Hey guys, I hear Bolivia is the greatest, I'm an Aussie travelling through Bolivia with my girl friend around April. I've heard about the Salt Lakes and stuff but I'm just wondering how much time I need to allocate to this country? I'm in South America for 85 days and Peru and Bolivia are the priorities....Do you guys think I could fit a bit of Brazil in also? I'd leave to hear of some highlights in Bolivia apart from the Salt Lakes, some do's and don'ts.....
La Paz, amazing, try and do the worlds most dangerous road, what amazing fun, the best activity i can say i have ever done in a day. You have Potosi, with the silver mines, this is the worlds highest city. Why not try a spot of horse riding in Tupiza, you can also go to the capital of Sucre that many enjoy. Copacabana in the north right next to Lago Titicaca is one place many enjoy but i didnt go there myself. Make sure you visit Lap Paz tho, the buildings are fantastic, the vibe i got was warm and friendly, and if you wanna party here is your place. I managed 10 nights in a row i enjoyed it so so so much!
Easily spend a month in Bolivia especially if you do the 4 day salt lake tour
And maybe take a flight into the Amazon jungle.
To a place called Arequipa.
You can do a 3 day jungle and a 3 day pampas trek.
It was a fantastic experience. (apart from the mosquitoes.)
I think ozintro may have meant Rurrenabaque in the Bolivian jungle/pampas and not Arequipa.
Arequipa is in Peru, overlooked by El Misti volcano and is a really cool place to visit for a few days then spend 3 days trekking the Colca Canyon.
I really liked La Paz, although getting out of it on a minibus to Copacabana back in March this year was a little bit hairy.
Copacabana was lovely, and you gotta hike Isla del Sol from north to south.
In La Paz, take a local bus to Valle de la Luna and maybe walk down the hill to the zoo for the bus back to town.
Check out some of my pics of Bolivia, Peru and the rest.
Did a 5 night/2 lodge jungle trip from Iquitos, but that was in the Peruvian jungle, bot the Bolivian one.
Have a great time.
if you decide to go to brazil from Bolivia I would suggest to cross the border at Puerto Suarez and take a trip into the pantenal from Corumba on the other side. Impressing wildlife and wetlands!
Bolivia is amazing for trekking and outdoor activities, not at least because of the cheap prices...
if youre in sucre or cochabamba and feel like doing a tandemjump on paragliding, dont hesitate, i found it amazing, and so cheap!