While famous for its high altitudes, salt lakes, and pristine Amazon jungles, Bolivia also excels at festivals and the main one takes place once a year in late February.
We have put together an experience that includes an opportunity to be a part of the Oruro Carnaval and plenty of time to visit the rest of the country’s highlights.
"Bolivia carnival: wet and wild
With water fights, costumed parades, dancing girls and blood rituals, Bolivians really know how to celebrate carnival in style
While these small celebrations add a joyful dimension to South American travel at this time of year, we would have been mad to miss one of the continent's biggest carnival parades, El Carnaval de Oruro, a week-long Rio-style procession of dozens of dancing troupes from all over Bolivia who gather in an isolated mining town on the southern Altiplano. Performing in fantastic costumes and huge masks, they continue for several sleepless days and nights, fuelled by strong spirits and chicha, a thick bubbly slop made from fermented corn."
Gemma Bowes, The Guardian Travel Editor
You can read Gemma's article, see here.