Sonntag, März 31, 2019 - 05:06 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

Just ridden across the Peru / Bolivian border and in Copacabana / Lake Titicaca.

Probably 2 days riding away from LP.

Is it possible to load bikes on the Gondola system in to and out of La Paz??
Fully loaded bikes ie 4 Panniers and 2 large dry bags.

Thanks if you can help me out.


Last post at: 2019-04-04 21:02:14 UTC
Montag, März 25, 2019 - 20:22 | Thorn Tree


We are going to Bolivia for a rather rushed 10 night trip.

We are doing
2 nights La Paz
2 nights Lake Titicaca
2 nights Sucre

The other 4 nights we want to explore one of the National Parks. We have done a lot of research on Madidi National Park and the Amazon, but I was hoping to get some views/recommendations on Amboro National Park as an alternative.

Any advice would be most helpful.

Last post at: 2019-03-...
Montag, März 25, 2019 - 16:47 | Thorn Tree

I am shooting an educational video about poor kids in the La Paz region and I need a guide-interpreter. Contact me at azungo100 at att dot net.

Last post at: 2019-03-25 20:47:38 UTC
Sonntag, März 24, 2019 - 14:32 | Thorn Tree

How long does it take to do the Illampu circuit?

Last post at: 2019-03-24 18:32:36 UTC
Sonntag, März 24, 2019 - 14:22 | Thorn Tree

Hi. Im in Sucre and in a couple of weeks will be heading through to San Pedro Atacama and then on to Arica.
Id like to take a three day tour of the salt flats (having done a one day tour some years ago). Could anyone recommend a recently-used, tried and trusted tour company I could contact? This trip, I could possibly afford a little more in the way of comfort, so reliability is my main concern.
Thanks, David

Last post at: 2019-03-24 19:23:14 UTC
Sonntag, März 24, 2019 - 01:42 | Thorn Tree

Hello the travelling community!

My partner and I are travelling through Peru / Bolivia in April 2019 and we are actively looking for two fellow travelers to spend a 4D3N 4WD trip with us starting from Uyuni and ending in San Pedro de Atacama.

The idea is to share the cost of the trip as well as spending some good time together through this wonder! Total cost for the trip is $USD 980 all inclusive with Tupiza tours who are highly recommended by the travelling community!

Donnerstag, März 21, 2019 - 13:19 | Thorn Tree

I am in Sucre at the moment and can’t seem to find much information about Samaipata from my fellow travelers. I plan to spend about one more month in South America to explore the area around La Paz and Peru. My question is if Samaipata is worth the travel time to visit, considering the other areas I’d like to see in the next month. The reviews of the ruins there don’t seem to be that epic and I’ll be visiting Machu Pichu. Can anyone tell me if the condor tour, waterfalls, or...

Donnerstag, März 21, 2019 - 08:25 | Thorn Tree

My partner and I will travel to South America for 9 weeks this fall. Of the 9 weeks we would like to spend 4-5 weeks in Bolivia (rest in Argentina and Chile). We will cross the border from Salta (Jujuy), Argentina so the first stop will be Tupiza and around. But what is next? Altogether we want to visit Uyuni (only one day tour to the salt flat), Potosi, Sucre, Sajama NP (hike volcan Sajama), Santa Cruz, Amboro NP, if its possible Noel Kempff Mercado NP, do the El Choro trek or/and Takesi...

Montag, März 18, 2019 - 13:21 | Thorn Tree

Hi there,

I will be travelling with my girlfriend in August for 3 weeks in Bolivia / Peru.

Few questions:
Is summer the good period to travel? Is there any areas to skip because of the poor conditions?
What are the highlights of this trip (and maybe a preferred itinerary)?
Do you know if this is possible to rent a car in the region ? Pick up in one place, leave in another one?

Thanks a lot

Last post at: 2019-03-20 16:06:57 UTC
Samstag, März 16, 2019 - 16:59 | Thorn Tree

Do I need any type of VISA to enter and travel in Bolivia? I plan to stay no longer than 90 days and do workaway.
Thank you!

Last post at: 2019-03-17 17:48:38 UTC
Montag, März 11, 2019 - 09:37 | Thorn Tree

Does anybody know which national parks in Bolivia can be visited without guide?

Last post at: 2019-03-11 13:37:14 UTC
Montag, März 11, 2019 - 04:54 | Thorn Tree

I believe many hotels only take usd .Without wishing to carry large amounts of freshly minted USD I ask the following .
Do people accept Euros GBP ?
Do ATMs payout USD?
Are 50USD note OK ?
Does Western Union payout USD
If I get Bobs from an ATM is the local exchange rate into USD acceptable ?
These questions may equally apply to Peru

Thanks in anticipation
Chris P

Last post at: 2019-03-13 16:31:15 UTC
Samstag, März 9, 2019 - 13:26 | Thorn Tree

Hi there,
We are a family of 3 travelling with a 3 and half yo, we are travelling to Atacama desert in Chile and we saw that there are chances to go to Salar de Uyuni too, with a 4 days trip.
0ur daughter has 3 and half year right now, I am reading that altitude could be a problem, but we travel a lot and we already have been to Perú and Titicaca lake (which is the same altitude) when she was 20 months old, and she didn’t had any problem.
There is any of you who has kids that...

Samstag, März 9, 2019 - 06:28 | Thorn Tree

Does anyone know of any reccomended tours for the one day salt flats? I have been quoted $33 by one. Are there any other around this price? Thanks!

Last post at: 2019-03-09 10:28:13 UTC
Sonntag, Februar 24, 2019 - 20:46 | Thorn Tree

right now - 24.2.2019 - I am at the border to Bolivia and thinking about going to Salar de Uyuni. I was there in 2014, now I’d like to see the mirror ;-). How is the situation at the moment? I would do a one day trip from Uyuni, otherwise I would go straight to Sucre. Anybody out there?

Last post at: 2019-02-25 03:12:13 UTC
Samstag, Februar 23, 2019 - 23:02 | Thorn Tree

Is it possible to rent a bike in Copacabana to see the surrounding countryside, or is that a too ambitious project for someone who should have retired long ago?

Last post at: 2019-02-24 03:02:25 UTC
Samstag, Februar 23, 2019 - 03:05 | Thorn Tree

Do I need to book buses from Uyuni-La Paz and Copacabana to Cusco far in advance or can I just book when I am in town a day or two before departure?

I don't particulally want to book online because of the high admin fee.


Last post at: 2019-02-28 17:05:18 UTC
Donnerstag, Februar 21, 2019 - 06:01 | Thorn Tree

It is mandatory to go with a guide in Amboro NP or I can hike independently? Which national parks I do not need a guide in? I would like to hike independently.

Last post at: 2019-02-22 10:52:47 UTC
Mittwoch, Februar 20, 2019 - 17:55 | Thorn Tree


any advice on a reliable agency to do a day trip to Chacaltaya from La paz
What is the best bus companies for going from La Paz to Arica in chile
Thx for your answer

Last post at: 2019-02-20 21:55:27 UTC
Sonntag, Februar 17, 2019 - 18:21 | Thorn Tree

Hi everyone,
Next July we will travel with five people from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni crossing the salt flats. What can we expect to pay for this trip and do we need to make a reservation in advance?
Thanks for responding.
Best regards,

Last post at: 2019-02-20 02:10:09 UTC

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