Private tailor-made journeys of a lifetime 1 888 263 2574
USA
  • AUS
  • DEU
USA
  • AUS
  • DEU
bolivia people

Culture of Bolivia

One of the principal highlights of a Bolivia tour is the authenticity of the country’s culture and local people, who retain their indigenous heritage even in modern times. The majority of the population is of Quechua and Aymara descent, followed by mestizos – people with mixed indigenous and Spanish ancestry.

Discover the famous Witches Market in La Paz
Discover the famous Witches Market in La Paz
Excellent / 4.9 out of 5
Enchanting Travels Bolivia Tours Oruro, Bolivia, carnival dancers wearing traditional masks and dresses on the street during the carnival

Traditions and culture of Bolivia

As you travel in Bolivia, you will find women in traditional dress, affectionately called cholas, everywhere. The chola’s clothing consists of a pleated skirt called pollera, a shawl called manta and topped off with a bowler hat from 19th century Europe. This form of dress was originally forced on the indigenous women by colonists, but now it has become a national symbol. Markets are colorful and full of textiles, handicrafts and even strange shamanic trinkets that are symbols of native religious traditions and popular superstition and a major part of Bolivian culture.

Our private Bolivia tours take you to Lake Titicaca, where unique cultures such as the Uros of the floating reed islands, maintain their traditions even in modern times.

Bolivians are close-knit and extremely family-oriented, with several generations living together under the same roof. Many traditions and festivals in Bolivia stem from a mix of pre-Colombian pagan rites and Roman Catholicism. The Oruro Carnival is a major part of a well-planned Bolivia tour.  It is an important cultural event, famous for its folkloric devil dance and several days of costumed parades.

Locals do not like to have their photos taken by visitors. Do not photograph people without first asking for permission during your tour of Bolivia.

from the blog
bolivia people
By: Mouli
3 min

Raw & 100% Authentic: Bolivia Travel

Include a taste of the enchanting in your customized South America tours. Jacqueline Spencer captures the heart of an uncharted territory with an account of her recent trip and highlights exactly Bolivia travel is a must.

READ POST

Top 10 Things To Do In Bolivia - Uyuni salt flats
By: Mary
4 min

Top 10 Things To Do In Bolivia: Explore!

What are the top 10 things to do in Bolivia? Here’s our list.

READ POST

THE ENCHANTING DIFFERENCE

Safe & Secure

Our global network of partners on the ground are able to share the most up-to-date advice and recommendations on COVID-19. We only offer hotels and vehicles with the highest health and safety standards.

Financial Protection & Flexibility

We believe in complete transparency. We are bonded members and license holders of all leading travel organizations. Your booking is flexible and completely secure with us.

Fully Supported Travel

Your dedicated and personal trip coordinator is available around-the-clock throughout your trip to accommodate requests, take care of the details, and handle any unforeseen situations.

Authentic & Unique

Go off the beaten track. Our award-winning, licensed local guides provide incredible insights and insider tips, passionately bringing alive unique and exclusive experiences for you.

Personalized & Private

Discover our enchanting world your way. Our experts completely customize your private tour to match your interests and preferences through their comprehensive knowledge of each destination.

High Quality Experiences

All our accommodations and services are personally tested by our team. Tell us your travel dream and we will create an itinerary packed with the best experiences your destination has to offer.

WHAT OUR GUESTs SAY

One of the very best travel experiences I have ever had. We even got updates once at 3 am! He also made one change in one day’s itinerary to accommodate our wishes which was very wonderful. For business, I have traveled to Europe, Russia, all over Asia and South Africa but was blown away by all the beautiful sites in Argentina and Chile.

Rating 5/5
Enchanting Travels- Chile Tours Fishing boat and old Dock, Puerto Natales, Antartica Mexico holiday

Joseph MatheyUSA

All the little touches made by our Enchanting Travel consultant, Amelia Edwards, were noticed and recognized by my wife and I. Thank you for making our milestone trip (25th wedding anniversary) such a memorable one! We look forward to engaging Enchanting Travels again for our next South American adventure!!

Rating 5/5
Buenos Aires Sehenswürdigkeiten: Kongressgebäude Mexico holiday

Raymond SuireUSA

This was my first adventure as a solo traveler. But while I may have traveled on my own, I was never alone. I was well taken care of by a superb team of planners, trip coordinators, guides and drivers.

Rating 5/5
Bolivia - Uyuni - People & Car standing in Salt flats

Lori McCarneyUSA

Do you have a vacation in mind? Let us help you create the trip of a lifetime.