This June 2010 version is the most up-to-date travel guide to Bolivia available anywhere. If you want a real, genuine South American cultural experience, you want to go to Bolivia. With the largest indigenous population in the Americas, ancient cultural traditions, beliefs, and customs thrive, as evidenced by the country's colorful markets, dances, festivals and celebrations. With this book you can:
- Watch for wildlife in Madidi National Park and other remote regions of the Amazon rainforest, an economical alternative to Peru and Ecuador's jungle
- Traverse the great salt flats and discover why it took us so long to realize the world was round
- Trek and hike through remote indigenous villages and climb the towering Andean summits of the Cordillera Real.
- Learn about Bolivia's history and get the most up-to-date information on its tumultuous political situation.
The opportunities for adventure and exploration are endless, and with V!VA's book in tow, you won't miss a thing. Why settle for an outdated guidebook? The V!VA community of on-the-ground travel writers, local experts and travelers like you are continuously updating and improving this guide at vivatravelguides.com. Join them, and together we'll make the best guidebook to Bolivia even better.