WWF Escape to the Andes

We visited the Andean school which was built by World Expeditions and presented the children with books, pens, pencils etc which some of us had brought from Australia. The extra weight was worthwhile when we saw the expressions on the children’s faces. I could never imagine children in Australia smiling so broadly at being given an exercise book and pen!

Jean Hampson | Queensland, Australia
 

Bolivia

Bolivia

Take an adventure holiday in BOLIVIA with World Expeditions, one of the world’s leading travel companies.

Bolivia is a small landlocked country, much of which is made up of gaunt mountain ranges and the high harsh, tough beautiful altiplano. The central western part of the country is the most inhabited and contains the capital, La Paz.This fascinating city is of a mostly Indian population and is stunningly located - in a great deep "bowl" several hundred metres below the level of the surrounding altiplano. This odd location was chosen by the Spanish founding fathers of the city in 1548 to avoid the cold winters suffered above on the plateau.The streets of the city slope steeply in places, with the Indian population living on the terraced sides of the "bowl" above the business, shopping and wealthier residential districts.

Lake Titicaca, which forms part of the border between Peru and Bolivia is also in this region. This is a huge inland sea - at 12,500' (3,800m) the highest navigable waterway in the world.

The altiplano is a high and rather bleak land with very clear air, little rainfall and very little true agriculture. The poor soil is mainly given over to the grazing of the famous animals of the region - namely the llama, alpaca and wild vicuna.The llamas are a pack animal and both the llama and especially the alpaca arebred for their wool.Farming on the whole is unrewarding here - mostly potatoes, maize and millet is grown. Much of this plateau stands above a breathtaking 4,000 metres (13,100') and the population here is almost exclusively Aymara and Quechua.


Featured Adventures

Andes & Altiplano Trek

Trekking in the Andes is an exhilarating experience. After savouring the delights of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we commence our seven day trek through the Andean wilderness to Machu Picchu. Our journey continues across the Altiplano to Bolivia for our second trek in the remote Condoriri region before continuing onto La Paz.
22 days |
Reviews 1

Best of Peru & Bolivia

Few trips to Peru and Bolivia can possibly offer so much variety in less than 3 weeks. Our adventure combines the Inca Trail, the Amazon jungle, Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Inca's, a journey across the high Altiplano to Lake Titicaca and concludes in La Paz.
19 days |
Reviews 6

Best of South America - Over 55's adventure

An unrivalled journey through Argentina, Peru and Bolivia and a trek along an alternative Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Featuring the Iguazu Falls and Buenos Aires, to the Amazon jungle, Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Lake Titicaca and a stunning trek to Machu Picchu, this journey really has it all.
23 days |
Reviews 6

Bolivia Experience

A journey of discovery uncovering the archaeological and cultural wonders of Bolivia
8 days |

Cusco to La Paz

Journey across the high Altiplano from Cusco to La Paz in Bolivia. Enroute we visit Lake Titicaca and the floating reed islands, home to the Uros Indians.
5 days |

Heath River Amazon Experience

The best of the Upper Amazon Basin ... pristine rainforest, exciting wildlife spotting from riverboats and comfortable lodge accommodation.
5 days |

Inca Highlands and Lakes in Comfort

A superb adventure into the cultural heartland of Peru, staying in well appointed hotels and unique hotels
11 days |

Island of the Sun Extension

The perfect short extension from La Paz to discover the cultural delights of Lake Titicaca staying at the lovely Ecolodge La Estancia on the Island of the Sun
3 days |

South American Panorama

For 25 years the South America Panorama has been inspiring travellers on this continental traverse through Argentina, Peru and Bolivia. This trip has it all; Buenos Aires, Iguazu Falls, Lima, the Amazon jungle, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca and concluding in La Paz.
19 days |
Reviews 5

Summits of Bolivia

The Cordillera Real is a spectacular alpine region of Bolivia which is ideally suited to the fit trekker who relishes the opportunity to undertake a series of ascents before attempting Huayna Potosi (6088m) and Illimani (6462m). Our well planned itinerary allows time for acclimatisation in La Paz and at Lake Titicaca before heading to the snow capped Cordillera Real.
19 days |
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The Weather in Bolivia

The trekking season in Bolivia lasts from the end of April (the last month of the wet season) through to mid-October (by which time the rains have returned and hiking becomes more difficult due to muddy trails and snowed-in passes). In the highlands, where our trip takes place, day-time temperature will range from 10 to 25˚C, and fall as low as -10˚C at night.The weather tends to be dry, clear and stable providing ideal trekking/climbing conditions.

The snow conditions also tend to be stable, being firm packed, making for ease of travel and navigation.La Paz and Lake Titicaca also follow similar weather patterns, with warmer, clear days, little wind and cold nights.

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