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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 03:44 | Thorn Tree

I will be going to Uyuni from Chile soon. Can you easily change Chilean Pesos and USD in Uyuni? Or do any of the ATMs work? Thanks!

Last post at: 2019-01-18 01:20:49 UTC
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 17:57 | Thorn Tree

Hello! We are currently planning out where to head to in a Bolivia (in isla del sol atm) and we had hoped to head up to Rurrenabaque to explore the jungle but from what we’ve read online and in books it’s just pretty miserable in January with the mud, mosquitoes and lack of wildlife.
It’s obviously very expensive to fly up there so we want to do it only if fellow travelers can shed light on if it’s just not going to be great.
We’ve been in Costa Rica’s jungle and will be heading to...

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 07:56 | Thorn Tree

Hi guys,

I am considering doing a group tour around Bolivia, which starts in La Paz, continues to Uyuni after a couple of days in La Paz, then continues to Potosi after doing a tour around Salar de Uyuni, before going to Sucre and then finishing in La Paz. I'm considering adding on a couple of days before the tour starts, so I would have around 3 or 4 days total in La Paz to acclimatize. I was also thinking about staying in the area that is lowest in La Paz the first couple of...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 20:06 | Thorn Tree

Hi there mates!

We are two girls coming from Europe, we want to see Bolivia, I’ve been before but didn’t see enough, so I’m looking for new places to visit and I was checking about Huayna Potosi, Rurrenabaque, some trekkings in Los Andes and ToroToro NP? As also if someone has been in Amboro NP and Noel Kempff Mercado NP, suggestions of tours? We want to enjoy the wild life of Bolivia :)
If someone has been to some of these places recently and has some tips? :)
Thanks in...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 04:33 | Thorn Tree

Hi, we, a senior couple, are looking for some advise to do a 6 weeks trip on public transportation not more than 3000 km.
La Paz, Titi Caca, Cusco, Atacama, Potosi...
Any Suggestion?

Last post at: 2019-01-09 10:11:36 UTC
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 19:14 | Thorn Tree

Hello all

I just discovered the Oruru Carnival-and I wish I'd discovered it before we booked our flight home from Lima.... Our flight from Lima leaves on Sunday March 3 in the afternoon. The huge procession is on Saturday :(. It looks as though we could see at least some of it and catch a plane out of Oruru in the afternoon which would get us into Lima in the early morning. My question is this: will we be able to get out to the airport during the procession? Will there be cabs?...

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 05:41 | Thorn Tree

Hello LP forum

I am travelling around Bolivia for 5 weeks in a few months and would really appreciate some inputs on my itinerary of which there are at present two options. A few things: my flights are in and out of La Paz and I am unable to change the dates further. I also want to ensure that I am in Copacabana for the Fiesta de la Cruz on May 3rd so that part of the plan can’t really change. My two itinerary ideas are as follows:

Option A:

April 28: La Paz (early...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 17:10 | Thorn Tree

Hello, my original plan was to fly directly to La Paz but it was more cost effective to book a flight to Santa Cruz, and then I can proceed with domestic flight. I am more interested in nature and trekking La Paz area can offer and want to spend my limited time well, and as there seems to be plenty of domestic flights going from Santa Cruz to La Paz every day i am pondering whether I should book a domestic flight for the same day as I arrive in Santa Cruz, or perhaps one day or two later....

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 18:15 | Thorn Tree

Is there any way to take a salt flats custom tour taking in the sights in a different order/at different times of day to avoid the crowds?

Seems unlikely in August I know, but thought it was worth asking. The format of tours and sheer number of visitors makes me wonder if it's even worth visiting...

Last post at: 2018-12-14 23:37:44 UTC
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 18:08 | Thorn Tree

I want to trek the length of the Cordillera Real -- roughly 146 miles.

The prices I've found for this online are, of course, phenomenally expensive.

How much can I realistically expect to pay when arranging this with the trekking guides in person in La Paz? Ballpark estimates are cool.

Thanks.

Last post at: 2018-12-10 22:08:53 UTC
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 20:50 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

I am finding mixed information online about the process for booking an overnight bus trip on Todo Turismo from La Paz to Uyuni.

Would you recommend that I book online ahead of time or instead purchase a ticket at the bus station in person in advance?

Thank you,

nellstra

Last post at: 2018-12-02 16:52:37 UTC
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 18:55 | Thorn Tree

Hello, I guess similar questions were posted but I get mixed answers...
So I am Polish citizen going to Bolivia via Usa and Peru. As Polish Citizen I already established I don't need a visa, however what about yellow fever... Do I need vaccination (certification)?
.... "NO" because I am Polish (originated travel from Poland, dates hard to proof; passport replaced in between)
.... maybe "YES" because I am flying from Peru
.... maybe "YES...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 15:15 | Thorn Tree

Hi!

I am starting a 5 month backpacking journey through some South American countries. My friend and I are starting in Uruguay, from there going to Paraguay, then Bolivia. I have a few queries about getting my visa for Bolivia.
My first question is the type of visa I should apply for. We plan to find a work away program to stay at while we're there, where you work for free room and board. Would that be considered volunteer work, meaning, should I apply for a Specific Purpose...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 09:40 | Thorn Tree

I have a bit of a predicament. I will arrive in La Paz at around 6am from Uyuni and was planning to spend that day and one night in La Paz before heading on to Titicaca the next day and then over to Cuzco.

I am not into museums nor shopping so I’m not sure how much La Paz can offer me, but I have seen Moon Valley which looks good for half a day.

My question is would it be worth me staying the night in La Paz and heading to Copacabana the next day or heading to Copacabana that...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:20 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

I will be traveling to Peru and Bolivia soon, and am looking into travel options between Puno and La Paz. From older information that I've found here, I see that Tour Peru leaves Puno at 7:30 AM to La Paz. That being said, the majority of the reviews about the company are negative.

Are there are any other direct buses? Otherwise, I imagine I could travel from Puno to Copacabana and from Copacabana to La Paz.

Thanks in advance,

nellstra

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Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 19:06 | Thorn Tree

Hello,
I am considering visiting Bolivia and there seems to be a lot of outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking and similar that seems interesting. However, I have been told that the rain season in January is not good as it makes things much harder to get around and other things.

I do wonder if the inconvenience from the rain season is that bad that it seriously impacts many things that you otherwise can do, or can it still be worthwhile traveling in January for outdoor...

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 17:55 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

We'll be in Bolivia soon and I'm looking to see if there are any direct buses from Uyuni to Sucre. We are hoping to leave in the morning and travel during the day.

So far from my research online, I've been able to find discussion about buses to Potosi, and from there, you take a colectivo to Sucre.

Thanks in advance,

nellstra

Last post at: 2018-11-26 15:22:25 UTC
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 06:52 | Thorn Tree

Hola to everybody,

I am planning to go to Bolivia at the beginning of 2019 (05/01/2019)... The plan is to make to "Salar de Uyuni Tour" starting from Tupiza and ending the tour in Uyuni. My firends would like to book the tour in advance, directly from Europe. While I was thinking to book it there, from Tupiza, the day before. Pros and cons? Anyone with experience on that?

Again, Isla de Sol, do you think a reservation for a night stay is needed?

Thanks a lot...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 22:42 | Thorn Tree

Hi Friends,
I know there probably are plenty of posts on traveling by bus from La Paz to Arequipa. Im quickly planning to see if it’s doable with a 2 year old. Sorry for my lack of searching, do you guys think it is possible, how many hours, most direct or good places to stop to break the trip up? Or consider skipping since I don’t want a toddler overwhelmed? Most trusted/suggested route? I’ve stayed in copacabana, ventured around titicaca and traveled by bus from Cusco to Arequipa...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 15:10 | Thorn Tree

Will an adapter be necessary for a laptop and electronics? Coming in from USA.

Last post at: 2018-11-21 14:52:20 UTC

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