Bolivia

Altiplano road-tripping, unreal landscapes and a proud indigenous heritage

Like a shot of singani, the national liquor, Bolivia will rouse your senses. This little landlocked nation packs a big punch with its technicolour festivals, revolutionary history and hearty cuisine.

From Lake Titicaca, the mythical birthplace of the Incas and the mirror-like Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat, to semi-arid lowlands, savannah, Crayola-coloured lagoons and tropical rainforests, it is a country that captures the imagination of even the most seasoned adventurer.

Complex, and tough to navigate solo, the nation with the strongest indigenous identity in South America (there are 36 official languages) was once dismissed as a destination just for backpackers or adventure travellers.

That’s all changed, thanks to our specially designed itineraries with high-end vehicles and custom-made logistics, along with the opening of luxury properties like Kachi Lodge in Uyuni and Atix hotel in La Paz. We’ve teamed up with artists, astronomers, chefs, winemakers, and coffee growers to give you luxury, cultural and culinary adventures without compromising on Bolivia’s rugged appeal.

Discover unrefined romance amidst stark and beautiful landscapes, staying in crumbling 16th century haciendas decorated with paintings of Spanish conquistadors, and meeting villagers tending quinoa and llamas, maintaining the traditions passed down through generations.

If you want your IG feed to be the envy of all but you can’t wait for Elon Musk to launch his first package tours to Mars, then the Salar de Uyuni will do the job nicely. The world’s largest salt flat spans over 10,000 square kilometres of dazzling alabaster-white surfaces, geometric salt patterns, blood-red lagoons and shimmering flamingo kaleidoscopes, where reflections blur the boundaries between reality and mirage.

And then there’s La Paz. At 3,600 metres above sea level, it will literally take your breath away. The world’s highest capital – packed into a bowl-like canyon in the shadow of Mount Illimani – is experiencing a creative renaissance of quirky cocktail bars, experimental cuisine and a thriving arts scene.

  • Create one of a kind art installations and photography on the Uyuni salt flats with a renowned contemporary artist
  • Savour a private tasting-menu and meet the chef at Gustu, the Michelin-starred restaurant in La Paz, opened by Noma’s Claus Meyer
  • Discover the wonderful world of neo-Andean architecture visiting Freddy Mamani’s whacky cholets in El Alto.
  • Star-gaze with a professional astronomer by a bonfire in the middle of the desert, under the world’s clearest night skies
  • Earn bragging rights by kite surfing on specially adapted buggies at an altitude of 4000m above sea level
  • Travel with a private chef enjoying gourmet al fresco dining in some of the country’s remotest locations
  • Challenge your kids to an eco-paintballing battle in an abandoned train cemetery
  • Stay in a private hacienda and visit 300 year-old vineyards in Tarija, the Andalusia of the South.
  • Discover Latin America’s most colourful but least known carnival celebrations in the city of Oruro

You can mingle with cholitas – the bowler-hat brigade – by day and then unwind in a secret cocktail bar or luxury lodge by night. Our specialists deliver the flexibility and spontaneity synonymous with the Bolivian love for life, but with a luxe twist at every hairpin turn.

Each Dehouche itinerary is unique and tailor made.
Get in touch with one of our expert travel planners to get the ball rolling

What our clients are saying

Discover more about Bolivia

  • Create one of a kind art installations and photography on the Uyuni salt flats with a renowned contemporary artist
  • Savour a private tasting-menu and meet the chef at Gustu, the Michelin-starred restaurant in La Paz, opened by Noma’s Claus Meyer
  • Discover the wonderful world of neo-Andean architecture visiting Freddy Mamani’s whacky cholets in El Alto.
  • Star-gaze with a professional astronomer by a bonfire in the middle of the desert, under the world’s clearest night skies
  • Earn bragging rights by kite surfing on specially adapted buggies at an altitude of 4000m above sea level
  • Travel with a private chef enjoying gourmet al fresco dining in some of the country’s remotest locations
  • Challenge your kids to an eco-paintballing battle in an abandoned train cemetery
  • Stay in a private hacienda and visit 300 year-old vineyards in Tarija, the Andalusia of the South.
  • Discover Latin America’s most colourful but least known carnival celebrations in the city of Oruro

Explore

Browse our site for inspiration and
sample itineraries

Contact

Call us on (800) 690 6899 or fill in a
contact form to tell us about your desires, where you want to go

Design

Receive a tailor-made itinerary and
together we’ll fine-tune the trip of your dreams