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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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Test your nerve on Death Road, Bolivia

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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PHOTO OF THE WEEK: Sol de Mañana geyser basin

[ 0 ] July 13, 2011

Planning a trip to Bolivia? Don’t miss the stunning Sol de Mañana geyser basin – a geothermal field of intense volcanic activity and thermal springs.

Sol de Manana Geyser basin - Salt flats tour, Bolivia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Sol de Manana Geyser basin - Salt flats tour, Bolivia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Like what you see? Check out more beautiful photos and see what else there is to do in South America! Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter for more updates!

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Visit the world’s largest salt flats in Bolivia

[ 1 ] July 10, 2011

Planning to travel through Bolivia? Visit the world’s largest salt flats and explore the 12,106 sq km playground that attracts backpackers from all over the world.

The isolated landscape, which was formed when prehistoric lakes dried up to leave layers of salt, is a jaw-dropping sight. The flat surfaces stretch as far as the eye can see, made all the whiter by endless expanses of bright blue sky.

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Salt flats tour, Uyuni - Pictures of the salt flats in Bolivia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Booking your tour

Tours can be booked through La Paz, Uyuni or Tupiza and cost around 250bs (£22) for one day. A three-day tour costs from 750bs (£66) and includes 2 nights accommodation, transport in a 6-person jeep and food.

As well as the salt flats, you’ll see active volcanoes, eye-popping lagoons (including Laguna Colorada and Laguna Verde) and the stunning Desierto de Siloli.

Sol de Manana Geyser basin - Salt flats tour, Bolivia - Fabulous Travel Guide

Sol de Manana Geyser basin - Salt flats tour, Bolivia - Fabulous Travel Guide

You’ll end the tour with a trip to Sol de Manana (pictured above) to observe the geyser basin at sunrise – a strangely eery sight that is like nowhere else on earth.

TOP TIP Pack warm clothes! The salt flats are perched 3653m above sea level and temperatures plumet to below freezing at night.

See more pictures of the salt flats in Uyuni and see what else there is to do in Bolivia – from Death Road to visiting the working mines.

SEE PICTURES: Death Road, Bolivia

SEE PICTURES: Death Road, Bolivia

[ 2 ] May 30, 2011

Planning to do Death Road in Bolivia? 36 people have died on this route in the last 15 years – the last just 6 months ago –  so you need to be extremely careful.

Despite the risks, you’ll probably end up booking a bike tour and having the time of your life! Check out our experience of Death Road…

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Thinking about taking on Death Road in Bolivia? See pictures of the world's most dangerous road!

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Death Road complete!" src="http://fabuloustravelguide.com/wp-content/flagallery/death-road-in-pictures/thumbs/thumbs_img_1675.jpg"][img title="PICTURES Death Road, Bolivia - Photos of Death Road - Fabulous Travel Guide" alt="Almost at the end!" src="http://fabuloustravelguide.com/wp-content/flagallery/death-road-in-pictures/thumbs/thumbs_p5180099.jpg"][img title="PICTURES Death Road, Bolivia - Photos of Death Road - Fabulous Travel Guide" alt="Celebrating as we finish Death Road... alive!" src="http://fabuloustravelguide.com/wp-content/flagallery/death-road-in-pictures/thumbs/thumbs_p5180100.jpg"]

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How to survive Death Road

[ 4 ] May 28, 2011

Death Road in Bolivia is considered to be the most dangerous road in the world – and it’s not for the faint hearted. 36 people have died here in the last 15 years – the last just 6 months ago.

Despite the risks, hundreds of backpackers sign up for bike tours every week, eager to experience the hairpin bends, rocky paths and steep cliff edges. Most people love it – some hate it. Either way make sure you understand the dangers before making a decision.

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Death Road, Bolivia – How to survive Death Road – Fabulous Travel Guide
Booking your tour

Nearly every hostel in La Paz offers tours but it’s essential that you do your research. Choose an agency that offers double suspension bikes and good equipment (including full helmets, shin pads, knee pads, wind-proof clothes and gloves).

There should be a guide leading the group and a van following at all times, carrying spare tyres, oxygen tanks, a stretcher and all of your backpacks.

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Death Road van – Staying safe on Death Road – Fabulous Travel Guide

Reliable agencies include Gravity and Altitude (book through Wild Rover hostel). We went with the latter and had a great time with the instructors. Not only were they great fun (and provided beers, t-shirts and a free DVD at the end!), they took their jobs seriously and gave us plenty of advice.

Day tours cost from 500 Bolivianos (£45) and include hostel pickup, snacks, water, coke, and buffet lunch. If you book with Altitude they take you to a hostel with a swimming pool where you can cool off and celebrate!

Love adrenaline-pumping adventures? See what else there is do in South America – from zip lining to sandboarding.

PICTURES Death Road in Bolivia

Thinking about taking on Death Road in Bolivia? See pictures of the world's most dangerous road!

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Death Road complete!" src="http://fabuloustravelguide.com/wp-content/flagallery/death-road-in-pictures/thumbs/thumbs_img_1675.jpg"][img title="PICTURES Death Road, Bolivia - Photos of Death Road - Fabulous Travel Guide" alt="Almost at the end!" src="http://fabuloustravelguide.com/wp-content/flagallery/death-road-in-pictures/thumbs/thumbs_p5180099.jpg"][img title="PICTURES Death Road, Bolivia - Photos of Death Road - Fabulous Travel Guide" alt="Celebrating as we finish Death Road... alive!" src="http://fabuloustravelguide.com/wp-content/flagallery/death-road-in-pictures/thumbs/thumbs_p5180100.jpg"]
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