Montag, März 16, 2020 - 17:41 | Thorn Tree

Looking for advice or anyone else in the same position. Mayor of Sucre today announced a 2 week quarantine - not able to find specific details and local insure of the meaning of this. We need to try and get back to UK. Has anyone been able to travel out of Sucre by bus or plane? Has anyone been successful in getting international flights out of Bolivia?
Thank you

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Samstag, März 14, 2020 - 13:51 | Thorn Tree

Hi All,

I'm hoping you can be my voice of reason and help me out with this rough itinerary. I'll be arriving in Bolivia last week of March and will spend 3 weeks. Would you mind taking a look at this schedule and let me know if its doable.

Mar 22 - arrive
Mar 22-24 - 3 days of checking out La Paz and acclimatize
Mar 25-27 - 3 days to check out Lake TIticaca and return to La Paz
Mar 28 - 1 day rest/provisioning
Mar 29-31 - 3 days hike to Corioco by...

Montag, März 9, 2020 - 16:41 | Thorn Tree

Hello Folks
I’m Youssef from Morocco, I have a question about taking a flight to Bolivia through spain (Madird), so here is it :
I have a bicycle tour from South America probably will be started from Bolivia to the north of America, and I need to buy a flight ticket from Morocco to Bolivia I found the tickets that have 2 stops , and the first stop is in Madrid , so here my question, do I need a visa for Spain or not ? (I have a bike).

Thank you

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Sonntag, März 8, 2020 - 19:10 | Thorn Tree

Hey! I just arrived in La Paz & am somewhat overwhelmed by the number of tour companies!
I want to see the salt flats ( obviously! ) and laguna verde & laguna Colorada amongst other things.
So far I've been quoted around £120 for a 3 day tour including these 3 and many other places such as train cemetary and hot springs... I guess my main question is do you thing 3 days is too rushed for all these things? Would I be better trying to reach places independently?

Freitag, März 6, 2020 - 12:17 | Thorn Tree

hi - looking for some advice. We will be traveling from Canada to Argentina and Bolivia in June with our 13 year old twin girls. B/c of flight costs, we decided to land in Buenos Aires and then travel north - flying first to Salta for a few days and then making our way towards Sucre for a month. We wanted to go to the Uyuni Salt flats - but wondering if in mid/late June it will be too cold for that trip. It of course looks amazing, but it worthwhile given the time of the year? Anyone have...

Mittwoch, März 4, 2020 - 19:31 | Thorn Tree

I have found the shortest flight (under $500) from Iguazu Falls (Brazil) to Cusco with stopover at Santa Cruz, Bolivia.
This is only a 6h 40m flight (3 h layover in Santa Cruz) with a small Bolivian airline "Amaszonas".
I was wondering if anybody took this flight, and if it's a reliable airline (was late or cancelled etc...)
Thank you for any feedback.

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Mittwoch, März 4, 2020 - 19:17 | Thorn Tree

In April, we are flying from Iguazu Falls to Cusco via Santa Cruz (Bolivia). We just have to change planes at Santa Cruz but not going anywhere in Bolivia.
I was wondering if they are going to ask us for Yellow Fever Certification. Presently, it's not available in Canada and we do not need it in Peru (or Iguazu).
Thank you for any feedback

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Dienstag, März 3, 2020 - 07:32 | Thorn Tree

Hi everyone!
I've never been to South America and i was considering traveling there for the summer.
I don't know which country to visit yet, but i'd like to go to Bolivia, especially because of the Uyuni salt flat. Would you recommend it even if i'll be there in summer (so without the amazing mirror effect) or it's better to visit Uyuni in another season? Is the Salar de Uyuni without the mirror effect still worth it?
Thank you!

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Freitag, Februar 28, 2020 - 14:15 | Thorn Tree

Hi all! I have read that the visa requirement has been lifted for US citizens in Bolivia, but info about number of days granted is dicey at best. Does anyone know if border agents will grant more than 30 days on arrival now without the visa requirement? Or is 30 days, with an extension in a government office, the only way to stay for longer than 30?
Thank you!

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Sonntag, Februar 23, 2020 - 21:11 | Thorn Tree

Dear all,
has anyone information about options to have a transport from Uyuni to Tupiza ?

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Sonntag, Februar 23, 2020 - 15:24 | Thorn Tree

Dear travelers,
is somebody in San Pedro de Atacama, came from Bolivia and has Bolivianos to change to Chilenean Pesos ?
As because i will start to go to Bolivia on thursday and nee Bolivianos.

Last post at: 2020-02-23 19:24:20 UTC
Donnerstag, Februar 20, 2020 - 08:56 | Thorn Tree

We will be in Bolivia in the middle of March. I was thinking of getting a tour organised from La Paz via Sajama to Uyuni with dropoff in San Pedro de Atacama.

I have seen some agencies organising them - usually it takes 5 or 6 days total.
The question is, does it make sense to book a tour in the rainy season? It looks like some or the areas will be cut off (Salar de Coipasa). Maybe it makes more sense to skip it and stay one -two days more on the Chilean side and get...

Mittwoch, Februar 19, 2020 - 16:24 | Thorn Tree

Hi everyone,

I am planning a trip to Bolivia in a few months but I am not sure about the general political situation. I know that there have been some riots recently and people got killed. lately I hear the situation has been more stable but the uneasy feeling still remains. On the other hand the danger in such circumstances is often exaggerated...

So, does anybody have a first hand recent experience travelling to Bolivia? Is tourism affected by the events and is it safe to...

Donnerstag, Februar 13, 2020 - 09:05 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,
could someone give recommendations about tour operators in SP or in Uyuni or share experiances

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Donnerstag, Januar 30, 2020 - 12:33 | Thorn Tree

Is there a bus company that runs a reliable and pleasant direct daytime service from La Paz to Cuzco please?

We would like to specifically avoid night buses and services with long layovers.

We tried to look for info but it is very patchy and contradictory.

Would greatly appreciate your help. :-)

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Freitag, Januar 24, 2020 - 21:24 | Thorn Tree

Hi - does anyone know whether things are safe and good to go in the Chapare region? I've had a couple of people tell me they think the area is dangerous and a no-go zone these days because of the strong presence of Morales supporters. I'll be in Bolivia in April and would like to visit the area as I understand it's interesting and very beautiful.

Thanks - Andrew

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Donnerstag, Januar 23, 2020 - 14:57 | Thorn Tree

Hi - I’ve heard and read mixed reports on the condition of the areas around the Mission route because of all the recent fires. Has anyone been lately? I understand the churches and buildings themselves are OK, but I’m wondering about the state of the towns, lodging, restaurants, roads, etc.
and the overall infrastructure in general.

Thanks - Andrew

Last post at: 2020-01-25 01:21:53 UTC
Mittwoch, Januar 22, 2020 - 22:52 | Thorn Tree


We're thinking of taking a jeep tour of Salar de Uyuni (coming from Chile). We're continuing to Argentina after so -
we have two options:
1. Go back to San Pedro de Atacama with the tour, and bus from SPdA to Jujuy.
2. Take the train from Uyuni to Villazon and bus from the border to Jujuy.

We're very much interested in the train, but finding very little info online on it's reliability, safety, etc.
Did anyone here have any experience...

Sonntag, Januar 19, 2020 - 14:39 | Thorn Tree

This august I'll travel to Bolivia and I will stay there for one year in a volunteering project. I am trying to refresh my spanish skills, but while I don't struggle a lot to understand the spanish from Spain, it's really hard for me to understand South American spanish. I would like to practice with podcasts or youtube videos. Do you know any youtubers or podcasts from Bolivia that are easy to understand? Thank you!

Last post at: 2020-01-19 18:39:36 UTC
Dienstag, Januar 14, 2020 - 16:10 | Thorn Tree

Hi all! I have looked around the forums quite a bit and cannot find any info on direct busses from Sucre to Tupiza. I see lots of chatter on connections through Uyuni, Oruro, or Potosi. However I DO see a direct bus listed on the Tupiza Tours website ( It leaves Sucre 20:00 and arrives around 6:00. Does anyone have any experience with this...

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