Tuesday, August 20, 2019 - 07:08 | Thorn Tree

¡¡EVITEN LA AGENCIA "WARA DEL ALTIPLANO" DE LA SRA. FATIMA EN UYUNI!!!! ES MENTIROSA Y PELIGROSA! Esa señora Fatima le va a hablar en la ciudad para "llenar" su grupo y negociar un precio "especial". ¡¡¡NO LO HAGAN!!!
Avoid a very dangerous, risky and the worst run tour by the tour operator WARA DEL ALTIPLANO.

This tour agency is run by a lady called Fatima, who lies and betrays her clients. She walks around the city Uyuni, asks people to...

Sunday, August 18, 2019 - 07:37 | Thorn Tree

is it possible to go from Copacabana to Coroicos in one day?

any recommendations for a place to stay in La Paz - quiet, vivid - we like to meet other travellers but not a party hostel. Private room

thank you in advance :)

Last post at: 2019-08-19 00:38:25 UTC
Wednesday, August 14, 2019 - 07:53 | Thorn Tree

I am a South African backpacker who really dislikes packaged tours. I’d like to either:
1. Take a public bus from Uyuni to see the Salt Flats. It would be nice to have at least one fellow traveler with me especially for the fun Salt Flat photoshoots we could do. We could do it over one or two days. Check out this blog for a possible itinerary: https://...

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 15:57 | Thorn Tree

As there's little information on the web regarding this border crossing I summarized my experiences in this short trip report (also posted on the wikivoyage article of Puerto Quijarro).

There are some reports on the web stating difficulties to cross this border (bribery, extremely long queues etc.). So I was a bit worried because we crossed the border on August 5th (one day before Independence day in Bolivia). Moreover we only had a tarjeta electronica because we entered Bolivia...

Friday, July 26, 2019 - 16:56 | Thorn Tree

From 27 November American Airlines will no longer fly to Bolivia. There will still be direct MIam i-Santa Cruz flights with BoA.

Last post at: 2019-07-26 20:56:42 UTC
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 - 08:01 | Thorn Tree

Hi all. Can someone please tell me if the following is reasonable.
Leave la paz with early bus for copacabana on thurs 8 august.
Im assuming we get to copa in time for 1.30 pm ferry to isla del sol
Sleep night
Can I get back on the friday to el alto airport for a plane to uyuni leaving around 7.10 pm?
Many thanks for advice .....dying to spend a night on isla del sol but am wondering if its all just too rushed with about 8 hours in a bus plus ferry crossings to...

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 - 03:21 | Thorn Tree

Hey everybody,

Dos anybody know if i can rent a moterbike or scooter in Santa Cruz. What would be the price?

And What about Car hire? If i find something online about cars it seems to be very expencive.

We only have 10days so it seems a bit short to go far away from Santa Cruz. We are planning to visit samaipata(ruines,waterfalls,...)/PN amboro/santa cruz/PN Lomas DeArena. Are there other things we must do in the area?

thanks for the advice

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Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 06:28 | Thorn Tree

Can anyone help me with info on flights from trinidad to rurrenabacque please? Name of company, frequency, reliabliity , approx cost? Many thanks

Last post at: 2019-07-17 11:46:07 UTC
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 08:50 | Thorn Tree

What do you think of our itinerary?

19/09 coming from Argentina to Tupiza
20/09 Tupiza around
22/09 Llica
23/09 Llica-Sabaya-Oruro or Llica-uyuni-Patacamaya
24/09 Patacamaya-Sajama
25-26-27-28 Sajama NP, hike the Nevado Sajama alone then trekking with my partner
29/09 spare day
30/09 Sajam-Potosi
01/10 Potosi mine tour
02/10 Potosi-Sucre
03-04/10 Sucre Maragua crater
05/10 Sucre-Samaipata

Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 05:51 | Thorn Tree

Which trek is the most interesting (scenery, wildlife etc), El Choro, Takesi, Yunga Cruz or something totally different?

Last post at: 2019-07-09 14:22:11 UTC
Sunday, July 7, 2019 - 04:37 | Thorn Tree


In two weeks I will be travelling solo through Peru and Bolivia. This will be my first solo trip and I am only 19 years old, so it's a bit scary, but at the same time I can't wait to go! At the moment I am reading as much as I can about the countries, so I can get the most out of the time I am there (27 days). But still I have a couple questions about my trip.

To begin with, I don't want to plan everything before I leave. I would like to have the possibility...

Saturday, July 6, 2019 - 05:14 | Thorn Tree

Planning a group trip to Santa Cruz, Rurrenbaque and Madidi national park the end of this month. Which travel apps would be useful for folks to download to their phones? We are thinking google translate, and whatsapp, skype or zoom (to make calls using Internet). Any others that you would recommend? Thank you.

Last post at: 2019-07-07 00:28:47 UTC
Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 19:23 | Thorn Tree

Hi folks, My wife and I lived in Bolivia for two years a while ago. We are now taking our two teenage daughters there to experience what is by far one of my most favorite places in the world. I have several questions for the forum since a lot has changed since we were last there.

We have two weeks and are thinking of the following itinerary:
land in La Paz early on a Monday morning, we will immediately fly to Rurre. We will do a 2 day rain forest, possibly include the...

Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 15:21 | Thorn Tree

Is there any hiking trail around Rurre (PN Madidi)or around Trinidad what can be hiked without tour or guide? The guide books write about only tours and tours, nothing about independent hike.

Last post at: 2019-07-02 17:24:01 UTC
Saturday, June 29, 2019 - 19:35 | Thorn Tree

Hope this requested for comments brings comments from those who have been there and those that know it well. This is the end of my 5-6 weeks which begins in BA and finishes in Bolivia after a fly day from Salvador Brazil. I'm ancient in age but young at heart - solo, frugal, hostels, buses, don't sit long any where, love the out doors, old things, and probably won't be back. Concerned that maybe I can't make the schedule because of bad transportation assumptions, etc. and...

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 13:20 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

Would you recommend a tourist bus or regular bus company for the journey from Copacabana to La Paz?

Also, does anyone know if these run before 1.30pm?


Last post at: 2019-06-27 15:01:48 UTC
Tuesday, June 25, 2019 - 09:46 | Thorn Tree


Using guide services that I'll find once I am in La Paz -- and not over the internet -- How much should I budget in USD for:

  1. A 14-day trek the length of the Cordillera Real, and,

  2. A guided climb via the relatively non-technical route to the summit of Nevado Sajama?

Thanks very much in advance,

Le Retif

Last post at: 2019-06-25 13:46:05 UTC
Wednesday, June 19, 2019 - 19:06 | Thorn Tree

I'm looking into doing a 3 day trip of one of these. I would love to, but don't have time to do the combined as they all seem to be a minimum of 5 days.

I think I would only have 5 days, but that would include a flight on both sides. Since I'm short on time, I'm thinking I will have to book the flights and the 3 day tour (whether I choose Pampas or Jungle) and the flights on either side ahead of time, even though it seems it could be cheaper if I do it there?...

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 13:20 | Thorn Tree

I would like to start a three day/two nights-tour to Salar de Uyuni on the 28th of June. I have been in contact with Uyuni Expeditions for this, as they have got good reviews and also offer a mid-ranged option with private rooms (basic) with bathroom and max 4 passengers per vehicle.
I travel alone and they need one more person to sign up to start the tour. So I hope someone else is interested?
It is their Auka Runas Uyuni – Uyuni Tour that I am interested in doing. The tour is $...

Thursday, June 13, 2019 - 13:29 | Thorn Tree

The only time I can be in Bolivia is in August. I've read, and heard this is not the time to go.

Would it be better to wait for another time ( although I'm a teacher and this is my only time off each year)?

My plan would be to fly in and out.


Last post at: 2019-06-14 06:22:54 UTC

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