Steeds meer mensen reizen en steeds vaker zijn de effecten van toerisme lokaal voelbaar. Maar je reis draagt ook op een positieve manier bij! Denk aan werkgelegenheid wat een boost geeft aan de algehele economie, bescherming van de natuur door het creëren van nationale parken of UNESCO-Werelderfgoed, bijzondere ontmoetingen met andere mensen en daardoor het waarderen en leren van andere culturen, etc.
Yes you can pre-book transfers (arrival only) and extra nights with Shoestring. You can add this on your booking form.
You are responsible for having a valid passport and visa when you travel.Please check the embassy if you need a visa for Bolivia and check out the current situation.Make sure you inquire at least a month before departure if you need a visa so you do not run into time problems.
If you book alone you will share your room with a fellow traveler ( from the same sex when possible ) unless you have booked a single room.
Although Bolivia is generally a safe country, visitors should still be vigilant at all times. Pick-pocketing on buses or in crowded areas is common and baggage theft occurs at stations. Many thieves work in teams to distract their victims. Female tourists should avoid taking jungle and pampas tours on their own and always avoid unlicensed guides.
Months of heavy rainfall are usually responsible for flooding and mudslides throughout the country, which can severely affect transport; the rainy season is usually from November to March
The international access code for Bolivia is +591. The outgoing code depends on what network is used (e.g. 0010 for Entel, or 0013 for Boliviatel), The area code for La Paz is 2, but the access code to make a call within the country from another area also depends on what network is used (e.g. (010)2 for Entel, or (013)2 for Boliviatel). Mobile phones operate on a GSM network. Internet cafes are widely available in La Paz and other tourist areas.
Please check the world clock in order to find out the exact time difference .
The official currency is the Boliviano (BOB), which is divided into 100 centavos, and is tied to the US Dollar. Money can be exchanged at exchange bureaux called casio de cambios in the main centres, at banks and hotels. Banking facilities are good in the main cities and ATMs cater for Visa, Cirrus and MasterCard. Many hotels and other tourist-oriented institutions accept US Dollars. Major credit cards, including MasterCard, Diners, Visa and American Express, are accepted in the bigger hotels, restaurants and shops.