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Where to travel in Bolivia

[ 0 ] October 6, 2011

Bolivia is one of the most popular backpacking destinations in South America. Not only is it home to the Amazon Basin and the beautiful salt flats, it’s by far the cheapest country to explore.

Read on to see which are the best places to visit in Bolivia – and don’t forget to let us know your plans on Twitter or Facebook!

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1) La Paz

Travelling from Peru? Most backpackers bus it straight to the capital, La Paz.  Here you can test your nerve on Death Road, book the salt flats tour and party hard 24/7.

2) Rurrenabaque

Swim with pink dolphins in the Amazon! Book the Pampas Tour from La Paz and head north up to Rurrenabaque for a 3-day canoe trip. Highly recommended.

3) Sucre

Sucre is a pretty city to explore if you’re heading south. Fancy a giggle? Hop onboard the dinosaur bus for an unusual afternoon at Parque Cretacico. Afterwards sip coffee in one of the many sun-drenched cafes…

4) Potosi

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Don't miss the 3-day salt flats tour in Bolivia

Many travellers head to Potosi to visit the cooperative mines and experience the terrible working conditions that hundreds of men are forced to endure. There’s little else to see here so if you’re not keen on claustrophobic tunnels then you might want to give this one a miss.

5) Salar de Uyuni

Unmissable! You can book the salt flats tour from La Paz, Tupiza or Uyuni itself. See pictures of the salt flats here and start planning your trip today.

6) Tupiza

If you like horse riding and want to see some beautiful scenery then Tupiza certainly delivers. Check out our photo gallery here to see why we fell in love…

Looking for more things to do in South America? Check out what Peru has to offer and don’t forget to read our advice section for top tips on staying safe.

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[ 0 ] August 4, 2011

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Swim with pink dolphins in the Amazon

[ 2 ] July 15, 2011

Fancy swimming with pink dolphins, hunting for anacondas and playing with squirrel monkeys? Book the Pampas Tour in Bolivia and enjoy an action-packed adventure in the Amazon.

Local guides will take you on a fascinating journey through Santa Rosa National Park where you’ll experience wildlife at its most natural.

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Local guide points out the wildlife on the Pampas Tour - Pictures of the Pampas Tour - Fabulous Travel Guide

What to expect

You’ll leave Rurrenabaque and travel through the Amazon on a motorised canoe. Watch out for howler monkeys swinging through the trees,  hawks swooping overhead and snakes slithering into the water.

You’ll also get the chance to swim with pink dolphins, hunt for anacondas and fish for piranahs. During the evenings relax in hammocks, play on the rope swing or watch the sunset with a cold beer (pictured below).

Sunset on the Pampas Tour in Bolivia - Pictures of the Pampas Tour - Fabulous Travel Guide

Sunset on the Pampas Tour in Bolivia - Pictures of the Pampas Tour - Fabulous Travel Guide

Booking your tour

A 3-day adventure booked through Honey Tours costs from 700bs (£60) and includes 2 nights’ accommodation in a jungle lodge and food. This doesn’t include park entrance (150bs) and transport to Rurrenabaque (80bs bus one way from La Paz). You may also need to stay in Rurrenabaque on the final night. We stayed at Residential Jabon and it was only 20bs.

Looking for things to do in South America? Don’t miss the stunning Colca Canyon and if you love a good hike make sure you sign up for the Lost City trek in Colombia.

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