Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 02:03 | Thorn Tree

I will be in La Paz for about two weeks. I want a safe AND economical place to stay within walking distance of restaurants and coffee shops. I'm thinking about $15 a night for one person. Any ideas? Someone told me the Sopochaci neighborhood is good. I appreciate all suggestions!


Last post at: 2016-06-29 05:42:57 UTC
Monday, June 27, 2016 - 19:16 | Thorn Tree

Hi everyone,

I was hoping you could help, I'm in La Paz and likely to be here for another 3 or 4 days while I wait for my friend.

Does anyone have any good ideas of what I could do here?

I'm a bit travel fatigued after a bout of altitude sickness (hoping I can get my travel mojo back!) and I am on my own for the next few days - are there any things I could do that are more relaxing or are easy to find (maybe with a tour group?)

I realise I'm...

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - 07:56 | Thorn Tree

wanted to go to bolivia at the end of this year but from reading the CDC website, it sounds like the virus has spread all over south america(?). not sure how true this is but can anyone advise on the realities. thanks.

Last post at: 2016-06-27 09:55:28 UTC
Saturday, June 25, 2016 - 17:58 | Thorn Tree


I am selling below flight. The travel agent who sold me this ticket is based in Arequipa and will get the name change processed.

Lima (LIM) to La Paz (LPB)
30 June at 6:00am (arriving 9:40am)

Contact me if interested, and let me know which price you are willing to pay.


Last post at: 2016-06-25 21:58:38 UTC
Thursday, June 23, 2016 - 06:11 | Thorn Tree

We will visit the salt flats last days of august en will continue to La Paz.
Is it necessary to book the nightbus beforehand? And if yes, how long before? Anybody experience with that in this time of the year?

Last post at: 2016-06-25 00:10:16 UTC
Wednesday, June 22, 2016 - 11:25 | Thorn Tree

Hi I plan to travel from La Paz to Arica in November. I understand it is an 8 hour trip through some beautiful scenery

Would anyone have any experience of doing the trip and be able to advice if breaking the trip up would be advisable and be able recommend places to stop in Lauca NP

Last post at: 2016-06-28 23:41:58 UTC
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 09:49 | Thorn Tree

Hello. I'm looking for others who might be interested in doing a 5 night 6 day hike and climb out of La Paz from around the 23 July. There are various operators/guides that run a trip out to Condoriri (Laguna Tuni) then through to Huayna Potosí, seeing and experiencing some amazing landscapes. Getting an extra couple of enthusiasts along will help to keep individual costs down. It's possible the 5 nights / 6 days could be reduced to 4 / 5. Some prior acclimatisation will be...

Monday, June 20, 2016 - 13:01 | Thorn Tree

Does anyone have the email adress where I can book my TAM flights directly to TAM?
They seem not to have any possibility to book online.

I heard their rates from La PAz to Rurrenabaque are very competative compared to Amaszonas.

Last post at: 2016-06-21 15:10:32 UTC
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 14:01 | Thorn Tree

Hi everybody,

I am going with two friends to Bolivia August 1 to August 11.

Being the first time we travel to Bolivia, we plan to go to Uyuni and then from there do the tour of the area.
Can you advice any private tour services from Uyuni for the trip? How many days are needed? 4 are sufficient?

Any tip / past experience would be super-appreciated?

Thank you

Last post at: 2016-06-25 22:13:26 UTC
Sunday, June 19, 2016 - 07:42 | Thorn Tree

I understand that you can better go by plane than by bus from Samaipata/Santa Cruz to Sucre.
Can you trust Amaszons by buying a ticket in advance?
I read somewhere that they often cancel flights without any notice.

Last post at: 2016-06-23 10:14:02 UTC
Saturday, June 18, 2016 - 23:20 | Thorn Tree

Hi All. I'm arriving in La Paz (airport) around noon and I have a couple of hours before the evening bus to Uyuni. Any suggestions what I should do in my free time? Does it make sense to look for some luggage storage and go sightseeing? Or would it be better to stay in some hostel and take a rest before the trip?

Last post at: 2016-06-21 09:12:41 UTC
Friday, June 17, 2016 - 04:29 | Thorn Tree

What is the easier way: going back to Santa Cruz and going by plane or going by bus?
With the new airport 25 km away from Sucre it will take some time to go to Sucre!

Last post at: 2016-06-18 07:20:03 UTC
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 21:32 | Thorn Tree

Can anyone recommend a safe, secure g/h in La Paz, Sucre and Potosi? Hoping to get a double room under $15 - is that realistic? We'll be heading there for 3 weeks next month.


Last post at: 2016-06-23 06:22:10 UTC
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 23:25 | Thorn Tree

Hi there,
I'm currently planning a trip to Bolivia and I'm having a hard time figuring out a couple of routes:
1. Uyuni to Tarija
2. Sucre to Samaipata
What is the best way to get from one city (mentioned above) to another? I don't mind flying. Whatever is the most convenient. Thanks!

Last post at: 2016-06-20 05:56:48 UTC
Tuesday, June 14, 2016 - 08:03 | Thorn Tree

Dear All,
I am arranging a Perù+Bolivia trip for next August. I am going to land in Lima and for the first week I would like to have a bolivian tour that include Salar de Uyuni and Laguna Colorada. I have 7 days to do it.
I thought to take a flight for La Paz and join a tour from there or eventually take a bus from there to reach other destination (like Uyuni) from which to start the tour.
Do someone have a suggestion for a reliable tour operator that do this kind of tour or...

Friday, June 10, 2016 - 22:53 | Thorn Tree

I'm heading to La Paz in a month. Due to my circumstances, I will have either Chilean pesos or $US with me. I presume there are various Casa de Cambios across La Paz. My question is whether they give good value for Chilean pesos, or would it be best to stick to $US. Do the local hiking companies accept $US as an option for payment?


Last post at: 2016-06-13 22:01:46 UTC
Thursday, June 9, 2016 - 16:25 | Thorn Tree

Hi all. Had dissapointing tour with AdolphoAndes located in C.Sagarnaga yesterday. Tour was to Tiwanaku and the claims.made by the seller in no way matched the product delivered.

Last post at: 2016-06-09 20:25:32 UTC
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 18:43 | Thorn Tree

We are a couple, 55 - 60, looking for two people to join us for a Salt Flats 3 Days/2 Nights tour staying at the Tayka hotels. Our starting city is Uyuni and finishing in San Pedro de Atacama. Our intention is to leave Uyuni on 15 November.
If I have replies, we can decide on the tour company, and meet up in Uyuni.

Last post at: 2016-06-07 22:43:13 UTC
Sunday, June 5, 2016 - 04:19 | Thorn Tree


I'm planning to spend some time around Nevado Sajama towards the end of July, after spending several days in the vicinity of La Paz.

I wish to continue travelling through to Arica in Chile. What are some of the recommended options for doing this?

Is it easy to jump on one of the buses heading through from La Paz or pay a truck driver for a lift who's going through? How often are the buses, and what time do they generally come through? How long would...

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 09:42 | Thorn Tree

The road blocks continue. According to news reports this morning, discussions between Government and representatives of the truck operators broke down last night and it seems likely that blockades will spread to the access roads to other cities.
TAM (transportes Aereos Militares) has announced that it will start "solidarity flights" (at half price) today to Cochabamba, Sucre and...

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