Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 09:53 | Thorn Tree

Here is my recent experience with BMG Bolivian Mountain Guide.
I had a very-private tour (me alone) with BMG this June, a net 7 days (+ travelling) in the Sajama region. A planned climb to Acotango, Parinacota, Sajama.

  1. I do not speak Spanish. Asked very clearly for an English speaking guide. What I was given, was a guide said to speak basic English - well, that was closer to no English. (I asked "when?", he answered "si, si".)
  2. The guide...
Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 04:45 | Thorn Tree

I'm looking at several options for a trip to South America, and combining Bolivia and Brazil is one of them. One of the options is to fly into La Paz, have a couple of days there, then go to Uyuni and Sucre and flying from there to Pantanal. But the problem is I've never really been that high before, so I don't know how I'll react. And I am therefore looking into going the other way; Brazil first, and then taking a bus from Pantanal (Cuiaba area) to Sucre instead. This would...

Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 15:13 | Thorn Tree

The LP and other guidebooks warn against travel to Bolivia at any time of the year except May to October, due to rainy conditions. Is it really impossible to travel there in December? What would we miss by doing this?

Last post at: 2018-07-30 15:34:35 UTC
Sunday, July 29, 2018 - 09:37 | Thorn Tree


I've got 3 weeks over Xmas to see Bolivia. I'd be very grateful if anyone could suggest an Itinerary finishing and starting in La Paz. Thanks in advance guys.

Last post at: 2018-07-31 12:12:20 UTC
Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 13:14 | Thorn Tree

As of last night the border crossings near San Pedro de Atacama and also at Ollague are closed due to snow fall.

This means currently the 3 Day salt flats tours cannot then have the transfer to Chile on day 3 and there is no alternative bus transfer option via Ollague. You would need to travel another route if you need to go to Chile

Last post at: 2018-07-23 23:48:17 UTC
Monday, July 16, 2018 - 10:41 | Thorn Tree

I am considering a extended South America trip in a future RTW trip. Has anyone Gone overland from La Paz to Santiago Chile? I see from a Google search there are Tour operators that handle the La Paz to Santiago trip. Has anyone gone overland from la Paz to Santiago? How was it? Do you recomend it? Did youdo this on your own?

Thank you


Last post at: 2018-07-17 10:16:16 UTC
Sunday, July 15, 2018 - 08:21 | Thorn Tree

Hi All

I plan to go to Bolivia to visit my girlfriend in a couple of days. I am a UK citizen and I have a flight with return ticket booked, I will be spending 31 days there.

I have seen some information online saying that I am entitled to a 90 day stay without a visa, but that initially I can only stay for 30 days, and must get an extension once I am there. I am concerned that I might be turned away or questioned since my planned stay (as stated in my flight ticket) exceeds...

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 17:24 | Thorn Tree

Hey, just looking for some more up to date advice than from a guidebook
Are there still boats going from Trinidad to Puerto Villaoreal?
Do they still cost roughly 250BOBs and take 3-4 days?
Does anyone have experience taking them - what kinda supplies is it best to take?

Last post at: 2018-07-13 21:24:48 UTC
Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 04:18 | Thorn Tree


I will be travelling with 2 friends in Bolivia and we plan to do the "4 days Uyuni tour".
What is good with this one is that you drive the other way around as the other tours so less people an best view on the last day.
There are 6 seats in the car this is why we are looking for 3 other people to join us :)
Tour will be from the 5th to the 8th of August.

We are 3 French (30 y.o) living in North of France and in Germany.
We are nice fun and...

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