Monday, September 18, 2017 - 12:03 | Thorn Tree


I am curious, which high-altitude treks near La Paz, Illimani, and Illampu, have accommodation in villages? I am on a fairly short trip and would rather not bother with carrying all my overnight gear.


Last post at: 2017-09-18 16:28:08 UTC
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 14:55 | Thorn Tree


In October i will be in Bolivia and i am interested in doing a jungle trip. What i want is the back to basic experience.
Experience the jungle and see more than what you see at an average jungle trip. I would like to do a real trekking. Not sleep at the same place every night, in a room.

I am thinking about combining this with the pampas. I have 5 to 6 day. I have planed to arrive the 9th of October.
Does anybody know how i can arrange such a trekking? And if...

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 13:19 | Thorn Tree


I have been reading the guidebooks, and they are a bit unclear: If I wish to hire a mule for a trek (just for fun, actually, and to lighten my load), am I required to hire a guide/porter/mule-man as well, or can I just take the mule myself? And, are there particular treks (I am looking at treks near Illimani or Illampu) where mules are available/unavailable?


Last post at: 2017-09-15 18:36:01 UTC
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 13:15 | Thorn Tree


I am flying into La Paz next week, and would like to move on to Rurrenbaque as soon as possible. The guidebooks mention that flights sell out quickly - in your experience do you think I will be able to get a flight booked in a day or two from La Paz, or am I best to book in advance? If I am better to book in advance, should I use a tour agency in La Paz, or contact the airline directly, and is it secure to book with my credit card by internet or telephone, from Canada?...

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 18:57 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone, I have made a list of the best value vegetarian restaurants in La Paz (plus a few extras) arranged by location. Please have a look and let me know if there are any mistakes or even better recommendations. Thanks

-Tambo Colonial: Lllampu 704, inside Hotel Rosario, pasta napoletana with eggplant, quinoa tabbouleh, vegetarian lasagna and an incredible chocolate mousse 30bs evenings only and a lavish breakfast buffet for Bs 20

-Mozzarella pizza: Illampu 757. Good,...

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 17:09 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone, do you have a recommendation for a single bed in a private room, bathroom outside OK, with WIFI? I will be arriving tomorrow, Saturday night. I am looking to pay between 35-90bs/night. Will give preferance to a place that is quieter (no music), cleaner than the average place in La Paz and not a party hostel. I don't have any reason to be in the central tourist area, so If I can find a place that is on the way to the road that goes to Villa Fatemeh (that will be better as I...

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 02:22 | Thorn Tree

Hi there,

I'd like to know if it's possible to exchange Euros to Bolivianos in major cities and towns.

If not, please let me know where I could do this exchange.

Thanks a lot in advance and kind regards,


Last post at: 2017-09-09 16:35:34 UTC
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 09:05 | Thorn Tree

AMASZONAS has announced three flights a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) starting 13 September. The flights will connect with the daily flights between Sucre and Santa Cruz.

Last post at: 2017-09-07 13:05:10 UTC
Tuesday, August 29, 2017 - 14:50 | Thorn Tree

Shared Car in Salar de Uyuni.

2 people renting a 4WD with extra wheels and jerry cans for petrol looking for a 3rd person to share costs.

Leaving Sucre 30th morning for Uyuni and then into the Salar and Parque de Avaroa for 4 days / 3 nights so not rushed like the existing tours.

Let me know asap if interested.

Last post at: 2017-08-29 18:50:51 UTC
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 04:44 | Thorn Tree

Hi there,
I will be travelling in Bolivia during 4 weeks in September 2017 (from 11.09 to 05.10 to be precise) for the second time (I spent 7 weeks there back in 2007) - I will probably arrive in Tupiza on September 14th or 15th.
Amongst others, I plan to go back to the Salar de Uyuni. But I would like to do it slightly differently this time: start from Tupiza, and take at least an extra day to have more time for taking pictures (I am a photographer), and particularly sleep on or...

Monday, August 28, 2017 - 04:31 | Thorn Tree

I will be traveling through Bolivia in September.
After Tarija, I intend to go to Tupiza.
I read that there are not only night buses bus also day buses and triffis between both cities.
Can anyone confirm ?
How long does the trip last ?

Last post at: 2017-08-28 08:31:40 UTC
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 - 15:53 | Thorn Tree

Clashes have occurred between police and protesters blocking the road halfway between La Paz and Lake Titicaca. If you're coming or going between Copacabana or Sorata and La Paz, best check before you set out. This incident could last a while.

Last post at: 2017-08-28 15:13:02 UTC
Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 14:18 | Thorn Tree

I am reading LP travel guide for the above country and noticed that almost all the time the weather is cold in that country due to the high altitude. Also most of the budget accommodations are not adequately heated in the most nicest locations which I wish to visit. I live in south Florida where we forgot what scarf, coat, hat and gloves mean. When I arrived here yes it was a little cooler but now, nothing nada. Anyway I wish to visit Bolivia where only the south looks warm. I do not feel...

Sunday, August 20, 2017 - 22:34 | Thorn Tree

Hello fellow posters:

A friend and I are planing a 2-3 week trip to South America in the month of November. Neither of us have been to Bolivia and we're looking for some help itinerary planning.

We are both experienced travellers and my friend speaks fluent Spanish which may give us access to more off the beaten trail opportunities not normally available to other travellers.

My cursory due diligence leads me to believe that the major things to see are the salt...

Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 11:05 | Thorn Tree

Hello travellers,
I think about going to Bolivia next year and visit Madidii, Sayama National Parks and Salar. I have time from january to the beggining of May. Which time would be the best? Thanks.

Last post at: 2017-08-19 16:03:09 UTC
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 04:48 | Thorn Tree

Hey everyone,

I'm leaving from the UK to Bolivia (my first big solo trip this far away from home - nerves are most certainly kicking in) and I can't take out Bolivian currency here. I'm landing in Santa Cruz.

From my understanding I should go to a bank and try to get them to give it to me in small denominations (like 5 and 10 notes, rather than anything bigger) as most places will refuse larger denominations as they don't often have the change. How likely are...

Sunday, August 13, 2017 - 09:04 | Thorn Tree


The lens of my film camera canon 35mm has just died, i'm heading to la paz tomorrow. Does anyone know where i can buy a new lens or a new film camera 35mm in La paz or other cities of Bolivia?

Or anyone interessted to sell me one here?

Thank you a lot

Last post at: 2017-08-14 17:13:19 UTC
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 19:39 | Thorn Tree

Buenos dias les presento un proyecto de promocion turistica de Bolivia basado en las redes sociales, especificamente en pinterest

Este enlace pude ser utilizado gratuitamete por las agencias de viajes para promocionar Bolivia

Last post at: 2017-08-11 23:39:23 UTC
Friday, August 11, 2017 - 13:58 | Thorn Tree


I am looking for some recommendations...any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

I am arriving on 29th of august by noon in La paz and thinking to take a bus directly to COPA and stay there over night.

Option 1 - continue to stay in COPA and just visit South of islands (as north are banned)
Option 2 - Check out, store my luggage and spend next day and night in Yumani, any recommendation on where to stay in Yumani?

I have flight for UYU from La Paz...

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 18:13 | Thorn Tree

I am looking for a climbing partner for La Paz by end of August. I like to climb Huayna Potosi, Pequenio Alpamayo, Illimani and Condoriri. I do have my own equipment just short on a rope and a tent which can be rented. Is someone is intrested please write me Janine.unger[at]
Cheers Janine

Last post at: 2017-08-07 22:13:24 UTC

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