A Gap Year in Bolivia

Why go backpacking in Bolivia?

Bolivia feels like ‘real’ South America. Bolivians are largely poor but resilient, and proudly maintain their traditions. About half the population are descended from indigenous Aymaran and Quechuan ancestry, and may only speak partial Spanish let alone English so positive gestures, expressions and body language will get you far.

Bolivia has some amazing experiences to offer, from drinking coca tea, touring the iconic Salt Flats and cycling the ‘Death Road’ outside capital La Paz, to the colonial delights of Sucre, Lake Titicaca and Isla del Sol. There are also numerous opportunities to volunteer with native wildlife or work on important conservation projects.

Things to do in Bolivia

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Southern Trans Oceanic Quito to Rio via Buenos Aires

from £2475

69 days

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, Peru

Explore the Amazon Jungle, Hike the famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, view the stunning Iguazu Falls and spend time...

Villa Maria Community & Expedition

from £2890

66 days

Bolivia, Peru

Take part in our community outreach project in one of Peru's poorest shanty towns, before embarking on an adrenaline filled...

Kingdoms & Carnivals

from £3545

84 - 105 days

Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Peru

An adventure for anyone yearning for an awesome road trip around South America’s most famous sites and undiscovered corners, from...

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