One of the most perplexing South American nation, Bolivia in itself is an off-road adventure and a treat for your senses with its panoramic landscapes, multi-layered culture, exotic species and its rugged old world beauty. Buckle up for some heart-thumping adventures because living on the edge has a whole other definition in Bolivia. With its soaring paragliding and roaring white-water rafting in La Paz, our gap year programs are all about helping you push your own limits. Click up a storm as you explore the Bolivian Salt Flats which is nothing short of magical. Play amazing tricks on your cameras and capture the essence of this wide stretching mirror! A gap year is all about immersing in the local culture, and tasting Bolivian food is certainly a big part of it. Taste a fiesta in your mouth and let Bolivia take on a journey like no other on your gap year.
Bolivia is a South American country that has the most diverse terrain housing the Andean mountains, the Atacama Desert and the Amazon rainforests, offering an adventurous trail to all its visitors. Bordered by Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Chile and Peru, this country has a rich history and it'll be a great opportunity for you to know more about the Bolivian culture and heritage during your gap year. Club your Bolivia expedition with that of other South American countries. Hike up the mountains, zip line through the forests and explore the UNESCO World Heritage Sites that'd leave you awestruck! Go Discover Abroad is here to cater your needs and provide you the most budget-friendly trips for your gap year.
Gap Year in Bolivia
Tours in Bolivia
If a South American adventure is what you’re seeking, how about looking beyond the done to death destinations and exploring the amazingly diverse Bolivia. Immerse yourself in the local culture and get to know more about the indigenous populace of the country as you embark on a Bolivian odyssey with us. Doesn’t matter if you’ve got a long break or a scope for a short trip only, our tour itineraries are made to accommodate your travel duration to give you the best of Bolivian experiences on your travels. From treading down the amazing Salt Flats to enjoying a village homestay, from a day out on a boat in Lake Titicaca to witnessing the looming silver mine in Potosi- our ours are all ready to serve Bolivia to you on a platter! Come join our group of travelers and experience Bolivia’s uniqueness.
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All travelers belonging to the countries in Group 2 category need to acquire a visa for traveling in Bolivia. There are 3 categories based on whether you’d need to have a visa for traveling to Bolivia and you can check out which category your country falls in and if you need to acquire a visa before traveling to Bolivia. You can go ahead with your Visa application through an online portal and here’s how you can go about it.
Whatever suits you best! It’s completely your choice whether you want to go for a soul-searching solo adventure or some roof-raising time with your bunch of BFFs, or have a romantic getaway with your partner- our programs will accommodate you in any which way. If you are coming in a group of more than 5, we can also provide you with customized packages as well as amazing discounts.
Most of our adventure tours do not have a single supplement. This means that accommodation will be provided on a twin sharing basis, and if you are traveling alone, you’ll be sharing a room with another one of GDA’s traveler of the same sex. What could be better than bonding with your new travel mates and making amazing new friends along the way of your journey?
Some tours have optional single supplement for couples and solo travelers and a private room can be availed at an extra cost. The cost and details vary by trip so we suggest you to get in touch with your coordinators regarding the same beforehand.
If you’re traveling alone you’ll find some awesome travel mates along the way, and if you’re coming in a group, then you’ll get a chance to add a few more crazy adventurers into your gang. In case you want to get in touch with others who are traveling to the Cuba, you can join our Facebook Group and chitchat with your fellow travelers!
You need to buy your Medical and Travel Insurance before setting out for your trip. GDA also provides the insurance facilities, at an additional cost.
Yes! We always advise our travelers to get some pre-nights and post-nights booking done if they want to explore more upon arrival or continue with their travels after the tour ends. In most cases, we can arrange additional accommodation at our starting or ending hotels, excluding European tours. If we are unable to provide you with the extra nights we will give you the name of a hotel you can contact directly. Please also note that extra accommodations must be booked outside of 30 days of departure.
Most of our adventures, apart from the volunteering programs do not include Airport transfers. We advise our travelers to arrange for a Taxi on Arrival as it is the most economical and efficient way to go about this. If you would prefer a pre-arranged transfer, we can provide the same for you at an additional cost from your point of Arrival. Do get in touch with your coordinators for more information.
You will need to carry extra money for personal expenses, add-on tours, eating out while traveling Bolivia. For basic personal expenses, a budget of 50-60 USD per week is more than sufficient barring the extra costs of add-on activities. If you’re planning on using credit/debit card in Bolivia, it is advised to let your bank know about your travels beforehand so that they don’t suspicious of your account activity. We also advise all our participants to keep an emergency fund of 200 USD only to be used in case of an emergency, if one arises.
We advise our participants to get in touch with their physicians regarding vaccination requirements and get the ones as instructed. The recommended vaccinations for traveling in Bolivia are Hepatitis A&B, Typhoid, Rabies, Malaria and Yellow Fever. Zika virus is a risk in Bolivia and travelers should take necessary precautions to prevent any mosquito bites.
You will be on the move a lot so our advice for you is to pack light. Smart, casual look and layering is the way to go when traveling in Bolivia. Pack light layers like T-shirts, camisoles, dresses for summers and some warmer layers like long-sleeved shirts and sweaters for winter. Weather is generally unpredictable throughout the year and the various regions experience diverse weather. The highland plains or the Altiplano which you will be frequenting during your travels in Bolivia are a bit on the colder side, so windcheater jackets and light woolens would be a great option for you. The wet season runs through October-March and we’d advise you to pack in those water resistant jackets if you can to stay dry.