Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 13:01 | Thorn Tree

After a few iterations, I'm somewhat there with my final itinerary. It's had to be pretty structured, as time is limited, so was just wondering if it looks good and perhaps more importantly, realistic?

I am staying in Cusco for a while before this trip and I fly home from Buenos Aires, so this is my journey there. I'm not sure if it's a little rushed and I've been overly ambitious, so was just after some thoughts.

Day one
Starting in Cusco - Get on...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:00 | Thorn Tree

March 13 to April 26. Backpackers on a budget. In our 50s. Avid hikers.

We arrived a day later than expected (after a cancelled flight and a night in Mexico City), early in the morning in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Most ATMs at the airport would not give us money but finally one did. Luckily the rest of our trip we did not have that problem. We took an airport taxi to our hotel downtown (70 Bs). It was only 6 am when we got dropped off at Residencial Ikandire II. A Mennonite family was...

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 01:46 | Thorn Tree

Hello everyone, me and my wife are are doing our retirement life trip, now we are planning to visit Bolivia then we want to travel to Brazil by bus or train, we want to enjoy the nature and know cultural, the questions are:
- is it possible to travel by land between Bolivia & Brazil?
- For us as Egyptians Bolivia is visa-free but Brazil visa is required, can we get it on the borders
- Anyone knows the best route we should take from Santa Cruze ( Bolivia) to Brazil,...

Sunday, September 9, 2018 - 11:55 | Thorn Tree

Just throwing a bottle here : is there any people (ideally two) wanting to team up for a climb of a peak in the cordillera real range ? I was thinking Potosi as it is the easiest, technically speaking. I have a bit of mountaineering experience, max PD+ (so nothing too hard) and I'd like to go climbing on my own with other people of such or greater experience, without tour or guides. I'll be on the cordillera real traverse for 10 days between 13 and 25 of september - roughly. After...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 13:41 | Thorn Tree

Hello, I am flying to Bolivia from Switzerland and wonder if it is a problem if I dont have a return ticket. My plan is to travel on the road up to Colombia and fly back from there. Does anyone have experience in such a case? Regards

Last post at: 2018-08-31 11:10:20 UTC
Monday, August 27, 2018 - 14:10 | Thorn Tree

I will be solo travelling in Bolivia in September (2018) and plan to be in Tupiza (South of Uyuni) around 13-16 September (I may be a bit flexible regarding the dates). I am 29 years old, French, and speak fluent English and a bit of (limited) Spanish.

I am looking for people to share the costs and fun of a Salar Uyuni + Sud Lipez + Volcano ascent tour, preferably from Tupiza. Most agencies have regular 5-day tours from Tupiza including the ascent of either Licancabur, Uturuncu, or...

Monday, August 27, 2018 - 11:41 | Thorn Tree

I remember some of the Bolivia regulars here had a serious addiction for cholitas.
A magazine in Germany just published a few pictures from this series, a photographer has made an effort to show cholita style at its best. :-)

Last post at: 2018-08-27 15:41:24 UTC

Google Ads


Fotel Reina de Enin

A unique experience: On a river boat downstream to the Amazon river.

Ruta Tayka

Discover the majestic Salar de Uyuni on the most innovative routes.

Hotel El Puente

Provides for nature lovers and adventurer a wide range of activities.

Berghotel Carolina

Mountain Lodge at the foot of Cerro Tunari (5035m) - Cochabamba

Hotel search Bolivia: Compare hotel prices with trivago.