Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 14:17 | Thorn Tree

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...

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 09:55 | Thorn Tree

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...

Sunday, September 25, 2016 - 09:41 | Thorn Tree

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)?


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Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 16:43 | Thorn Tree


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:...

Friday, September 23, 2016 - 17:38 | Thorn Tree

Hi there

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).?...

Thursday, September 22, 2016 - 17:12 | Thorn Tree

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.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016 - 09:21 | Thorn Tree

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...

Saturday, September 17, 2016 - 14:43 | Thorn Tree

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...

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:13 | Thorn Tree


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.

Do you...

Sunday, September 11, 2016 - 18:10 | Thorn Tree

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 .

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Friday, September 9, 2016 - 10:49 | Thorn Tree

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

Last post at: 2016-09-11 08:54:41 UTC
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 09:02 | Thorn Tree

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

Last post at: 2016-09-09 13:02:13 UTC
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 21:24 | Thorn Tree


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?


Last post at: 2016-09-05 21:46:29 UTC
Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 16:24 | Thorn Tree


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...

Thursday, September 1, 2016 - 11:55 | Thorn Tree

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
Wednesday, August 31, 2016 - 13:42 | Thorn Tree

Hi everyone,
do I need to show proof of my yellow fever vaccination flying from Bolivia (or aperu) to Guatemala?
Thank you!

Last post at: 2016-09-01 00:49:17 UTC
Monday, August 29, 2016 - 21:31 | Thorn Tree

Hi everyone. I am traveling to La Paz next week and need advice on good hostels. Anyone know any cheap hostels relatively close to the city center? Also, do you recommend booking in advance or can I do that when I arrive?

Last post at: 2016-09-01 09:28:20 UTC
Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 06:00 | Thorn Tree

The new LP guide book for Bolivia claims that it could be a good option to start the above mentioned tour in Tupiza instead of Uyuni.
We are thinking of a 4 day tour returning to Tupiza. Do you really see more then doing it from Uyuni?
Any recommendations for tour operators based in Tupiza doing the tour? Costs?
Is it difficult for the tour companies based in Tupiza to get people together for the tour?
We are two and travelling to Bolivia in mid September....

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 05:57 | Thorn Tree

Hello everyone,

this may have been asked before, but anyway:
I'm planning to go to South America in January - +/- a week in Bolivia and three weeks in Chile. Chile is surely fine weather-wise, but how feasible is Bolivia in the rainy season? The plan is to take a straightforward Santa Cruz-Sucre-Potosí-Uyuni trip and go overland from Uyuni to Calama/Antofagasta etc. Sta. Cruz-Sucre will be by plane.
I traveled in Peru/Bolivia in November before (many years ago); I...

Saturday, August 27, 2016 - 04:03 | Thorn Tree


I want to take a trip from Trinidad to Guayaramerin.Or if it is impossible,then I want to travel from Rurrenabaque to Riveralta.Can ecery one tell me if it is possible?If possible,how to book?

Thanks a lot in advance.

Last post at: 2016-08-27 08:03:45 UTC

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