied Days Navigator Series Interest(s):

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The fatness seems infinite. The salt surface is splintered with low ridges of salt that divide the top layer into white cell-like formations. Like the deserts of my childhood, this is a land of mirages, of shimmering lakes and islands that appear then vanish in a blink. Cones of salt dot the surface in some areas. In shallow salt pools gather pale flamingos. Aymara legend says the Salar was formed by a woman whose tears mixed with milk. It tells the story of the surrounding mountains – Tunupa, Kusku and Kusina, who were ancient giant people. Tunupa married Kusku, but Kusku ran away from her with Kusina. A grieving Tunupa began to cry while feeding her son and those are the tears that made the Salar.

Bolivia & Argentina Highland Adventure 14 Days Enrichment Series Interest(s): Adventure Travel

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On this high adventure, explore La Paz, both ancient and modern, from the Church of San Francisco, circa 1549, one of the finest examples of colonial religious architecture in South America, to the Indian Market and the Witch Market. Lake Titicaca encompasses villages along the shore such as Copacabana, once an outpost of Inca occupation, and Isla del Sol, with its Temple Pilkokaina Holy Steps. The Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flats with flat expanses of glistening white salt. The city of Salta is one of the oldest in Argentina, founded in 1582 by the Spanish, who intended the settlement to be an outpost between Lima, Peru and Buenos Aires Cafayate is an unexpected treasure for wine lovers with some of the world’s highest vineyards.