When it comes to beauty and diversity in a continent that has lots of natural wonders to shout about, Bolivia deserves top billing. Spanning the Andes Mountains, rubbing shoulders with Lake Titicaca, and with footholds in the Atacama – the driest desert on Earth – and the Amazon rainforest, this central South American nation has got it nailed. Bolivia may not get as much attention as its bigger neighbours, but that only adds to the sense of adventure and discovery you get here. The dramatic and colourful capital, La Paz, is a good place to start, although at 3,500 metres, you’ll need to have a head for heights. Foodies can look forward to trying llama steak, delicious cheese bread, beer brewed from quinoa, and some of the best chocolate on the planet. With the highest number of indigenous people in South America, Bolivia is rich in culture, traditions, festivals and folklore.