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Monday, May 30, 2016 - 12:24 | Thorn Tree

Hey All

Apparently a nationwide bus strike started today (May 30th) so I thought I'd start this thread for information.

We are in Sucre. We heard the airport road is blocked so you have to walk (1 hour).

Information is scarce so share what you can here!

Questions we have:

  • Local buses are running in town - can they still get to places out of town (Dinosaur Park, 7 Waterfalls etc)?
  • Anyone heard anything on the length of the strike...
Sunday, May 29, 2016 - 09:41 | Thorn Tree

Hey there! So my girlfriend and I are thinking of doing the El Choro trail round La Paz next week. We're thinking of taking a cab to the trail head this Tuesday. It would be awesome to have a hiking buddy to have around. We can speak some Spanish but not a word of Aymara. ;) Let me know if you would be interested in joining us!

Last post at: 2016-05-31 20:12:32 UTC
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 18:02 | Thorn Tree

As there is a shortage of Yellow fever vaccine around the world how difficult to enter Bolivia without the yellow fever stamp by bus from Peru? Or could we get the vaccine at the airport in Lima? I have read that it was possible.
Please enlighten me on the matter. Thank you.

Last post at: 2016-05-31 13:09:39 UTC
Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 00:12 | Thorn Tree

I found some terrific reviews of this agency but they are all several years old. Other recommendations for agencies to do various 2-4 day tours in various parts of Bolivia? I don't want an end-to-end experience, but will be traveling on my own and don't want to have to look after everything on the ground by myself. Thanks

Last post at: 2016-05-26 04:12:01 UTC
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 07:35 | Thorn Tree

Hello ,

i am looking for a reliable car+driver (individual or company) that could bring 4 adults from La Paz to San Pedro de Atacama (or to the Chilean border) through Sajama National Park, Potosi and Salar de Uyuni.

Any advice of how to do it ?

thanks,
Anthony

Last post at: 2016-05-26 09:03:40 UTC
Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 19:28 | Thorn Tree

Hi! My daughter and I are going to Bolivia in August. We're flying into Chile and am hoping to get an internal return flight to la paz. I decided on Bolivia because I'm interested in the culture and nature. I'd love to see patagonia but I think she is too young for hiking etc. My idea is to stay about 4-5 days in a main town/city and do day trips from that base. I'm a bit concerned about the altitude so will spend maybe a week in la paz to acclimatize. My daughter has done...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 15:55 | Thorn Tree

Hey guys, I am backpacking 2 month in Colombia, Peru and Bolivia between September-November. What do you think about my rough itinerary? I plan to fly into Cartagena, Colombia and out of Bogota to Lima, Peru, then fly home out of La Paz, Bolivia. Is there a cheaper way to fly in, out and around South America? I plan to bus through towns, how much time and money should I budget for?
Fly into Cartagena, Colombia (I will be in Colombia about 2 ½ - 3 weeks)
Taganga (party-2 days)
...

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 19:23 | Thorn Tree

Hello friends,

my shoes will soon have no profile left so I need some new ones. The problem is, I have size 49 (that is 14 in UK and I think 15 in US).
I tried to find some in Sucre but no one has bigger ones than 45. People told me there are second hand sellers which get there stuff from the US in big bags, so they sometimes have bigger sizes but still I coudn't find any.

Now my hope is to find some in La Paz.
Does anyone know a place that has big shoes?
...

Saturday, May 21, 2016 - 13:31 | Thorn Tree

Reading the guidebooks and the internet, it looks like this is exceptionally hard to get to, and we had kinda written it off. However, it truly sounds like a marvellous place, and we will be somewhat in this corner of Bolivia (Santa Cruz and the missionary loop). Does anybody have any recent information on how to get to Florida (or what looks even harder, the northern camp), and how much time and money to budget for a trip. The scarce information I have found indicates a guide, and an entry...

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 13:27 | Thorn Tree

I just got back from a salt flat tour booked with these two companies. Stay faaaar away from them.

Here's what happened:
- They changed the itinerary of the tour the morning that it started and refused to give me a refund, I did not want to do the route they now planned, but had no choice
- I had to wake up the first driver 4 times while he was driving and the second driver once, dangerous!!
- The second driver stopped the car every so often, checked the wheels,...

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 13:26 | Thorn Tree

I just got back from a salt flat tour booked with these two companies. Stay faaaar away from them.

Here's what happened:
- They changed the itinerary of the tour the morning that it started and refused to give me a refund, I did not want to do the route they now planned, but had no choice
- I had to wake up the first driver 4 times while he was driving and the second driver once, dangerous!!
- The second driver stopped the car every so often, checked the wheels,...

Friday, May 20, 2016 - 11:52 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

Any recommended trekking routes? For relative beginners so nothing massively strenuous. We plan to stay in La Paz so anything within that region and then go from La Paz to Uyuni Salt Flats.

Last post at: 2016-05-20 21:59:09 UTC
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 11:42 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

Anyone have a suggested route travelling by bus from La Paz to Uyuni. Anywhere worthwhile stopping over/visiting?

Last post at: 2016-05-25 13:19:06 UTC
Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 20:51 | Thorn Tree

I'd like to skip a day of travel and waiting, time traveling to Uyuni, to start a salt flat tour the following morning. Most tours look to start around 10-11AM.

Is there any tours that start in Potosi, that have a bus to Uyuni, and continue onto the traditional 3 day tour the same day?

Or would it be possible to find a bus or car Early AM the same day to arrive in Uyuni for the tour?

What I want to find is an:** Early Bus (6-7AM same day as the tour)** that...

Friday, May 13, 2016 - 20:21 | Thorn Tree

The new airport starts commercial operations on Sunday 15 May. Arrangements for transportation between the city and the airport are said to be in place, but don't be surprised if there is confusion. If you're leaving by air from Sucre in the next few days, make sure you allow plenty of time to get out to the airport. My guess is that the forecasted transit times of 45 minutes by taxi and one hour by 'bus are optimistic.

Last post at: 2016-05-14 00:21:32 UTC
Monday, May 9, 2016 - 09:11 | Thorn Tree

We are trying to organize our tour flying from La Paz to Salar de Uyuni return in October for 3 days with a tour.
Because we are in our early seventies we want a certain comfort with a tour Red Planet. Do we make the arrangement
only where we are in Uyuni the day before so the we are more then 3 or 4 persons in the land rover? another question Taking 8 days between Sucre and Potosi by bus. Do we need a tour or can we just take the bus there and
back to Uyuni to...

Sunday, May 8, 2016 - 04:10 | Thorn Tree

Need some advice; we will arrive at 02.54 at La Paz el Alto airport (coming from Santiago, Chile)
Will there be any transport around at this time, I mean in the middle of the night...... I was thinking of a taxi. Maybe I can prebook transport anywhere?

Last post at: 2016-05-09 15:48:30 UTC
Saturday, May 7, 2016 - 11:17 | Thorn Tree

when is the best time to visit salar de uyuni? separately, looking at tours but will they take only 1 person (assuming it's ok as other people will join). thanks

Last post at: 2016-05-09 00:22:08 UTC
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 17:27 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,
I will soon be in La Paz and need to video conference. I read all kinds of posts suggesting internet is very slow everywhere. Does anybody know a good location (preferably not too noisy as well) with reliable internet that would allow me to video conference?

Alternatively I could try to get a 4G card but I'm not sure how reliable that would be?

Any advice or tips are appreciated! Thanks!

Last post at: 2016-05-04 21:27:15 UTC
Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 17:00 | Thorn Tree

I need to take a bus from Puno, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia. Apparently, there are a lot of sketchy bus companies out there. I've been able to find some recommendations but they have for the most part been from years ago. Has anyone taken this route recently and have recommendations on reputable bus companies?

Last post at: 2016-05-04 21:00:05 UTC

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