Sunday, November 19, 2017 - 18:33 | Thorn Tree

Hey (:
I want to buy a car in La Paz, in the flee market, and travel with that car to Chile and Argentina.

What are the things that I need to pay attantion to?
In generaly, will you recommand doing that?


Last post at: 2017-11-20 16:50:43 UTC
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 22:55 | Thorn Tree

I have just arrived in Bolivia and cannot withdraw any cash from any Bolivian ATMs that I have found (I have tried them all) and some of them say something about lack of connection. However my cards (both mastercard from 2 different banks) both work when performing transactions. I have tried to ask for cash out when performing these transactions but I have only been turned down. I am at my wits end and I was just wondering if anyone else had experienced something similar and if so how did...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 22:42 | Thorn Tree

We have about four or five days to spend in La Paz and surrounds in January and have a few questions.
Given that it is the wet season I think our plans will have to remain fairly flexible as much of what we like to do is weather dependent. We are interested in doing some walking, and love visiting local villages. A walking tour of La Paz itself is also appealing.
What we are hoping is to connect with a local travel agency which can help us, and maybe organise a guide if we want to...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 18:16 | Thorn Tree

I'm planning on travelling to Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia for 3 months in the summer of 2018.

I've been told on some other forums that 3 months is a little bit of a crunch to see all three countries thoroughly. I personally don't like to plan every detail of the trip, i like to go at my pace and I don't like rushing. However, I don't ever feel the need to hang out in the same place for weeks.

My theory on how to do this right now ( and tell me if it's...

Saturday, November 11, 2017 - 08:26 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone,
Im now in La Paz, and I want to buy a car from other tourists that bought it in Colombia.
I want just to buy it here and than travel with it in Argentina and Chile.
Where do i do all the paperworks? Is it gonna be a problem to leave Bolivia with the car?

Last post at: 2017-11-12 10:20:00 UTC
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 16:42 | Thorn Tree

I am reading it is quite similar stuff and I do have a time constraint. My original plan was 4 day tour of Atacama and 2N/3D tour of Uyuni but reading there similar stuff so I could cut the Salt plane to just day trip?

Last post at: 2017-11-09 01:06:15 UTC
Sunday, November 5, 2017 - 14:45 | Thorn Tree

I just read in a guesthouse in Samaipata a report of some travellers who went to PN Noel Kempff Mercado relatively cheap by going most of the way by bus and getting a guide from a place close by the park. However I am travelling by myself so I am looking for 2 or 3 other people who are interested in going there in the next 2 or 3 weeks. If anyone is interested please let me know asap.

Last post at: 2017-11-05 18:45:45 UTC
Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 06:22 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

I plan to travel from Ascuncion to Villamontes and on to Tarija and Tupiza.

Anybody did this recently and can give me actual information regarding road conditions, bus-schedules, bus company names, border crossing (paraguay to bolivia) and how to proceed when arriving in Villamontes in the morning.

As I researched there are only night buses; are there any means of transport during the day (trucks, minibuses, etc.?)?

Best regards and saludos

Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 18:27 | Thorn Tree

wondering if anyone has been able to hike the island from north to south or is it still blocked off?

Last post at: 2017-10-29 22:27:58 UTC
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 07:41 | Thorn Tree

Hi, is there someone to share the tour in Uyuni on 26-29 of november? We are 2 women

Last post at: 2017-11-02 13:41:31 UTC
Thursday, October 26, 2017 - 16:38 | Thorn Tree

I have been looking into a trip to India. My first international solo trip. The people o that forum are very helpful.

Any ways planning a trip seems so complicated. Maybe I want travel to fast. See to much
Peru and Bolivia would excite be just as muchm

I am wondering whether planning a trip to Peru and Bolivia be more simple maybe less things on the agenda. The two definites are Meddidi Chalakan Loge and Machu Pichu.

Any input would be useful and greatly...

Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 13:30 | Thorn Tree

Wondering if anyone can offer some advice on tours to madidi. I'm keen on spending 3-5 days in the Amazon, and have looked into several of the usual suspects -- Madidi Ecolodge, Chalalan, and some of the more adventurous 'survival tour' options. Would be interested in finding some kind of middle ground. Perhaps a company that offers a couple of nights in an Ecolodge, followed by a couple of nights hiking through and sleeping out in the jungle. Any ideas?

On that...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 21:38 | Thorn Tree

Hey all (:
I'm planing to go to Bolivia in November.
Will the weather be fine?
I want to go to the Amazonas, the salar and potosi.


Last post at: 2017-10-22 15:12:24 UTC
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 21:29 | Thorn Tree

D1 : ...arrive at La Paz
D2 : Fly to Uyuni from La Paz in the early morning; join sunset tour. Find a 3-day tour from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama for tomorrow. (((Do i need to book the 3-day tour in advance?)))
D3 : Start the 3-day tour from Uyuni...(((Is there time to join a sunrise tour before setting off for SN de Atacama?)))
D4 : 3-day tour (day 2)
D5 : 3-day tour (day 3)....arrive at San Pedro de Atacama...(((is it possible to join a afternoon tour to Valle de la...

Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 21:43 | Thorn Tree

I will be arriving in La Paz from Cusco at 10am and want to head straight to Tiwanaku, How much would a taxi be from airport to Tiwanaku? Will it be possible to take a minibus from the somewhere near airport to Tiwanaku? I will only be carrying a day pack.

Last post at: 2017-10-19 10:57:42 UTC
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 08:07 | Thorn Tree


I'm going to be in Bolivia next year and looking to take a couple of internal flights as I've heard the buses aren't too great. I'm looking to get a flight from Sucre to La Paz, and from La Paz to Rurrenabaque. Just wondering if I should be booking these now or would I be ok just booking a couple of days before. Any advice would be helpful. Thank you.

Last post at: 2017-10-19 07:51:57 UTC
Saturday, October 14, 2017 - 09:50 | Thorn Tree

Has anybody taken the bus from Sucre to Camiri.....then another to the border and through to Fortin Infante it possible to get on one of the international buses from Santa Cruz with a view to getting near Filadelfia in Paraguay ???
Many thanks
Tim Dyke

Last post at: 2017-10-14 13:50:40 UTC
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 01:01 | Thorn Tree

I've filled out the online application for the Los Angeles Consulate for my tourist visa. All is good and but I'm wondering if I only need to send the final, printed two-page "sworn statement", my passport, and payment in the actual mailed envelope, OR do I need also to send physical copies of the itinerary, reservation, and fiscal statement, too?

Any first hand experience to guide me? Thanks!

Last post at: 2017-10-06 05:14:08 UTC
Monday, October 2, 2017 - 14:33 | Thorn Tree

I took the Cruz Del Norte bus from Uyuni city to San Pedro do Atacama and it was the worst experience ever! They sold more tickets than they were allowed to sell, so some people just traveled without a seat. Eldery people, children... I couldn't believe in what was happenig! They stood up for hours till we get to the border where they had to get off the bus and continue the travel on their own.

The bus was so old and stopped all the time because the engine was bad. No air...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 14:30 | Thorn Tree

Hi Everyone! Have a question!

Any American who had recently had to deal with applying for a tourist visa to Bolivia while entering country by air but leaving by land to Chile (with a Salar de Uyuni adventure that drops you at San pedro de Atacama)?

Background:I am an American Citizen and need to apply for a visa to go to Bolivia. I have a one way ticket to La Paz from Lima. Few days later, we will fly to Uyuni (have a BoA flight booked) and will take a Salar de Uyuni...

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