Practic information

turistas

TEMPERATURE
The daytime temperature fluctuates between 15 and 18 degrees centigrade while at night drops considerably and during the winter (June to August) Ices. The rainy season begins in November and ends in March.

On the heights or in the Andes (more than 3,000 meters high).
The weather is pretty hard.

The valleys (or Yunga Region).
It’s warmer, with a humid subtropical climate. The average annual temperature is 23 degrees Celsius.

In the tropical zone of the plateaus (East).
The average temperature is 30 degrees Celsius. The rainy season begins in December and ends in March.

We RECOMMEND
– Use boots or sneakers walks.
– Drink plenty of fluids in your excursions.

WATER
In Bolivia almost all water is potable, but the chemical content varies by location. To avoid problems, we recommend that you always drink bottled water.

VISAS
All passengers should contact the Bolivian Embassy in your country and verify that visa will need. Visa requirements are subject to change.

LANGUAGE
The official language of Bolivia is Spanish. Among all languages and dialects used by different ethnic groups, the Aymara (in the plateau) and Quechua (mountain) are the most widely spoken. In cities and communities near the border with Paraguay Guaraní languages are also spoken.

COIN
The Bolivian official currency is the Bolivian; Its symbol is Bs. There are coins of 10, 20, 50 cents and 1 and 2 Bs .; Notes 5, 10, 20, 50, 100 and 200Bs. They are also in circulation. In major cities, travelers can change their foreign currency, mainly US dollars – no problem.

TIP
Although tipping is a personal matter, we propose to have a general idea of what is usually done: Most restaurants add a 10% gratuity to the bill. The total tip should represent roughly 15%. Goalkeepers will receive $ 1US per bag. Taxi drivers do not expect a tip.
Guides:
Full day excursion: $ 6US per person.
Half day tour: $ 3US per person.

PHOTOGRAPH
If you are taking pictures of local people, always ask permission before. Your guide can assist you in this. Do not take pictures of military installations or airports. You can take photos in most of the monuments and museums.

ELECTRICITY
The voltage in Bolivia is 220 volts AC, 60 Hz.

HEALTH
Tourists from countries where there are cases of yellow fever must present a vaccination certificate to enter Bolivia. That is the only document requested immunization, but, you, as a precaution, you should consult your doctor and, if necessary, be vaccinated against hepatitis A, cholera and tetanus.

ALTITUDE
La Paz: 3,650 m.s.n.m
Sucre: 2,750 m.s.n.m
Potosi: 4,070 m.s.n.m
Copacabana: 3,841 m.s.n.m.
Santa Cruz: 437 m.s.n.m
Cochabamba: 2500 m.s.n.m

GASTRONOMY
City of La Paz offers a varied menu that includes the best of traditional Bolivian dishes, the most exquisite selection of international dishes and also globalized fast food.
Sucre is famous throughout Bolivia for the quality of its chocolates and sweets.
There is an interesting variety of restaurants, most of which offer typical dishes in Potosi; however, very few recipes that prepare international cuisine.

 

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