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Any ready trips or good tips in Bolivia?

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1. Posted by Liisa (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 29 May '06 10:44

Hi!

Me and my friend will travel in Brazil in June and July. Cause my tourist Visa, we will go to some other country too and we would like to go to Bolivia.
We were going to go with CNP, but there wasn't space in they trips. What to do? We want to see saltlake areas and some Bolivia but with this short notice maybe better to get some ready trip. Do you know any? We have that little of time to plan, that would be great to get some net sites or contacts. Thanks!

Liisa

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru, 2398 posts) 30 May '06 02:24

It all depends on how much time you have; the route from Brazil to western Bolivia (that's where the salares are) is difficult during those months because of frequent rainfall, so you'll need to be a bit flexible about things.

3. Posted by leesio (First Time Poster, 1 posts) 30 May '06 05:16

Get fkd up on coke.

Seriously, you can do it all yourself no problem, which is what I did. Its a great country, easily accessable and has a lot going for it - its also very cheap. I didn't see much when I was there but what I did see blew me away (wrong phraseology really). Salar de Uyuni and the add on's over a 3 day jeep excursion is extremely popular but also not to be missed. Absolutely amazing. Get the train from Oruro to Uyuni or vica versa if you can. The lakeside journey scenery is amazing as it is ugly in a highly contrasting way. Miles and miles of beautiful landscape with an abundance of birdlife (flamingo city) followed by miles and miles litter.

Le Paz is a busting city and Copacabanna is full of wannabe hippy freaks both very worth a few days in. Other than that other people recommended (which I never had the chance to experience) going to mines near Potosi, the cities of Santa Cruz and Sucre, the rainforest near Rurenbaque (that's spelt wrong) and wetlands near the Brazillian border and the Pantanel. World's most dangerous road, San Pedro prison (they wouldn't let me in!) and the cordillera (again spelt wrong).

If you've got some money get a Bolivian airpass with LAB to condense your time.