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Monday, October 16, 2017 - 08:07 | Thorn Tree

Hi,

I'm going to be in Bolivia next year and looking to take a couple of internal flights as I've heard the buses aren't too great. I'm looking to get a flight from Sucre to La Paz, and from La Paz to Rurrenabaque. Just wondering if I should be booking these now or would I be ok just booking a couple of days before. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.

Last post at: 2017-10-18 14:22:08 UTC
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 09:50 | Thorn Tree

Has anybody taken the bus from Sucre to Camiri.....then another to the border and through to Fortin Infante Rivarola......is it possible to get on one of the international buses from Santa Cruz with a view to getting near Filadelfia in Paraguay ???
Many thanks
Tim Dyke

Last post at: 2017-10-14 13:50:40 UTC
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 01:01 | Thorn Tree

I've filled out the online application for the Los Angeles Consulate for my tourist visa. All is good and but I'm wondering if I only need to send the final, printed two-page "sworn statement", my passport, and payment in the actual mailed envelope, OR do I need also to send physical copies of the itinerary, reservation, and fiscal statement, too?

Any first hand experience to guide me? Thanks!

Last post at: 2017-10-06 05:14:08 UTC
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 14:33 | Thorn Tree

I took the Cruz Del Norte bus from Uyuni city to San Pedro do Atacama and it was the worst experience ever! They sold more tickets than they were allowed to sell, so some people just traveled without a seat. Eldery people, children... I couldn't believe in what was happenig! They stood up for hours till we get to the border where they had to get off the bus and continue the travel on their own.

The bus was so old and stopped all the time because the engine was bad. No air...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 14:30 | Thorn Tree

Hi Everyone! Have a question!

Any American who had recently had to deal with applying for a tourist visa to Bolivia while entering country by air but leaving by land to Chile (with a Salar de Uyuni adventure that drops you at San pedro de Atacama)?

Background:I am an American Citizen and need to apply for a visa to go to Bolivia. I have a one way ticket to La Paz from Lima. Few days later, we will fly to Uyuni (have a BoA flight booked) and will take a Salar de Uyuni...

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 23:39 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

My wife and I will be in La Paz for new years and we are trying to research what to do? Just looking for suggestions. Thanks in advance.

Last post at: 2017-09-29 03:39:38 UTC
Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 18:10 | Thorn Tree

Hola Travelers!

I am planning a trip to Bolivia in October. I'll be traveling from the US. I've got my tourist visa and I intend to visit La Paz, Sucre, Uyuni Salt Flats, and would like to do mountain biking.

I am wondering which medicines I should keep with me to have a pleasant trip. Also, are there common illnesses that US travelers face while visiting Bolivia? I am just concerned about health issues since I am taking a break from work and do not have health...

Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:03 | Thorn Tree

Hello,

I am curious, which high-altitude treks near La Paz, Illimani, and Illampu, have accommodation in villages? I am on a fairly short trip and would rather not bother with carrying all my overnight gear.

Thanks,
Greg

Last post at: 2017-09-18 16:28:08 UTC
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 14:55 | Thorn Tree

Hi,

In October i will be in Bolivia and i am interested in doing a jungle trip. What i want is the back to basic experience.
Experience the jungle and see more than what you see at an average jungle trip. I would like to do a real trekking. Not sleep at the same place every night, in a room.

I am thinking about combining this with the pampas. I have 5 to 6 day. I have planed to arrive the 9th of October.
Does anybody know how i can arrange such a trekking? And if...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 13:19 | Thorn Tree

Hello,

I have been reading the guidebooks, and they are a bit unclear: If I wish to hire a mule for a trek (just for fun, actually, and to lighten my load), am I required to hire a guide/porter/mule-man as well, or can I just take the mule myself? And, are there particular treks (I am looking at treks near Illimani or Illampu) where mules are available/unavailable?

Thanks,
Greg

Last post at: 2017-09-15 18:36:01 UTC
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 13:15 | Thorn Tree

Hello,

I am flying into La Paz next week, and would like to move on to Rurrenbaque as soon as possible. The guidebooks mention that flights sell out quickly - in your experience do you think I will be able to get a flight booked in a day or two from La Paz, or am I best to book in advance? If I am better to book in advance, should I use a tour agency in La Paz, or contact the airline directly, and is it secure to book with my credit card by internet or telephone, from Canada?...

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 18:57 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone, I have made a list of the best value vegetarian restaurants in La Paz (plus a few extras) arranged by location. Please have a look and let me know if there are any mistakes or even better recommendations. Thanks

-Tambo Colonial: Lllampu 704, inside Hotel Rosario, pasta napoletana with eggplant, quinoa tabbouleh, vegetarian lasagna and an incredible chocolate mousse 30bs evenings only and a lavish breakfast buffet for Bs 20

-Mozzarella pizza: Illampu 757. Good,...

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 17:09 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone, do you have a recommendation for a single bed in a private room, bathroom outside OK, with WIFI? I will be arriving tomorrow, Saturday night. I am looking to pay between 35-90bs/night. Will give preferance to a place that is quieter (no music), cleaner than the average place in La Paz and not a party hostel. I don't have any reason to be in the central tourist area, so If I can find a place that is on the way to the road that goes to Villa Fatemeh (that will be better as I...

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 02:22 | Thorn Tree

Hi there,

I'd like to know if it's possible to exchange Euros to Bolivianos in major cities and towns.

If not, please let me know where I could do this exchange.

Thanks a lot in advance and kind regards,

Iker

Last post at: 2017-09-09 16:35:34 UTC
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 09:05 | Thorn Tree

AMASZONAS has announced three flights a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) starting 13 September. The flights will connect with the daily flights between Sucre and Santa Cruz.

Last post at: 2017-09-07 13:05:10 UTC
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 14:50 | Thorn Tree

Shared Car in Salar de Uyuni.

2 people renting a 4WD with extra wheels and jerry cans for petrol looking for a 3rd person to share costs.

Leaving Sucre 30th morning for Uyuni and then into the Salar and Parque de Avaroa for 4 days / 3 nights so not rushed like the existing tours.

Let me know asap if interested.

Last post at: 2017-08-29 18:50:51 UTC
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 04:44 | Thorn Tree

Hi there,
I will be travelling in Bolivia during 4 weeks in September 2017 (from 11.09 to 05.10 to be precise) for the second time (I spent 7 weeks there back in 2007) - I will probably arrive in Tupiza on September 14th or 15th.
Amongst others, I plan to go back to the Salar de Uyuni. But I would like to do it slightly differently this time: start from Tupiza, and take at least an extra day to have more time for taking pictures (I am a photographer), and particularly sleep on or...

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

Hi,
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 ?
Cheers
Gilles

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...

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