Bolivia expeditions

Bolivia at a glance

Population: 10.4 million

Terrain: Mountains, jungle, lakes, cloud forest, altiplano, salt flats

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Ideas for your students' expedition to Bolivia

Here is just a flavour of the amazing things your students can do on an expedition to Bolivia.

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Expedition phases

Your students choose activities from any of the following phases:

Acclimatisation

From Andes to Amazon

4 days

Acclimatisation is vital in Bolivia due to its high altitude. La Paz is the world's highest capital city.

4 days

To ease yourself into it, one of our most popular acclimatisation treks starts from La Paz and heads down through the Yungas to the sleepy hilltop town of Coroico.

Trekking

Classic trekking in the Bolivian Andes

6 days

Enjoy a range of spectacular vistas of mountains, glaciers and lakes as you trek along the Cordillera Traverse's high-altitude trails. Keen climbers can scale Pico Austria, and take in uninterrupted, panoramic views from its 5,335m summit.

6 days

Project

Projects

Our projects in Bolivia enable teams to work alongside local communities to experience Bolivia's culture and way of life first hand. Many groups work on housing projects for families in need, or the renovation of orphanages and hospitals. Teams can also assist on rural school projects in the Coroico and Lake Titicaca areas.

 

In-Country Agent 

Javier Hinojosa

Javier Hinojosa is our contact in Bolivia and has over 10 years of experience working for World Challenge. He is extremely passionate about our ethos and personally sources all of our projects. 

Factfile

Languages spoken: Spanish, Quechua and Aymara
 
Time zone: GMT -4-5 
 
Interesting fact: Bolivia is the world's only landlocked country to have a Navy which patrols Lake Titicaca!

 

Salar de Uyuni, salt flat

Visiting the Salar de Uyuni, the world's biggest salt flat, is an eerie experience. With nothing but a huge expanse of white against blue sky you'll feel like you're floating. Conditions can be cold and accommodation rustic in such a remote region, but your surroundings will make up for this. Despite the expanse of nothingness, you get the chance to see wildlife, visit a market and hotels made entirely of salt.

Bolivia & Chile

You can combine your trip to Bolivia with chill-out time in Chile.

Visit La Paz

La Paz, the world's highest capital city. Acclimatisation is vital in Bolivia due to its high altitude

Eradicate sub-human housing in El Alto, La Paz

World Challenge has been working with Habitat For Humanity Bolivia for several years completing successful projects in various areas of Bolivia. Alongside professional tradesmen, one team has recently helped a family build their home. This gave the team a sense of achievement and tangible results.

In 2014

13 teams

worked at five project sites, including eco projects focusing on housing and renovating schools and orphanages across the country.

Rest & Relaxation

Birthplace of the Incas

Isla del Sol – or Island of the Sun – lies in the waters of the world's highest navigable lake, Lake Titicaca. With a host of ancient ruins, many paths to wander and not a vehicle in sight, this is a mystical place to relax and contemplate your expedition achievements.

Bolivia is a country synonymous with adventure. Challenge yourself with high-altitude trekking or explore the jungle lowlands of the Amazon Basin. Experience the strong indigenous culture, visit Lake Titicaca to the north or the breathtaking salt flats to the south – you won't be disappointed!
James, our Bolivia Expedition Planning Manager

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expedition for your students

Mountains, jungle, lakes, cloud forest, altiplano, salt flats