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Bolivia Travel Information

Time zone: GMT-4

Currency: The Boliviano (Bs) however these are often referred to as pesos.

Electricity: Generally 220 volts but sometimes 110 volts. Sockets are usually continental European round and US flat 2-pin.

Entry Requirements: Canadian citizens do not require a tourist visa to visit Bolivia. US citizens require a tourist visa which must be applied for in advance of travel and costs in the region of $195.
Passports are required to have adequate unused pages, at least 2 pages are recommended. Passports are also required to have at least 90 days validity following the end date of your trip. It is recommended to have at least 6 months validity left on your passport at all times.

When to visit Bolivia: Most tourists visit in July and August, in the middle of the dry season. Avoid the wet season, particularly the summer rains during November through to March when roads can flood, especially around Uyuni.

Weather: The dry season is May to September, also the colder months. Climate varies through the country with the differing altitude. The Altiplano can be warm during the day but very cold at night. The rainforest area is always hot and humid.

Festivals: Carnival is celebrated in Bolivia with many towns holding parades. Semana Santa and Corpus Christi are also colourful festivals.

Main Attractions: Salar de Uyuni is a highlight of Bolivia with stunning scenery of salt flats, volcanoes and lakes. Bolivia combines well with a visit to Peru or Chile.