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.

Last post at: 2016-07-26 15:53:55 UTC
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!

Last post at: 2016-07-25 03:49:16 UTC
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.

Last post at: 2016-07-22 16:42:04 UTC
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...

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 10:49 | Thorn Tree

Hello travellers. Hola!
We spent 1.5 months in Bolivia, did a complete tour.
Don´t miss:
- UYUNI: salar+altiplano, 3 days tour, 100 € (all inclusive), same price ending in Atacama. Just book in Uyuni, easy!
- POTOSI, SUCRE: colonial towns, nice.
- LA PAZ: a different capital city. Take the public "teleferico" for the views.
- COPACABANA, ISLA DEL SOL, TITICACA: relax, hike, great hotels in Copacabana.
If you have time... Coroico, Rurrenabaque&...

Sunday, July 17, 2016 - 02:52 | Thorn Tree

I'm planning my first solo trip to Latin America. I love city life, meeting new people, learning about different cultures, trying new foods and just plain old people watching. My plan is to go from Mexico City to Bolivia to Brazil to Argentina to Chile to Peru and then to Columbia.

My question is is Bolivia worth the time and expense. From what I've read it seems like no other place in the world. I'm worried however it will feel very isolating and rural. Would it be...

Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 15:00 | Thorn Tree

Is Sopocachi a good location to stay in? Is it too far away? I can't tell from looking at various guidebooks whether it's a bit of a distance from main La Paz sights and whether it's too isolated. I'm looking for a mid-range hotel for myself (60 yrs old, solo traveler.) I don't need quite and calm, I'd like some street life and people. Thanks!

Last post at: 2016-07-19 12:35:47 UTC
Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 09:55 | Thorn Tree

Which company would you advise?

Last post at: 2016-07-21 10:57:21 UTC
Saturday, July 16, 2016 - 05:59 | Thorn Tree

Please, is it there any direct public transport (minbuses, minivans, shared taxis....) from La Paz or El Alto to Curahuara de Carangas village?
And when we arrive in Curahuara de Carangas is it easy to get there a private taxi to Sajama? How much colud be?
Thank you very much

Last post at: 2016-07-20 04:58:36 UTC
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 17:00 | Thorn Tree

I will be traveling from Sucre to Aiquile where I will stay for the night. Knows somebody a good hostal?

Last post at: 2016-07-13 21:00:09 UTC
Wednesday, July 13, 2016 - 08:56 | Thorn Tree

We booked the 3-day salt flat tour in Uyuni by Expediciones Lipez. The guy who speaks good english gives us a lot of information. And we decided to book at this agency. The tour and sights are amazing. But the food (espacially second night) was from sad quality. But the most terrible of this company is that they drop you at the border without arrange anything. We booked this tour with finishing in San Pedro de Atacama, Chili. According the guy in Uyuni and the receipt everything and transfer...

Sunday, July 10, 2016 - 06:26 | Thorn Tree

Hi Friends,

Im look at doing a 5 day Salt tour leaving from La Paz on the 5th of Septemeber through Kanoo Tour. Currently we have two people, but if we are able to get more people it will drop the price dramatically. Message me if you are interested.

That is the link:

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 13:34 | Thorn Tree

I am volunteering at Senda Verde Wildlife Rescue Centre in Coroico from the 3rd to the 17th March and then flying from La Paz to Rurrenabaque on the 18th March on a flight in the early afternoon.

Should I head to La Paz on the 17th and stay in La Paz for a night before the flight or would I able to get from Coroico to La Paz Airport in time for the flight if I left early on the morning of the 18th?

Last post at: 2016-07-08 00:52:53 UTC
Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 10:45 | Thorn Tree

I will be traveling to Bolivia in August 2016 and am seeing conflicting information concerning the visa for US citizens requirements. Some sites indicate that you can obtain the visa with required documents, proof of financial means, proof of lodging, fee payment, etc. when you arrive at the La Paz Intl. airport, while other sites say that it is necessary to obtain a visa beforehand from a Bolivian Consulate. I would like to do the easiest thing and get it at the airport; has anyone been...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 12:31 | Thorn Tree

Hello everyone!
I am Elisa,an italian girl. In August I will be in Bolivia for 3 weeks,I will stay in La Paz for the most of the time.
I am looking for a friend/group of people to share a tour of one week roundtrip from La Paz. In this tour I would like to visit for example Sucre,Potosi,Uyuni and Lagoons.
Let me know if someone is interested.

Last post at: 2016-07-06 11:50:40 UTC
Sunday, July 3, 2016 - 21:39 | Thorn Tree


I am going to take a tour in Bolivia,and I plan to take a train from Oruro to Argentina border.Is it possible?If yes,what's the train look like?Are there any sleepers?

Thanks a lot

Last post at: 2016-07-05 00:29:44 UTC
Thursday, June 30, 2016 - 21:44 | Thorn Tree

This is for Canadians going to Bolivia with a weakened immune system exempt from the Yellow Fever vaccine past 70 years old ? Avoiding the Amazon for their own protection, this is now issued by the Canadian Government.

My question is : has anyone one with HIV or any other weakened immune system were able to enter the border of Bolivia? Would appreciate any feed back before heading for Bolivia in September from Canada.

Last post at: 2016-07-01 21:54:22 UTC
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...

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