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|FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT TRAVEL IN BOLIVIA|
1) HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET TO BOLIVIA?
To La Paz on a non-stop flight: From Miami From New York From Los Angeles 6 hours via Miami via Miami
2) HOW DO I GET AROUND BOLIVIA ONCE I'M THERE?
Bolivia's main tourist destinations - La Paz and Lake Titicaca - are connected by good paved roads taking about an hour. Other major destinations, such as Sucre-Potosi and Cochabamba, are reached by daily air service.
There is a Visit Bolivia Airpass but if you are doing only one destination reached by air, regular roundtrip fares generally provide the lesser expensive way to get there.
3) WHAT ARE THE MOST IMPORTANT PLACES TO VISIT ONCE THERE?
La Paz is well worth 3 or 4 days, depending upon the number of day excursions you elect to take from La Paz and your interest in shopping. After La Paz, the most import places to visit and the average stay are:
Sucre, Potosi and Tarabuco
3 days-2 nights
4 days-3 nights
3 days-2 nights
4) WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT BOLIVIA?
The seasons are reversed from the United States, but because the most popular places are high altitude (La Paz 11,000 ft; Lake Titicaca 13,000 ft; Sucre 8,000 ft, Potosi 14,000 ft) it is always pleasant to cool by day and cool to cold by night. June through August is their winter and it can be very cold on the Altiplano, especially when the winds blow, but it is also when the skies are the most cloud free and the vistas crystal clear. Cochabamba (3,000 ft) enjoys a springlike weather most of the year.
For more specific weather information on selected cities, click here.
5) IS IT SAFE TO TRAVEL IN BOLIVIA?
Yes, providing once again that you follow normal precautions just as you would at home. And you should take special precautions for crowded bustling Indian markets in major metropolitan areas.
6) WHAT ENTRY DOCUMENTS DO I NEED?
U.S. citizens need a valid passport and an entry form-tourist card which is provided by your air carrier either at the ticket counter when checking in for your flight to Bolivia or once on-board. (NOTE: Other nationalities should check with the nearest Bolivian Consulate to determine correct entry requirements.)
7) WHAT OTHER COUNTRIES CAN I VISIT AT THE SAME TIME?
Bolivia is generally visited one of three ways: A) As a single destination - going only to Bolivia and visiting multiple places within the country B) In conjunction with Peru, for a two country Inca and Indian program C) In conjunction with Ecuador and Peru for an "Andes" program