Due to its very varied landscapes, road travel in Bolivia enables access to many impressive views and is often the best way to explore if time allows. If you only have a two-week window then we generally recommend flying domestically.
The Uyuni salt flats and desert region is generally explored in a safari-style tour, travelling from lodge to lodge exploring in 4x4 vehicles.
When in cities, we will always ensure you have a driver if you are travelling long distances in one day, but generally we like to include walking city tours. La Paz, Sucre and Potosi are great places to explore on foot. A La Paz city tour can also include a trip on the city's dramatic cable car and an visit to the dramatic landscapes of the Moon Valley and Southern District, whch requires a driver and a car to take you around.
When arriving to Bolivia, the main point of arrival is Santa Cruz, with La Paz the second most popular hub. One overnight stay in Santa Cruz is often sufficient, followed by an onward flight to your next destination.
There is only one train journey that we recommend in Bolivia. It runs between Oruro and Villazon, stopping in Uyuni - the gateway to the salt flats - and Tupiza, where notorious outlaws Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid once rested before their final showdown.
In the last five years road connectivity has improved considerably in Bolivia, with many smaller cities such as Tarija or Trinidad or frontier destinations like Puerto Suarez now accessible by asphalt road.