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...

Miércoles, Junio 26, 2019 - 13:20 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

Would you recommend a tourist bus or regular bus company for the journey from Copacabana to La Paz?

Also, does anyone know if these run before 1.30pm?


Last post at: 2019-06-27 15:01:48 UTC
Martes, Junio 25, 2019 - 09:46 | Thorn Tree


Using guide services that I'll find once I am in La Paz -- and not over the internet -- How much should I budget in USD for:

  1. A 14-day trek the length of the Cordillera Real, and,

  2. A guided climb via the relatively non-technical route to the summit of Nevado Sajama?

Thanks very much in advance,

Le Retif

Last post at: 2019-06-25 13:46:05 UTC
Miércoles, Junio 19, 2019 - 19:06 | Thorn Tree

I'm looking into doing a 3 day trip of one of these. I would love to, but don't have time to do the combined as they all seem to be a minimum of 5 days.

I think I would only have 5 days, but that would include a flight on both sides. Since I'm short on time, I'm thinking I will have to book the flights and the 3 day tour (whether I choose Pampas or Jungle) and the flights on either side ahead of time, even though it seems it could be cheaper if I do it there?...

Martes, Junio 18, 2019 - 13:20 | Thorn Tree

I would like to start a three day/two nights-tour to Salar de Uyuni on the 28th of June. I have been in contact with Uyuni Expeditions for this, as they have got good reviews and also offer a mid-ranged option with private rooms (basic) with bathroom and max 4 passengers per vehicle.
I travel alone and they need one more person to sign up to start the tour. So I hope someone else is interested?
It is their Auka Runas Uyuni – Uyuni Tour that I am interested in doing. The tour is $...

Jueves, Junio 13, 2019 - 13:29 | Thorn Tree

The only time I can be in Bolivia is in August. I've read, and heard this is not the time to go.

Would it be better to wait for another time ( although I'm a teacher and this is my only time off each year)?

My plan would be to fly in and out.


Last post at: 2019-06-14 06:22:54 UTC
Martes, Junio 11, 2019 - 12:39 | Thorn Tree

My trip to Bolivia and Uyuni Salt Flat is by far the most physically challenging journey that I had in my life. I had to combat jet lag, high altitude, zero humidity, polarized temperature range, lost in translation, and complete remoteness with none cell phone coverage…

Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the world’s largest salt flat. I believe the Salt Flat is on everybody’s travel bucket list.
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Sábado, Junio 8, 2019 - 06:50 | Thorn Tree

any travelers out ther who have gone to the salt flats in bolivia?
i want to visit them on my backpacking trip through south america in january. im using as little money as possible and id rather not have to use a tou company to see the flats. has anyone gone there on their own with out a tour guide? if so how did you get there? was it hard to navagate? what did your expenses for the trip look like? i got loads of questions so if anyone knows something i dont, please bless...

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