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Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 18:43 | Thorn Tree

I looked at some posts on here but they seem quite old so sorry if this has been covered recently.

Basically I want to stay in Bolivia longer than 90 days. Here are my details.

Arrive Depart Days
29/10 20/11 22
21/12 still here 55

I extended my tourist visa for 30 more days in January.

My first question is does your 90 days reset in the new year or does it work from arrival date?

I went to migración for an...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 18:43 | Thorn Tree

I looked at some posts on here but they seem quite old so sorry if this has been covered recently.

Basically I want to stay in Bolivia longer than 90 days. Here are my details.

Arrive Depart Days
29/10 20/11 22
21/12 still here 55

I extended my tourist visa for 30 more days in January.

My first question is does your 90 days reset in the new year or does it work from arrival date?

I went to migración for an...

Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 20:29 | Thorn Tree

How is the situation in Rurrenabaque ?

Last post at: 2018-02-14 17:01:45 UTC
Saturday, February 10, 2018 - 18:35 | Thorn Tree

I plan to enter Bolivia from Brazil in the north, coming from Manaus by boat or from Belem by flight. I figured I'll have to get to Porto Velho or Rio Branco first - which is better? In both cases it looks like I still have to travel a good 150km or so before reaching the nearest border, so it might be a matter of which side gives a better itinerary before reaching La Paz.

Last post at: 2018-02-12 22:23:31 UTC
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 15:55 | Thorn Tree

I've read elsewhere that at present, a complete Illampu circuit trek is not possible, because in one area the local people are so hostile to tourists that it is deemed unsafe.

Is this so? -- and more power to those local people if it is!

Of course, when I am in Bolivia I myself would still like to do this as a complete circuit trek...

Thanks!

Last post at: 2018-02-06 19:55:19 UTC
Monday, February 5, 2018 - 22:49 | Thorn Tree

I want to do the Illampu Circuit, Sorata to Sorata.

How much should I could on spending if I find a trekking outfit in La Paz?

Thanks.

Last post at: 2018-02-06 02:49:19 UTC
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 16:54 | Thorn Tree

Hello. I just recently warmed up to the idea of seeing Bolivia, and perhaps seeing the Amazon there. I got a copy of LP to give me some background, and after very preliminary research, I got a few questions:

  1. all things being equal, is there a big difference between going to Peru or Bolivia for the Amazon?
  2. apparently, Rurre is a very popular place to start the amazon trip. I am thinking of doing both the river and jungle tour. My question is after Rurre (or...
Saturday, January 27, 2018 - 02:11 | Thorn Tree

Hello,
I am taking 17 high school aged students to Bolivia with a few days in Peru. I am wondering since we are flying in and out of Bolivia from the United States, but are crossing over to Peru for only a few days before we cross back to go to La Paz again to fly home, if we need to all get the Yellow Fever vaccine so we can get the YF card. We are not going to be in a high risk area and are coming from a country (the USA) that does not need the card, but we are going to go to Peru...

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 06:17 | Thorn Tree

Hi, I would like to know, how long it will take to get the immigration stuff going at the corumba/quijarro border? And how easy it is to buy a train ticket to santa cruz at the station. Is it recommended to book ahead? Because I cant 100 % tell which date exactly we are there ...

Last post at: 2018-01-27 01:37:31 UTC
Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 17:58 | Thorn Tree

Hello,

I am happily starting to organise a trip to Perou and Bolivia in May.
My boyfriend and I are fond of nature, culture and adventure.

Below is a draft itinerary based on our 3-week stay (24 nights). Late arrival on the 4th of May, late departure on 27th May, from Lima.
We would appreciate a lot your comments! interest of sites, feasibility of travel time, anything you loved and is missing there, also would swapping some activities be preferable, not sure if we...

Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 04:19 | Thorn Tree

I recently got dual citizenship so a Bolivian American. I would like to invest in some property. How is the real estate market in Bolivia right now in particular La Paz? I was looking through some ads and surprised to see that a lot of property in La Paz is about as high as the suburbs where I live in Virginia! $350,000-900,000. Has anyone who lives in the US invested in property and how did you go about it? What did you do or who did you have take care of the property while away? I guess...

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 21:00 | Thorn Tree

There are calls for a indefinite nationwide general strike with road blocks beginning Tuesday. Monday is a public holiday, to celebrate the anniversary of President Morales first taking office in 2006.
This protest against government policies is being called by a disparate group of organizations, including the COB (trade unions), regional and local citizens groups, transport operators, etc. If these heterogeneous groups can coordinate amongst themselves sufficiently to achieve...

Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:52 | Thorn Tree

How long can 1000 USD last in Bolivia? I am talking budget travel terms.

How long can 1500 USD last?

Thanks!

Last post at: 2018-01-17 14:20:14 UTC
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 13:13 | Thorn Tree

Hi I am planning a trip to south America Aug 2019. Solo traveller. I want to visit the salt flats and was planning on a multi day group trip from Le Paz, but don't like the idea of spending two nights on a bus. Overnight travel 12 hours . I see Viator.com have a trip of flying down early day 1 and spending 1 night before returning again late after sunset on day 2. Would anyone think this is the best option for me. That way I can leave most of my luggage in my hotel in Le Paz even...

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:25 | Thorn Tree

One final question por favor ... upon reading the 60+ replies on Yellow fever vaccine, noticed someone say that they obtained VOA for $160 cash at La Paz airport.

As much as I hope that money would not be pocketed by a immigration officer, ... is it possible to obtain VOA in La Paz for a U.S. citizen if anyone else has tried it? The application online is a bit of PIA : /

Thanks again

Last post at: 2018-01-14 15:25:10 UTC
Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:21 | Thorn Tree

Buenas dias,

We are looking to drive 2,400km from La paz to Sucre, via Hwy 1 to Hwy 6 to get to Sucre, rather than going the longer Hwy 1 through Potosi to Sucre ...

My question, how is the Hwy 6, to Route 38 stretch getting to La Higuera and Vallegrande???

We have plenty of driving experience, but I am wondering whether regular tires on a small Economy car can handle the sharp stones on the roads beyond Sucre (I'm assuming Hwy 6 will be fine, but route 38 may be...

Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 11:06 | Thorn Tree

Buenos,

Hope everyone is well. I have waited out a month or two and emailed directly & looked on multiple sites ... Bolivia is the only country in memory that seems to have a 100-150km limit across the board, with most of the multi-nationals car hires.

Anyone with any experience with Saav???

Finally found a company called Saav, that rents at decent rate and says unlimted
(one location is listed as:
1) Agencia Curva de Holguin, Domo S/N, prveios Toyosa...

Tuesday, January 9, 2018 - 16:10 | Thorn Tree

Hello, we are heading to Bolivia in April and I have been reading some really bad reviews on Amaszonas Airlines. We have booked with them to fly from La Paz to Rurrenabaque return and then La Paz to Uyuni return. I’m now worried I’ve just wasted our money and we won’t even get to see the amazon or the salt flats if our flights are canceled. We’re only on each tour for 3 days...

Has anyone flown with Amaszonas recently that has had a positive experience?

Also looking for...

Saturday, January 6, 2018 - 06:39 | Thorn Tree

Can anybody who has been to Isla del Sol recently tell me if the north side of the island is still blockaded? I’m booked for three nights on the south side of the island in September and want to know if it’s worth the visit. Any advice appreciated.

Last post at: 2018-01-11 12:25:03 UTC
Wednesday, January 3, 2018 - 12:28 | Thorn Tree

Hi

Does anyone know of any daytime bus services from La Paz to Cusco that arrive on the same day?

Any suggestions will be much appreciated.

David

Last post at: 2018-01-09 20:12:52 UTC

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