When to Go

High Season (May–Oct)

  • Mostly sunny days throughout Bolivia but cooler in the altiplano.
  • Reliable weather means easier transit, and better climbing, trekking and mountain biking.
  • Be prepared for festival crowds in August.
  • Higher prices for tours and accommodations.

Shoulder (Oct–Nov)

  • A great time to visit the Salar de Uyuni.
  • Good for budget hunters.

Low Season (Nov–Apr)

  • Summer is rainy season; it can be miserable in the lowlands.
  • Overland transportation becomes difficult where the roads are unpaved.
  • Climbing is dangerous, and trekking and biking tedious.
  • February to April have plenty of religious festivals.