Wild, untouched and nevertheless decidedly off-the-beaten-track, the appeal of travel in Bolivia is progressively developing to match its most-visited Andean neighbour, Peru. Boasting some of the most dramatic mountain landscapes in Latin America, cloud forests, deserts, volcanoes and the Amazon basin – this superbly diverse nation has considerably to discover. Undoubtedly at a considerably earlier stage in its tourism improvement than the surrounding nations, luxury choices in Bolivia are much more restricted in variety, but nonetheless exceptionally rewarding. A correct riot for the senses, right here are some of our favourite one particular-of-a-sort luxury experiences to appreciate for the duration of a trip to Bolivia.
A luxury keep in Zona Sur, La Paz
Bolivia’s energetic Andean capital, La Paz is a booming city that has some thing for everybody. The city itself homes a host of exciting Spanish colonial and republican-period buildings, as nicely as a wide variety of touristic internet sites linked to the city’s a lot of indigenous cultures which in Bolivia are nevertheless really considerably thriving component of each day life for the majority of the population. Household to an increasingly affluent population of artists and business enterprise folks, La Paz’s fashionable and modern day Zona Sur (‘South Zone’), peppered with the mansions of the uber-elite, is the spot to keep in the city for a luxurious trip. Some of the ideal restaurants, bars and clubs in Bolivia are positioned in this region as nicely as the country’s finest hotels. Our favourite is ATIX, the very first design and style hotel in Bolivia. This sleek and modern day boutique combines fashionable modern luxury with the genuine charm of Bolivian cultural heritage. Rooms are decorated in chic, muted tones, broken up with the vivid colours of the exclusive nearby artwork by Bolivian artist Gaston Ugalde. ATIX’s crowning glory is its relaxed lounge bar and delightful indoor pool with panoramic views of the surrounding mountainsides. For a luxurious keep in an eclectic and charming city, Zona Sur has a lot to provide.
Airstream campers on the Salar de Uyuni
Most likely rightly Bolivia’s most renowned attraction, the substantial Salt Lakes in Uyuni are one particular of the most surreal and breath-taking landscapes on Earth. A single way to appreciate a tour of this exceptional area in unparalleled style is by spending nights out below the crystal-clear starry skies in your personal deluxe classic airstream campervan. These nicely-equipped and cosy campers provide fabulous accommodation, as nicely as the solutions of a private chef, guide and driver to set up camp and prepare meals for you as you discover the delights of Bolivia’s rugged and striking southern altiplano in supreme comfort, with completely personalised service.
Private boat on Lake Titicaca
A land of a lot of superlatives, Lake Titicaca, perched on the border involving Bolivia and neighbouring Peru is the highest commercially navigable lake in the globe and very easily one particular of the highlights of a take a look at to either nation. The cobalt blue of the lake, framed by the snow-capped peaks of the Andes in the background tends to make for a striking image, and the fantastic spot to appreciate indulgent treats for the duration of a luxury tour of the Andes. The ideal way to invest a relaxed evening by the lake is enjoying a private boat trip at dusk, watching the sun set more than this magnificent scenery with a glass of champagne in hand.
La Paz’s meals culture
Benefiting from the identical bounteous wide variety of uncommon and exotic components as Peru, the capital of gastronomical innovation in Latin America, Bolivian cuisine is equally as forward-considering and diverse, specifically in the capital city. La Paz provides a large variety of boutique bars and eateries exactly where the most exceptional emerging talents in Bolivian gastronomy provide their typically-experimental fusion cuisine. A single of the most exceptional culinary experiences in Bolivia is an exclusive evening meal at Gustu, an revolutionary restaurant in Zona Sur, providing a sophisticated menu of modern day Latin American dishes, celebrating the flavours of nearby create, regular Bolivian cooking strategies and the avant-garde culinary strategies of higher-finish European restaurants. We advise booking a table in advance to appreciate a scrumptious meal of the highest high-quality as component of a luxury vacation in Bolivia.
Glamping in Bolivia’s countryside
With some of the most remote and unspoiled scenery in Latin America, Bolivia is a amazing location for lovers of the good outdoors. Nevertheless, exploring far-flung corners of this rugged paradise does not have to come at the price of good accommodation and service. Normally hundreds of kilometres from the nearest city, some of Bolivia’s ideal kept secrets are ideal enjoyed by glamping in the vast wilderness. With a spacious tent such as a double bed with luxurious linens, comprehensive with a coffeemaker and cosy armchairs, you can encounter a blissful solitude in a one of a kind setting with a private chef, driver and guide – either exploring the jungles of the Madidi, trekking by way of the Andes, or sleeping below the stars in the arid deserts of the south.
Simon Williams is Director of Humboldt Travel. Humboldt Travel is a luxury travel business specialising in tailor produced holidays to Latin America.
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