Bolivians are a friendly and hospitable people and therefore it is safer to travel than some other South American countries. Yet common sense is inevitable to stay safe. For example valuables shouldn’t be shown in public and licensed taxis are best to take. Also you shouldn’t be outside alone in the dark or fall for scams like “non-uniformed policemen”.
From May-October might be the best time to travel, as the rainy season is in November-March, during which time roads can be blocked due to heavy rains flooding the streets. However March-November in Bolivia is Winter time and therefore quite cold in the highlands.
Anyway it depends on what exactly you would like to see and where you would like to go.
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Bolivias currency is the Bolivianos. It can be really difficult exchanging money in advance, but once in Bolivia it is quite easy. However not every currency is easily changed. US Dollars are no problem at all and can be changed directly at the airport, where rates are higher though, or in the cities. For example Euros, Canadian Dollars or Pounds on the other hand are a lot harder to change.
No, If you are from the following countries you don’t need a visa to visit Bolivia, although you are allowed to stay a maximum of 90 days per year. Please keep in mind that your passport needs to be valid for 6 months as of entry date into the country.
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Yes, you need to be vaccinated against the Yellow Fever. However it is inevitable to contact your doctor or the Ministry of Foreign affairs in your country of origin to get informed about the latest requirements to enter Bolivia and to stay healthy.
There are some things to consider like for example the altitude, but apart from that, Bolivia is a great destination to travel to with kids thanks to its many activities and numerous unique places. Endless Salt Flats, geysers, color/changing lakes and diverse animal and plant species are just the beginning.
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In Bolivia the most common plugs use a two-pin, round prong like several countries in Europe do. However there sometimes are the two flat prongs which are also used in North America. Usually also the frequencies are about 220-230 volt but some older buildings like in La Paz might only have 110 volt. So please make sure to check in advance.
It depends on what items you personally need but keep in mind that the lighter you pack the easier and more enjoyable it will be to get around. However you shouldn’t forget to pack some of the following units:
Basically the Salt Flats can be visited all around the year. However during the wet season, when there is water on some parts of the flat, it cannot be crossed for hours. At this time some sites like the Fish Island are impossible to reach. Therefore in this season the trips are more likely to be shorter and closer to the town.
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