Uyuni is best known as the home of the world’s largest salt flats and the incredible scenery of southwestern Bolivia. But the town of Uyuni is also the haunting resting place of the rusting remains of dozens trains. A brief history of the Uyuni Train Cemetery The small Andean town of Uyuni is in the …
Bolivia is one of the more challenging South American countries for a road trip. Often the roads are dangerous, narrow and follow cliff edges. Brutal washboard tracks are punishing on both the vehicle and our bones. And the altitude can leave us breathless – if not careful, high altitude can be a killer.
But with a sensible approach to increasing our altitude, the pay back from Bolivia is more than worth the challenge!
From the snow-capped Andean peaks, the world’s largest salt flats and highest customs office to the kaleidoscope of lagoons, Bolivia showcases some of the best South American landscapes on offer. And we love it!
Explore Bolivia with us through our guides and inspire your own Bolivian travel plans.
Our Bolivian overland route
So far, we’ve travelled Bolivia’s southwest and southeastern corners. Further into our South America overland trip we’ll return to explore the south and north of Bolivia too.
As our journey progresses, we’ll keep this map updated so you can see our route. And if you have any recommendations of hidden gems and less touristy places to visit, drop us a line to let us know about them.
Bolivia travel guides
We use our travel guide every day and with limited wifi availability, it’s a fantastic source of inspiration. Coupled with our mapping software with thousands of points of interest, its an integral part of our route planning too. Buy yours now.
Take a little time to read a few of our Bolivia posts
If you’re travelling through South America and want to improve your language skills, learning Spanish in Sucre, Bolivia is a no-brainer. Here’s our guide to going back to school and improving your communication skills so you get more from your travels around this amazing continent. Why we needed to learn Spanish in Latin America “Dónde …
Tarabuco market is 60 kilometres southeast of Sucre in Bolivia and sits at almost 3300 metres above sea level. It’s a key weekly event for the Yampara, the indigenous people of the area. From Saturday evening, traders travel from miles around to set up their stalls. The Tarabuco Sunday market is Bolivia’s largest rural market …
We’re not huge fans of cities but Sucre changed all that for us. Renowned for its laid back atmosphere and peaceful ambiance, Sucre drew us in. In fact, we loved Sucre so much we might even come back and settle here for a short time. There’s loads of things to do in Sucre too and it’s …