Volunteer in Bolivia

For the traveler, Bolivia is one of South America's most awe-inspiring and enchanting destinations. With an array of activities to explore and diverse scenery to enjoy, the country is fast becoming a must-visit location on any trip to the continent. It is the perfect place in which to become a wildlife conservation volunteer!

Most journeys here begin in the stunning city of La Paz, the world's highest capital. Framed by the 6088 metre peak of Huayna Potosi, La Paz is most certainly a scenic introduction to the country. Explore its countless markets and the inimitable 'Valley of the Moon,' the founding location of Dias de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead). Aside from the capital, there are many other impressive locations in which to explore. From the wildlife-rich pampas region in the north, to the shimmering shores of Lake Titicaca, Bolivia is a country that keeps on giving.

One of Bolivia’s most underrated hidden gems is its wildlife. The number of animal species here must be seen to be believed, and taking the chance to volunteer with monkeys, birds and even some lizard species will be something you will never forget! Combine a trip here with a spell of wildlife conservation volunteering, and this could be one of the most exciting and unforgettable experiences of your life – so why not consider becoming our next Bolivia volunteer now!


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Wildlife

It would be nearly impossible to write in detail about the sheer abundance of wildlife that can be found in Bolivia, but here we are going to do our best to inform you a little about the incredible array of animals you can expect to see. There are literally thousands of different species of bird, mammal, fish, reptile, and amphibians in Bolivia, but some of the most famous include:

  • Jaguars
  • Sloths
  • Llamas
  • Monkeys
  • Bears
  • Parrots

Whilst there is a huge variety of animal life to be found in Bolivia, a large percentage of it is in grave danger of becoming extinct if something is not done to protect it. Poaching and habitat destruction are the two biggest threats facing the wildlife of Bolivia, so unless conservation efforts are increased, this could lead to an irreversible change. You can help by volunteering in Bolivia, and your efforts will go towards the conservation of many animals in this diverse country.

Culture

Bolivia’s very name comes from Simon Bolivar, the leader of the the war of independence against Spain back in the 19th century. The official language of Bolivia is in fact Spanish, and certain elements of Spanish culture can be found here alongside the more traditional Incan remnants. Some important things to know when in Bolivia include:

  • The fact that politeness plays a big part in the everyday lives of most Bolivians. Remember to say please and thank you, and you'll fit in well here!
  • It is common in Bolivia to stand in very close proximity to the person you are interacting with, so don’t feel threatened if someone get a little closer than you were expecting!
  • Religion and festivals are very important to the Bolivian people, and as long as you are considerate of the traditions of these events you will be more than welcome to join in!

Popular Destinations

With lush jungles and hundreds of years of history to explore, Bolivia certainly has a lot going on. However, it can be a little daunting trying to pick and choose where to visit..but we are here to help! Some of Bolivia’s attractions include:

  • The Yungas Road- Not for the faint of heart, this road has been christened the most dangerous in the world and for good reason. Keep away from the edge!
  • Salar de Uyuni – This is a destination unlike any other. These salt flats are one of the flattest locations on earth, and after rainfall they take on a new artistic element, perfectly reflecting the sky above them
  • Lake Titicaca – Straddling the boarder between Puru and Boliva, this gorgeous lake is the perfect place to unwind.

Bolivia is an incredible place to explore, so start planning your trip now!

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United Kingdom
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