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Our Location

We are based in the small village of Jupapina, which is approximately 30-45 minutes by bus from the city centre of La Paz, the de facto capital of Bolivia. It is a beautiful, semi-rural village surrounded by mountains. There is a very strong sense of community – perhaps one of the most enriching aspects of many volunteers’ experiences to date has been participating in this small community and getting a very real flavour of Aymara indigenous culture.

View from Up Close Bolivia volunteer houses
View from the Volunteer Houses

As very few people speak English it is also the perfect place to learn / improve your Spanish. Most of our projects are within walking distance of the volunteer houses where you will be based, or a short minibus ride away.

The beautiful glacier of Illimani watching over La Paz