Monday, August 28, 2017 - 04:31 | Thorn Tree

I will be traveling through Bolivia in September.
After Tarija, I intend to go to Tupiza.
I read that there are not only night buses bus also day buses and triffis between both cities.
Can anyone confirm ?
How long does the trip last ?

Last post at: 2017-08-28 08:31:40 UTC
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 15:53 | Thorn Tree

Clashes have occurred between police and protesters blocking the road halfway between La Paz and Lake Titicaca. If you're coming or going between Copacabana or Sorata and La Paz, best check before you set out. This incident could last a while.

Last post at: 2017-08-28 15:13:02 UTC
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 14:18 | Thorn Tree

I am reading LP travel guide for the above country and noticed that almost all the time the weather is cold in that country due to the high altitude. Also most of the budget accommodations are not adequately heated in the most nicest locations which I wish to visit. I live in south Florida where we forgot what scarf, coat, hat and gloves mean. When I arrived here yes it was a little cooler but now, nothing nada. Anyway I wish to visit Bolivia where only the south looks warm. I do not feel...

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 22:34 | Thorn Tree

Hello fellow posters:

A friend and I are planing a 2-3 week trip to South America in the month of November. Neither of us have been to Bolivia and we're looking for some help itinerary planning.

We are both experienced travellers and my friend speaks fluent Spanish which may give us access to more off the beaten trail opportunities not normally available to other travellers.

My cursory due diligence leads me to believe that the major things to see are the salt...

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:05 | Thorn Tree

Hello travellers,
I think about going to Bolivia next year and visit Madidii, Sayama National Parks and Salar. I have time from january to the beggining of May. Which time would be the best? Thanks.

Last post at: 2017-08-19 16:03:09 UTC
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 04:48 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone,

I'm leaving from the UK to Bolivia (my first big solo trip this far away from home - nerves are most certainly kicking in) and I can't take out Bolivian currency here. I'm landing in Santa Cruz.

From my understanding I should go to a bank and try to get them to give it to me in small denominations (like 5 and 10 notes, rather than anything bigger) as most places will refuse larger denominations as they don't often have the change. How likely are...

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 09:04 | Thorn Tree


The lens of my film camera canon 35mm has just died, i'm heading to la paz tomorrow. Does anyone know where i can buy a new lens or a new film camera 35mm in La paz or other cities of Bolivia?

Or anyone interessted to sell me one here?

Thank you a lot

Last post at: 2017-08-14 17:13:19 UTC
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 19:39 | Thorn Tree

Buenos dias les presento un proyecto de promocion turistica de Bolivia basado en las redes sociales, especificamente en pinterest

Este enlace pude ser utilizado gratuitamete por las agencias de viajes para promocionar Bolivia

Last post at: 2017-08-11 23:39:23 UTC
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 13:58 | Thorn Tree


I am looking for some recommendations...any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

I am arriving on 29th of august by noon in La paz and thinking to take a bus directly to COPA and stay there over night.

Option 1 - continue to stay in COPA and just visit South of islands (as north are banned)
Option 2 - Check out, store my luggage and spend next day and night in Yumani, any recommendation on where to stay in Yumani?

I have flight for UYU from La Paz...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 18:13 | Thorn Tree

I am looking for a climbing partner for La Paz by end of August. I like to climb Huayna Potosi, Pequenio Alpamayo, Illimani and Condoriri. I do have my own equipment just short on a rope and a tent which can be rented. Is someone is intrested please write me Janine.unger[at]
Cheers Janine

Last post at: 2017-08-07 22:13:24 UTC
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 07:35 | Thorn Tree

Hi there, Thorn Tree! I just started a new destination guide for Bolivia to help travelers get started planning a trip or finding things to do in Bolivia. I'd very much welcome your thoughts or feedback. If you have any other ideas that I can tackle on the site, I'd love to hear them! Check it out at

Happy trails :)

Last post at: 2017-08-05 11:35:12 UTC
Saturday, August 5, 2017 - 07:22 | Thorn Tree

I'm travelling through Lima to do the Inca trail before flying to La Paz from Cusco. In Bolivia I will only be going to La Paz and the Uyuni salt flats. Does anyone know if I will be required to show proof of a yellow fever vaccination to get to La Paz if I haven't been in any at risk areas of Peru?

Last post at: 2017-08-06 11:39:14 UTC
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 05:16 | Thorn Tree


in my first days in Bolivia I will be alone and looking for someone to share one of the following tours on the 10th of August:

1) Laguna Chiarkhota
2) Laguna Chiarkhota + Pico Austria



Last post at: 2017-08-01 09:16:36 UTC
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 - 03:56 | Thorn Tree

I am travelling solo and looking for someone to share a tour:

Agency: Todo Turismos
Start Date: 28 September

2 pax - USD 850 per person
(I can get my own room and your group/couple can get your own room as well.)

Let me know if anyone is interested?


Day 01 - Lonesome Valleys
(Overnight at Tayka Hotel del Desierto, Ojo de Perdis)

Day 02 -...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 16:59 | Thorn Tree

My wife and I are in our late 60s and my wife is somewhat handicapped from a minor stroke and knee replacement that didn’t quite work out so strenuous activities are not part of our travel routine.
Trip planning parameters:
- We need to be in Santiago Chile not later than Thursday, Jan 4, 2018 and will Leave Santiago on Sunday Jan 7 by cruise ship.
- We will arrive via Perurail at Puno, Peru at 17:30 on Wednesday, 27 Dec 2017.
- We’re thinking spending New Years eve in La...

Monday, July 31, 2017 - 09:37 | Thorn Tree

I would really value your advices...

10th of August, from 1:30 PM to 5:30PM, I am travelling from Copacabana to La Paz by bus
11th of August, I to take an early flight from El Alto Airport to Uyuni (7:15 AM).
(I am coming back after and will have time to visit La Paz!)

- is it worth going to La Paz for the night or should I look for an alternative close to the airport?
- does the bus stop from Copacabana stop at El Alto?

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 20:36 | Thorn Tree


Just got word from a reliable guide that at the moment, there is conflict between some of communities on the island. Therefore, only Yumani is safe for tourists.

Apparently 2 travellers tried to trek across the island last week and had problems.

Can anyone verify this?


Last post at: 2017-07-31 00:24:36 UTC
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 08:14 | Thorn Tree

I am planning to stay a couple of days in Madidi National Park. I haven't decided where to stay yet. I know that it's not guarantee but... does anyone has any advice on the best lodge to stay to see wildlife? Where would I have more probabilities of seeing a jaguar? Do I need to book tours in advance or can I book them let's say few days in advance? Any recommendations? Advice? Thank you!

Last post at: 2017-07-26 12:14:06 UTC
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 - 08:06 | Thorn Tree


I am planning to take one camera and 3 lenses to Bolivia. Do I have to declare them? Do I have to pay taxes? What is your experience with this? Do I have to take receipts? Any advice would be very much appreciated! Thank you

Last post at: 2017-07-28 08:51:52 UTC
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 - 10:33 | Thorn Tree

Hi all, I was in the salt flats about two weeks ago. At that time parts of the salt flats were closed due to snow. I didn't know this until the morning I showed up for my tour. My company basically then took what was supposed to happen in one day and stretched it out over two days and kept the third day the same. The first 2 days were not that exciting-the first day we spent taking pictures all day in the salt flats and the second day touring a place with mummies. We did not get to go...

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