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Dienstag, April 17, 2018 - 06:21 | Thorn Tree

Is there any train service between Sucre and Potosi . I have read conflicting reports about this. I could not find any place where tickets can be booked.

Last post at: 2018-04-23 14:58:06 UTC
Sonntag, April 15, 2018 - 07:05 | Thorn Tree

Hi
I will visit Bolivia and Peru, next week for two and half weeks.
I visited Uyuni one day tour, Isla del Sol, Santa Cruz trek (in North Peru) last time, so this will be my second visit. I plan some of the places such as;

Uyuni 2N3D circle tour
Sajama by myself, just go and walk around then come back
Yungus, maybe in Chulumani and have a easy hiking
Trek from La Pas, if I can find a organized tour to join, Pico Austria, Tuni Condoriri, Sorata – laguna /...

Sonntag, April 15, 2018 - 06:27 | Thorn Tree

Hi
I will visit Uyuni and then to Sajama by myself.
To move from Uyuni to village Sajama with public bus, which do you think better via La Pas or via Oruro?
To village Sajama, first to Patacamaya then change the bus to village Sajama. LP guide book says that Patacamaya is easily reached on most buses bound to Cochabanba, Alica, Oruro from La Paz. I will take night bus from Uyuni to Lapaz or to Oruro, then change the bus to Patacamaya next morning.
Uyuni- Lapaz –...

Samstag, April 14, 2018 - 20:46 | Thorn Tree

Hoping there are some visa experts here as the information I've found is a bit confusing!

I'm considering flying to Bolivia in June -- no flights booked or solid plans yet, but I have about 6 weeks off from work and would like to spend ~5 weeks traveling. I've read the Bolivia visa requirements for US citizens on the embassy website and done some other research, and it seems that while it's good for 10 years and I can spend 90 days in Bolivia each year, I can only...

Mittwoch, April 11, 2018 - 20:54 | Thorn Tree

Welcome to Cochabamba, known as the "garden city" of Bolivia, with the best weather and gastronomy of the country...
We have 3 cell phone companies with GSM service, (WCDMA does not work) if you plan to bring your cell phone you can use if is unlocked with your carrier in your country...
I help people by configuring their phone providing a GSM SIM already registered so you can have peace of mind to use country wide, including 400 MB for a month
I also teach you how...

Donnerstag, April 5, 2018 - 10:44 | Thorn Tree

I have read about the bike ride tours to the Death Road(Yungas Road). I am interested in seeing the death road; its interesting sections. I am not very keen on bike riding and I am not sure whether one can stop and enjoy as one wishes during these tours. Is there any alternative to these trips (other than hiring a private taxi)? is it possible to get some public transport to some nearby area and hike along the interesting sections of the Death Road?

Last post at: 2018-04-07 13:18:07 UTC
Dienstag, April 3, 2018 - 15:33 | Thorn Tree

I have a friend just got back from a trip in Uyuni between March 12 to March 15. They took the typical 3 days tour and the road return from Laguna Colorada to Uyuni was blocked by the local villagers. The reason being the goverment never fix the road and the villagers were suffing from a poor maintained road. The road that was blocked was on Hwy 701 and Hwy 5 (about 100 km). Does anyone recently return from the trip and is it still hapening?

We are leaving for the trip in mid April...

Samstag, März 31, 2018 - 17:17 | Thorn Tree

We are flying to Santa Cruz next month, and will attend concerts of the baroque music festival taking place there and in some of the Jesuit mission towns. Has anyone had any recent experience traveling around this region?

We are planning to do the route Santa Cruz-San José de Chiquitos-San Ignacio de Velasco-Santa Cruz.

Is it feasible to do this in a rental car? If we go by local bus, does anyone have recent info on schedules and preferred companies?

Many thanks in...

Samstag, März 31, 2018 - 17:09 | Thorn Tree

My wife and I (US citizens)are traveling to Bolivia next month (April). We decided against risking the visa-on-arrival option and instead applied for our visas through the consulate in Los Angeles. Since the process was quite involved and confusing to boot, I thought fellow voyagers might benefit from our experience.

The consulate in LA (and this seems to be true for other consulates in the US as well) requires applicants to complete an on-line form and then follow up by sending in a...

Freitag, März 30, 2018 - 16:33 | Thorn Tree

Hi all :)

I'm planning for a trip to Peru this August and would love to spend a week in Bolivia too... but my main motivation for that is to experience the mirror like effect of Salar de Uyuni. I understand that August is considered dry season, but it seems like the chances of rain are generally low overall (even in rainy season from Dec-Feb)?? Therefore, I am wondering if it is worth it to keep my Peru itinerary flexible just in case?

Has anyone ever experienced the...

Mittwoch, März 28, 2018 - 18:53 | Thorn Tree

I been trying to buy ticket from Villazon - Tupiza and then Tupiza – Uyuni, when I search with any date it shows me this message "We are sorry but we have not found tickets for this destination or date".

Is there are reason why this showing ?

I respond from info@ticketsbolivia.com saying they "At this moment we do not have any bus or train company working on this route." what are...

Freitag, März 23, 2018 - 13:33 | Thorn Tree

Does anyone know if it is possible to travel by bus from La Paz to Cochabamba on Tuesday May 1, which is International Workers' Day? All the bus trips are grayed out for May 1 on the https://www.ticketsbolivia.com/ website. I assume this is because the bus companies are not working that day!

We are headed from La Paz to Santa Cruz and would like to break the trip up, by getting as far as Cochabamba on...

Mittwoch, März 21, 2018 - 07:47 | Thorn Tree

Hello all! Another post asking for a little help in planning my Bolivian route. I will be traveling to Peru and Bolivia in late July for about 3 weeks all together. Some context: I spent 3 weeks in Peru two years ago, and at the end of my trip spent 5 days in Isla del Sol and La Paz. So I will not be visiting Titicaca this time and that is intentional!

Here is what I have planned thus far:

1 - 4: Cuzco
5: Fly to La Paz in morning
6: La Paz
7: La Paz, night bus...

Sonntag, März 18, 2018 - 09:44 | Thorn Tree

I have the possibility of traveling to Santa Cruz in August for a job. I will be traveling alone and am a woman. I have read mixed postings elsewhere about the city being dangerous/not dangerous for women traveling alone. I would love to hear others experience in the city. Also, does anyone know the latest on Yellow Fever there. I know Brazil has some outbreaks there. Thank you.

Last post at: 2018-03-18 16:22:59 UTC
Samstag, März 17, 2018 - 20:45 | Thorn Tree

Hi all
I read that best travel time is may– october. What is your experience with bolivia in dec/jan? Very bad or worth trying? Muchas gracias

Last post at: 2018-03-18 13:23:45 UTC
Sonntag, März 11, 2018 - 19:09 | Thorn Tree

Has or does anyone know if there are flights into Rurrenabaque from the airports in Uyuni or potosi?
Trip is in late April

Last post at: 2018-03-12 18:06:59 UTC
Samstag, März 10, 2018 - 16:23 | Thorn Tree

I have done a bit of Google and search in this forum but still not able to get much info. We only have 2 days (8-9 April) at Uyuni (Transports are already booked in and out of Uyuni) and wonder if anyone know about group tours (can't afford the private one) for 2 days 1 night on the salt flat? So far I have only found group tours for 1 day or 3 days. All 2 days tours are private. Anyone been there recently and know able which operator do a group 2 days trip? Much appreciated.

Last...
Donnerstag, März 8, 2018 - 18:44 | Thorn Tree

I plan to travel in Bolivia in september-october. I'd like to visit the South Lipez for 3 days form Uyuni. I've red that one have to be careful with the local travale agencies in Uyuni. So, does someone knows a reliable agency that offers that trip. We are not looking neither for the cheapest nor for the most luxurious ...
Thanks
Françoise

Last post at: 2018-03-12 23:32:54 UTC
Montag, März 5, 2018 - 20:14 | Thorn Tree

Hello,
We are going to Bolivia and Peru in May.
Could you please let us know if this itinerary makes sense/if feasible (transport wise). Comments and tips welcome!
Thanks in advance
Severine & Jerome

Day 0: late arrival in Lima, night close to the airport
Day 1-4: early flight to Cuzco, old town, Sacred Valley, rainbow mountain tbc
Day 5: Moray and Salinas on the way to Ollantaytambo
Day 6: visit Ollantaytambo, afternoon train to Aguas Calientes...

Donnerstag, März 1, 2018 - 10:04 | Thorn Tree

So i've just booked a trip to spend 4 weeks in Arequipa on a medical placement In August later this year and have just realised that I have a week spare before the trip for some extra travels!! I haven't booked my flights yet (I will be travelling from London, UK) and was wondering if it would be possible/sensible to see the Bolivian Salt flats in the week before going to Arequipa?

I've done lots of research online and I have seen different suggestions including getting...

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