It is also the most indigenous of the South American countries with over 80% of the population being of direct indigenous descent. Native religions, dialects, clothes, music and medicines all form part of the daily life on the street. While the Spanish influence is strong in the colonial architecture, most notably in Sucre, Bolivia has remained close its roots.
Upscale hotels and international standard restaurants are hard to come by and the infrastructure may need some work, but the country’s charm lies in its people and the experiences you will have travelling through this beautiful country.
Time to travel:
There are primarily two seasons in Bolivia. The dry season is from May to October, whilst the wet season is from November to April. It is coldest during the months of June to September and wettest from December to March. The dry season is best for travel due to the better road conditions and generally sunny skies and warm temperatures during the day. Travel to most regions of Bolivia is certainly possible year round but you must be prepared to deal with the seasonal changes, all of which can happen in one day.
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