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Rio to La Paz, how?!

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1. Posted by ellenmasters (Budding Member 5 posts) 3y

Heyy :)

So basically I've been living in Arequipa for the last 3 months, and want to go to Bolivia afterwards for a few weeks. My boyfriend will be in Rio at this point, and wants to come and meet me in La Paz.

What's the quickest land travel way for him to do this, and how long approx will it take? Preferably going to Iguassu Falls on the way!

Thanks, guys


2. Posted by Osito80 (Budding Member 27 posts) 3y

Hi Ellen,

I´m going the same route on October. There ´re cheap busconnecitons from the Iguazu Falls to Asuncion. From Asuncion to Santa Cruz it´s a long and hard trip trough the Chaco ( a desert area, where you re more than 500 km from the next civilization) , so deceided to take a plane. It´s not too expenisive ( about 260 USD) , compared to the alternative options. There ´re good bus connections from there to La Paz.

Another idea would be to go from Rio via the Mato Grosso Province ( Brazil) to Santa Cruz.
This area has a better infrastructure.

3. Posted by ellenmasters (Budding Member 5 posts) 3y

Thanks, yeah I'll look into flights too. How long would the bus connections take, do you think?

4. Posted by Osito80 (Budding Member 27 posts) 3y

According to my travel books does the bus take

from Foz do Iguazu to Asuncion 7 hours

from Santa Cruz to La Paz 16 ( direct bus connection) to 24 hours

I have no info, but I guess

from Rio to Santa Cruz one day

from Rio to Foz do Iguazu 15-16 hours