Bolivia has a high altitude and varied climate. The highlands are cold, the valleys are temperate and the lowlands stay warm. Winter lasts from June to September, and the rainy season from December to March.
When to fly to Bolivia
April through October is peak season for flights to Bolivia. It is the winter, however the weather is dry and generally sunny. It is the best time to visit for trekking.
November through March are off-peak months. Trekking is not possible during this time but most other travel to the country is still good. Weather varies depending on destination, especially with varied altitude.
Getting around Bolivia
There are a number of carriers for flights to Bolivia within the country and air is by far the most convenient and reliable means of transport. There is a regular service between La Paz, Cochabamba and Santa Cruz and all link Bolivia flights to smaller cities.
Taxis and micros (minibuses) are very popular and relatively inexpensive and can be used even for long distance travel.
The train service isn’t great in Bolivia. There are two major lines in the east and west of the country. However, only the ferrobus operates effectively. All other lines are very slow, though inexpensive.
Buses are the cheapest and relatively reliable means of travel, though breakdowns, especially in remote places, are not unusual. Roads are often poor and unpaved so driving can be tricky.