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
Monday, December 10, 2018 - 18:08 | Thorn Tree

I want to trek the length of the Cordillera Real -- roughly 146 miles.

The prices I've found for this online are, of course, phenomenally expensive.

How much can I realistically expect to pay when arranging this with the trekking guides in person in La Paz? Ballpark estimates are cool.


Last post at: 2018-12-10 22:08:53 UTC
Saturday, December 1, 2018 - 20:50 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

I am finding mixed information online about the process for booking an overnight bus trip on Todo Turismo from La Paz to Uyuni.

Would you recommend that I book online ahead of time or instead purchase a ticket at the bus station in person in advance?

Thank you,


Last post at: 2018-12-02 16:52:37 UTC
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 18:55 | Thorn Tree

Hello, I guess similar questions were posted but I get mixed answers...
So I am Polish citizen going to Bolivia via Usa and Peru. As Polish Citizen I already established I don't need a visa, however what about yellow fever... Do I need vaccination (certification)?
.... "NO" because I am Polish (originated travel from Poland, dates hard to proof; passport replaced in between)
.... maybe "YES" because I am flying from Peru
.... maybe "YES...

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 15:15 | Thorn Tree


I am starting a 5 month backpacking journey through some South American countries. My friend and I are starting in Uruguay, from there going to Paraguay, then Bolivia. I have a few queries about getting my visa for Bolivia.
My first question is the type of visa I should apply for. We plan to find a work away program to stay at while we're there, where you work for free room and board. Would that be considered volunteer work, meaning, should I apply for a Specific Purpose...

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 09:40 | Thorn Tree

I have a bit of a predicament. I will arrive in La Paz at around 6am from Uyuni and was planning to spend that day and one night in La Paz before heading on to Titicaca the next day and then over to Cuzco.

I am not into museums nor shopping so I’m not sure how much La Paz can offer me, but I have seen Moon Valley which looks good for half a day.

My question is would it be worth me staying the night in La Paz and heading to Copacabana the next day or heading to Copacabana that...

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:20 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

I will be traveling to Peru and Bolivia soon, and am looking into travel options between Puno and La Paz. From older information that I've found here, I see that Tour Peru leaves Puno at 7:30 AM to La Paz. That being said, the majority of the reviews about the company are negative.

Are there are any other direct buses? Otherwise, I imagine I could travel from Puno to Copacabana and from Copacabana to La Paz.

Thanks in advance,


Saturday, November 24, 2018 - 19:06 | Thorn Tree

I am considering visiting Bolivia and there seems to be a lot of outdoor activities like hiking, mountain biking and similar that seems interesting. However, I have been told that the rain season in January is not good as it makes things much harder to get around and other things.

I do wonder if the inconvenience from the rain season is that bad that it seriously impacts many things that you otherwise can do, or can it still be worthwhile traveling in January for outdoor...

Friday, November 23, 2018 - 17:55 | Thorn Tree

Hi all,

We'll be in Bolivia soon and I'm looking to see if there are any direct buses from Uyuni to Sucre. We are hoping to leave in the morning and travel during the day.

So far from my research online, I've been able to find discussion about buses to Potosi, and from there, you take a colectivo to Sucre.

Thanks in advance,


Last post at: 2018-11-26 15:22:25 UTC
Friday, November 23, 2018 - 06:52 | Thorn Tree

Hola to everybody,

I am planning to go to Bolivia at the beginning of 2019 (05/01/2019)... The plan is to make to "Salar de Uyuni Tour" starting from Tupiza and ending the tour in Uyuni. My firends would like to book the tour in advance, directly from Europe. While I was thinking to book it there, from Tupiza, the day before. Pros and cons? Anyone with experience on that?

Again, Isla de Sol, do you think a reservation for a night stay is needed?

Thanks a lot...

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 22:42 | Thorn Tree

Hi Friends,
I know there probably are plenty of posts on traveling by bus from La Paz to Arequipa. Im quickly planning to see if it’s doable with a 2 year old. Sorry for my lack of searching, do you guys think it is possible, how many hours, most direct or good places to stop to break the trip up? Or consider skipping since I don’t want a toddler overwhelmed? Most trusted/suggested route? I’ve stayed in copacabana, ventured around titicaca and traveled by bus from Cusco to Arequipa...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 15:10 | Thorn Tree

Will an adapter be necessary for a laptop and electronics? Coming in from USA.

Last post at: 2018-11-21 14:52:20 UTC
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 09:21 | Thorn Tree

Hey there! I just got to La Paz yesterday and there’s so much I wanna do here - lots of cool stuff around the city, day trips to tihanuaca and valle de la Luna, longer trips to lake Titicaca and Rurrenabaque.
Anyone else in town? I’m looking for someone to come with me to these day trips and explore the City a bit! I love walking and history and would be happy to make a new friend as we explore!

Last post at: 2018-11-12 13:21:35 UTC
Monday, October 29, 2018 - 14:36 | Thorn Tree

Hi everyone

This may sound like a stupid question but I can’t seem to find any information about it. Next week I’m flying from Sucre to La Paz at midday and then I have a 4:30am flight to Lima - Cartagena the next day. I’m planning on spending the afternoon wandering around La Paz Centro, maybe Zona Sur and using the telefericos and heading to the airport around 9pm.

Over the past 3 weeks I’ve been to high altitudes in Perú (Cusco,Lake Titicaca) and then La Paz and Uyuni. But...

Monday, October 29, 2018 - 12:25 | Thorn Tree

Hi you guys,

i just came back from a walking around la paz as crazy as it is, its a great city, but i was wondering how great it would be to see it from above, i ask this because i went on the teleferico and its spectacular to watch and i was wondering if any one knows of any company that offers scenic flights around the city not o those big commercial airliners, something like in the nazca lines in peru a small plane and just a couple of friend
please can any one help?

Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 13:50 | Thorn Tree


I am planning to go to Sajama NP arriving from Chile. Is there any local guide or tour operator in the area (I could only find tours from La Paz)? Or is it easy to visit the park on our own? I guess local transport is difficult.


Last post at: 2018-10-19 20:56:05 UTC
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 16:37 | Thorn Tree


I'm doing a tour on the 11th December of the salt flats with salty desert tours (who are rated highest on trip advisor for safety). The tour is in English and so they've added an extra 50 dollars on to the cost which is a bit much! There's no group tour option for that day so is anyone interested in joining to split the cost? Otherwise I will just get the Spanish guide, and just smile and nod my way through haha

Last post at: 2018-10-03 20:37:43 UTC
Tuesday, October 2, 2018 - 16:09 | Thorn Tree

This seems like a long shot, but I thought Thorn Tree might be my best chance...

I'm looking for a sports/outdoors photographer who can work for a day in/near the Cordillera Real (flexible, but needs to be mountains!) any time between Oct 12-Nov 5. You'll be shooting a mountain runner (me!) for use on web and print by sponsors, outdoor mags, and PR. If there are any pro photogs in the area, or even amateur photographers passing through Bolivia with their kit, hopefully it...

Sunday, September 30, 2018 - 18:08 | Thorn Tree

Hey there!

I have a few questions for US Citizens who have recently traveled to Bolivia via land crossing. I've searched the interwebs far and wide about tourist visa requirements at the border, but haven't found anything consistent.

  1. What documents do you absolutely need when trying to enter Bolivia (as a US Citizen)?
  2. I'm currently in Peru, do you recommend that I try to get the visa beforehand at the consulate in Cusco?


Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 13:10 | Thorn Tree

Hey guys :)

Me and my friend we are studying tourism and we have to do a project which is to create a new travel.
So our idea is to combine travelling through Bolivia and learning spanish.

So know we would like to know if someone of you would be interested in doing such a group travel if it would be existing?

Here some facts about our fictional tour:
- Bolivia (seeing the highlights)
- guided group travel of around 10 people
- 21 days (3 weeks)...

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