Plan your trip to Bolivia
The following are links to our recommended agencies for you to plan all aspects of your trip to Bolivia.
As our international office is based in the UK, some of these recommendations are only relevant to UK residents. If you have a recommendation of a flight agent/insurance provider etc. from other parts of the world, please let us know and we will add it to the list.
FLIGHTS – UK Residents
Long haul flight specialists. Can arrange both intercontinental flights and flights within Bolivia and South America.
INSURANCE – UK Residents
The British Mountaineering Council lead the way in specialised insurance for mountaineering. We have inspected their policies in full and you will be covered for all Bolivian Mountains activities through them. The "Alpine and Ski" policy is sufficient for our standard itineraries. (NB. If you choose to take out your insurance with another provider, ensure that they do cover you for ice climbing (if you plan to do some) AND that there is not a maximum limit to the altitude you are covered up to.
INJECTIONS AND MALARIA
Medical Advisory Service for Travellers Abroad will give you up to date advice on medical issues in all areas you plan to travel.
EQUIPMENT – UK Residents
There are many outdoor stores to choose from. The above has been recommended since all those who work there know the kit they sell intimately and have been recommended by several of our clients.
EQUIPMENT – US Residents
Tent and Trails have an excellent range of products, competitive prices and top level expertise to help advise with any purchase.
GROUND ARRANGEMENTS AND OTHER TOURS OUT IN BOLIVIA
We are happy to arrange any aspect of your time on the ground in Bolivia. We are also happy to recommend to you the operators we use, if you would prefer to arrange it directly. If we do arrange it for you, we will charge a small commission for our services (5%) on top of the rate you would normally pay if you arrange it directly.
Below are a selection of agencies and suggestions you might find useful.
La Paz has a huge wealth of downhill routes within close range of the city, not least the "Road of Death" from La Paz to Coroico. This (mountain biking) comes very highly recommended.
Specialists in jungle and pampas expeditions in and around Rurrenabaque and the Madidi National Park. Tours from 1 day to 17 days.
UYUNI SALT FLATS
Colque can arrange tours to the awe-inspiring Uyuni Salt Flats either starting from La Paz or from Uyuni.
SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES
If you are planning on spending a few weeks on a Spanish language course, we recommend the Academia Latinoamericana in Sucre. It is a very professional school and the city itself is a beautiful place to spend a few weeks.
Bolivian Mountains actively supports the Inti Wara Yassi Foundation, which runs the Parque Machia and Ambue Ari wild animal sanctuaries. Volunteers are needed to work with the care of rescued animals (monkeys, parrots, ocelots and pumas) for a minimum of 2 weeks.
Feel free to contact us for information on any other areas of the country.