La Paz, the administrative capital of Bolivia, is the highest city in the world, at 3,640 metres above sea level among the Andes mountains. It’s a stunning setting and the drive from El Alto airport offers excellent views as you approach the city.
Reasons to Visit La Paz include:
La Paz can be visited all year. The daytime temperature varies little month on month, averaging around 14°C. The rainy season coincides with the summer months, December to March, with the heaviest rainfall in January and February. The best time to visit the city and surrounding Andean area is generally from April to November.
A stylish modern hotel in a residential neighbourhood in the South Zone of La Paz, with an indoor pool, spa, restaurant and dining terrace and panoramic top floor bar.
A converted colonial mansion in central La Paz, a stone's throw from San Francisco Square, with rooms arranged around a pretty courtyard with a fountain.
Time: Bolivia GMT -4 hours
approximately 21.5 hours (no direct flights from the UK)
Language: Spanish, Quechua, Aymara
Visas – not required for British nationals for stays of up to 90 days
Yellow Fever vaccine should be given to travellers 9 months of age and upwards if travelling to areas below 2,300m east of the Andes Mountains. These areas include the whole departments of Beni, Pando and Santa Cruz, and parts of the Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, La Paz and Tarija departments. No other vaccinations are compulsory.