Monday, December 4, 2017 - 23:45 | Thorn Tree

I will arrive La Paz at 12:30 and will take another flight to Uyuni at 17:30. Is there a place near the airport I can go visit?
What transportation should I take to get around?

Polly :)

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Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 23:43 | Thorn Tree

I'm traveling to Bolivia for 7 days and am planning to spend most of my trip in Cochabamba. I've bought my tickets to Santa Cruz, but haven't bought my tickets to Cochabamba (from Santa Cruz). Do you know of any way to get to Torotoro from Santa Cruz more or less direct? (Or vice versa). In other words, is there a 'fast' way to get to Torotoro or is Cochabamba by air and then four hours (+) by road to Torotoro really the fastest way? While I'm no millionaire, I...

Sunday, December 3, 2017 - 16:36 | Thorn Tree

We are heading to Bolivia (and Peru and Chile) in January and have just been advised that, for medical reasons, my husband should not have the yellow fever vaccination. Does anyone know if this will be a problem at the borders? We are not going to the Amazon, and know that he will have to take precautions to avoid mosquito bites. I assume we should get a letter from the doctor explaining the situation, but don't want to find out at the last minute that we will be denied entry.

Thursday, November 30, 2017 - 00:36 | Thorn Tree


1) We have a short stay of 1 week, starting in La Paz and were considering renting and making a drive to Potosi, Sucre and return of approximately 1,500-2,000km ... would you advise this with 7 days depending on road conditions, or too much road time?

2) Also, all three of the international car companies found in my search (Avis, EuropeCar, and Budget) were neither cheap, and much more surprisingly, ... All have a cap of 100-150km cap per day and a sharp 0.41cents/km...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 06:06 | Thorn Tree

I'm off to peru (and probabl bolivia) in a couple of weeks and have yet to work out a route. So many places, so little time!
I'll have 27 days i think. Travelling solo. 37 year old woman, fairly well travelled, minimal spanish. I fly in and out of Lima.
I have no doubt that Peru is amazing, but i keep being drawn to bolivia, so was thinking of flying straight to cusco, then making my way into and around bolivia, flying back to lima from la paz.
How rushed...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 01:21 | Thorn Tree

Anybody know if I can rent a motorbike in La Paz , even a Chineses bike for a week ?

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017 - 19:22 | Thorn Tree

Elections will be held countrywide on Sunday 3 December. This will bring internal flights and both long-distance and local road traffic to a halt. Services such as restaurants will be affected because of lack of staff.

The elections are to choose judges and magistrates for various branches of the judiciary

Last post at: 2017-11-22 23:22:47 UTC
Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 18:33 | Thorn Tree

Hey (:
I want to buy a car in La Paz, in the flee market, and travel with that car to Chile and Argentina.

What are the things that I need to pay attantion to?
In generaly, will you recommand doing that?


Last post at: 2017-11-25 02:17:59 UTC
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 22:55 | Thorn Tree

I have just arrived in Bolivia and cannot withdraw any cash from any Bolivian ATMs that I have found (I have tried them all) and some of them say something about lack of connection. However my cards (both mastercard from 2 different banks) both work when performing transactions. I have tried to ask for cash out when performing these transactions but I have only been turned down. I am at my wits end and I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced something similar and if so how did...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 22:42 | Thorn Tree

We have about four or five days to spend in La Paz and surrounds in January and have a few questions.
Given that it is the wet season I think our plans will have to remain fairly flexible as much of what we like to do is weather dependent. We are interested in doing some walking, and love visiting local villages. A walking tour of La Paz itself is also appealing.
What we are hoping is to connect with a local travel agency which can help us, and maybe organise a guide if we want to...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 18:16 | Thorn Tree

I'm planning on travelling to Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia for 3 months in the summer of 2018.

I've been told on some other forums that 3 months is a little bit of a crunch to see all three countries thoroughly. I personally don't like to plan every detail of the trip, i like to go at my pace and I don't like rushing. However, I don't ever feel the need to hang out in the same place for weeks.

My theory on how to do this right now ( and tell me if it's...

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 08:26 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone,
Im now in La Paz, and I want to buy a car from other tourists that bought it in Colombia.
I want just to buy it here and than travel with it in Argentina and Chile.
Where do i do all the paperworks? Is it gonna be a problem to leave Bolivia with the car?

Last post at: 2017-11-12 10:20:00 UTC
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 16:42 | Thorn Tree

I am reading it is quite similar stuff and I do have a time constraint. My original plan was 4 day tour of Atacama and 2N/3D tour of Uyuni but reading there similar stuff so I could cut the Salt plane to just day trip?

Last post at: 2017-11-09 01:06:15 UTC
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 14:45 | Thorn Tree

I just read in a guesthouse in Samaipata a report of some travellers who went to PN Noel Kempff Mercado relatively cheap by going most of the way by bus and getting a guide from a place close by the park. However I am travelling by myself so I am looking for 2 or 3 other people who are interested in going there in the next 2 or 3 weeks. If anyone is interested please let me know asap.

Last post at: 2017-11-05 18:45:45 UTC
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 06:22 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

I plan to travel from Ascuncion to Villamontes and on to Tarija and Tupiza.

Anybody did this recently and can give me actual information regarding road conditions, bus-schedules, bus company names, border crossing (paraguay to bolivia) and how to proceed when arriving in Villamontes in the morning.

As I researched there are only night buses; are there any means of transport during the day (trucks, minibuses, etc.?)?

Best regards and saludos

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 18:27 | Thorn Tree

wondering if anyone has been able to hike the island from north to south or is it still blocked off?

Last post at: 2017-10-29 22:27:58 UTC
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 07:41 | Thorn Tree

Hi, is there someone to share the tour in Uyuni on 26-29 of november? We are 2 women

Last post at: 2017-11-02 13:41:31 UTC
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 16:38 | Thorn Tree

I have been looking into a trip to India. My first international solo trip. The people o that forum are very helpful.

Any ways planning a trip seems so complicated. Maybe I want travel to fast. See to much
Peru and Bolivia would excite be just as muchm

I am wondering whether planning a trip to Peru and Bolivia be more simple maybe less things on the agenda. The two definites are Meddidi Chalakan Loge and Machu Pichu.

Any input would be useful and greatly...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 13:30 | Thorn Tree

Wondering if anyone can offer some advice on tours to madidi. I'm keen on spending 3-5 days in the Amazon, and have looked into several of the usual suspects -- Madidi Ecolodge, Chalalan, and some of the more adventurous 'survival tour' options. Would be interested in finding some kind of middle ground. Perhaps a company that offers a couple of nights in an Ecolodge, followed by a couple of nights hiking through and sleeping out in the jungle. Any ideas?

On that...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 21:38 | Thorn Tree

Hey all (:
I'm planing to go to Bolivia in November.
Will the weather be fine?
I want to go to the Amazonas, the salar and potosi.


Last post at: 2017-10-22 15:12:24 UTC

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