Viernes, Septiembre 6, 2019 - 15:23 | Thorn Tree

I am planning a trip to the south. I have a American Passport and a Pakistani Passport. I am using my Pakistani passport to enter and exit Bolivia since i have a valid visa on it. I want to use my American passport to enter chile. Will border people at chile ask me for exit stamp from Bolivia?
Can i use my American passport at the border crossing?
i heard bolivia and peru demand same passport to be used when entering and exiting their country. What about chile?


Domingo, Septiembre 1, 2019 - 18:13 | Thorn Tree


I'm a solo traveller currently in Santa Cruz, did some research on the Amboro National Park and am absolutely dying to go! Problem is there is a minimum of two people (2-4) to organise the tour. (Also toying with the Sand dunes but same issue).

Anyone around the Santa Cruz area who would be willing to join up or let me join their group to make it cheaper? I was looking to use nicks adventures for tomorrow 2nd September or day after 3rd September (link below).

Sábado, Agosto 31, 2019 - 08:24 | Thorn Tree

Anyone have any suggestions on must see places in the cities or else where while im in Bolivia around the beginning to mid February?
so far I think im going to-
tiwanaku, valle de le luna, sucre, la paz,
cochabanba to see the chritso statue, palacio portales, hike cerro terani, maybe check out torotoro national park uyuni, salt flats
rurrenabaque to try to do a wild life our
oruro for a festival I heard was on feb 10th? I hope I can make it to that.

Jueves, Agosto 22, 2019 - 13:14 | Thorn Tree

I would like to climb the Nevado Sajama and I have crampons but not ice ax.
What do you think I can rent an ice ax in Sajama village for example from accomodation or from anybody?
Before Sajama village I will be Uyuni so it is not possible to rent in other place but Sajama village.

Last post at: 2019-08-22 17:14:21 UTC
Miércoles, Agosto 21, 2019 - 09:37 | Thorn Tree

I'm planning a trip from Santiago to La Paz (via Atacama, Purmamarca, Tupiza, Salar de Uyuni) and can be very prone to altitude sickness over 3k and will be taking diamox.

Some of the jumps in altitude concern me (Tupiza is 2.85) on the way to the circa 4.5k altitudes of the Salar de Uyuni tours. Can anyone recommend another acclimatisation stop after Tupiza?

Also, the road from Atacama to Argentina goes up to 4.8k and some places in the Atacama region are over 4k but San...

Martes, Agosto 20, 2019 - 07:08 | Thorn Tree

¡¡EVITEN LA AGENCIA "WARA DEL ALTIPLANO" DE LA SRA. FATIMA EN UYUNI!!!! ES MENTIROSA Y PELIGROSA! Esa señora Fatima le va a hablar en la ciudad para "llenar" su grupo y negociar un precio "especial". ¡¡¡NO LO HAGAN!!!
Avoid a very dangerous, risky and the worst run tour by the tour operator WARA DEL ALTIPLANO.

This tour agency is run by a lady called Fatima, who lies and betrays her clients. She walks around the city Uyuni, asks people to...

Domingo, Agosto 18, 2019 - 07:37 | Thorn Tree

is it possible to go from Copacabana to Coroicos in one day?

any recommendations for a place to stay in La Paz - quiet, vivid - we like to meet other travellers but not a party hostel. Private room

thank you in advance :)

Last post at: 2019-08-19 00:38:25 UTC
Miércoles, Agosto 14, 2019 - 07:53 | Thorn Tree

I am a South African backpacker who really dislikes packaged tours. I’d like to either:
1. Take a public bus from Uyuni to see the Salt Flats. It would be nice to have at least one fellow traveler with me especially for the fun Salt Flat photoshoots we could do. We could do it over one or two days. Check out this blog for a possible itinerary: https://...

Martes, Agosto 13, 2019 - 15:57 | Thorn Tree

As there's little information on the web regarding this border crossing I summarized my experiences in this short trip report (also posted on the wikivoyage article of Puerto Quijarro).

There are some reports on the web stating difficulties to cross this border (bribery, extremely long queues etc.). So I was a bit worried because we crossed the border on August 5th (one day before Independence day in Bolivia). Moreover we only had a tarjeta electronica because we entered Bolivia...

Viernes, Julio 26, 2019 - 16:56 | Thorn Tree

From 27 November American Airlines will no longer fly to Bolivia. There will still be direct MIam i-Santa Cruz flights with BoA.

Last post at: 2019-07-26 20:56:42 UTC
Miércoles, Julio 17, 2019 - 08:01 | Thorn Tree

Hi all. Can someone please tell me if the following is reasonable.
Leave la paz with early bus for copacabana on thurs 8 august.
Im assuming we get to copa in time for 1.30 pm ferry to isla del sol
Sleep night
Can I get back on the friday to el alto airport for a plane to uyuni leaving around 7.10 pm?
Many thanks for advice .....dying to spend a night on isla del sol but am wondering if its all just too rushed with about 8 hours in a bus plus ferry crossings to...

Martes, Julio 16, 2019 - 03:21 | Thorn Tree

Hey everybody,

Dos anybody know if i can rent a moterbike or scooter in Santa Cruz. What would be the price?

And What about Car hire? If i find something online about cars it seems to be very expencive.

We only have 10days so it seems a bit short to go far away from Santa Cruz. We are planning to visit samaipata(ruines,waterfalls,...)/PN amboro/santa cruz/PN Lomas DeArena. Are there other things we must do in the area?

thanks for the advice

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Jueves, Julio 11, 2019 - 06:28 | Thorn Tree

Can anyone help me with info on flights from trinidad to rurrenabacque please? Name of company, frequency, reliabliity , approx cost? Many thanks

Last post at: 2019-07-17 11:46:07 UTC
Miércoles, Julio 10, 2019 - 08:50 | Thorn Tree

What do you think of our itinerary?

19/09 coming from Argentina to Tupiza
20/09 Tupiza around
22/09 Llica
23/09 Llica-Sabaya-Oruro or Llica-uyuni-Patacamaya
24/09 Patacamaya-Sajama
25-26-27-28 Sajama NP, hike the Nevado Sajama alone then trekking with my partner
29/09 spare day
30/09 Sajam-Potosi
01/10 Potosi mine tour
02/10 Potosi-Sucre
03-04/10 Sucre Maragua crater
05/10 Sucre-Samaipata

Martes, Julio 9, 2019 - 05:51 | Thorn Tree

Which trek is the most interesting (scenery, wildlife etc), El Choro, Takesi, Yunga Cruz or something totally different?

Last post at: 2019-07-09 14:22:11 UTC
Domingo, Julio 7, 2019 - 04:37 | Thorn Tree


In two weeks I will be travelling solo through Peru and Bolivia. This will be my first solo trip and I am only 19 years old, so it's a bit scary, but at the same time I can't wait to go! At the moment I am reading as much as I can about the countries, so I can get the most out of the time I am there (27 days). But still I have a couple questions about my trip.

To begin with, I don't want to plan everything before I leave. I would like to have the possibility...

Sábado, Julio 6, 2019 - 05:14 | Thorn Tree

Planning a group trip to Santa Cruz, Rurrenbaque and Madidi national park the end of this month. Which travel apps would be useful for folks to download to their phones? We are thinking google translate, and whatsapp, skype or zoom (to make calls using Internet). Any others that you would recommend? Thank you.

Last post at: 2019-07-07 00:28:47 UTC
Domingo, Junio 30, 2019 - 19:23 | Thorn Tree

Hi folks, My wife and I lived in Bolivia for two years a while ago. We are now taking our two teenage daughters there to experience what is by far one of my most favorite places in the world. I have several questions for the forum since a lot has changed since we were last there.

We have two weeks and are thinking of the following itinerary:
land in La Paz early on a Monday morning, we will immediately fly to Rurre. We will do a 2 day rain forest, possibly include the...

Domingo, Junio 30, 2019 - 15:21 | Thorn Tree

Is there any hiking trail around Rurre (PN Madidi)or around Trinidad what can be hiked without tour or guide? The guide books write about only tours and tours, nothing about independent hike.

Last post at: 2019-07-02 17:24:01 UTC
Sábado, Junio 29, 2019 - 19:35 | Thorn Tree

Hope this requested for comments brings comments from those who have been there and those that know it well. This is the end of my 5-6 weeks which begins in BA and finishes in Bolivia after a fly day from Salvador Brazil. I'm ancient in age but young at heart - solo, frugal, hostels, buses, don't sit long any where, love the out doors, old things, and probably won't be back. Concerned that maybe I can't make the schedule because of bad transportation assumptions, etc. and...

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