Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 18:21 | Thorn Tree

Hi everyone,
Next July we will travel with five people from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni crossing the salt flats. What can we expect to pay for this trip and do we need to make a reservation in advance?
Thanks for responding.
Best regards,

Last post at: 2019-02-18 08:17:01 UTC
Sunday, February 17, 2019 - 08:51 | Thorn Tree

Has anyone recently done a tour from San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) to Salar de Uyuni (Bolivia)?

Are the tours going? Any obstacles?

I am asking because of the recent heavy rains and flooding in the area.

Also, any recommendation for tour agencies (ones that have well maintained jeeps, don't crowd their jeeps too much, and have decent accommodation)?

Finally, is proof of Yellow Fever vaccination required for this tour?

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 23:21 | Thorn Tree

I'm working on putting together a list of all verified accidents on Uyuni Salt Flat tours.

If you know of any that I missed, would appreciate you letting me know:

Last post at: 2019-02-13 03:21:02 UTC
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 09:24 | Thorn Tree

Hi all!

My friends and I are planning a 2 / 2.5 week long trip to Bolivia in October 2019.

We're at the early stages of planning the trip and wanted to check with the LP community if there is anything we should absolutely not be missing!

We've got as far as working out we want to do the following:
- La Paz - 2-3 days
- Salar de Uyuni - 3-4 days
- Bolivian rainforest (although still assessing what part) - 2-4 days

What else should we not...

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 08:58 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

We are looking at two possible companies for salt flat tours:

Hodaka Mountain
3d 2nd $125pp

Cruz Andina

Saturday, February 9, 2019 - 00:52 | Thorn Tree

Hi, im trying to find the best way to get from Jujuy airport/Argenitina to Bolivia (Santa Cruz area). I found the direct train leaving Yacubia on Fridays. How to get to Yacubia or is there any bus connection? I would appreciate your experience. Thanks

Last post at: 2019-02-10 01:36:50 UTC
Friday, February 8, 2019 - 16:49 | Thorn Tree


what would be the best way to go from La Paz to Arica via Sajama NP
I would like to go on day 1 from La Paz to Sajama staying one hight in Tomorapi Lodge
On day I would like to stay in Sajama NP sleeping again in tomorapi
And on day 3 I would like to travel from Sajama to Arica via Putre arring in Arca in the evening
Is it possible
Do I need atour to organise this for me
Rhx for your answer

Last post at: 2019-02-09 09:07:56 UTC
Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 15:02 | Thorn Tree


I'm currently in Uyuni, Bolivia and waiting for the weather the to get better and then start the 3 day 2 night Salar de Uyuni tour. I'm a passionate photographer and for me, photographing at sunset and sunrise is really important. Also I would like to take photographs of the night sky in the salt flats.

So does anyone know a tour company that includes sunset/sunrise and stargazing in the 3d 2n tour?

I've only found separate tours that do "...

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 05:15 | Thorn Tree

I am arriving La Paz airport (LPB) at 3AM. Is the customs officer on work at that time? I heard someone even need to do money exchange to pay for the VISA on arrival fee. But 3AM is too early for the money changers to run their service.

Does anyone have the similar experience to do VISA on arrival during the nights in LPB?

Last post at: 2019-01-30 02:17:54 UTC
Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 11:47 | Thorn Tree

Hi All,
My husband and I are have one week in Bolivia at the beginning of February with 4 days to explore La Paz and surrounding area. We'd like to visit Lake Titicaca for sure and other places if nearby and possible.
Any recommendations for a route, places to stay? We are renting a car from Europcar: Hyundai Accent sedan "or similar". Is that type of car good enough to manage the roads around La Paz and Lake Titicaca?
Thanks in advance for any advice!

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 12:08 | Thorn Tree

Hello all

I am starting a trip through South America in August 2019, and so far my plans are to stay in Colombia for one month, and then travel Ecuador and Peru through the months of September and October.

However I am apprehensive about arriving in Bolivia in November as I have heard travel can be difficult and the salt flats aren't great to visit in November. Is this correct or am I just over thinking and Bolivia will be perfectly fine in November?

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Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 03:44 | Thorn Tree

I will be going to Uyuni from Chile soon. Can you easily change Chilean Pesos and USD in Uyuni? Or do any of the ATMs work? Thanks!

Last post at: 2019-01-18 01:20:49 UTC
Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 17:57 | Thorn Tree

Hello! We are currently planning out where to head to in a Bolivia (in isla del sol atm) and we had hoped to head up to Rurrenabaque to explore the jungle but from what we’ve read online and in books it’s just pretty miserable in January with the mud, mosquitoes and lack of wildlife.
It’s obviously very expensive to fly up there so we want to do it only if fellow travelers can shed light on if it’s just not going to be great.
We’ve been in Costa Rica’s jungle and will be heading to...

Saturday, January 12, 2019 - 07:56 | Thorn Tree

Hi guys,

I am considering doing a group tour around Bolivia, which starts in La Paz, continues to Uyuni after a couple of days in La Paz, then continues to Potosi after doing a tour around Salar de Uyuni, before going to Sucre and then finishing in La Paz. I'm considering adding on a couple of days before the tour starts, so I would have around 3 or 4 days total in La Paz to acclimatize. I was also thinking about staying in the area that is lowest in La Paz the first couple of...

Thursday, January 10, 2019 - 20:06 | Thorn Tree

Hi there mates!

We are two girls coming from Europe, we want to see Bolivia, I’ve been before but didn’t see enough, so I’m looking for new places to visit and I was checking about Huayna Potosi, Rurrenabaque, some trekkings in Los Andes and ToroToro NP? As also if someone has been in Amboro NP and Noel Kempff Mercado NP, suggestions of tours? We want to enjoy the wild life of Bolivia :)
If someone has been to some of these places recently and has some tips? :)
Thanks in...

Monday, January 7, 2019 - 04:33 | Thorn Tree

Hi, we, a senior couple, are looking for some advise to do a 6 weeks trip on public transportation not more than 3000 km.
La Paz, Titi Caca, Cusco, Atacama, Potosi...
Any Suggestion?

Last post at: 2019-01-09 10:11:36 UTC
Sunday, January 6, 2019 - 19:14 | Thorn Tree

Hello all

I just discovered the Oruru Carnival-and I wish I'd discovered it before we booked our flight home from Lima.... Our flight from Lima leaves on Sunday March 3 in the afternoon. The huge procession is on Saturday :(. It looks as though we could see at least some of it and catch a plane out of Oruru in the afternoon which would get us into Lima in the early morning. My question is this: will we be able to get out to the airport during the procession? Will there be cabs?...

Friday, January 4, 2019 - 05:41 | Thorn Tree

Hello LP forum

I am travelling around Bolivia for 5 weeks in a few months and would really appreciate some inputs on my itinerary of which there are at present two options. A few things: my flights are in and out of La Paz and I am unable to change the dates further. I also want to ensure that I am in Copacabana for the Fiesta de la Cruz on May 3rd so that part of the plan can’t really change. My two itinerary ideas are as follows:

Option A:

April 28: La Paz (early...

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 - 17:10 | Thorn Tree

Hello, my original plan was to fly directly to La Paz but it was more cost effective to book a flight to Santa Cruz, and then I can proceed with domestic flight. I am more interested in nature and trekking La Paz area can offer and want to spend my limited time well, and as there seems to be plenty of domestic flights going from Santa Cruz to La Paz every day i am pondering whether I should book a domestic flight for the same day as I arrive in Santa Cruz, or perhaps one day or two later....

Monday, December 10, 2018 - 18:15 | Thorn Tree

Is there any way to take a salt flats custom tour taking in the sights in a different order/at different times of day to avoid the crowds?

Seems unlikely in August I know, but thought it was worth asking. The format of tours and sheer number of visitors makes me wonder if it's even worth visiting...

Last post at: 2018-12-14 23:37:44 UTC

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