Monday, January 23, 2017 - 09:32 | Thorn Tree


I am planning to go from Uyuni to Santa Cruz de La Sierra in June this year 2017. I read there are many ways proposed to go between the two cities by passing from either Oruro and La Paz or Cochabamba. I would like to know whether it is feasibleand it is worth it to do it by bus/train with stops in Potosi, Sucre and any other interesting town/city on the way that of course offers accomodation for backpackers. Thanks!

Last post at: 2017-01-23 13:32:22 UTC
Saturday, January 21, 2017 - 07:07 | Thorn Tree

Hello there,
I will be in Bolivia April 2017 and am thinking of doing either the 3-day pampas or 3-day jungle tour with Kanoo Tours. Has anyone tried that recently? Any other not too expensive suggestions?
Thanx a lot

Last post at: 2017-01-21 11:07:41 UTC
Thursday, January 19, 2017 - 19:49 | Thorn Tree

Hi everybody,
I'm Yun, from Taiwan.

I am currently in Argentina but I have a parcel stuck in the post office in La Paz, Bolivia, that I need help retrieving so that I can either come and collect in person or request be re-posted to my home in Taiwan.
I would be extremely grateful if someone were able to collect the parcel on my behalf as it contains items that are extremely precious to me. I would hope to come and meet you in person to collect it from you (Either in...

Monday, January 16, 2017 - 19:50 | Thorn Tree

Hi everyone!
My name is Ellie, and I just got to Cochabamba where I will be for the next nine weeks working at a group that is involved with climate change. I don't know many people here, so if anyone is going to be stopping by in Cochabamba until March 18th, I would love to meet up for coffee or drinks and chat! I also love hiking and exploring, so if anyone knows of any excursions they plan to do while in Cochabamba keep me in the loop!
Can't wait to meet you all :)...

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 22:37 | Thorn Tree

Hi there,
I am a photographer and would love to visit salar de Uyuni at a time when there is high chance of rain and the reflection effect.
Would february or march be a good time for that?
I am a little confused - I read that this is the rainy season with the best chance of seeing the reflection effect. On the other hand the LP book says that at this time the area gets flooded and most tour operators dont even go the salar at all.
Is it true that the area is a no-go...

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 06:47 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

Me and and my friend are going to La Paz end of september and we will do a tour around south america afterwards. We would like to do the Choro Trek when we are in La Paz. We won't have a tent as we will travel further down south america with a travel agency. Would it be possible to do this without a tent? It's the first time we would do such a hike so any tips on how to start such thing are welcome!

Thanks a lot!

Last post at: 2017-01-16 09:25:47 UTC
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 - 05:32 | Thorn Tree

I am traveling with a friend to do the Salar de Uyuni Tour next month. We are planning to start the tour in Uyuni but parting ways at the end. I would like to end in San Pedro de Atacama while she would like to go back to Uyuni. Is it possible to do this on the same tour traveling in the same vehicle?

Last post at: 2017-01-10 10:37:33 UTC
Monday, January 9, 2017 - 17:11 | Thorn Tree

Hi All,
If anyone knows anyone that visited the Salar de Uyuni trip during this time, either from Chile, or Bolivia, and has any information or has heard any news of finding a camera please help.

We had lunch just outside of Laguna Negra located at this point on google maps -...

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 17:11 | Thorn Tree

Hi All,
If anyone knows anyone that visited the Salar de Uyuni trip during this time, either from Chile, or Bolivia, and has any information or has heard any news of finding a camera please help.

We had lunch just outside of Laguna Negra located at this point on google maps -...

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 15:17 | Thorn Tree

Hello. My boyfriend and I leave for Buenos Aires on January 24th. After about five days in BA, we will fly to Salta and spend a few days there, we will then move on to Tupiza by bus. (We will probably arrive in Tupiza around February 2nd.). We want to spend a few days in Tupiza and then take a Salar de Uyuni-tour that takes us to Uyuni. My questions are:

Has anyone done a similar trip/route and has any recommendations/tips?

Do we have to book accommodation in Tupiza...

Monday, January 9, 2017 - 14:01 | Thorn Tree

As a US citizen, do you have to get a visitor visa before boarding a flight? Many Americans reported they got their visas at the ports of entry. The question is if the airline would allow you to board a plane without a visa in your passport.

Did anyone get rejected boarding without a visa?

I would appreciate any input!

Last post at: 2017-01-11 18:37:13 UTC
Friday, January 6, 2017 - 18:45 | Thorn Tree

Hi everyone!
My name is Katerina.
I will be travelling to Peru & Bolivia on 2nd half of March.
My bolivian schedule looks like that ( but staying flexible):
24March - plan to arrive to La Paz from Puno
25March - La Paz , overnight bus to Uyuni
26,27,28March - Solar de Uyuni trip
29March - staying in La Paz
30March - flight to Lima

Would be great to find female companion or group of people to travel with, to share emotions, make pictures...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 19:06 | Thorn Tree

Hi everyone!

I am going to Bolivia this Febuary, and at this moment I only have a one way ticket to bolivia from Denmark. I know that you need an onward ticket out of Bolivia to enter the country, but I've been told that only plane tickets are accepted. I would like to leave Bolivia by bus, to see the Lake Titicaca and then continue to Cuzco (and also, it is cheaper of course). Do any of you guys know if it is possible to enter the country with a valid bus ticket? or in any other...

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 04:12 | Thorn Tree

2/12 Sun
arrive LPB at 1:22AM (relax and try to adjust to the high altitude)

2/13 Mon
La Paz->Cochabamba flight time 06:05-06:40 or 08:00-08:35
Cochabamba->Torotoro minivan 8am-8pm, 4-7 hrs

2/14 Tue
Torotoro Carnival Party

2/15 Wed
Parque Nacional Torotoro (hiking on the Dinosaur Footprints trail)

2/16 Thu
Torotoro->Cochabamba minivan 4-7 hrs
Cochabamba->La Paz flight time 20:40-21:15 or 22:45-23:20


Monday, January 2, 2017 - 20:03 | Thorn Tree

My daughter is currently doing volunteer work in Bolivia. She is a US Citizen. She has a 10 year
Bolivian Visa, however the maximum of 90 days will be up soon and she is having a great deal of difficulty trying to find correct info on how to go about renewing her stay for another 90 days. bad internet connections where she is at do not help. So she has turned To MOM to try and get her the correct informtion. Questions are as follows
Is the Maximum of 90 days stay Calender Year Jan...

Monday, January 2, 2017 - 09:58 | Thorn Tree

We are a small family run organsation that supports several community run organisations in our community, a beautiful village, just 30 minutes form the city of La Paz. We are looking for volunteers that can come and support the following projects:
1. Support to a community run nursery
2. Teach English in Local Schools and Support Local Tourism Enterprises
2. Support to Equine Therapy Centre for children and young adults with special needs
3. Recreational and...

Saturday, December 31, 2016 - 21:47 | Thorn Tree


We are in the early stages of planning a trip for the end of August. The trip spans Peru and Bolivia, but since most of the questions are Bolivia related I'm posting here. I'd love some feedback on the proposed itinerary:

Day 1 – arrive Cuzco early in AM; taxi to Pisac to relax, acclimate, visit Sunday market; overnight Pisac
Day 2 – private taxi/guide for sites in Sacred Valley; overnight Ollantaytambo
Day 3 – first train to Machu Picchu for full...

Friday, December 30, 2016 - 16:42 | Thorn Tree

Dear fellow travelers,

does anyone know why the new Lonely Planet issue has taken out Rurrenabaque from the list of Top Destinations you should visit? Could you still recommend it? How about going there in the rainy season?

Thank you very much for your answer in advance!


Last post at: 2016-12-30 21:45:11 UTC
Thursday, December 29, 2016 - 18:26 | Thorn Tree

Hi All,
I had posted an itinerary for about 2-3 weeks but after consulting with another teacher who wants to travel with me from Colombia, she really wants it to be about 2 weeks so I cut out Santa Cruz and made some changes. Could you have a look at this itinerary, give any info about travel options (bus, flight, etc), and anything else I may have missed?

Day 1: La Paz
Fly to LPB
-Visit markets like the Witches’ Market.
-Museo de la Coca(Linares...

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 - 19:07 | Thorn Tree

Hey you guys,

I'm in La Paz right now and was wondering if it is possible to do a amazon trip from Rurrenabaque over christmas. Also right before New year I would like to do a 3-day tour from uyuni to San Pedro. I've read that it is not advisable due to drunk drivers but is that also the case just before New Years? I guess my itinerary looks like this:

21.12.: La Paz - Rurrenabaque (flight early in the day to allow looking for tours in rurrenabaque)
22.12.: 5...

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