Jueves, Marzo 21, 2019 - 13:19 | Thorn Tree

I am in Sucre at the moment and can’t seem to find much information about Samaipata from my fellow travelers. I plan to spend about one more month in South America to explore the area around La Paz and Peru. My question is if Samaipata is worth the travel time to visit, considering the other areas I’d like to see in the next month. The reviews of the ruins there don’t seem to be that epic and I’ll be visiting Machu Pichu. Can anyone tell me if the condor tour, waterfalls, or...

Jueves, Marzo 21, 2019 - 08:25 | Thorn Tree

My partner and I will travel to South America for 9 weeks this fall. Of the 9 weeks we would like to spend 4-5 weeks in Bolivia (rest in Argentina and Chile). We will cross the border from Salta (Jujuy), Argentina so the first stop will be Tupiza and around. But what is next? Altogether we want to visit Uyuni (only one day tour to the salt flat), Potosi, Sucre, Sajama NP (hike volcan Sajama), Santa Cruz, Amboro NP, if its possible Noel Kempff Mercado NP, do the El Choro trek or/and Takesi...

Lunes, Marzo 18, 2019 - 13:21 | Thorn Tree

Hi there,

I will be travelling with my girlfriend in August for 3 weeks in Bolivia / Peru.

Few questions:
Is summer the good period to travel? Is there any areas to skip because of the poor conditions?
What are the highlights of this trip (and maybe a preferred itinerary)?
Do you know if this is possible to rent a car in the region ? Pick up in one place, leave in another one?

Thanks a lot

Last post at: 2019-03-20 16:06:57 UTC
Sábado, Marzo 16, 2019 - 16:59 | Thorn Tree

Do I need any type of VISA to enter and travel in Bolivia? I plan to stay no longer than 90 days and do workaway.
Thank you!

Last post at: 2019-03-17 17:48:38 UTC
Lunes, Marzo 11, 2019 - 09:37 | Thorn Tree

Does anybody know which national parks in Bolivia can be visited without guide?

Last post at: 2019-03-11 13:37:14 UTC
Lunes, Marzo 11, 2019 - 04:54 | Thorn Tree

I believe many hotels only take usd .Without wishing to carry large amounts of freshly minted USD I ask the following .
Do people accept Euros GBP ?
Do ATMs payout USD?
Are 50USD note OK ?
Does Western Union payout USD
If I get Bobs from an ATM is the local exchange rate into USD acceptable ?
These questions may equally apply to Peru

Thanks in anticipation
Chris P

Last post at: 2019-03-13 16:31:15 UTC
Sábado, Marzo 9, 2019 - 13:26 | Thorn Tree

Hi there,
We are a family of 3 travelling with a 3 and half yo, we are travelling to Atacama desert in Chile and we saw that there are chances to go to Salar de Uyuni too, with a 4 days trip.
0ur daughter has 3 and half year right now, I am reading that altitude could be a problem, but we travel a lot and we already have been to Perú and Titicaca lake (which is the same altitude) when she was 20 months old, and she didn’t had any problem.
There is any of you who has kids that...

Sábado, Marzo 9, 2019 - 06:28 | Thorn Tree

Does anyone know of any reccomended tours for the one day salt flats? I have been quoted $33 by one. Are there any other around this price? Thanks!

Last post at: 2019-03-09 10:28:13 UTC
Domingo, Febrero 24, 2019 - 20:46 | Thorn Tree

right now - 24.2.2019 - I am at the border to Bolivia and thinking about going to Salar de Uyuni. I was there in 2014, now I’d like to see the mirror ;-). How is the situation at the moment? I would do a one day trip from Uyuni, otherwise I would go straight to Sucre. Anybody out there?

Last post at: 2019-02-25 03:12:13 UTC
Sábado, Febrero 23, 2019 - 23:02 | Thorn Tree

Is it possible to rent a bike in Copacabana to see the surrounding countryside, or is that a too ambitious project for someone who should have retired long ago?

Last post at: 2019-02-24 03:02:25 UTC
Sábado, Febrero 23, 2019 - 03:05 | Thorn Tree

Do I need to book buses from Uyuni-La Paz and Copacabana to Cusco far in advance or can I just book when I am in town a day or two before departure?

I don't particulally want to book online because of the high admin fee.


Last post at: 2019-02-28 17:05:18 UTC
Jueves, Febrero 21, 2019 - 06:01 | Thorn Tree

It is mandatory to go with a guide in Amboro NP or I can hike independently? Which national parks I do not need a guide in? I would like to hike independently.

Last post at: 2019-02-22 10:52:47 UTC
Miércoles, Febrero 20, 2019 - 17:55 | Thorn Tree


any advice on a reliable agency to do a day trip to Chacaltaya from La paz
What is the best bus companies for going from La Paz to Arica in chile
Thx for your answer

Last post at: 2019-02-20 21:55:27 UTC
Domingo, Febrero 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: 2019-02-20 02:10:09 UTC
Domingo, Febrero 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?

Last post at: 2019-02-18 03:04:27...
Martes, Febrero 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
Lunes, Febrero 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...

Domingo, Febrero 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

Sábado, Febrero 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
Viernes, Febrero 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

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