Friday, June 23, 2017 - 11:12 | Thorn Tree


me and my friends are planning to visit South America for the first time. We will arrive in Sao Paulo in December 19th and around December 25th we would like to fly to La Paz and then take the bus to lake Titicaca to Copacabana.

Do you please have any recommendations what to visit and see and where is the best scenic view on lake with mountains? We will have 3-4 days there and we are keen on visiting as many interesting places as possible around the lake. .


Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 17:22 | Thorn Tree

Hi all

We are busy on a 4 month trip around some of South America. We are 2 months in not and want to do the amazon in some way. We will be in Bolivia and Peru in July and the beginning of August before heading back to Brazil. We wanted to know where the best place to do the jungle was? We love wildlife and some people have recommended the pampas for that but we also want to see a bit of the jungle itself. We are on a budget so we also don't want anything too expensive..


Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - 11:07 | Thorn Tree

I am going to travel in Bolivia this August/September. I am planning my itinerary and any help, suggestions, recommendations would be much appreciated.
I will arrive in Sucre and I am planning to stay two days there. Any recommendations? It seems that the transports from Sucre to Potosi are easy, bus or shared taxis, am I right? I am not sure yet how the shared taxis work. Then I am planning to stay two days in Potosi and then take a bus to Tupiza. Are there many buses?...

Monday, June 19, 2017 - 08:36 | Thorn Tree

Hey travelers!
Me and my friend are going to South America for 3 months traveling. Few weeks we also want to stay in Bolivia and I have a question to ask about Chacaltaya trek if is possible to make it on our own.
bye martin :)

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Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 13:11 | Thorn Tree


Does anybody planning to hike next week in Apolobamba Cordillera, from Agua Blanca to Lagunillas?

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 20:18 | Thorn Tree

Nueva Aventura is a great mom and pop tour agency. Their son, Sammy was our guide and he was great. Super knowledgeable and fun. Even when I got back, they were always checking up on me (I was traveling alone) and went to the airport to find me when I didn't respond to their email. Really reasonable and their personal attention is something that I found to be really affecting. It made me feel safe and that I was being looked after.

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Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 13:40 | Thorn Tree

Hello! I plan to travel to Salar de Uyuni the week of June 24 but was just advised that my current tour company is arranging an alternative tour route because current weather conditions are poor. Does anyone have any recent insight here with regard to what the weather conditions are like? In general, I am trying to decide between doing a day tour or sticking to the alternative itinerary that include the 3-day tour across the country. Thank you for your general information!

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Tuesday, June 13, 2017 - 13:49 | Thorn Tree

My daughter and I are traveling to Bolivia on July 9 - 20th. We have open in our schedule Sunday July 16th - Thursday July 20th flying in and out of Santa Cruz (this may need to change). We like outdoors, hiking, historical sites, local markets...We will have a day or two already in Santa Cruz so we are trying to find the best place to spend Sunday afternoon - Thursday in Bolivia. Should we go to salt flats? Or would you head to La Paz and do Copacabana and Isla del sol?

I might...

Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 12:41 | Thorn Tree

We are a Dutch Couple (31/28) looking for two people to join us on a Uyuni tour from Tupiza (27 July) to San Pedro de Atacama (30 July). We had to book the private tour because there was no one else yet to join us. The operator is the (very popular) 'Tupiza Natural Adventures', total costs per car 770 usd. Send me a message for more information! :)

Marnix en Nadja

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Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 12:41 | Thorn Tree

We are a Dutch Couple (31/28) looking for two people to join us on a Uyuni tour from Tupiza (27 July) to San Pedro de Atacama (30 July). We had to book the private tour because there was no one else yet to join us, but we'd rather share a jeep so we can split the costs. The operator is the (very popular) 'Tupiza Natural Adventures'. Send me a message for more information! :)

Marnix en Nadja

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 16:15 | Thorn Tree


i want to go from Sucre to Paraguay.
I found a couple of (very) old informations, but no current infos.

There is a bus from Santa Cruz to Asuncion. Right!?
But i don't like to sit in a bus for 24-30 hours.
Does the bus stop in Villamontes? I read that somewhere. Can I get on there?
Second question: Is there a stop in Filadelfia?
I would like to see the city and not go directly to Asuncion.

Where can I buy a ticket?


Monday, June 5, 2017 - 13:21 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone, what are the various ways I can travel from Santa Cruz de la Sierra to Santiago de Chiquitos? Is there a bus, train and a trufi? Are any of the methods direct or do I have to change in Robare? Which do you recommend for the better price? As well as for speed and comfort? And finally, where is the stop in Santa Cruz to find the correct trufi? For the train, please let me know the difference between the classes. Thanks

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Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 16:36 | Thorn Tree


We are a family of 5 (2 adults + 3 children) and we are travelling to Bolivia in August. One of the highlight is Salar de Uyuni and here I need your very precious help!

We will be flying from La Paz to Uyuni (arriving at 7:15 am) and will spend 3 days to travel through the Salar, hopefully including Laguna Colorada, Laguna Blanca etc. before heading back to Uyuni and travel to Potosi etc.

1) Do we need to book a tour in advance or can we book them once we are...

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 12:48 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone, I have some online shopping to do (mostly accessories and some clothing). I have ordered items before in Ethiopia and Saudi Arabia without problems, however I always used post office boxes or business addresses. How does it work in Santa Cruz? I am aware there is a Correo office near the plaza. However, i thought to ask here first in case there is a better or easier way to do things. Most of the items I will order will not arrive by DHL or private courier rather via China Post...

Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 12:22 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone, my trip to Uyuni is delayed, am going to Santa Cruz instead, and hopefully to Uyuni from there via airplane. I have visited before and stayed in 360 hostel. I have to say I didn't enjoy it much. Hoping to find a better place as I may have to spend several days there. By checking online, i found some alternatives, please let me know if you have stayed in any of these places recently. Thanks

-La Jara (has a dorm, i think 40b/night last time I checked, not sure). Beds...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 20:14 | Thorn Tree

Hello! I will be traveling to Bolivia this month, specifically to visit Salar de Uyuni. I arrive to La Paz on an early Thursday morning June 22 and plan to take that day to rest (adjust to the altitude and what not) and plan to travel to Tupiza Friday morning to arrive by Friday evening/Saturday night.

Please advise on the best and most efficient way to Tupiza. I plan to take the bus from La Paz to Oruro; then train to Tupiza. If anyone has insight here please share! Any travel...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 15:29 | Thorn Tree

Hey guys can you please recommend a hostel in Uyuni? My budget, $10/night, looking for hot shower (as it's winter now), or even a heated room, with fan heater, if available, otherwise just the hot shower will be fine, will probably just stay 1 night, so don't mind the dormitory. I think I have narrowed it down to 3 options: bunker hostal, piedra blanca, and oro blanco. Based on photos, reviews online, leaning toward oro blanco, but wanted to make sure with people who have already...

Thursday, June 1, 2017 - 13:36 | Thorn Tree

Hi guys I am considering taking a direct bus from Sucre to Uyuni. I haven't organized a tour as I am waiting to get to Uyuni first. I am a solo traveler and would like to join a tour with other solo travelers, if possible. Failing that, with couples. But, I prefer not to join a large group or a family. My question is can you recommend a suitable tour company in Uyuni? My budget is on the lower end, a travel agent in Sucre advised me I can pay around $100 (or 700b) for a 3 day, 2 night...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 21:55 | Thorn Tree

I'm planning on going to Bolivia for 3 weeks. I have been before but really just to visit family and now want to do the tourist thing. Although I will be leaving my weekends open so I can spent time with my family. I want some advice from people who had actually toured Bolivia.

A few things off the top of my head that I would like to see or try out would be:
- Death road
- The salt flats
- The mines
- Titicaca
- Isla del Sol y de la Luna
- Santa Cruz...

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 10:59 | Thorn Tree

Planning to be in Bolivia, more precisely Copacabana and Isla del Sol.
My plan is to go to the "Isla" in the morning of the 6th and coming back the day after.
Only know I've read that the independece day (6/Ago) is very big in copacabana.

Can you tell me if I will have problem getting the boat to the island (and back)?

Gracias in advance, saludos

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