7. How safe is Bolivia?

Bolivia is often identified as the safest country in South America; however, as everywhere, there is always the risk of petty crime such as pick-pocketing. Foreigners are often targeted in touristy areas. Many of the ruses or the tricks used to distract your attention mean that you don’t even know that you have been robbed until some time afterwards. The kind of common sense that you need to use in any place is the best defence against becoming a victim – but we will also give you local, up-to-date advice to avoid risky areas or situations as part of your orientation session and ongoing support during your stay with us.