Donnerstag, Dezember 1, 2016 - 14:53 | Thorn Tree

Hi, I'm going on vacation to the city of Independencia in the Ayopaya region in Bolivia (220km nw of Cochabama). Unfortunately I can't find a lot of information about this region. I know how to get to independencia but , I would like to visit the wall of Sacambaya 48km to the nw of Independencia. Has anyone been there? Is there any traffic (bus/taxi/hitchhike) from Independencia to K'uti (I understood from there it is only a 6km hike to the wall). Any info would be very helpful...

Donnerstag, Dezember 1, 2016 - 06:04 | Thorn Tree

Hi im wondering the cheapest and quickest route to la higuera from lima please let me know asap as I'm trying to put together my trip thank you

Last post at: 2016-12-01 14:19:43 UTC
Dienstag, November 29, 2016 - 23:42 | Thorn Tree

I have read a lot about the salt flat tour operaters and become only confused . We want a 3 night 4/day salt flat tour . We would prefer 4 people and hotels with heat and hot water . Any suggestions ?

Last post at: 2016-11-30 12:46:31 UTC
Montag, November 28, 2016 - 15:23 | Thorn Tree

I'm late to the story about the severe water issues in this country. Can readers here comment on what is going on?
This is sounding like Venezuela part 2 with mother nature being the culprit rather than politicians. I have wanted to travel to this region for some time but this is a real turn off. No showers are one thing but competing with locals for water really sucks.

Last post at: 2016-12-02 02:30:53 UTC
Sonntag, November 27, 2016 - 20:53 | Thorn Tree

I understand that the old Sucre airport has been closed and a new one was meant to open. When I search for flights to Sucre, no airport shows except the one at La Paz. Can I reach Sucre only by flying to La Paz and taking a bus to Sucre?

Last post at: 2016-11-28 12:51:18 UTC
Sonntag, November 27, 2016 - 13:43 | Thorn Tree

I am currently planing a trip for later this year to Per/Bolivia/Chile. When watching a video about Bolivia, it was mentioned that you can buy a three day ecotour on the cheap. I am most certainly interested, as I have never been on an ecotour before. Can someone give me some additional information please? Can I find some information online? Where does it start/end? Can I sign up in Cochabamba?
Thank you

Last post at: 2016-11-27 17:43:50 UTC
Freitag, November 25, 2016 - 12:37 | Thorn Tree

Can anyone recommend an inexpensive hostel in la Paz?

Last post at: 2016-11-30 17:08:11 UTC
Donnerstag, November 24, 2016 - 01:03 | Thorn Tree

Hello everyone!

I'm currently in Argentina and will be going to rurrenabaque within the next few weeks.
My initial plan was to head to La Paz from Sucre and then either catch a flight or a bus to rurrenabaque.
However, after I had a look online, I found that the flight costs are quite high to go from La Paz to Rurrenabaque in comparison with the bus tickets. Therefore, Is it worth getting a bus from somewhere else to rurrenabaque? Or are the road connections between...

Freitag, November 18, 2016 - 13:04 | Thorn Tree

Hello from Bolivia!

Quick question: I'm flying out of La Paz in a few days to Colombia (and then the US) with Avianca.

Is there a departure tax when flying out of Bolivia? I see references to it online and having to pay it in person (as opposed to it being part of the normal ticket fare). However my friend just flew out of Bolivia and didn't need to pay. But he also flew Boliviana de Aviación and it wouldn't surprise me if the state airline includes it in the fare...

Dienstag, November 8, 2016 - 18:51 | Thorn Tree

Hi everybody!

I am looking for a good place to do ayahuasca and/or San Pedro in Bolivia. I have already experience with ayahuasca, so I know how important it is to be with good people.

Is there somebody who can help me out with some good contacts in Bolivia?
That would be great! :)

Thanks ahead,

Last post at: 2016-11-08 22:51:27 UTC
Montag, November 7, 2016 - 13:51 | Thorn Tree

Hello travellers,
Seeking recent news on the situation around La Paz. My wife and I would love to do a one day trek as a quick jaunt from La Paz. Our plan is :
*to go there and back in one day
*not to hire a guide
*to use public transportation
*to interact with locals
*and, most importantly, to remain safe.

Any hints are highly appreciated!

Last post at: 2016-11-08 21:38:48 UTC
Freitag, November 4, 2016 - 18:04 | Thorn Tree

Would love to know if anyone has any experiences to share?

I am currently booked on the Deep Rainforest trip on November 16th. The cost is 290 usd. It seems a good way to get there avoiding the dilemma of Pampas vs Jungle once there. The cost seems a little high to me and was wondering if there are any other companies to compare against? The extra cost (100 usd) for an English guide is also a little bit of a worry as my Spanish is non-existent

Also if anyone can advise what...

Montag, Oktober 31, 2016 - 19:00 | Thorn Tree

Hi folks

Does anyone know if there's any tour operator in coroico offering the death road biking tour starting from there? i see loads of reports of the tour starting in la paz but jut wondering if there's any outfit offering the tour starting and ending in Coroico...cheers

Last post at: 2016-11-04 14:05:00 UTC
Montag, Oktober 31, 2016 - 18:16 | Thorn Tree

I searched and found a 4 year old topic with some valuable information, but I'm aware that bureaucratic changes may occur at any time in Bolivia, so I thought I'd ask!

So I'll be staying in Bolivia next yearnfor a 5-6 month field study for my master thesis. Would it be possible to just extend a tourist visa for six months? If thats not safe, what would you guys recommend I do?

Thanks a bunch!

Last post at: 2016-11-01 09:47:30 UTC
Sonntag, Oktober 30, 2016 - 08:14 | Thorn Tree

Hi, everyone!

First off, thanks to the posters from before who helped me decide an earlier issue I was having: when I arrive in La Paz, I will head straight to Copacabana, private ferry it to Isla del Sol where I’ll spend the night, and then head back to La Paz the next day (so as to have a buffer day in La Paz and avoid having to rush to catch a flight back from Copa).

When I arrive in Copacabana, I’m told a private ferry (I will likely miss the 1:30pm public ferry) should...

Samstag, Oktober 29, 2016 - 21:56 | Thorn Tree

I know questions about this have been asked ad nauseam but the tons of information have me somewhat more confused. Perhaps someone can shed some light for me, and it'd be appreciated.

A friend and I want to do a 3-day salt flat tour, arriving back in Uyuni at the end. Our flight from La Paz is scheduled to arrive the night before we wanted to do the tour. I have heard that there's no need to book the salt tour in advance, even though I tend to arrange everything...

Samstag, Oktober 29, 2016 - 14:26 | Thorn Tree

Hi all!

My girlfriend and I are visiting Uyuni right after new years and are hoping to do a 1 day tour of the salt flats. I've tried to book ahead but my emails aren't being returned from the recommended tour companies. On a couple websites I have now read that the tour operators suspend tours between Dec.24 - Jan.6 because of intoxicated drivers on the salt flats. Unfortunately we only have time between Jan.3-5 to do a tour.

Is this suspension of operations normal?...

Dienstag, Oktober 25, 2016 - 20:46 | Thorn Tree

I heard Mrs Frida Lihne Alvarez and after
contacted I got a loan of € 30,000 with no problems at home because
I had made loans to my bank that I do not have to be repaid.
and I need money in an emergency
for my project and settle my debts to the Bank and then restart my activity
I'm quite satisfied after a few days, I
talked to several colleagues who have also received loans at Madame
Frida linhe Alvarez without worries because their conditions are very...

Sonntag, Oktober 23, 2016 - 10:52 | Thorn Tree

Hello all,

The title of the topic says it all. But does anyone know if it's possible/advisable to take a night bus to Uyuni from la paz then do a 3 day tour the same day you arrive? Just trying to save time as from what I gather there isn't much reason to hang around in Uyuni.


Last post at: 2016-10-24 14:37:37 UTC
Sonntag, Oktober 23, 2016 - 01:07 | Thorn Tree

hi there,

below is the 16-day itinerary for my Bolivia trip - the #1 destination on my bucket list. the plan seems too perfect that i kinda dont believe it will go smoothly, i need your help. thanks!!

**Uyuni, of course if my #1 to go, so I would like to spend more time there but not sure if a 3-day tour will work just fine as a 4-day tour (I am visiting there in February for photo shooting so the giant reflective surface and fluffy clouds effect will be ideal)

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