Villazón and La Quiaca, Bolivia: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Villazón and La Quiaca, Bolivia? If you're planning to go to Villazón and La Quiaca, this article contains some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Villazón and La Quiaca, Bolivia

Based on the climate and weather in Villazón and La Quiaca, the best time to go is September. See below for details.

Important essentials for Villazón and La Quiaca, Bolivia

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Villazón and La Quiaca, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


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  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks are not available for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • A vaccine card protector

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  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

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  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly option.


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection you can have.

General health necessities

Villazón and La Quiaca is at a very high altitude, and may result in altitude sickness. For that reason, you will want to pack strong altitude sickness prevention products and treatments.

  • Consider asking your doctor about Diamox

  • Oximeter to check blood oxygen

    Like this


  • Supplements

    Ginko biloba or other supplements (ask your doctor before using)


  • Over-the-counter medicine

    Ibuprofen


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas of this country may have potentially unsafe tap water, so it's important to have an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a superb choice.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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What to wear/what to pack for Villazón and La Quiaca, Bolivia by month

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January

If you vacation in Villazón and La Quiaca during January, you may notice that it is balmy. Temperatures tend to hover around the high 60s F (low 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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February

If you visit Villazón and La Quiaca during February, you will probably find that it is mild. Temperatures tend to hover around the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the 40s F (single digits C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain occasionally.

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March

March in Villazón and La Quiaca is balmy. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the low 40s F (single digits C).

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April

April here is balmy and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C) during the day.

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May

Traveling to Villazón and La Quiaca in May, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June here is crisp. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C) during the day.

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July

If you are traveling to Villazón and La Quiaca in July, you will notice that it is cool. Daytime temperatures are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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August

Traveling to Villazón and La Quiaca in August, you will notice that it is relatively cool. Daytime temperatures are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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September

September in Villazón and La Quiaca is mild. The average overnight temperatures in the area are in the high 20s F (single digits below 0 C).

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October

October is mild and very dry with almost no rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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November

November in this region is mild and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C) during the day.

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December

December in Villazón and La Quiaca is balmy. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 60s F (low 20s C).

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Activities for Villazón and La Quiaca, Bolivia

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Villazón and La Quiaca.

If you go to the Museo Etnográfico Mosojñan, wear museum-appropriate clothing and take:

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