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Saturday, October 19, 2019 - 00:47 | Thorn Tree

Having enjoyed the full 90 days and great hiking weather in Peru ill cross into Bolivia on the 20th November. I'm a self sufficient hiker with tent, stove, well acclimitazed after spending a lot of the last 4 months at altitude doing hikes etc. I realise that I'll be entering Bolivia potentially at the start of the rainy season: I'd ideally like to squeeze in a few hikes early in my trip (no time limit) and am happy to hop around Bolivia in a haphazard way to make this work....

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 10:03 | Thorn Tree

Hello. I'm in Santa Cruz right now and having difficulty finding information on accessing the national park--does anyone have experience in the past few years? I was planning to go in by the south, through Florida. What are the closest bus routes? Helpful contacts? Literally any information would help.
Thanks.

P.S. The fires also affect things. I think they've mostly come under control with recent rainfall, but there may still be military in the area.

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Monday, October 14, 2019 - 23:27 | Thorn Tree

I have looked everywhere and wanted to see if anyone has had a similar experience to myself. I was born in Bolivia and gained my US citizenship. My Bolivian Passport is expired, I have my birth certificate and my US passport says Nationality Bolivia. Do I need a Visa?

Last post at: 2019-10-15 07:51:50 UTC
Monday, October 14, 2019 - 23:13 | Thorn Tree

Is there any easy way of getting from Cochabamba to Salarying De Uyuni? Has anyone done the 3 day tour with starting point in Cochabamba? This is my first time returning home after my parents moved me away when I was 4 years old so I am thrilled to see my country at last! Any and all advice is appreciated.

Last post at: 2019-10-16 00:36:55 UTC
Sunday, October 13, 2019 - 14:43 | Thorn Tree

Hi

Just back from Bolivia and have a couple of recommendations in Sucre not in the latest LP guide.

  1. Stayed at Spanish Friends hostal. B$85 for a large well lit double room with a bathroom next door. The staff were excellent speaking both English and Spanish and also got up early to serve us breakfast when we had a flight. Easily the best value out of the 13 places we stayed in Bolivia. It is located on Calle Padilla between Grau and Dalence

We also ate...

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 23:15 | Thorn Tree

Hello,
we're planning with a friend a tour to Salar de Uyuni and South Lipez on the 22nd or 23rd of october 2019. We got a nice plan for a private tour from Uyuni, that was recommended by a friend organising vip tours in Bolivia for years. The price is over our reach for a private tour for 880 USD (for the whole 4WD, from 1 to 4 people max, we're two of us, so it exceeds our budget for this, but 220 per pax if you come and join us, would fit in our budget). We...

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 23:42 | Thorn Tree

Hello travellers, in particular travellers with children,

We will be in La Paz in a couple of days and wondering if anyone could suggest hostels suitable for a family (our children are 9 and 13) - economical, safe area and, ideally, with a communal area to relax.

Many thanks in advance.

Last post at: 2019-10-16 00:26:52 UTC
Wednesday, October 9, 2019 - 17:31 | Thorn Tree

Can anyone out there recommend a men's large size jacket or parka that will be good for an ascent of Nevado Sajama? The summit is above 21,000 feet and i'm hearing it is mighty cold!

Thanks.

Last post at: 2019-10-09 21:31:17 UTC
Monday, October 7, 2019 - 15:38 | Thorn Tree

Hello travellers,
2 points -

1) if you are in Potosi or are planning to go, reconsider your plans! The locals advised us this morning that it is likely that from Wednesday 9th October, city-wide protests and blockade will bring the city to a standstill, ie no one can enter or leave, UNTIL THE DAY OF THE ELECTIONS on 20th October. Plans are to be confirmed tomorrow.

2) We were planning to stay in Potosi for a few days as we love it but we now want to leave tomorrow....

Monday, October 7, 2019 - 02:40 | Thorn Tree

Hello travelers!
i was hoping some one would hve some info about rossing boarders in South America. ill be going through Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, and Colombia in that order.
The boarder Im most worried about is Chile-Bolivia, Ill hopefily be taking a tour through the salt flats from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni. im american so Bolivia is the only counrty i need a Visa for, has anyone taken one of those toursand know how going across the boarder works? also if i need to get...

Friday, September 27, 2019 - 23:27 | Thorn Tree

Hello travellers,

My family and I (4)I are currently in Salta, North Argentina.
We are trying to plan ahead.... Our final flight is from Lima, in mid-December.

As costs are higher in Chile and everything needs to be multiplied by 4, we are hesitating into travelling to San Pedro before heading to Bolivia or going directly north into Bolivia from Salta.
Should san Pedro and the Atacama not be missed? Can similar landscapes be explored in Bolivia at lower costs?...

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 - 21:07 | Thorn Tree

Hi, was wondering whether anyone has done this trip? The company says the guides only speak Spanish. Me and mt girlfriend speak minimal Spanish. We're wondering whether it would still be worthwhile doing the trip. I'm guessing there would be other on the raft who would have the language problems! Any experiences would be awesome. As it seems like a really good adventure!

Last post at: 2019-09-26 11:27:46 UTC
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 22:19 | Thorn Tree

How did you get to La paz? From Mexico City or Miami, or Los Angeles?
Fly to Peru and go over land? Seems like a person should visit Bolivia in their life.
This is my very first paragraph as to figure out how to get there.

If you know anything about a visa for a gringo or some other very basic information, please feel free to pipe in.
I just read a post about inspection of yellow fever card, is that true? I had one many years ago, and have no card to prove it. Not...

Friday, September 20, 2019 - 07:07 | Thorn Tree

Tomorow we would travel to Uyuni but I have my concerns about the road blockades. Now is everything is normal? Is it possible to travel to Uyuni and around, across the slat flat?

Last post at: 2019-09-20 15:30:39 UTC
Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 15:21 | Thorn Tree

Hi,

Today I entered Bolivia from Argentina via La Quiaca- Villazon border post. On the argentinian side I get a printed paper stated the exit date and the bolivian side I was told this paper the entry stamp for Bolivia and they do not stamp in the passport anymore. Is this the situation? According to this paper I can stay in Bolivia only 30 days but I will stay for 34 days. What can I do? Renew the stamp? or overstay?

Last post at: 2019-09-20 11:37:08 UTC
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 15:23 | Thorn Tree

Hello
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?

I...

Sunday, September 1, 2019 - 18:13 | Thorn Tree

Hi,

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).

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Saturday, August 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.
amboro...

Thursday, August 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
Wednesday, August 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...

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