Bolivien

Abseits der üblichen Touristenrouten liegt eines der ursprünglichsten und authentischsten Länder Südamerikas. Trotz seiner geringen Größe ist es ein Land der Superlative. Bolivien beheimatet den größten Salzsee der Erde, den Salar de Uyuni, der mit seiner bizarren Landschaft alles bisher Gesehene in den Schatten stellt. Die Metropole La Paz ist mit 4.100 Höhenmetern der höchste Regierungssitz der Welt. Die Anden laden zum Bergsteigen und Wandern ein, im tropischen Tiefland ist eine einmalige Tier- und Pflanzenwelt zu entdecken. Auch der Titicaca-See und die Isla del Sol bieten mit einer Höhenlage von fast 4.000 Metern ein unglaubliches Panorama. Bolivien hat den höchsten indigenen Bevölkerungsanteil Südamerikas, die Traditionen sind in der Gesellschaft tief verwurzelt und das Leben ist traditionell und ursprünglich. Kulturelle Höhepunkte finden sich außerdem in den kolonialen Städten wie Sucre und Potosí. Ein Land so bunt, wie die farbenfrohe Kleidung der Einheimischen.

Reise Bestseller

Sacred Land of the Incas
Vom feuchtheißen Amazonastiefland in die dünne Luft des Andenhochlandes, der legendäre Inka Trail, gelebte Tradition am Titicacasee und ein Besuch bei Südamerikas größtem Markt.
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Bolivia Highlights
Du suchst ein Reiseziel der besonderen Art? Auf nach Bolivien: mondgleiche Krater, rote Lagunen, Salzwüsten, Seen in den Wolken und wahre Hexenmärkte.
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Essential Peru
Das Land der verborgenen Schätze entdecken – auf alten Inkawegen wandern, im Überlandbus und mit viel Zeit für außergewöhnliche Begegnungen.
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Best of Bolivia & Argentina
Die trockenste Wüste der Welt und der größte Salzsee dieses Planeten – Naturschauspiele im Dreiländereck Bolivien, Argentinien und Chile.
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Weitere Bolivien Reisen

Die beste Reisezeit für Bolivien

Mai bis Oktober (Winter) wird allgemein als die beste Zeit angesehen, um Bolivien zu besuchen. Die Tage sind zu dieser Zeit normalerweise trocken und klar. Der Sommer (November bis April) ist die Regenzeit. Während dieser Zeit kann es heiß und feucht werden. Die touristische Hochsaison dauert von Ende Juni bis Anfang September. Zu dieser Zeit herrscht auch das beste Reisewetter und in Bolivien ist Fiesta- und Ferienzeit. 

Top 10 der bizarren Dinge in Bolivien

1. Riesenfrösche

Nein, die Höhe des Titicacasees lässt Dich nicht halluzinieren – vielleicht hast Du gerade einen Blick auf den größten Wasserfrosch der Welt geworfen. Mit einer Länge von bis zu 50 Zentimetern (Größe eines erwachsenen Fußes!) kann der extrem seltene Titicaca-Wasserfrosch bis zu 3 Kilogramm wiegen.

2. Verlorene Stadt Titicaca

Du glaubst unter der Oberfläche des Titicacasees ist nichts als unglaubliche Mengen an Wasser? Falsch. Im Jahr 1988 stiegen die Taucher, ausgehend von einer lokalen Legende, in Titicacas düstere Tiefen hinab und entdeckten eine verlorene Stadt. Der Tempelkomplex, von dem man annimmt, dass er schon vor der Inkazeit entstand, soll über 1.500 Jahre alt sein.

3. El Tio und die Potosi-Minen

Die Not der Potosi Bergleute ist eine der tragischsten Geschichten Boliviens. In vielerlei Hinsicht sind die grässlichen Bildnisse von El Tio, dem Hüter der Minen und Gott der Unterwelt, ein Symbol dafür. Die Arbeiter boten El Tio Zigaretten und Kokablätter in der Hoffnung an, dass sie Glück erhalten, wenn sie in die Dunkelheit der Minen abstiegen.

4. Macho-Tal

Die Bolivianer, die nicht für ihre Subtilität bekannt sind, haben dieses Tal aus gutem Grund “Macho” genannt. Diese Sammlung von phallisch geformten Felsformationen, die auf Spanisch “männlich” bedeutet, ist eine Augenweide.

5. Bolivianischer Buszug

Du suchst nach einer günstigeren Möglichkeit, von Sucre nach Potosi zu reisen? Nehme doch den bolivianischen Buszug, eine Verkehrs-Innovation wie keine andere. Angesichts des Dilemmas, eine komplette Eisenbahnstrecke, aber keinen Zug zu haben, bauten die Einheimischen einfach einen Bus um und tauschten die Reifen gegen Schienen. Das Ergebnis? Eine landschaftlich reizvolle und spannende Art, diesen 4.000-Meter-Aufstieg zurückzulegen – alles zum sehr fairen Preis von $3,50!

6. Die Todesstraße
Wenn der bolivianische Buszug Dein Blut noch nicht in Wallung bringt, kann die erschütternde’Todesstraße’ Dich vielleicht überzeugen. Diese Straße schlängelt sich durch die Yungas in Richtung Amazonas-Regenwald und gehört zu den gefährlichsten der Welt. Aber versuche das mal den Einheimischen zu sagen, die darauf bestehen, auf ihrem schmalen, kurvenreichen Weg massive Lastwagen und Busse mit hoher Geschwindigkeit zu fahren.

7. Frauen-Wrestling
Boliviens neuestes Sportphänomen sind die temperamentvollen “Cholitas” (Frauen). Diese Damen treten in professionellen Wrestlingkämpfen im ganzen Land gegeneinander an, sehr zur Freude ihrer Fans. Teil Zirkus, Teil Sport – diese einzigartigen Sportlerinnen sind zweifellos einige der schärfsten Konkurrenten des Wrestlings.

8. Hexenmarkt
Gruselige Masken und merkwürdige Schmuckstücke von Astrologen und Zauberern – Boliviens berühmter Hexenmarkt hinterlässt immer einen bleibenden Eindruck. Erlebe echte Hexen beim Verkauf von Tränken, Zaubersprüchen und Kesseln – dieser Markt ist voll von verrückten Charakteren und seltsamen Souvenirs.

9. Salz Hotel
Der Salar de Uyuni ist nicht nur eine der berühmtesten Attraktionen Boliviens, sondern bietet auch eine der schrägsten Unterkunftsmöglichkeiten an. Für 30 Dollar pro Nacht können Besucher der größten Salzfläche der Welt in einem Hotel übernachten, das vollständig aus Salz besteht – Salzböden, ein Salzdach, eine Salzbar und sogar ein Salztisch.

10. Die Dinosauriermauer
Von bolivianischen Bauarbeitern 1994 entdeckt, ist Cal Orko (oder die Dinosauriermauer) eine prähistorische Besonderheit von epischen Ausmaßen. Am Ufer eines Zementsteinbruchs gefunden, ist diese Sammlung von über 5.000 Spuren von 330 verschiedenen Dinosaurierarten eine Rarität in der Welt der Paläontologie. Über 68 Millionen Jahre alt, dachte man, dass dieser Steinbruch früher ein gigantischer See war, dessen steile Hänge einst von Dinosauriern durchquert wurden, die der Schwerkraft trotzen wollten.

Reiseinformationen für Bolivien

Auf einen Blick

  • Hauptstadt: Sucre (konstitutionell 225.000 Einwohner), La Paz (administrativ, 880.000 Einwohner)
  • Einwohner: 9,9 Millionen
  • Landessprache: Quechua, Spanisch, Aymara
  • Währung: BOB
  • Zeitzone: La Paz (GMT -04:00)
  • Ländervorwahl: +591

Geografie und Umwelt

Als eine von nur zwei Binnenstaaten auf dem südamerikanischen Kontinent ist Bolivien eine Mischung aus Hochebenen, üppigen Tälern, steilen Schluchten und tropischen Wäldern. Im Westen grenzt Bolivien an Peru und Chile und erstreckt sich über die Anden, wobei die Hauptstadt (La Paz) im Hochplateau des Altiplano liegt. Über 40% der Bolivianer leben in diesem gebirgigen Gebiet, einer Landschaft mit vulkanischen Ebenen und zerklüfteten Gipfeln. Weiter westlich liegen zwei der kontrastreichsten Merkmale Boliviens. Im Südwesten liegt die Atacama-Wüste, einer der trockensten Orte der Erde, während der äußerste Nordwesten den Titicacasee, den höchstgelegenen See der Welt, umfasst.

Gesundheit und Sicherheit

Intrepid nimmt die Gesundheit und Sicherheit seiner Reisenden ernst und setzt alles daran, dass Reisen für alle sicher, unterhaltsam und angenehm sind. Wir empfehlen allen Reisenden, sich vor der Abreise bei ihrer Regierung oder nationalen Reiseberatung nach den neuesten Informationen zu erkundigen.

Häufig gestellte Fragen

Brauche ich ein Visum um nach Bolivien zu reisen?

Australien: Nicht erforderlich
Belgien: Nicht erforderlich
Kanada: Nicht erforderlich
Deutschland: Nicht erforderlich
Irland: Nicht erforderlich
Niederlande: Nicht erforderlich
Neuseeland: Nicht erforderlich
Südafrika: Nicht erforderlich
Schweiz: Nicht erforderlich
Vereinigtes Königreich: Nicht erforderlich
Vereinigte Staaten Ja – im Voraus

Bitte beachte: Wenn Du für die Einreise nach Bolivien ein Visum beantragen musst, benötigst Du folgende Unterlagen: 

  • eine Kopie des Intrepid-Vouchers, den Du für Deine Reise erhälst
  • eine Kopie des Reiseverlaufs, den Du in den Trip Notes Deiner Reise auf unserer Website erhalten kannst.

Ist Trinkgeld in Bolivien üblich?

Während Trinkgeld in Bolivien nicht obligatorisch ist, gilt es dennoch als höflich, Servicemitarbeitern in Restaurants und Cafés ein Trinkgeld von 10% zu geben, wenn nicht bereits eine Servicegebühr in der Rechnung enthalten ist.

Wie ist der Internetzugang in Bolivien?

Reisende können in großen Städten auf das Internet zugreifen. Kleinere Städte, abgelegene Gegenden und ländliche Dörfer haben möglicherweise keinen Zugang, also bereite Dich darauf vor, wenn Du die Stadt verlässt.

Kann ich mein Handy/Smartphone in Bolivien benutzen?

Die Mobilfunkabdeckung ist in städtischen Gebieten im Allgemeinen gut, kann aber in ländlichen Gebieten deutlich weniger zuverlässig sein. Stelle sicher, dass das globale Roaming auf Deinem Telefon aktiviert ist, bevor Du ankommst.

Wie sind die Toiletten in Bolivien?

Bolivien hat eine Mischung aus spülbaren Toiletten und Squat Toiletten, also stelle Dich auf beides ein. Sei Dir bewusst, dass Seife und Papier nicht immer vorhanden sind.

Was kostet...?

Eine Fahr mit dem Stadtbus = 1,50 BOB
Eine Tasse Kaffee im Café = 10 BOB
Eine Flasche oder Dose Bier = 10 BOB
Ein einfaches Mittagessen = 20-25 BOB
Ein Abendessen im Restaurant = 80 BOB

Kann ich das Wasser in Bolivien trinken?

Es wird nicht empfohlen, das Leitungswasser in Bolivien zu trinken. Gefiltertes Wasser ist eine bessere Wahl. Bitte verwende eine nachfüllbare Wasserflasche, anstatt abgefülltes Wasser zu kaufen. Die Umwelt wird es Dir danken. Denke bitte auch daran, Eis in Getränken zu vermeiden und Obst vor dem Essen zu schälen.

Werden Kreditkarten in Bolivien akzeptiert?

Kreditkarten werden von Einkaufszentren, Hotels und großen Restaurants in Bolivien weitgehend akzeptiert. Kleinere Gasthäuser, Geschäfte und Cafés akzeptieren keine Kreditkarten, also stelle bitte sicher, dass Du immer ausreichend Bargeld bei dir hast.

Wie ist die ATM Verfügbarkeit in Bolivien?

Geldautomaten sind in Großstädten leicht zu finden, in ländlichen und abgelegenen Gebieten jedoch weit weniger verbreitet. Stelle bitte sicher, dass Du ausreichend Bargeld bei dir trägst, bevor Du Dich in abgelegene Gebiete begibst, da Geldautomaten hier selten sein können.

Brauche ich eine Reiseversicherung um nach Bolivien zu reisen?

Auf jeden Fall. Alle Passagiere, die mit Intrepid reisen, müssen vor Reiseantritt eine Reiseversicherung abschließen. Deine Reiseversicherungsdaten werden vom Reiseleiter am ersten Tag der Reise eingesammelt. Aufgrund der unterschiedlichen Art, Verfügbarkeit und Kosten der Gesundheitsversorgung auf der ganzen Welt ist die Reiseversicherung ein sehr wichtiger und notwendiger Bestandteil jeder Reise.

Welche Feiertage gibt es in Bolivien?

  • 1 Jan New Year’s Day
  • 2 Jan New Year Holiday
  • 22 Jan Plurinational State Day
  • 23 Jan Plurinational State Day Holiday
  • 27 Feb Carnival
  • 28 Feb Carnival
  • 14 Mar Good Friday
  • 1 May Bolivian Labor Day
  • 15 Jun Corpus Christi Day
  • 21 Jun Winter Solstice (Aymara New Year)
  • 6 Aug Bolivian Independence Day
  • 7 Aug Bolivian Independence Day Holiday
  • 2 Nov All Saints Day
  • 25 Dec Christmas Day

Bitte beachte, dass diese Daten für 2017 gelten.

Verantwortungsbewusstes Reisen

Intrepid setzt sich dafür ein, dass Menschen, Kulturen und die Umwelt respektiert werden. Es ist wichtig, sich daran zu erinnern, dass das, was im eigenen Land akzeptabel ist, in einem anderen Land möglicherweise nicht angemessen ist. Bitte versuche während Deiner Reisen immer rücksichtsvoll zu sein.

Top 10 Tipps für verantwortungsbewusstes Reisen:

  1. Nimm Rücksicht auf Boliviens Bräuche, Traditionen, Religion und Kultur.
  2. Vermeide aus Gründen des Umweltschutzes den Kauf von Wasser in Plastikflaschen. Verwende lieber eine wiederbefüllbare Wasserflasche.
  3. Entsorge Abfälle immer mit Bedacht, auch Zigarettenkippen.
  4. Wenn Du auf Märkten verhandelst, bleibe ruhig und behalte ein Lächeln im Gesicht. Es soll doch Spaß machen!
  5. Lerne die Landessprache und scheue Dich nicht, sie zu benutzen – einfache Grüße helfen, das Eis zu brechen.
  6. Kaufe lokal hergestellte Produkte. Die Unterstützung lokaler Handwerker hilft, das traditionelle Handwerk am Leben zu erhalten.
  7. Bitte unterstütze keine Unternehmen die gefährdete Tiere ausbeuten oder missbrauchen.
  8. Bitte frage vor dem Fotografieren die Personen, auch Kinder, um Erlaubnis.
  9. Verzichte bei Gemeindebesuchen oder Gastfamilien auf Geschenke und gebe kein Geld an Einheimische.

Die Intrepid Foundation

Die Intrepid Foundation bietet Reisenden die Möglichkeit, den vielen wunderbaren Gemeinschaften, in die wir reisen, etwas zurückzugeben. Mit einer Spende an die Intrepid Foundation kannst Du etwas für die lokale Bevölkerung tun – in den Bereichen Gesundheit, Bildung, Menschenrechte, Kinderfürsorge und Schutz von Wildtieren und Umwelt.

Weitere Informationen findest Du hier.

https://www.theintrepidfoundation.org/

Reviews

Bolivia Highlights
Robert Chatham

Understand that Intrepid is a pretty bare-bones trip company. Although I really enjoyed the trip itself, the pre-trip cooperation left a lot to be desired. You get what you pay for.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Ashley Severance

Worth every penny. This was our first Intrepid trip, and I can confidently say we’ll be taking many more.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Charles Colgan Jr

Get intrepid tours, quality and adventure time!!!!!!!

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Ashley Severance

Worth every penny. This was our first Intrepid trip, and I can confidently say we’ll be taking many more.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Charles Colgan Jr

Get intrepid tours, quality and adventure time!!!!!!!

Bolivia Highlights
Neil Stark

I thought Machu Picchu would be the highlight of the trip, but Southern Bolivia absolutely took my breath away…and not just because of the altitude. Stunning scenery that seemed to change with every turn in the road.

Bolivia Highlights
Maureen Fanning

Love the diversity of the itinery Every day is a new adventure

Bolivia Highlights
Noreen Kinsella

The trip was very satisfactory. Everyone person in the group were treated with care regardless of age. My dietary requirements was catered for in every restaurant with guide’s help translating

Bolivia Highlights
Emma Black

Great trip. Bolivia is a great country and the Salt Flats are a lot of fun.

Bolivia Highlights
Maureen Fanning

Excellent company Great value for money So much to see and do

Bolivia Highlights
Noreen Kinsella

Everything was organised down to the last detail by our guide. Advice was given on what to take on short trips sunscreen long sleeves. My dietary requirements were catered for with the help of translation in restaurants.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Caren Steward

I have not done an intrepid trip before. The hotel choices were poor but our leader Giuliano was excellent. The leader in Bolivia, La Paz did not see her people off the morning we left but she said she would. She did however see us the previous night.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Rachel Morgan

This trip was excellent and jam packed – be prepared to be exhausted with lots of early mornings and a few cold showers. Be aware the Quarry trail is just a lap around a giant mountain and is no way near Machu Picchu and you still need to take the train – all an amazing experience.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Caren Steward

I have not done an intrepid trip before. The hotel choices were poor but our leader Giuliano was excellent. The leader in Bolivia, La Paz did not see her people off the morning we left but she said she would. She did however see us the previous night.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Rachel Morgan

This trip was excellent and jam packed – be prepared to be exhausted with lots of early mornings and a few cold showers. Be aware the Quarry trail is just a lap around a giant mountain and is no way near Machu Picchu and you still need to take the train – all an amazing experience.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Adrian Dalle Nogare

Amazing trip. A true taste of Peru and Bolivian culture with the absolute highlight being the Inca trial! Something i’ll remember forever. Also thank-you to our guide Adolfo for making our experience that much better!

Sacred Land of the Incas
Roger Sandford

This like most Intrepid trips was a well thought out itinerary and affordable. The experience with local communities, the homestay, Machu Picchu the Amazon were things that I will remember for a long time. Highly recommended!

Sacred Land of the Incas
Ian Rouse

We had a fantastic trip with Intrepid to Galapagos and Peru that exceeded our high expectations. The tour guides were first class, the itinerary was suitably challenging, as well as fascinating and informative. It was a brilliant tour and we will certainly be looking to travel with Intrepid in the future.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Amanda Staton

This trip was so much more than Machu Picchu – culture, food, animals – it wasn’t a ‘holiday’ it was an adventure!

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Adrian Dalle Nogare

Amazing trip. A true taste of Peru and Bolivian culture with the absolute highlight being the Inca trial! Something i’ll remember forever. Also thank-you to our guide Adolfo for making our experience that much better!

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Roger Sandford

This like most Intrepid trips was a well thought out itinerary and affordable. The experience with local communities, the homestay, Machu Picchu the Amazon were things that I will remember for a long time. Highly recommended!

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Ian Rouse

We had a fantastic trip with Intrepid to Galapagos and Peru that exceeded our high expectations. The tour guides were first class, the itinerary was suitably challenging, as well as fascinating and informative. It was a brilliant tour and we will certainly be looking to travel with Intrepid in the future.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Amanda Staton

This trip was so much more than Machu Picchu – culture, food, animals – it wasn’t a ‘holiday’ it was an adventure!

Sacred Land of the Incas
John Amprimo

Visiting Machu Picchu was the highlight, with expectation building up while in Cusco and Sacred Valley. Lake Titicaca is largely a tourist trap but we got to see the low key version. Homestay in rural village was a struggle physically and culturally, especially if don’t have good Spanish.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Phil Curtis

This trip is physically demanding due to the differences in altitude and temperatures experienced. A number of other travellers we met, who had used other companies to travel Peru, expressed wishes that they had used Intrepid. The Inca Trail is challenging but achievable for most. Highly recommended.

Sacred Land of the Incas
David Gillespie

A great trip – our guide was brilliant, the food excellent and the experience fantastic. For all those gluten-free/coeliac – Intrepid (and Daniel our guide) coped magnificently well.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Chien Wen Huang

The leader for the trekking walks too fast. Many people of the group get lost in direction for few times and we have to rush in order to follow her paste. I was disappointed for the services provided.

Bolivia Highlights
John Amprimo

Despite the hardship of rough accomodation, freezing weather and early morning starts, the Uyuni Salt Flats and Atacama Desert are the highlights. The rest of the tour was a breeze, perhaps too much time in Sucre and not enough in La Paz.

Bolivia Highlights
Ebony Kirk

We would highly recommend using Intrepid. They do all of the hard work in creating a fabulous itinerary and booking everything so you can then just enjoy your holiday.

Bolivia Highlights
Dinazad Tutcuoglu

The Bolivia Highlights Tour has been a great tour for a first time Bolivia Traveller. It has given me a lot of insights into and understanding of the Bolivian country and culture. The itinerary was well planned out and the fellow travellers were great! I am still in touch and met up with many of them!

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
John Amprimo

Visiting Machu Picchu was the highlight, with expectation building up while in Cusco and Sacred Valley. Lake Titicaca is largely a tourist trap but we got to see the low key version. Homestay in rural village was a struggle physically and culturally, especially if don’t have good Spanish.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Phil Curtis

This trip is physically demanding due to the differences in altitude and temperatures experienced. A number of other travellers we met, who had used other companies to travel Peru, expressed wishes that they had used Intrepid. The Inca Trail is challenging but achievable for most. Highly recommended.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
David Gillespie

A great trip – our guide was brilliant, the food excellent and the experience fantastic. For all those gluten-free/coeliac – Intrepid (and Daniel our guide) coped magnificently well.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Chien Wen Huang

The leader for the trekking walks too fast. Many people of the group get lost in direction for few times and we have to rush in order to follow her paste. I was disappointed for the services provided.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Dan Macfodyen

Perú has so much to offer you but this trip was perfect because we had the hands to see differents places and enviroment and culture. If you deciding to hike to Machupicchu make sure you prepare yourself but it is definitely worth it. And if you are lucky to have Carlos as your guide and Manny as your tour leader your experience is guaranty .

Sacred Land of the Incas
Robert And Tracy Capozzella

Be sure to read thoroughly the trip notes. They were extremely helpful and complete. They make things very clear and avoid unrealistic expectations. The trip notes also helped with packing appropriately for the conditions. Intrepid customer service reps were also a great resource; do not hesitate to call with any questions.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Sally Gould

I’m happy to write a considered review after I get home.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Dan Macfodyen

Perú has so much to offer you but this trip was perfect because we had the hands to see differents places and enviroment and culture. If you deciding to hike to Machupicchu make sure you prepare yourself but it is definitely worth it. And if you are lucky to have Carlos as your guide and Manny as your tour leader your experience is guaranty .

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Robert And Tracy Capozzella

Be sure to read thoroughly the trip notes. They were extremely helpful and complete. They make things very clear and avoid unrealistic expectations. The trip notes also helped with packing appropriately for the conditions. Intrepid customer service reps were also a great resource; do not hesitate to call with any questions.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Sally Gould

I’m happy to write a considered review after I get home.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Philip Mccloskey

The Sacred Land of Incas is arrest trip experience. With the Inca Trail option expect the third day to be as hard as the second. Be fit

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Philip Mccloskey

The Sacred Land of Incas is arrest trip experience. With the Inca Trail option expect the third day to be as hard as the second. Be fit

Bolivia Highlights
Steven Osborne

A fantastic tour that visits some incredibly varied locations and provides a great insight to these two fascinating and beautiful countries. I had the pleasure of travelling with some great people and the leaders were first class.

Bolivia Highlights
Stephanie Major

The trip was excellent. The tour leader Marisol was very helpful: giving useful information, organizing excursions for us, taking group pictures, etc. The 3-day salt flats tours was amazing: our drivers were very competent and we felt safe with them. Bolivia has amazing things to see and learn about. The trip notes were very useful: also don’t underestimate the cold/wind that you might encounter in August. I will definitely travel with Intrepid travel again.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Jenny Biddick

Having completed the Inca Trail which was way out of my comfort zone, ‘Intrepid’ covered all basis. They ensured health and safety was paramount. 3 course meals on the trail was not what I expected and they were delicious. I would highly recommend Intrepid to anyone.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Richard Brett

This trip has everything from trekking, spending time in communities, seeing archaeological sites & eating some amazing food. I walked the Quarry Trail as the Inca Trail was already fully booked when I made my booking…this trail will not disappoint you get to 4450m which is higher than the Inca Trail. i recommend to take altitude sickness pills, they really do help. Cusco is a amazing city to explore…so much to see on your free day. If you get Manny as your Tour Leader you are in for a awesome trip with a outstanding Tour Leader.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Jenny Biddick

Having completed the Inca Trail which was way out of my comfort zone, ‘Intrepid’ covered all basis. They ensured health and safety was paramount. 3 course meals on the trail was not what I expected and they were delicious. I would highly recommend Intrepid to anyone.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Richard Brett

This trip has everything from trekking, spending time in communities, seeing archaeological sites & eating some amazing food. I walked the Quarry Trail as the Inca Trail was already fully booked when I made my booking…this trail will not disappoint you get to 4450m which is higher than the Inca Trail. i recommend to take altitude sickness pills, they really do help. Cusco is a amazing city to explore…so much to see on your free day. If you get Manny as your Tour Leader you are in for a awesome trip with a outstanding Tour Leader.

Bolivia Highlights
Ann Smith

This tour was an amazing experience and would be difficult to do this independently. Intrepid ticked all the boxes for our trip

Sacred Land of the Incas
Aaron Severance

A amazing adventure with incredible people. If you want an inclusive experience that allows you to experience the culture of this varied region first hand while taking in all of the beautiful sites this area has to offer, then this trip is for you. Between the guides, the destinations, and the people you will encounter, this truly is a trip of life time.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Bridget Adamus

Sacred Land of the Incas was a great trip to experience. We LOVED the Quarry Trail and would highly recommend it to people. Vannia, our Quarry Trail guide, was fantastic with a wealth of knowledge. Learning a little Spanish was very helpful when speaking with the locals.

Sacred Land of the Incas
John Michael Earle

Almost 70 and on my 4th Intrepid trip, for me this was an intensive exposure to a country I knew little about, but left with many wonderful new insights, experiences, tastes, smells and an awareness of its heartbeat from the Amazon rainforest to the Andes mountains, the Inca civilisation, local indigenous communities and everything in between. Don’t hesitate, every moment was worth it. But do take Diamox with you!

Bolivia Highlights
Maureen Fanning

Excellent company Well organised Comfortable travel Wonderful experiences

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Aaron Severance

A amazing adventure with incredible people. If you want an inclusive experience that allows you to experience the culture of this varied region first hand while taking in all of the beautiful sites this area has to offer, then this trip is for you. Between the guides, the destinations, and the people you will encounter, this truly is a trip of life time.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Bridget Adamus

Sacred Land of the Incas was a great trip to experience. We LOVED the Quarry Trail and would highly recommend it to people. Vannia, our Quarry Trail guide, was fantastic with a wealth of knowledge. Learning a little Spanish was very helpful when speaking with the locals.

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John Michael Earle

Almost 70 and on my 4th Intrepid trip, for me this was an intensive exposure to a country I knew little about, but left with many wonderful new insights, experiences, tastes, smells and an awareness of its heartbeat from the Amazon rainforest to the Andes mountains, the Inca civilisation, local indigenous communities and everything in between. Don’t hesitate, every moment was worth it. But do take Diamox with you!

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Elisha May

Intrepid are a great company to travel with, great tour leaders, Knowledgeable and friendly. I like that Intrepid are as eco friendly as they can be and help local communities.

Bolivia Highlights
Elisha May

Intrepid are a great company to travel with, great tour leaders, Knowledgeable and friendly. I like that Intrepid are as eco friendly as they can be and help local communities.

Bolivia Highlights
Richard Toft

Had the most amazing time traveling with Intrepid to Bolivia. The scenery and people are amazing. Never had a worry about taking transportation and our guide Julia was extremely friendly and knowledgeable. Each city visited offered a unique aspect of the Bolivian culture. The Slat Flat tour and Andean mountain range makes you feel like you’re on a different planet. Recommend to everyone.

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Elisha May

Intrepid are a great company to travel with, great tour leaders, Knowledgeable and friendly. I like that Intrepid are as eco friendly as they can be and help local communities.

Bolivia Highlights
Corinne Müller

Wonderful landscapes, interesting cities, good food – unforgettable trip!

Bolivia Highlights
Lesley Baynes

Bolivia is a fantastic country for those who love great scenery, but it may be cold.

Bolivia Highlights
Rhona Lorraine Tew

Salt Flats are interesting and intriguing. Desert is not to be missed as amazing scenes. Could be less people in each 4x drive as it is hard on people who have to sit in two back seats. Drivers were amazing. Be prepared for dust in the desert and cold during the day and at night but worth it.

Bolivia Highlights
Helen Dadd

Bolivia is a fascinating country and the locals are friendly and helpful. Our itinerary was varied and interesting. My highlight was the 3 day trip in jeeps across the salt flats and into the desert – our drivers were great- not only proficient but also master photographers, always smiling and prepared lovely lunches too!

Bolivia Highlights
Roy Betts

Bolivia will surprise you every day, with its beauty largely unknown and under-explored making every day a new eye opener and a relatively personal experience. This trip covers a very diverse landscape and you have time to absorb each amazing place before moving on. This is my 144th country and Bolivia stands out as being one of the most interesting and astonishing.

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Sarah Nichols

This was a fantastic trip which covered so many of Peru’s major highlights all in a couple weeks. I would recommend to everyone, particularly anyone interesting in doing the Inca Trail – but remember that coming from the Amazon Jungle straight to Cuzco can be hard for altitude acclimatisation! Thanks for a brilliant trip to the Intrepid team on the ground and in Australia.

Bolivia Highlights
Wayne Thorning

We have found intrepid delivers on environmental sustainability professional service at all tones. Intrepid is tour of choice and comes with our family’s highest recommendations

Bolivia Highlights
Karin Brunold

Great guides and destinations. Perfect group, I definatelly met someone new friends

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Sarah Nichols

This was a fantastic trip which covered so many of Peru’s major highlights all in a couple weeks. I would recommend to everyone, particularly anyone interesting in doing the Inca Trail – but remember that coming from the Amazon Jungle straight to Cuzco can be hard for altitude acclimatisation! Thanks for a brilliant trip to the Intrepid team on the ground and in Australia.

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Beth Murnane

Sacred Land of the Incas, an incredible trip highlighting Peru and its many incredible sights and people.

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Beth Murnane

Sacred Land of the Incas, an incredible trip highlighting Peru and its many incredible sights and people.

Bolivia Highlights
Karin Brunold

Great people and leaders. I made new friends!

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Debbie Robertson

Sacred Land of the Incas is a must do trip. Read your trip notes thoroughly and absorb the local culture. Great tour guides and small group numbers go along way towards having an enjoyable time.

Bolivia Highlights
Maureen Fanning

Fantastic company Great itinery Every day a new adventure

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Debbie Robertson

Sacred Land of the Incas is a must do trip. Read your trip notes thoroughly and absorb the local culture. Great tour guides and small group numbers go along way towards having an enjoyable time.

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Dana Capozzella

The Sacred Valley tour is a must! I would suggest going during the dry season even though the temperatures can be a bit cold. The fact that you see the Amazon jungle, the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu, and have a homestay on Lake Titicaca make this trip out of this world. Book early to do the Inca Trail and read the itinerary and notes to ensure you bring the proper clothes for your trek. So happy we did this. It was our first time using a tour company and we can’t wait to do another with Intrepid. Our trip was better than expected due to their small groups and local, caring tour leaders and guides.

Sacred Land of the Incas
William Nally

I can’t find any fault with Intrepid, it’s usually one or two other guests on The trip who seem to want to make life difficult for their fellow travellers. I would advise people to read the trip notes carefully and listen to the tour guide at the first meeting with both ears.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Dana Capozzella

The Sacred Valley tour is a must! I would suggest going during the dry season even though the temperatures can be a bit cold. The fact that you see the Amazon jungle, the Andes Mountains, Machu Picchu, and have a homestay on Lake Titicaca make this trip out of this world. Book early to do the Inca Trail and read the itinerary and notes to ensure you bring the proper clothes for your trek. So happy we did this. It was our first time using a tour company and we can’t wait to do another with Intrepid. Our trip was better than expected due to their small groups and local, caring tour leaders and guides.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
William Nally

I can’t find any fault with Intrepid, it’s usually one or two other guests on The trip who seem to want to make life difficult for their fellow travellers. I would advise people to read the trip notes carefully and listen to the tour guide at the first meeting with both ears.

Sacred Land of the Incas
Amanda Borthwick

We thoroughly recommend Intrepid as a tour organisation, having had only wonderful experiences during our trips with them. We plan on further trips in the future.

Galapagos & Peru Adventure
Amanda Borthwick

We thoroughly recommend Intrepid as a tour organisation, having had only wonderful experiences during our trips with them. We plan on further trips in the future.