Application Procedure

What should I do before applying?

  • Have you fully informed yourself about Bolivia as a country and what our programme can offer you? Devote some time to browsing the website and deciding if this is for you.
  • Have you looked at the programme pricing and ensured you can finance this trip?
  • What nationality are you? Will you require a visa or visa extension, and have you contacted us/made enquiries about getting one?
  • Are you in good health, will you be able to cope with being at high altitude? (La Paz is a mountainous city, 3800m above sea level.)

What happens after I apply?

  • Phone conversation: We review your application and get back to you within 2 weeks for a phone conversation. The conversation is for both of us to get to know eachother: we are oversubscribed and like to talk to all applicants to further each decision. Equally, we want to make sure that any prospective participants understand what the programme involves: we will explain a bit more about the programme and you ask any questions you may have.
  • Deposit: You place your deposit in order to secure your place with Bolivia Unlimited
  • Further details: Over the next few weeks, you should be organising the following:
  • Your flights: the earlier you book, the cheaper it is.
  • Your health insurance: Does your existing one cover you abroad, if not, what cover can you take out for a trip to Bolivia?
  • If you need a visa, you make an appointment to obtain one.
  • We will be in touch with you as your programme period approaches, requiring you to submit this information, most importantly: flight details and confirmation of health insurance
  • You can contact us at any time with questions.
  • Pre-trip Information: We send you a package of Pre-trip Information a month/a few weeks before your trip. This includes detailed advice on how to prepare yourself for a trip to Bolivia, from packing your suitcase to Embassy details in Bolivia.
  • Full Payment: At least 4 weeks before you travel, we expect to receive the full payment for your stay. You will be given a deadline for this payment according to the month in which you come.
  • Registration: If your country has an embassy in Bolivia, we require you to register with them.  This is an easy process that can usually be done online.
  • Off to Bolivia: Board your flight and we will be waiting for you at the airport in La Paz to pick you up!