Best Travel Guides for Bolivia

Lonely Planet

A comprehensive and solid guidebook focused on medium to low budget travellers, perfect for both exploring top sights and taking roads less travelled.

  • Plan your trip – includes brief introduction to the country, maps, top things to see and do, itinerary suggestions, etiquette.
  • On the road – the heart of the guide. It is divided into chapters, each if which covers a specific region and individual cities highlighting sights and activities, accommodation and dining recommendations with prices and contact information, getting there and around advice.
  • Understand – in depth information on current affairs, history, environment, people and culture, art and music, local cuisine etc.
  • Survival Guide – Directory A-Z (quick reference and practical information on everything you need to know when traveling in the country), Transport Information, Language

The Rough Guide

Resourceful and readable guidebook for travellers on all budgets. Most of the book travel content is also available online.  The Rough Guide is divided into 5 main section:

  • Introduction – basic country information and facts, top attractions and experiences and planning suggestions.
  • Basics – General Practical Information includes tips for transportation, healthcare and insurance, money, emergencies and safety.
  • Guide – main section that covers individual regions and cities highlighting sights and activities as well as accommodation, dinning and nightlife recommendations.
  • Contexts – more detailed information on history, culture, wildlife, landscape etc. it also includes language section with vocabulary and phrases that you might need on your trip.
  • Maps & Small Prints – as the name implies this section includes maps, acknowledgments and contact details


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