Oruro Department

Oruro Department, Bolivia
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by JYB Devot
/ CC BY-SA 4.0
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Attractions

Hotels

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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Oruro Department

Climate in Oruro Department:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
19
17
17
11
6
5
6
9
12
10
12
17

Best time to visit Oruro Department:

Dry Season (May to October):

  • The dry season is generally considered the best time to visit Bolivia, especially for travelers interested in outdoor adventures and exploring high-altitude regions like the Andes and the Uyuni Salt Flats. During this time, there is minimal rainfall, and the weather is cooler and more predictable. It's ideal for trekking, hiking, and salt flat tours. June and July are popular months for these activities, but they can be quite cold, so be prepared with warm clothing.

Rainy Season (November to April):

  • The rainy season in Bolivia brings warmer temperatures and increased humidity. While it's not the preferred time for some activities, it has its advantages. The rain transforms the arid Altiplano into a lush landscape with colorful flowers, making it a great time for photography and enjoying the scenery. The Amazon Rainforest is also at its most vibrant during the rainy season. However, it's essential to be prepared for potential transportation disruptions due to heavy rains and flooding.

Note on the Amazon Rainforest:

  • The best time to visit the Amazon Rainforest in Bolivia, located in the northern regions of Rurrenabaque and Madidi National Park, is during the dry season (May to October) when the weather is drier and there are fewer mosquitoes.

Altitude Considerations:

  • Bolivia's high-altitude regions, including La Paz and the Andes, can pose a challenge for travelers not acclimated to the altitude. It's essential to take it slow, drink plenty of water, and consider spending a day or two in a lower-altitude location before ascending to higher elevations.

Money & Prices

Currency in Bolivia:

Bolivian boliviano (BOB)

How expensive is a trip to Oruro Department?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
4.14 USD
Fast food meal:
6.75 USD
Mid-range meal:
10.20 USD
Bottle of water:
0.70 USD
Soft drink:
0.94 USD
Cappuccino:
2.91 USD
Local Beer:
2.17 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.32 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.52 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Bolivia general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 230 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type A (North American/Japanese 2-pin)
  • Type C (European 2-pin)

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