Tips for a Wonderful Trip to Bolivia

Bolivia is another beautiful country with lots of enticing tourist attractions to offer. However, like many other countries in South America, Bolivia can be quite intimidating for first timers. Recently there have been many political protests and demonstrations in the country which kind of disturbed its peaceful streets. Nevertheless, many tourists still opt to go here and witness their mesmerizing tourist attractions. So if you plan to travel around this country here are some tips that you can follow.

1.   Take your time. Unlike the western countries here, people don’t move too fast. In fact bus rides and flights can get cancelled if they are not full enough. It is normal in Bolivia. So don’t stress. Just chill and relax. Why don’t you enjoy the lovely scenery as you wait?

2.   Be flexible. Things can really get rough in Bolivia.  Cars can take hours. The weather can get bad. But hey, it is all part of the adventure. So feel at home to this amazing country and be more adaptable to the inevitable changes. We suggest you always have Plan B if Plan A does not work.

3.   Be prepared for a long bus ride. Bus rides in Bolivia can usually take 12 to 15 hours in order to reach your next destination. Unfortunately, this is the cheapest way to get around the country but if you are not on a budget travel, you can skip the buses and rent your own car. The good news is, these buses travel by night so you can just sleep through the ride. You won’t even feel like you’re on the bus at all. Just make sure you book the right bus. The buses are quite big and the seats are comfortable. They have leg rest where you can stretch your weary legs and rest.

4.   Learn the public transports in Bolivia if you want to save money on your travel. There are many options you can try such as radio taxis, independent taxis, trufis, or the minis. The trufis is a kind of shared taxis and is oftentimes the safest option. You can actually agree with some tourists to ride with you and tour around Bolivia together.5.   Don’t miss the Teleferico. A trip to Bolivia is not complete without riding its Teleferico, the world’s highest cable car. You can ride the Teleferico from La Paz and only spend $.45 USD. It is also faster than other rides.

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