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Bewitching and startingly beautiful, Bolivia heightens expectations of what a vacation could be. It could lead you up to the world’s highest capital city and freshwater lake, or across the largest salt flat, mirroring the sky to let you walk on clouds. It could drop you amid an incredibly biodiverse section of the world’s vastest rainforest, or in the middle of magical markets and bright festivities imbued with rich, indigenous traditions. Set your next vacation in Bolivia and who knows where you'll end up.

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Start your trip to Bolivia in the capital of La Paz! Once you've visited the city's best attractions like The Witches' Market (Mercado de las Brujas) and sampled the best Bolivian cuisine, plan your sightseeing itinerary. Here are some of our picks of places to see in Bolivia: the Uyuni Salt Flat, Isla del Sol on Lake Titicaca, Huayna Potosí, Parque Nacional Madidi, Laguna Colorada and Laguna Verde. Discover our Bolivia packages or Flight & Hotel bundles to book your trip!

BOLIVIA TRAVEL GUIDE

Isla del Sol
DESTINATION FACTS

LANGUAGES

Spanish & indigenous languages including Quechua, Aymara and Guarani

WHAT TO EAT

Papas Rellenas (Fried and stuffed potato balls), salteñas (pastry stuffed with vegetables, meat and sauce), pique macho (a plate full of meat, onions, potatoes and a spicy pepper called locoto), sopa de maní (peanut soup), sweets like buñuelos (kinda like doughnuts) and unique local fruits like chirimoya or pacay.

WHAT TO BRING BACK

Alpaca wool clothing, cholita fashion (traditional garb of indigenous women including a bowler hat and a wide skirt), hand-woven ponchos or scarves, spooky finds from the El Mercado de las Brujas (Witches’ Market) in La Paz and a bottle of the spicy anis-flavoured spirit called Supay.

FUN FACT

Bolivia really elevates your vacation. The country is home to the world’s highest capital city, La Paz, sitting at an impressive altitude of almost 12,000 feet. You’ll also find one of the world’s highest freshwater lake in this South American country, Lake Titicaca, located at an altitude of 12, 507 feet. Locals will recommend drinking coca tea or chewing on coca leaves to ward off any altitude sickness!

IMPORTANT INFO

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.