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    • What to wear and bring

      Bolivia Jan 15, 2016 at 2:49 AM

      Hi everyone,

      I will be traveling to Bolivia and Chile next month and need some advice on what clothes to take and any equipment.

      I will be doing a:
      3 day tour of the Salt Flats
      a day or two in Atacama
      a few days in Santiago
      a week in Patagonia

      Any advice would be appreciated!


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    • Private boat to Isla del Sol

      Isla del Sol Mar 30, 2015 at 4:49 PM

      Hello travelers,

      Tell me please how to find a private boat and how much it cost now?

      2 Answers Mar 31, 2015 at 12:28 AM
    • What to do in La Paz

      La Paz Jul 18, 2014 at 6:25 AM

      Dear all, I have been 4 times in your beautiful country, but this is first time coming to La PAz. I am coming with my 19 yo son and we will be some 36 hrs in La PAz before we go to Uyuni and more. Could anyone give me some tips what to do with teenage boy in La Paz (please , not the "Death Road" , he can do that when Ia m not aroun hehe:):)).
      Thanks a lot

      2 Answers Jul 18, 2014 at 10:47 AM
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      How long to acclimatize?

      La Paz Jul 13, 2014 at 6:53 AM

      We are flying into La Paz from sea level. How many days should we expect to acclimatize before we can start doing things without being affected?

      3 Answers Oct 27, 2014 at 3:11 PM
    • Emilio Villanueva the architect

      La Paz Jun 25, 2014 at 7:01 AM

      Where do I find pictures and information of the Emilio Villanueva works in La Paz.

      I have seen his buildings in La Paz, but could not find pictures or plans of his work.

      1 Answer Jun 25, 2014 at 8:04 AM
    • route including quime, sorata and coroico

      Quime Jun 2, 2014 at 11:22 AM

      Hi, I wondered if anyone knew about how easy it is to get buses between towns in the cordilleras and yungas? I want to go to Sorata and Quime and also to do death toad from la paz to coroico. Would it be possible to do la paz - coroico, coroico - Sorata, Sorata - quime, or am I breast off just going back to la paz in between each town. Also if there's anything I'm missing in the region which is great let me know! Thanks

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      Madidi ecolodges or Coroico

      Coroico Mar 22, 2014 at 3:38 PM

      I want to do both places but I'm not sur if I want to do 4 days in Madidi & 1 day in Coroico or 3 days in Madidi & 2 days in Coroico... Help!

    • Do i have to stay

      La Paz Mar 16, 2014 at 1:13 PM

      Hey. I'm going to Bolivia soon and got a question.

      I'm landing in La Paz and going to visit some friends in Samaipata.

      I heard a lot about the altitude sickness, and wonder whether I have to stay in La Paz for a couple of days to get used to the altitude, or whether I can take a bus to Samaipata right away.

      Really hope to get some advices. Thank You :)

      3 Answers Mar 17, 2014 at 3:21 AM
    • Flights from La Paz to Buenos Aires

      La Paz Jan 14, 2014 at 8:30 AM

      What airlines fly from la paz to buenos aires
      Are there any direct flights?

      3 Answers Apr 23, 2014 at 6:16 PM
    • how to get to Lake Titicaca

      La Paz Dec 4, 2013 at 4:16 AM

      I am arriving at Lake Titicaca at 3AM on Saturday morning and would like to visit the lake on the same day. Is it realistic to get on a bus to Copacabana right away and make it on a boat from there? Ideally, I would like to get on an over-night bus to Sucre that night. Please advise how best to plan the day - should I book a (most likely expensive) tour or can I do it on spot?

      11 Answers Dec 7, 2013 at 8:25 AM
    • uyuni to la paz

      La Paz Feb 2, 2013 at 5:48 AM

      Hi guys does anyone know if there is daily transport from uyuni to la paz?. If so how long does the journey take? Thanks

      1 Answer Feb 16, 2013 at 7:29 AM
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      Amaszonas Flight to Uyuni

      La Paz Sep 7, 2012 at 10:12 AM

      Hi, I'm trying to book a one-way ticket from La Paz to Uyuni on Amaszonas. When I get to the fares page, I see that there is the "Y" class fares and the "B" class fares available to me. The "B" fares are 20% off and are supposedly available to foreign or Bolivian, so that pretty much covers everybody. Do you know if there any other restrictions for these fares? If I book the "B" fare and I found out somehow I didn't qualify, will they just charge me the difference?

      Also, I read that I have to confirm the flight at least 24 hours prior to departure. Will I be required to confirm by phone? If so, do you know if they have English speaking staff who can help me confirm my flight? I see that they have web check-in for flights leaving La Paz and I can check in up to 72 hours prior. Can I assume that if I do web-check in, I have also confirmed the flight?

      On the airline itself, are they usually on time? And are departure times posted now more like guidelines than actual departure time?

      One last unrelated question. I am going to cross to Chile by land and I heard that the customs check your bags quite seriously. Do you know where I can find out what I can bring from Bolivia to Chile? My friend and I might want to get some Bolivian coffee beans to take home, but if it's going to be a problem, we'll not bother buying them.


    • 5 Days in La Paz

      La Paz Nov 21, 2011 at 6:06 AM

      Hi there
      I have 5 days to get from La Paz back to Peru. Really want to visit Salt Flats and looking for other recommendations. Have also considerd flying back but not sure which airport from as salt Flats are 400k away? Can anyone recommend a 5 day itinerary?
      Any advice gratefully recieved.

      4 Answers Apr 23, 2014 at 6:22 PM
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      Any Good tour company??

      La Paz Feb 11, 2011 at 7:22 AM

      Hi! mates and I have just arrived to la paz and have been extensively shopping around but none of the companies we visited seems serious or reliable, anybody pls. who had a good experience with a tour company and can recommend it? tx.

      3 Answers Aug 20, 2012 at 12:47 PM
    • Traveling from La Paz to Corioco

      La Paz Dec 29, 2010 at 3:45 PM

      Is it easy to hire a car/driver to do the Unga Road dropping us in Corioco? Any suggestions for a place to stay.
      Then would like to arrange transportation to Copacabana. How long would this take?

      How long is the bus ride then to Puno?? 6 hours??


      2 Answers Feb 27, 2011 at 8:10 AM
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      Cochabamba to La Paz?

      La Paz Nov 20, 2010 at 12:26 AM

      Hey all I want to go from Rio to La Paz and think cheapest way and best way without traveling for tooo many days will be to fly to Cochabamba and then bus to La Paz.

      How do I book a bus from Cochabamba to La Paz? Do I book on the day? and where from? or can I book on the net?

      How much does it cost?

      3 Answers Nov 25, 2010 at 1:55 AM
    • help with itinerary

      La Paz Feb 24, 2010 at 12:39 PM

      Hi there, please could anyone recommend some places to go, where to stay in Bolivia, a stressful few months have meant I am flying to Lima in 2 weeks, with not a scooby doo of what to do or see in Peru or Bolivia, my only knowledge being that for the month I am there it is likely that MP is closed!
      Love to visit jungles, homestays etc
      Thanks CC

      6 Answers Oct 21, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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      Visiting La Paz Bolivia

      La Paz Feb 16, 2010 at 2:16 PM

      I have been in Peru in 2008 and discovered Lake Titicaca from Puno.
      Now I would like to go to La Paz for, say a week and do sightseeing including Lake Titicaca from the Bolivian Side.
      I am 65 years old ign good shape and want to take some local tours etc
      Any advice would be much appreciated.

      3 Answers Sep 2, 2010 at 11:56 AM
    • Volunteer in La Paz

      La Paz Sep 13, 2009 at 12:18 PM

      I will be in La Paz in February and March, and I am looking for any good volunteer opportunities. Preferably free or cheaper, and working with kids since I am going to be a physical education teacher. I'm open to any suggestions though, and I would like to do it for about 1 month.



      3 Answers Jul 13, 2010 at 9:54 AM
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      Apartment rental La Paz

      La Paz Aug 20, 2009 at 9:25 PM

      I am a Canadian woman who wishes to stay in La Paz for the month of December...and travel around Bolivia. Is La Paz a better place to stay in order to do this...Does anyone know of any good, clean inexpensive rentals?

      I'd like to travel to Argentia from Bolivia for the month of January...any good airlines to consider? How are prices?

      4 Answers Sep 2, 2010 at 12:22 PM
    • Marka Pampa

      Isla del Sol Aug 16, 2009 at 1:55 PM

      Has anyone any information on the ability to dive at Marka Pampa??

      4 Answers Aug 20, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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      One day tour from La Paz of Lake Titicaca and environs- operators?

      La Paz Nov 9, 2008 at 5:12 AM

      Hi there,

      I have a limited time in La Paz and want to make the most of it. My first day there I will use to explore the city, markets, sights and the next day, would like to do a day trip to Lake Titicaca and some islands, then back to LP and fly out the next day. I have done some research in this forum and inquired with Zig Zag who appears to have a good option for a day but quote150 for me (by myself or100 per person) since the trip is private tour only. Does anyone else know of a good operator that also does a day trip from La Paz and back to the Titicaca region? (and that is more economic?) Thanks!

      6 Answers Sep 2, 2010 at 2:01 PM
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      football in bolivia

      La Paz Sep 15, 2008 at 2:02 PM

      hola..can anyone tell me when starts the national championship in bolivia,and give me informations for the best fans?thank you.we are going to make a trip in bolivia and without a football match we can't live..
      vamos aris vamos campeon..vamos the strongest..vamos natso garsia

      2 Answers Sep 16, 2008 at 5:21 PM
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      Tuichi (Madidi) 10 days rafting need buddies

      La Paz Aug 12, 2008 at 4:36 PM

      We are planning to participate (form a new group) for 10 days rafting trip through Madidi NP (just 400 USD). The tour operator is Deep-rainforests from La Paz. We need at least another 3-4 people, tough and adventures enough to go through the virgin rainforest. The trip should start on Wednesday 20th August from La Paz. Leave please a message here or leave a note in Hospedaje Las Brujas in Illampu calle 398 La PAz.

      Gejza from SLovakia

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      Essential La Paz

      La Paz Mar 11, 2008 at 6:45 AM

      I'm spending most of my trip in Peru but will end up in La Paz for about a day and a half. I'd like to see the Moon Valley and the Witches Market, any other 'must sees' that I could cram in ?



      2 Answers Mar 11, 2008 at 8:40 PM
    • Bike Ride

      La Paz Jan 12, 2008 at 9:50 AM

      How far is valley of the moon from La Paz and can you ride/rent mountain bikes or quad bikes near the valley and ride around?

      3 Answers Feb 2, 2008 at 8:14 AM
    • Flight from London to... La Paz? Lima?

      Departamento de La Paz Nov 8, 2007 at 2:38 PM

      I'm going to be flying from London with the intent to eventually end up in La Paz, but I've heard that flying to Lima and then bussing to La Paz is the cheaper way to go. What is the *least expensive* way I can get from London to Bolivia? I should mention that I am the kind of traveller who can endure any condition of train, plane or automobile for any amount of time. Money is of the essence in this situation. Any and all help is *greatly* appreciated. Thanks!


      4 Answers Nov 12, 2007 at 8:28 AM
    • Take care - border at Desaguadero between Peru/Bolivia still closed!

      La Paz Oct 31, 2007 at 8:34 AM

      I just had a very long trip from Cusco to La Paz because I didn´t know the road at the Bolivian side of the border in Desaguadero was closed..!
      From Puno to Desaguadero takes 2 hours, and from there only another to La Paz.
      Now I´ve learnt that from Puno to Copacabana takes 3 hours, and from Copacabana to La Paz about 3,5!

      I do have to add that it´s annoying me because I´m only on a quick round trip to La Paz and back, but for travelers I do recommend going via Copacabana because it is muuuch prettier and has way more services than Desaguadero.

      1 Answer Nov 11, 2007 at 4:20 PM
    • visa requirements and booked departure flights

      La Paz Oct 2, 2007 at 3:49 AM

      Hello everyone,

      I know there have been many postings about visa requirements for Bolivia and Peru. I will be flying into La Paz and then travelling overland into and through Peru and eventually flying to Quito and then out of South America. Will both Bolivia and Peru immigration be happy at the fact that I have an international flight booked out of Equador but not booked flights out of their countries?

      2 Answers Feb 1, 2010 at 6:46 PM
    • Are you in La Paz on October 21- Nov. 3??

      La Paz Sep 11, 2007 at 10:30 AM

      Hey all,
      I am finally returning to my beloved La Paz on Oct. 21 (after a very long time). I have family there so they will be helping me tour around. If you are there, you are more than welcome to join us rather than hire expensive guides and you would get a local feel to it.
      Our itinerary so far includes:
      Tiwanaku (1 day); Sorata (2 days); Copacabana (3 days); Coroico (2 days or 3 days). I will spend a bunch of time in La Paz as well especially for TODOS SANTOS.
      If you are interested in meeting up, email me at forbes19(at)gmail(dot)com.
      About me: I'm 24 yrs old, male living in the US for 15 years. My sister (26 yrs old) is coming along, she's from Washington DC. For more about me, go to:

    • Approx how much time on a bus between La Paz Bolivia and Arequipa, and/or Ica?

      La Paz Aug 16, 2007 at 9:36 AM

      My son is in Peru. He left La paz, Bolivia on a bus on Tuesday. When would he have arrived in arequipa and/or Ica? Thanks!

      1 Answer Aug 17, 2007 at 7:58 AM