Located in the centre of South America, the ethnically diverse country of Bolivia is equally varied in its geography, from the peaks of the Andes in the west, to the lowlands of the Amazon Basin in the east. The landlocked country is bordered by Brazil to the north and east, by Paraguay to the southeast, by Argentina to the south, by Chile to the southwest, and Peru to the northwest. Bolivia’s Incan past is well preserved and remains a core part of its culture, and especially its incredible landscapes.
There are primarily two seasons in Bolivia, the dry winter season, which runs from May to October, and the wet summer season, which runs from November to April. Although the summer months are warm during the day, night temperatures can drop to around -20 ℃.
There are 37 official languages, most of them indigenous, with Spanish being the most predominant.
The busiest international airport in Bolivia is the Viru Viru International Airport in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. If you’re coming from South America, North America or Europe, it’s highly likely that you’ll pass through this airport, before flying to El Alto airport, which is also 13 kilometers west of La Paz.
If you’re coming to Bolivia for mountain climbing, then the best time to visit is from June to August. If you’re coming to ski or snowboard, then fresh powder is deepest around the month of July.
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