Bolivia maintains a cultural link to its native population and is largely influenced by its native origins in its music, clothing, and architecture.
Major cities include:
Named after famous liberator Simon Bolivar, Bolivia was a part of the vast Inca empire until it fell under Spanish occupation in the 16th century. In 1809 it declared its independence, but did not achieve it until 1825, after 16 years of war. Since then much of its history has consisted of political unrest and economic instability.
KNOW BEFORE YOU GO
Capital: La Paz
Climate: In the lower regions of Bolivia you will find lovely warm weather. In the upper regions it is much cooler, so pack a sweater.
Currency: Boliviano - Currently 1 BOB = 0.1239 USD
Languages: Spanish and Aymara.
Passport and visa requirements: A passport is required. A visa is not required for tourist stays of up to 30 days. Consular Section of the Embassy of Bolivia(approve sites), 202-232-4827
Power: 115 V and 220 V, 50 Hz
Time Zone: UTC-4