I am an American passport holder who is planning on traveling to Bolivia soon. I am well aware that I need a visa in order to visit the country. I am wondering if I should arrange it beforehand or just get it at the airport.
I am flying from Cusco to La Paz by Peruvian airlines. I have read many Americans stating that getting the visa at the airport was relatively easy. However, I have seen a blog that have stated that Americans have been turned back at the border or by the airline...
I'm a solo backpacker who likes to wake up and decide whether to catch the bus to the next city, or stay and enjoy the city I'm in another day. My itinerary changes often and I tend to stay in some places longer than expected and vice versa. Seems Bolivia (and Brazil which I plan to skip) is the only country where I need a visa in advanced as a US citizen, but not only that. Bolivia requires an itinerary, entry and exit dates, and even a flight all the way back home (not just out the...
I would like to do a three-day Salar de Uyuni tour and I want to arrive on a specific date.
Do tours (especially three day ones) leave daily? And should I book when I'm down there (as opposed to arranging it beforehand) if I have a specific date I'd like to go?
Thanks!Last post at: 2016-09-29 10:38:56 UTC
If I wanted to go to this game in November is it possible to buy tickets on the day
Any experience of football in Bolivia/Peru/Ecuador/Colombia appreciatedLast post at: 2016-09-29 01:56:35 UTC
Hi, I'd like to see is there's anyone traveling around La Paz in October who might want to share some tours. I'm really interested in doing some 1 day treks but I will be traveling alone and unfortunately the tour companies need at least 2 people or they want you to pay double.
Anyone wants to share Chacaltaya - Huayna Potosí 1 full day tour? Here is the description
"Chacaltaya - Huayna Potosí
Chacaltaya – Huayna Potosi (1 day).
The two hour drive...
There is some discussion wether it is worth or not to go to the sunday market in Tarabuco.
We were there and I think it depends on what you would like to do/see.
If you are in for the tourist stuff: there is a lot, but maybe you can get it in Sucre as well. I don't know because I was not interested in. It seemed to me that all the vendors had the same stuff.
But if you would like to see people in their colourful dresses and with different kind of heats buying things...
Hi, I'm thinking about doing a jungle tour (maybe also la Pampas, although I've done the Pantanal jaguar tour in Brazil, and it sounds it may be similar) in Rurrenabaque. It is cheaper/easier to book it in La Paz? Or should i get to Rurrenabaque and then book while there? Any tour companies you guys can recommend and how much would each would be (ballpark)?
thanks!Last post at: 2016-09-29 04:38:45 UTC
Can you please let me know if the itinerary I am thinking (Of course reading a lot of ideas in forums and guide books) make sense or need some modification? Also if possible reply few question.
I will keep posting only the part of itinerary in respective forums, like here will post for Bolivia Part only.
Peru Part is here:...
My girlfriend and I are planning (finally!!) our trip to Bolivia. We would love to do the Ride and River trip (in Sorata withAndean Epics). Its a 3 day downhill/mountainbike trip combined with a 3 day (motorized) canoe trip into the jungle.
Is there any one on this forum that has done it before??
We would like to do it in the end of october. What is the weather like at that time in the area from Sorata to Rurrenabaque (I know its a big and diverse area).?...
I'm looking for a bus from Santa Cruz to Trinidad. Preferably a daytime bus.
Until now I couldn't find a schedule. Transcopacabanas site at least mentioned a semi-cama bus but no schedule.
Did anybody do this trip recently and could recommend a bus company.
Even better with a link to the schedules.
I would like to share my experiences, because there are often questions about the salar-tours.
We did the tour from Tupiza with La Torre tours. (I do not say that La Torre is the best because I do not know the other touroperators.) But I can recommend La Torre tours, a very professional organization. They speak English and French as well.
It was a unforgettable trip, very well organized with a driver who gave us a very safe feeling. We had good sleeping bags and even oxygen in...
We are considering a trip to Bolivia in late Feburary or early March 2017 . I know we will fly into Santa Cruz for sure . We will have 2 weeks to work with . We want to go to Uyuni and do the main attractions ( 3 or4 nights )there and also we want to do the Amazon River and jungle package (3 or 4 nights ) from Rurrenabaque .
Now questions which is the best route to travel and what's to see anywhere between these locations. We can do bus , trains or plains when...
So, I'm in La Paz right now and am not sure how to continue my journey the next few days.
My idea is the following:
Fr, 16.09.: Death road bike tour, afterwards night bus to Potosi
Sa, 17.09.: Potosi silver mines tour
Su, 18.09.: travel to Uyuni
Mo, 19.09.: start 3 day/ 2 nights tour from Uyuni to San Pedro
I kind of have to start the Uyuni tour on Monday 19.09., as I have a flight from Calama to Santiago on Friday, 23.09.
What could we expect to tip a driver or driver and guide for a 4 days and 3 night trip to salt flat and other sights to end in San Pedro ? Just an average so we can kind of work out a budget for our trip .Last post at: 2016-09-16 00:25:25 UTC
For quite a while I try to get information about a tour with the Reina de Enin starting from Trinidad.
I contacted a couple of tour agencies but didn't get a reply.
Did anyone do a tour with the Reina de Enin recently or even does know the schedule for October and where to book?
All the best and more of life
Before and after the pampas tour we will stay 1 night in Rurrebenauqe. It seems hard to find information on the internet about hostels.
What we need is a clean double room, wifi, and a place to store our stuff while being on tour.
A nice garden is a pre.
Any recommendations on guesthouses/hostels etc?
Budget around 25/30 dollar
in two weeks I want to travel with a rental car from Sucre to Cochabamba. As the route seems too long for a one day trip, I want to make an overnight stop ideally somewhere in the middle of the route.
Can you recommend a good mid-price hotel?
I am visiting Bolivia south>north, to continue in Peru afterwards. Female solo traveller, Spanish speaker. Looking forward to seeing the musts but not running from one place to another. Interested in nature, "soft" trekks. Here's my rough plan:
Day 1-3 Uyuni tour
Day 4-5 Potosí (6h bus on day 4 and one day for the city? Buses leave daily i think)
Day 6-8 Sucre and surroundings (not sure about specifics yet of what to see around) counting 3h...
Can anyone recommend a "cheaper" Death road cycle company
I understand safety etc but think the $100+ options are just way too expensive
Am very experienced on a bike so dont need all the extra precautions!!Last post at: 2016-09-03 10:51:29 UTC
do I need to show proof of my yellow fever vaccination flying from Bolivia (or aperu) to Guatemala?