Why Bolivia?

Bolivia, an extraordinarily diverse country teeming with culture and adventure, remains largely undiscovered by the tourism industry. While it boasts archeological sites more ancient than the famed Machu Picchu, natural wonders such as the Great Salt Flats of Uyuni, and an attractively cheap cost of living, it receives less tourism than neighbouring countries such as Peru, Argentina and Brazil. Perhaps due to a poorly established printing tradition, tourists often arrive to Bolivia knowing astonishingly little about what the country can offer them. Once within Bolivia, information about the array of cultural events is hard to get hold of and often not even to be found in English. The country has yet to put itself on the international map and we are a part in this effort.

Bolivia Unlimited is not purely aimed at tourists; it is designed for any English-speaker, resident or not, with an interest in Bolivia. We care about what you have to say about the political climate, which clubs are hot, where the coca leaves are tasty, when films are on, how the tourist industry is developing, plus some international tidbits. Journalists are sent out to investigate not only in the city of La Paz, but also have the opportunity to report back from tourist destinations across the country, placing them in the Bolivian context and assessing their impact on local communities. In this way, we provide a more in depth commentary than that offered by often superficial travel guides.

What Bolivia has to offer

Bolivia stretches literally from the Andes to the Amazon, making it a country extraordinarily rich both in its range of ethnic cultures and its biodiversity. Due to its variety of flora, fauna and geographical landscapes, it is counted as one of the eight most biodiverse countries in the world. Natural reserves, National Parks, biological Research Stations and Forest Sanctuaries are among its 31 natural protected areas.

With Bolivia Unlimited, you will be encouraged to explore and research sites of great cultural heritage and outstanding natural beauty all around the country, and, due to our links with Travel Agencies, we will be able to offer you a 25% discount on a number of trips. Before travelling, request at our office to see if your destination is under our discounts list.

La Paz

Obviously. At a staggering 3600m above sea level, La Paz is the highest administrative capital in the world, a city that clings as precariously to the rugged Andean slopes as its people to the buzzing city life.

Salar de Uyuni

The largest and highest salt lake in the world, a blinding expanse of white salt desert dotted with iridiscent lagoons and towering volcanes.

Lake Titicaca: Islands and Copacabana

The immense deep blue lake which spans the border between Bolivia and Peru and whose islands are home to many traditional indigenous communities, existing alongside Inca ruins.

LOs Yungas

The hills and valleys around La Paz, birthplace of the coca leaf and location of the famous 'camino de la muerte', once the world's most dangerous road, now accessible by bike.


Tenth-century ruins of a pre-Inca civilisation possibly dating back to 1600 BC. A huge site, much of which remains unexcavated. Let your imagination run wild.

Natural heritage:

Madidi and Rurrenabaque-Madidi National Park (Part of IUCN Category II) is the oldest in Bolivia, and spans a wide range of habitats and animal species, a biodiverse hotspot. Located in the Amazonian Jungle region of Bolivia, it is a true contrast to the Andean climes.

Facts about Bolivia