Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 11:33 | Thorn Tree

I'm travelling to Bolivia in a few weeks and have already booked a 3-day Uyuni-to-San Pedro trip, but also have a day and night in Uyuni on May 29, during which I plan to do a sunset and a sunrise trip to photograph the salt flats under the stars

Trouble is, since I'm travelling alone, I can't seem to find anyone willing to take me. The night tours all seem to run on a private/on request basis, for groups of 2 or more people.

I've contacted a number of tour...

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 15:40 | Thorn Tree

Hey all, I'm trying to decide if when I am in Puno (Peru) and La Paz, I would be able to visit the Uyuni Salt Flat. Does anyone have an idea of an estimate for the price of a one or two day trip from La Paz to Uyuni and back? Thanks! :)

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 18:25 | Thorn Tree

Hello everyone,

If there is any one finishing their trip in Bolivia, near La Paz and wants to sell a drone to avoid taking weight back home. Please contact me. I would prefer buying a Mavic Pro.

Any info will be much appreciated.

Last post at: 2017-04-22 22:25:12 UTC
Friday, April 21, 2017 - 08:37 | Thorn Tree

Is Uyuni usually crowded in late April early May this time of the year ?

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Friday, April 21, 2017 - 08:32 | Thorn Tree

Does anyone know of hired car tours or quad cycles tours on the Death Road ? I can't ride a bike ankle knees and back bad . Thanks

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Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 19:34 | Thorn Tree

Hey guys I am coming to Sucre for 14 days in early May, i will have a tent with me, and would like to spend the entire time camping somewhere in a hostel, or similar place, near the historical center, if that is possible? Has anyone done it? If there will be Free WIFI and a shared kitchen, that would be great. Thanks

Last post at: 2017-04-25 13:22:29 UTC
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 18:27 | Thorn Tree

Dear Readers,

Somewhere in the near future I will be going to Bolivia to do volunteer work in an animal rescue park.
I am from the netherlands and am planning on staying there for about 2 months.

I will need transportation for the time being. Is it possible to buy a secondhand motorbike/car and get it registered on my name so i will be insured? if so, how would one do that? Or would it be better to rent a car for that time?

Also, What would be the prices for a...

Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 10:30 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,
My original 15 day trip has been changed to 10 days so I need to readjust my itinerary. I need advice about flights versus overnight buses, since I am short on time I hope to do overnight buses or pay for flights, whatever gets me to the next location the quickest. Also, should I skip Potosi and spend more time in Titicaca? The interesting parts of Potosi to me are the natural parts which seem harder to get to...

June 28 Arrive in La Paz at 3:00 AM. Explore Witches...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 18:33 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone, I am in Bolivia on a Canadian passport, Group 1 tourist card, I have been here for 2 weeks, and in 2 weeks, I will go for my 1st extension (of the tourist card, in Sucre). I want a tramite or a 1, 2 or 3-Year Temporary Resident Visa. Either under the category of student, general, or other, if this exists. I wish to live in Bolivia permanently, buy land, grow food, start a business in the distant future, but I don't have or intend to have a work contract or rental agreement...

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 09:23 | Thorn Tree

Regarding the 3 day salt flat tour from Uyuni to Atacama, what is the transfer like across the border and onto San Pedro Atacama? Is the same vehicle 4x4 that was used for the salt flat tour, used for the transfer or is it a mini-bus with a different driver? Just need to ensure it is totally safe.

Last post at: 2017-04-20 01:07:29 UTC
Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 07:41 | Thorn Tree

Could someone tell me if it's possible to buy a Bolivian simcard straight upon arrival at Viru Viru airport in Santa Cruz?
And which company would be best? My mobile is free of any obligations to any mobile company.


Last post at: 2017-04-19 11:41:54 UTC
Tuesday, April 18, 2017 - 23:52 | Thorn Tree

I'd like to do a trek in Apolobamba, and then head over to Parque Nacional Madidi. Since they are close to one another as the crow flies, it seems silly to have to go all the way back to La Paz in order to fly to Rurrenabaque/Madidi. Is there a bus one can take from the Apolobamba area to Rurrenabaque? Thanks!

Last post at: 2017-04-19 14:05:08 UTC
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 15:17 | Thorn Tree

Hi there,

I'm still debating over which tour operator to use for the 3 day / 2 nights tour. After reading through many reviews, it seems that Red Planet is the most popular choice in terms of overall value. Would everyone agree with this? Ruta Verde is the only operator that does not have a single bad review but at $385, this is way too expensive.

What concerns me is safety.

You hear some horror stories and of course that never helps but I just want to ensure that...

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 14:10 | Thorn Tree

Hi everyone, ANY help on this would be very much appreciated as I cant seem to get solid answers that i can understand anywhere!
So i have booked my flights from Bolivia first from La Paz on 30th May at 18.40 into Santa Cruz landing at 19.40. My next one leaves from Santa Cruz to Madrid at 20.45 landing 31st may 14.15. These two flights are both with BOA. Then I have a flight with Iberia from madrid to heathrow leaving madrid at 15.45.
My questions are:
First of all, what...

Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 06:24 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

I will be in Bolivia this Summer and am hoping to spend a few days doing an Amazon tour from Rurre. I am just wondering about the risks of Chagas disease to tourists - is this an easy disease to catch if you are visiting the Amazon? What are the best precautions to take to protect yourself against it?

Many thanks

Last post at: 2017-04-15 22:13:15 UTC
Saturday, April 15, 2017 - 04:05 | Thorn Tree

We will be coming from Puno (Peru) to Copacabana and hopefully catching the 13:30 ferry over to Challapampa where we will overnight. Following day hike down to Yumani and again stay overnight before catching the afternoon ferry and then 18:00 or 18:30 bus back to Puno.

As we only have this amount of time in Bolivia we really want to try and obtain a reasonably accurate estimate of what amount of Bolivianos we should withdraw in order not to end up with a huge amount to exchange back...

Friday, April 14, 2017 - 17:09 | Thorn Tree

Hi, a couple questions for everyone! Any help is greatly appreciated!
My friend and I are traveling to Bolivia for 15 days in July '17 from the USA (flying, with an hour-ish layover in Colombia- Bogota on the way), so we will land in SA before getting to Bolivia- La Paz (not sure if that makes a difference).
I have read contradicting information online regarding the Yellow Fever vaccine. On the Bolivia embassy website it says it is required for Americans, however on...

Monday, April 10, 2017 - 18:56 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,
We were wandering if there is flights daily from Sucre to Uyuni ?

Last post at: 2017-04-12 02:15:02 UTC
Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 15:03 | Thorn Tree

My girlfriend and I will make a backpacking travel in Southern Peru, Bolivia and Northern Chile next summer. I will spend a month and a half in the region, moving with the cheapest means possible (buses and/or autostop).
So, we thought of doing our "nature visit" in Rurrenabaque. However, it is 18 hours by bus from La Paz, and we do not have the money for a plane. Also, there is nothing we are really interested in visiting near Rurre, so it would be a really long...

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 - 01:19 | Thorn Tree

Hello Thorn Tree,

I am planning a trip to Bolivia in August and will be there for ten days. I would like to visit Lake Titicaca, Uyuni and the salt flats, and the Cordilleras for some hiking. I know this is quite a bit to squeeze into ten days so I'm looking for some general feedback, transportation information, and tour suggestions.

I land in La Paz and since it's not too far and the most laid-back, I was thinking of heading out to Lake Titicaca the following day for...

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