Bolivia is one of the least visited countries in South America despite its rich multiethnic heritage and some of the most impressive biodiversity in the world. Although the performance of the tourism industry remains modest compared with its more affluent neighbors such as Peru or Brazil, Bolivia has made important progress in recent years to open to international tourists, receiving 798,000 visitors from other countries in 2013, up from 524,000 in 2005. Community-based tourism is the main focus of tourism development in Bolivia, a country with one of the highest percentages of its population being of indigenous origin.

The fifth-largest country in South America, landlocked Bolivia is the highest country of the continent. For a long time, one of the poorest in this region, Bolivia has ...

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