Do I need travel insurance?
We highly recommend to have a Travel insurance and should be taken out before the trip. Your travel insurance should be 'comprehensive', providing cover against personal accident, death, medical expenses, emergency repatriation and personal liability, with a minimum coverage of US$50,000. We also strongly recommend it covers cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you do not have a Travel Insurance you can purchase it through us.
How do I find out about the visa requirements?
We recommend that passengers check this information with their local embassy as visa rules change without warning.
If citizens of your country require visa to enter to Bolivia, we can send you the visa application requirements but it is important to visit the embassy in your home country because they will always have information about requirements, visa costs and will provide the required forms to organize your visa.
Late Bolivia can’t assist in the actual application of visas, although we can send you a letter of invitation, the rest of the procedures can be done through the embassy or with the support of a local travel agent in your home country.
I am concerned about the political stability?
The safety of our passengers is a major priority, we monitor local events very closely and we make operational decisions based on informed advice from a number of sources
What is the best way to carry money?
We recommend having access to money from cash and cards. In major cities like: La Paz, Santa Cruz, Potosí and Sucre it is not difficult to find ATm´s, but in local towns like Copacabana, Uyuni, Rurrenabaque there are just a few ATM´s which might not be working during your stay.
During tours inside natural attractions like Eduardo Abaroa Reserve, Madidi Park, Sajama Park, Torotoro Park or the Sun Island it is compulsory to have cash.
Will refrigeration be available for medicines? eg. Insulin
Availability of refrigeration cannot be guaranteed. As a general rule, many of our city hotels provide access to small fridges; however, outside of this, especially when trekking or in homestay environments, you cannot rely on access to refrigeration. Please be sure to advise Late Bolivia if you are travelling with medication that requires refrigeration.
What are the medical and vaccination requirements?
It is recommended that you have a medical examination before your trip due to altitude of some of the destinations in the country and climate variations, ask to your doctor for details and advice about current vaccination requirements.
When travelling to the Amazon some recommended vaccinations are: Polio, typhoid, hepatitis A and B, yellow fever vaccination is compulsory. Travel with a personal first aid kit, vitamin C, aspirin or equivalent, anti-diarrheal medicine, intestinal antiseptic, long-spectrum antibiotic treatment, anti-inflammatory ointment, eye drops, adhesive tape, Band-Aids, disinfectant compresses, cold and sore throat medicine and burn creams.
What if I get ill or injured on the trip and unable to continue?
Our guides are trained to deal with these situations and we will endeavor to get you help as quickly as possible. If you must leave the trip early due to illness, our local operators will help you find appropriate medical care. We will do whatever we can to get you home or on your onward journey. Your travel insurance should cover any costs incurred if illness occurs.
What clothes and footwear should I take on hikes or treks?
Comfortable boots are recommendable, on a more physical trip, hiking boots are definitely recommended. Some tours are made in the Highlands of Bolivia (Altiplano) with very cold environments, so please be sure to research the climate and weather conditions at the time of year you will be in Bolivia and pack accordingly.
What essential documents do I need to take?
It’s important that you always travel with your current passport, visas, travel insurance and Late Bolivia documentation. Bring a valid passport for six months beyond the period of your stay in Bolivia.