Sábado, Mayo 19, 2018 - 10:14 | Thorn Tree

Hi guys,

i would love to see uyuni and surroundings by bike!
anyone who would like to join around the end of may / beginning of june 2018?
as i am not very experienced i thought that maybe if we are a bunch of people we could afford to rent the equipent AND a guide at uyuni who is willing to join. i think if we had around 5-7 days it would be nice!
anyone who would like to join? if it doesn't work out we can still just book a normal tour...

hope to finde...

Viernes, Mayo 18, 2018 - 10:07 | Thorn Tree

Dose anyone know where I can buy a old SLR film camera in lapaz. Late 1960ies

Last post at: 2018-05-18 14:07:21 UTC
Jueves, Mayo 17, 2018 - 22:25 | Thorn Tree

How does La Paz compare to Quito and Lima regarding crime?
Is La Paz generally safe by day?
Any info about security would be appreciated.

Last post at: 2018-05-21 22:02:39 UTC
Martes, Mayo 15, 2018 - 04:31 | Thorn Tree

Hey guys,
Looking to head from La Paz to Samaipata via bus wondering what the easiest way to do this would be? La Paz to Cochabamba to Samaipata or is there a bus I could get from La Paz that would take me through Samaipata without a changeover? Also if anyone knows how long this journey will take it would be appreciated.


Last post at: 2018-05-15 23:02:25 UTC
Sábado, Mayo 12, 2018 - 17:10 | Thorn Tree

Planning on going on a Cerro Rico Mine tour in Potosi

What are some reputable companies that do this tour and roughly how much do they cost for a half day tour?

Last post at: 2018-05-14 00:46:28 UTC
Jueves, Mayo 10, 2018 - 18:32 | Thorn Tree

I've been travelling through Argentina and Chile and will shortly be heading into Bolivia. However, I've just been hired to teach English online and the company are understandably insistent on a fast wifi connection. What's the wifi situation like in Bolivia these days? All the stuff I've read online is from years ago which said that Bolivia's internet in general is a bit pants. Have things improved at all? Is it possible to buy a wifi dongle and would that make any...

Martes, Mayo 1, 2018 - 06:34 | Thorn Tree

I have just returned from a stay with an organisation called Renace located in Sapecho (about 10km south of Palos Blancos and about 4 hours journey in a trufi from Coroico).
There is no gain for me in writing this message but I wanted to say that if you have an interest in the back story of chocolate and want an experience of responsible and sustainable tourism that aims to reduce poverty and protect the environment then this would be a wonderful experience. This link will provide you...

Martes, Abril 17, 2018 - 06:21 | Thorn Tree

Is there any train service between Sucre and Potosi . I have read conflicting reports about this. I could not find any place where tickets can be booked.

Last post at: 2018-04-23 14:58:06 UTC
Domingo, Abril 15, 2018 - 07:05 | Thorn Tree

I will visit Bolivia and Peru, next week for two and half weeks.
I visited Uyuni one day tour, Isla del Sol, Santa Cruz trek (in North Peru) last time, so this will be my second visit. I plan some of the places such as;

Uyuni 2N3D circle tour
Sajama by myself, just go and walk around then come back
Yungus, maybe in Chulumani and have a easy hiking
Trek from La Pas, if I can find a organized tour to join, Pico Austria, Tuni Condoriri, Sorata – laguna /...

Domingo, Abril 15, 2018 - 06:27 | Thorn Tree

I will visit Uyuni and then to Sajama by myself.
To move from Uyuni to village Sajama with public bus, which do you think better via La Pas or via Oruro?
To village Sajama, first to Patacamaya then change the bus to village Sajama. LP guide book says that Patacamaya is easily reached on most buses bound to Cochabanba, Alica, Oruro from La Paz. I will take night bus from Uyuni to Lapaz or to Oruro, then change the bus to Patacamaya next morning.
Uyuni- Lapaz –...

Sábado, Abril 14, 2018 - 20:46 | Thorn Tree

Hoping there are some visa experts here as the information I've found is a bit confusing!

I'm considering flying to Bolivia in June -- no flights booked or solid plans yet, but I have about 6 weeks off from work and would like to spend ~5 weeks traveling. I've read the Bolivia visa requirements for US citizens on the embassy website and done some other research, and it seems that while it's good for 10 years and I can spend 90 days in Bolivia each year, I can only...

Miércoles, Abril 11, 2018 - 20:54 | Thorn Tree

Welcome to Cochabamba, known as the "garden city" of Bolivia, with the best weather and gastronomy of the country...
We have 3 cell phone companies with GSM service, (WCDMA does not work) if you plan to bring your cell phone you can use if is unlocked with your carrier in your country...
I help people by configuring their phone providing a GSM SIM already registered so you can have peace of mind to use country wide, including 400 MB for a month
I also teach you how...

Jueves, Abril 5, 2018 - 10:44 | Thorn Tree

I have read about the bike ride tours to the Death Road(Yungas Road). I am interested in seeing the death road; its interesting sections. I am not very keen on bike riding and I am not sure whether one can stop and enjoy as one wishes during these tours. Is there any alternative to these trips (other than hiring a private taxi)? is it possible to get some public transport to some nearby area and hike along the interesting sections of the Death Road?

Last post at: 2018-04-07 13:18:07 UTC
Martes, Abril 3, 2018 - 15:33 | Thorn Tree

I have a friend just got back from a trip in Uyuni between March 12 to March 15. They took the typical 3 days tour and the road return from Laguna Colorada to Uyuni was blocked by the local villagers. The reason being the goverment never fix the road and the villagers were suffing from a poor maintained road. The road that was blocked was on Hwy 701 and Hwy 5 (about 100 km). Does anyone recently return from the trip and is it still hapening?

We are leaving for the trip in mid April...

Sábado, Marzo 31, 2018 - 17:17 | Thorn Tree

We are flying to Santa Cruz next month, and will attend concerts of the baroque music festival taking place there and in some of the Jesuit mission towns. Has anyone had any recent experience traveling around this region?

We are planning to do the route Santa Cruz-San José de Chiquitos-San Ignacio de Velasco-Santa Cruz.

Is it feasible to do this in a rental car? If we go by local bus, does anyone have recent info on schedules and preferred companies?

Many thanks in...

Sábado, Marzo 31, 2018 - 17:09 | Thorn Tree

My wife and I (US citizens)are traveling to Bolivia next month (April). We decided against risking the visa-on-arrival option and instead applied for our visas through the consulate in Los Angeles. Since the process was quite involved and confusing to boot, I thought fellow voyagers might benefit from our experience.

The consulate in LA (and this seems to be true for other consulates in the US as well) requires applicants to complete an on-line form and then follow up by sending in a...

Viernes, Marzo 30, 2018 - 16:33 | Thorn Tree

Hi all :)

I'm planning for a trip to Peru this August and would love to spend a week in Bolivia too... but my main motivation for that is to experience the mirror like effect of Salar de Uyuni. I understand that August is considered dry season, but it seems like the chances of rain are generally low overall (even in rainy season from Dec-Feb)?? Therefore, I am wondering if it is worth it to keep my Peru itinerary flexible just in case?

Has anyone ever experienced the...

Miércoles, Marzo 28, 2018 - 18:53 | Thorn Tree

I been trying to buy ticket from Villazon - Tupiza and then Tupiza – Uyuni, when I search with any date it shows me this message "We are sorry but we have not found tickets for this destination or date".

Is there are reason why this showing ?

I respond from saying they "At this moment we do not have any bus or train company working on this route." what are...

Viernes, Marzo 23, 2018 - 13:33 | Thorn Tree

Does anyone know if it is possible to travel by bus from La Paz to Cochabamba on Tuesday May 1, which is International Workers' Day? All the bus trips are grayed out for May 1 on the website. I assume this is because the bus companies are not working that day!

We are headed from La Paz to Santa Cruz and would like to break the trip up, by getting as far as Cochabamba on...

Miércoles, Marzo 21, 2018 - 07:47 | Thorn Tree

Hello all! Another post asking for a little help in planning my Bolivian route. I will be traveling to Peru and Bolivia in late July for about 3 weeks all together. Some context: I spent 3 weeks in Peru two years ago, and at the end of my trip spent 5 days in Isla del Sol and La Paz. So I will not be visiting Titicaca this time and that is intentional!

Here is what I have planned thus far:

1 - 4: Cuzco
5: Fly to La Paz in morning
6: La Paz
7: La Paz, night bus...

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