Get Inspired / South America / Bolivia Experience Bolivia, South America Share on email Print this article Share on Facebook Get Inspired / South America / Bolivia Experience Bolivia, South America story by: Contiki Landlocked and breathtakingly high, Bolivia is perhaps the most authentic of South American countries. Its remote location, perched in the Andes Mountains, has helped keep its ancient traditions alive. About 60 per cent of Bolivia’s population trace their heritage back to indigenous South American peoples so it’s a country rich in cultures that have changed little over the centuries. Even in La Paz, the world’s highest capital city at more than 3700 metres, women dress in voluminous petticoats, vibrantly coloured shawls and bowler hats. Meet many of these ladies in the city’s dynamic street markets where you can pick up everything from an iPod or an alpaca jersey to bits of dried llama in the Witchdoctor’s Market. You will encounter llamas in the Andean wilderness and discover one of the world’s largest salt flats and its resident pink flamingos. There are piranha lurking in some of Bolivia’s Amazonian jungle waterways and much friendlier river dolphins in others. Lake Titicaca is an almost mystical destination. One of the world’s highest lakes it nestles under the dramatic Cordillera Real mountains, it is also the birthplace of the Children of the Sun, the Inca. Wander among the atmospheric Inca ruins on Isla de la Sol and glide over the turquoise waters in a traditional reed boat. Bolivia Fast Facts: Country Name: Rebublic of Bolivia Population: 9.7 Million Capital: La Paz Languages: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara Currency: Bolivano Time Zone: 16 hours behind New Zealand (17 hours with daylight saving) Electricity: Current is 220V, 50HZ Plug is a 2 point round-pin adaptor Enquire Now First name* Last name* Email* Phone How can we help? My preferred House of Travel Store* Select Outlet Auckland Albany: Auckland North Botany Junction: Auckland South Browns Bay: Auckland North Devonport: Auckland North Ellerslie: Auckland Central Hobsonville: Auckland West Howick: Auckland East Milford: Auckland North New Lynn: LynnMall Auckland West Newmarket: Auckland Central Orewa: Auckland North Parnell: Auckland Central Ponsonby: Auckland Central Remuera: Auckland Central St Heliers: Auckland East Takanini: Auckland South Takapuna: Auckland North Whangaparaoa: Auckland North Bay of Plenty Mt Maunganui Papamoa Rotorua Tauranga CBD the Crossing Canterbury Ashburton Barrington: Christchurch South Christchurch City: Christchurch Central Ferrymead: Christchurch East High Street Lanes: Christchurch Central Hornby: Christchurch West Merivale: Christchurch Central Northlands: Papanui Christchurch North Rangiora Riccarton: Christchurch Central Shirley: Christchurch North Timaru Upper Riccarton: Christchurch West Hawke's Bay / Gisborne Havelock North Jenny Nilsson: Hastings Nelson / Marlborough Blenheim Motueka Nelson Richmond Northland Kerikeri: Northland Whangarei: Northland Otago / Southland Alexandra Balclutha Dunedin Lakers Gore Lakers Invercargill Oamaru Wakatipu: Queenstown Wanaka Taranaki / Manawatu Broadway: Palmerston North New Plymouth Stephen Parsons: Palmerston North Wanganui Waikato Calder & Lawson: Hamilton East Cambridge Coromandel: Whangamata Hamilton: Hamilton Central Matamata Morrinsville Taupo Te Awamutu Wellington / Wairarapa Featherston Street: Wellington City Hunter St CBD: Wellington City Johnsonville: Wellington North Kapiti Coast: Paraparaumu Lower Hutt: Wellington North Masterton West Coast Greymouth Hokitika Westport I would like to receive email updates on the latest HOT holiday deals HOT Privacy Statement * required fields Similar Journeys Add or remove from Wishlist Eat your way around South America Read more Add or remove from Wishlist When to visit South America, season by season Read more Done this? Tell your friends about it.