Bolivia Tourism

At any time of the year, Bolivia is awash in stark beauty. There are a few different factors when trying to decide when to go to Bolivia. The elevation of Bolivia has its extreme changes, so you can expect the temperature too vary a great deal, as well, so taking time getting to know a little bit about the country as you plan your next trip will help you avoid any unexpected surprises.

Three types of geography distinguish the regions of Bolivia. The first, and the highest, is known as the Altiplano. This area, though lacking in vegetation, is where some 70% of the population lives. The southeastern part of the country is a thriving agricultural community. The lowland tropics that make up the part of the country that falls into the Amazon basin has the warmest temperatures and is the most challenging to navigate in the humid summer air.

La Paz, situated in the highlands of the Altiplano stays very dry year round, while the Tuichi River basin sees constant rain and is prone to flooding. Bolivia travel is easiest during the dry winter, where most parts of the country is accessible.

The lavish beauty of summer makes you understand how the people that lived this high an elevation came to worship the sun. Many visitors come in the summer for the festival season, where events beckon such ad the Bolivian version of carnival to Inti Raymi, a lavish event with hundreds of participants reenacting an ancient ceremony dedicated to the Sun God.

Bolivia seasons are similar to most, although weather conditions may vary across the country. April to October is the summer, and the frequent rain makes travel a challenge.

Carnival is a festival usually sometime in February, that is celebrated all throughout South America and the Caribbean. It is good to be aware that during holidays, travel can be hectic with bigger crowds in airports and more traffic on the roads.

Winter in the highlands of the Andes draws you into a quiet, compelling mood. The air in highland cities such as La Paz is very cold in the winter, and the air is quite thin, which may make some visitors uncomfortable. The abundance of sunny skies and clear roads make up for the inconvenience of Bolivia seasons. Decide what parts of Bolivia and take into the kinds of activities you are going to enjoy ahead of time so you can create a sensible plan of when to go to Bolivia.

Following is a list of the upcoming major holidays:

Public Holidays 2005
1.1.2005 New Year's Day.
2.2 Carnival.
3.25 Good Friday.
5.1 Labor Day.
5.26 Corpus Christi.
8.6 Independence Day.
9.2 Labor Day.
11.1 All Saints' Day.
12.25 Christmas Day.

Public Holidays 2006
1.11.2006 New Year's Day.
2.27 Carnival.
4.14 Good Friday.
5.1 Labor Day.
6.15 Corpus Christi.
8.6 Independence Day.
9.2 Labor Day.
11. 1 All Saints' Day.
2.25 Christmas Day.

Eco tours to the Amazon are at their best in the summer, when the Bolivia travel season is in full swing, eco lodges are full of interesting, like-minded adventurers, and the Bolivia Tours to the upper Amazon basin are in full swing. Pink river dolphins of the southeastern lowlands and brilliant macaws of the dense, humid jungle will leave you speechless. This thrilling, exotic country makes a lasting impression upon the visitor that continues long after the trip has ended.

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