Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 23:05 | Thorn Tree

Hi, we are a couple in our 30s going in bolivia for less then 2 weeks in july. My boyfriend is with me for 11 days and I would stay for 7 more days (then leaving to Brazil hopefully flying from Santa Cruz). So far, this is our itinerary and I would love your feed back.

  • July 9th Flying from Montreal/Canada to La Paz/Bolivia
    July 10th - arriving in La Paz at 3 am and taking it slow on the first day
    July 11th – La Paz
    July 12th – La Paz
    July 13th – Copa...
Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - 13:03 | Thorn Tree

Hi everybody,
I will enter Bolivia overland from Perù at the end of June after spending one week in the Cuzco area (at one of the borders on the Titicaca lake) and I wonder whether the yellow fever vaccination is mandatory to be able to cross or not. I know it is reccomended for people coming from Perù, even though I'm not visiting the tropical areas and my trip will be mostly in the mountains, so I don't fear the infection.
I will cross back to Perù after a couple of weeks...

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 11:52 | Thorn Tree


I’m currently planning a 4-month trip to South America with my wife later this year, and would greatly appreciate some advice from the Thorntree hive mind on the Bolivia and Peru section of our itinerary. I’ve been researching the trip extensively over the last few months, including on these forums, but it seems like every time I think I’ve worked out a plan I’m suddenly seized by an urge to rip it all up and start again… South America is a big place!

We’ll be entering...

Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 10:14 | Thorn Tree

Hi guys,

i would love to see uyuni and surroundings by bike!
anyone who would like to join around the end of may / beginning of june 2018?
as i am not very experienced i thought that maybe if we are a bunch of people we could afford to rent the equipent AND a guide at uyuni who is willing to join. i think if we had around 5-7 days it would be nice!
anyone who would like to join? if it doesn't work out we can still just book a normal tour...

hope to finde...

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 10:07 | Thorn Tree

Dose anyone know where I can buy a old SLR film camera in lapaz. Late 1960ies

Last post at: 2018-05-18 14:07:21 UTC
Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 22:25 | Thorn Tree

How does La Paz compare to Quito and Lima regarding crime?
Is La Paz generally safe by day?
Any info about security would be appreciated.

Last post at: 2018-05-25 00:36:33 UTC
Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 04:31 | Thorn Tree

Hey guys,
Looking to head from La Paz to Samaipata via bus wondering what the easiest way to do this would be? La Paz to Cochabamba to Samaipata or is there a bus I could get from La Paz that would take me through Samaipata without a changeover? Also if anyone knows how long this journey will take it would be appreciated.


Last post at: 2018-05-15 23:02:25 UTC
Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 17:10 | Thorn Tree

Planning on going on a Cerro Rico Mine tour in Potosi

What are some reputable companies that do this tour and roughly how much do they cost for a half day tour?

Last post at: 2018-05-14 00:46:28 UTC
Thursday, May 10, 2018 - 18:32 | Thorn Tree

I've been travelling through Argentina and Chile and will shortly be heading into Bolivia. However, I've just been hired to teach English online and the company are understandably insistent on a fast wifi connection. What's the wifi situation like in Bolivia these days? All the stuff I've read online is from years ago which said that Bolivia's internet in general is a bit pants. Have things improved at all? Is it possible to buy a wifi dongle and would that make any...

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 06:34 | Thorn Tree

I have just returned from a stay with an organisation called Renace located in Sapecho (about 10km south of Palos Blancos and about 4 hours journey in a trufi from Coroico).
There is no gain for me in writing this message but I wanted to say that if you have an interest in the back story of chocolate and want an experience of responsible and sustainable tourism that aims to reduce poverty and protect the environment then this would be a wonderful experience. This link will provide you...

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