As one of only two landlocked countries in the Americas, Bolivia is considered one of the world's most remote countries - making it even more exciting to discover! The tourism industry in Bolivia has been slow to start but is quickly picking up pace with most visitors coming for holidays ...
Experience the untouched world of the Amazon rainforest. Wander along jungle trails on the lookout for monkeys, parrots, otters and caymans, and sleep in a nature lodge lit by candles and kerosene lamps
Marvel at the mother of all Incan cities, magical Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of the ruins and free time to explore on your own
If trekking's not your thing, simply take a train to Machu Picchu instead – a great excuse to stay longer in lovely Cuzco
“I have been to many amazing destinations but this trip really was fantastic. The variety of marine life and the way we were able to interact with the marine mammals was so rewarding. Our two naturists were extremely knowledgeable about the sea, wind and animals, this enabled us to see not only the wildlife expected at this time of year but also two blue whales. Highlights of this trip was seeing grey whales, blue whales, fin whales, minke whales, humpback whales, sea lions, whale sharks, mobula rays, too many birds to mention and lots and lots of cactuses. We snorkelled with whale sharks and sea lions, went rock pooling, beach combing, kayaking and drank lots of cocktails.”
“This is a superb trip and we packed a lot into the 3 days, from snorkelling in clear waters to a fishing village visit and from swimming with whale sharks and sea lions to kayaking along looking at the interesting rock formations. The waters were warm and clear, the sunrise and sunsets were spectacular and we were lucky enough to be there at full moon, so had moonrise too...and mobular rays swimming in the moonlight.”
“We are a family of 4, never been on an organised tour before, not sure what to expect. We where pleasantly surprised how well run and organised this tour was, we had a great team leader-Hernan, enthusiastic and genuinely a nice guy. It's a small group which suited us. We got to see so much and didn't have to worry about anything. The highlight was Macchu Picchu, which we did on Xmas day( Truly an amazing place!). South America is simply amazing, but being such a large continent ,we felt more comfortable being part of a tour group. Highly recommend Tucan , well organised, great price and lots of tour dates to choose from.”
“We did a 19 day tour from Bolivia to Brazil. What made our tour was our tour guide Neil!!! Nothing was a bother for him. He is so, so knowledgeable and speaks Spanish and Portuguese which was extremely helpful the whole time.”
As one of only two landlocked countries in the Americas, Bolivia is considered one of the world's most remote countries - making it even more exciting to discover! The tourism industry in Bolivia has been slow to start but is quickly picking up pace with most visitors coming for holidays and trips from its neighbouring countries of Brazil and Chile. This country is incredibly diverse when it comes to both geography and culture, with plenty of natural phenomenon and traditional experiences to explore.
Explore the Chincana ruins on Isla del Sol
Snap photos at Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat
Hike the Che Guevara Trail
Visit the indigenous people of the Uros Islands
Take a boat ride across Lake Titicaca
Visit the Witches Market in La Paz
Be very careful when taking a taxi in Bolivia. Robberies and other crimes within taxis are increasingly common, particularly in large cities. Only use a 'radio taxi' - a taxi that has the company name and telephone number on its roof - and take note of the registration number whenever possible.
Bolivian airports are an experience on their own. When arriving, keep all your entry paperwork with you as your hotel will likely ask for it. Upon departure, arrive at least two to three hours early for paperwork processing and be prepared to pay an extra airport tax.
US dollars can be difficult to exchange in Bolivia with many banks and exchange companies only accepting brand new bills. To save yourself the hassle, try to get your hands on some bolivianos (the national currency) before you travel.
Be sure to pack sunscreen for your trip to Bolivia, as UV levels are extremely high.
Be flexible and always have a plan B for your trip to Bolivia. Bolivians have a relaxed sense of time. This, combined with frequent strike and protests, means public transport is often unreliable.