Thursday, July 20, 2017 - 09:30 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone, I am not sure if this is even a possible option, but is there an eco-lodge or other jungle accommodation in Madidi or nearby Rurre in general that allows people to pitch a tent instead of sleeping in beds? Also, a tour company that provides jungle tours I can join but sleep in my own tent nearby the lodge?

Last post at: 2017-07-20 13:30:37 UTC
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 15:16 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone, is there a place to set up a tent for camping in Rurrenabaque that has showers, electricity, kitchen. I know there are some backpacker hostels but they seem to just offer dorms unless I am mistaken, is there anything else?

Last post at: 2017-07-19 19:16:12 UTC
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 - 11:29 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone, is there an airline that flies to Rurrenabaque from either airport in Santa Cruz, preferably Trompillo? I don't mind changing planes in Trinidad, or Cochabamba. All I have found is a connecting flight via La Paz with Amazonas for $170 one way.

Last post at: 2017-07-20 00:59:43 UTC
Monday, July 17, 2017 - 18:44 | Thorn Tree

My boyfriend and I are heading to Bolivia in a couple of weeks and are trying to decide whether to do a 3 day tour of the salt flats, or just a 1 day tour. One reason we aren't sure is the fact we are travelling to Uyuni from La Paz, and returning to La Paz rather than continuing to Chile. We have read that a 3 day tour is only worth it if you are heading to Chile, but it didn't seem clear why. Another concern is it being too cold for a 3 day tour, we have read that you camp one...

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 14:50 | Thorn Tree


Planning o go to Bolivia from 16th September to 2nd October.

  1. Can anyone recommend a good 16 day itinerary for a solo traveler? My interests are Ruins, Natural geological wonders and interacting with new cultures.
  2. Cost of tour agencies for Salar and the Laguna Colorada. Should I book it when I'm in Bolivia or should it be done in advance? Any recommendations for tour agencies?
  3. Hostels recommended for solo travelers


Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 11:24 | Thorn Tree

Just learned that this Sunday (July 16), which will be our second day in Bolivia, is a state holiday in La Paz. Does anyone know about any particular celebrations that occur in the city on this day? Thanks.

Last post at: 2017-07-14 17:07:01 UTC
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 14:59 | Thorn Tree

Hey, going to be spending 4 weeks in South America in August. Have booked flights to Lima. So far have planned to pick up the Peru Hop bus from Lima, go down across the border to La Paz - stopping at various places along the way including Lake Titicaca and Copacabana, and then take the bus back from La Paz to Cusco where we will hike Machu Picchu before flying back to Lima. Working through an itintery at the moment and so far we've got around a week when we get to La Paz - can anyone...

Thursday, July 6, 2017 - 17:29 | Thorn Tree

In many ways it is hard to describe the city of La Paz, Bolivia. It is a city of contrasts built literally on the steep hills of the Andes mountains. It is considered to be the highest (unofficial) capital in the world at 3,660 meters (12,000 feet) and many tourist suffer the effect of altitude sickness when visiting, although we were fortunate to not have any problems adjusting to the altitude.  There are some very nice areas with beautiful homes and modern skyscrapers, but the majority of...

Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 14:39 | Thorn Tree

Hello. I am in La Paz looking for a partner to climb independantly Alpamayo , and maybe Cobdoriri with a guide, all this in the next couple of days. Already climbed Huayna Potosi and Illimani, so I am aclimatised.

If you are interested I am staying in hostel Cactus

Last post at: 2017-07-04 18:39:57 UTC
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 13:19 | Thorn Tree

Has anyone reading this been to the town of San Buenaventura? A piece in the UK 'Guardian' a while back interviewed the last known surviving member of the Durruti Column, and this article said that the old fellow lived here.


Last post at: 2017-07-04 17:19:03 UTC
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 13:03 | Thorn Tree

My nine-year old loves adventure and the look of Salar de Uyuni.
Did anyone here ever take a kid on a 3- or 4-day tour?
Can you think of any reason not to?
Thanks, Joe

Last post at: 2017-07-06 00:34:50 UTC
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 18:38 | Thorn Tree

The Bolivian Emabssy says none needed unless coming from YF area
I am coming from the USA/Arequipa/Colca Cyn/San Pedro de Atacama so nowhere near any YF area and will cross Chile/Bolivan border on Aug 2 has anyone crossed this border in recent weeks and been asked for certificate and/or been hassled for not having one


Last post at: 2017-07-03 22:38:47 UTC
Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 16:56 | Thorn Tree

My wife and I will be travelling in Bolivia in August. We are trying to decide between two choices for out last several days.
1. Potosi to Tupiza by bus. 1-2 day horseback riding/hiking around Tupiza. 3 or 4 night tour from Tupiza to Uyuni. Fly to La Paz and then home.
2. Potosi to Uyuni by bus. 3 night tour returing to Uyuni. Fly to La Paz. Bus to Copa and spend two days at Titicaca. Bus back to La Paz and fly home.

All ideas are welcome. Thanks.

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Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 06:10 | Thorn Tree

Hi mountain climbers!
At the beginning of October I will go to Bolivia, first La Paz to acclimatise, than to Sajama, and would like to climb Acotango in one day and than maybe Parinacota on another day.
I already did Huayna Potosi and Chachani (Peru) 3 years ago (6000m).
Just now I am trying to find a guide in Sajama for the trip. I am from Vienna, Austria, travelling alone, want company and share the costs.

Are you interested?

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Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 05:54 | Thorn Tree

Hi trekking/climbing experts!
I will go to Bolivia, Sajama, in October and would like to climb Acotango in one day and than maybe Parinacota on another day in one day.
Is it possible to climb Acotango in one day? Which problems will I encounter? Penitentes?
And what about Parinacota: I have heard you can go by jeep to 5200m and then climb from 5200m to 6300m in one day. Too much for one day? Penitentes? Other problems?

Can you recomend me a reliable company, not too...

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 05:29 | Thorn Tree

My wife and I are about 70 years old. We are experienced travellers and at good health. We want to go by bus from Lima in Peru to Santa Cruz in Bolivia - via the Titicaca lago. We want to spend about 5 weeks in these two countries. My questions are:

  1. Which places are the most interesting to stay in on this route?

  2. Which are the best (calmest) beach resorts in Peru on the route?

  3. How can we best cross the border to...

Saturday, July 1, 2017 - 16:11 | Thorn Tree

Fellow Travelers! I just thought I would share my experiences of a southern hemisphere winter trip to Bolivia. I went to La Paz, Copacabana, Isla del Sol, and Sucre. I traveled on my own as a solo traveler, staying in hotels, hostels, and local pensions.

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