Friday, August 26, 2016 - 15:06 | Thorn Tree


we're going to Bolivia this October.Does anyone of you have any experience or knowledge about the "Che" festival in Valle grande? We thought about going there, but it is very hard to find more information on the internet.

Furthermore - can anyone share his experience on day tours to the Cordillera de los frailes? Any recommendations on tour operators or certain trekking tours?

Thank you very much in advance,

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Sunday, August 21, 2016 - 22:35 | Thorn Tree

Hi, I am a fluent Spanish speaker and native English speaker. I want to move to Bolivia and become a citizen. I would like to join the Navy, Air Force, or even Army when I move to Bolivia in a year.

Can someone help me out? I read that joining the Military helps speed up the naturalization process. Is that true?

What are the requirements to join any of the branches?

Thanks again.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 10:28 | Thorn Tree

If you're planning to travel by road next week check before setting out. Miners' "cooperatives", and other coop organizations, are threatening road blocks beginning Monday.

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Friday, August 19, 2016 - 09:39 | Thorn Tree

Please, is ther any public transport between Iquique and Huara. And once there, is it possible to get a taxi to get Atacama Giant Geoglyph at Cerro Unitas?

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Saturday, August 13, 2016 - 19:57 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

This has been mentioned before but most information I've seen seems to be out of date. I'm looking for a tour of the Salar (3-4 days) but I've heard they are pretty basic. I'd like to find something a bit more comfortable with decent food and preferably hot water. I don't mind paying a bit more for this but my budget doesn't extend to full on luxury either. If anyone knows of any mid-range tours I'd be really grateful for recommendations,


Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 16:14 | Thorn Tree

Hi! I'm having trouble finding a tour that includes kids. We are going to San Pedro on Saturday and I'm keen to book a safe (ish) tour that kids can go on. Any advice would be appreciated. Cheers

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Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 11:59 | Thorn Tree

Main roads in the departments of Oruro, Cochabamba and Potosi are blockaded in a number of places , due to a protest by miners' "cooperatives".
At midday the La Paz 'bus terminal said that no long-distanced 'buses were operating.

Presumably 'buses to Desaguadero, Copacabana and Yungas are not affected, likewise connexions between Cochabamba, Sucre and Santa Cruz.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 12:32 | Thorn Tree

At the end of June, my partner and I took the tour 4 days / 3 nights from Uyuni and had a bad experience with Mammut Expedition and then with Huracán Expeditions . Among many other turds and bundled , the first , run by Rosemary , made ​​it back to Uyuni ( a city where you do not want to stay more than one night ) during the second night while we had to sleep in San Juan , so we left the tour ; They did not meet schedules or agreed at the office; and finally they joined us with a tour...

Monday, August 8, 2016 - 06:38 | Thorn Tree

Hi there
My husband and I want to travel from Puno, Peru to Copacabana, Bolivia on a SUNDAY in November(20th) We would like to book in advance just to be sure that we can get there. Can anyone recommend a reputable bus company or tour company that has an English speaking driver or guide that can advise if necessary with the boarder crossing into Bolivia. We don't want a local bus service that stops in many locations. We also have concerns about the safety aspects of some buses and...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 23:17 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

I'm planning a trip to Bolivia in mid-late October. My current itinerary is to enter from San Pedro de Atacama on a tour ending in Uyuni. I would then travel to Potosi, Sucre, La Paz, and Copacabana. I have a couple of extra days and am thinking about maybe going to Tupiza from Uyuni before traveling to Potosi (i.e. bus Uyuni-Tupiza and then Tupiza-Potosi) since I keep reading about how nice the scenery is around Tupiza. I would love it if it there was a salt flats tour...

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 11:21 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

Does anyone has contact/phone to any guides/driver you have had at the tour of Salar de Uyuni + lagunas, Pampas and/or jungle tour in Rurrenabaque and to climb Huayna Potosi?

Spanish speaking is ok. For Uyuni I think that most important the person is responsible since I don't believe there is much to tell but more to see. I would like to customize these trips and would therefore like to talk directly to the drivers/guides.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 10:27 | Thorn Tree

Hi guys,
We are a couple of 2 and will be travelling to Bolivia from the US around end of September 2016. We want to do Transcordillera trek, a very beautiful and unique trek, for 2 weeks (or 13 days). We plan to start the trek on 4 Octorber. However, the company organising for this trek says that to do this, we need total minimum 4 people to go. You can find information about the trek here:

Sunday, July 31, 2016 - 09:25 | Thorn Tree


are Boliviana de Aviacion and Amaszonas both reliable airlines in terms of punctuality/canceled flights etc.? Or is one of the two preferable for any reason?
I noticed that Boliviana de Aviacion has many more flights that Amaszonas...however, the latter seems to be cheaper.
I'm going to be traveling around Bolivia for about two weeks. As I want to do quite a few things, I'm trying to book transportation in advance so that I can schedule visits and activities...

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 08:51 | Thorn Tree

Wanted to tour into Noel Kempff Park out of Santa Cruz in mid-October for four or five days, but the only guide company I could find said they don't do Noel Kempff anymore due to lack of maintenance on cabins in Flor de Oro (Ruta Verde Bolivia). Haven't seen another trekking company doing Noel Kempff on the web. We're a couple (2 people).

Anyone know of a reliable trekking/guide service for Noel Kempff?


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Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 07:29 | Thorn Tree


On entering Bolivia at customs last night my visa/ Cuban tourist card was "lost". I am meant to be flying to Cuban tomorrow morning!!! Will I be able to fly with a photo of the tourist card? Or does anyone know any travel agents at which I can acquire a new one (both Cuban and British embassies are closed today) in La Paz?

Many thanks


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Monday, July 25, 2016 - 21:18 | Thorn Tree

Just learn from my friend after returning from Bolivia, had not received a stamp of entry on her passport. As result she was not allowed to leave the country unless she gets a certified cheque at the bank for $50.00 US.. She was not told
about the stamp on her arrival in Bolivia. PLEASE be aware. Love the country of Bolivia.

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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 08:09 | Thorn Tree

If I take bus La Paz-Arica, where is it better to drop off to get easy Sajama National Park: Tambo Quemado o Lagunas village? At Lagunas village is it easy to get transport to Sajama village? How much time is walking?
And for return to la Paz, is it possible to get any taxi or transport en Sajama village to Curahuara de Carangas or Patacamaya?
Please, help me, it is very diffciult to get information!

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Friday, July 22, 2016 - 03:37 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

I am looking at salt flat tours in Uyuni and am unsure how to choose an operator.

On the one hand, lots of places say I should watch out for cheap tour operators with broken vehicles and drunk drivers... on the other, some people say that it makes no difference and all the agencies share drivers anyway.

Some websites/operators will let me book a tour online but the Lonely Planet book says to ask returning tours for recommendations. Does that mean that I...

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:34 | Thorn Tree

Guys I've lost my cellphone and gopro in Lago Titicaca - Copacabana, near to the boats. Does anybody know a scuba diver in Bolívia? I'm looking for but can't find it. Or if anybody is going there to dive I can tell where I've lost it. Reward paid. Please help! I've got important documents in the gopro and also all the pictures of my trip. Thank you.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 10:56 | Thorn Tree

Truck operators are (once again!) threatening a protest with blockages on main roads from tomorrow, Monday. If this occurs long-distance 'buses will be affected.

Road access to Sucre may be the worst affected. The truck operators there seem particularly militant and are demanding the release of four leaders who have been arrested on a charge of causing economic damage to the cement factory during the last protest. However, it is probable that traffic to and from the airport...

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