Need advice for planning travel to Bolivia

Planning a trip. Is it possible to travel fairly easily without doing an organized tour? Itinerary ideas. Time of year to visit. Not into trekking.


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Aug 10, 2014
Lots of public transportation and tour operators
by: Anonymous

There are lots of public transportation options, most options involve either buses or flights, but you can also take trains in some areas. To nearby local towns from the major cities you can also take relatively inexpensive taxis and minibuses.

You don't actually have to plan every day or every aspect of your travel in Bolivia, especially in the Western area. There is so much to do and choose from, and many small day-trip kind of things.

If you are planning to travel to remote regions, however (national parks, remote towns, Uyuni salt desert, etc.) those you should not go to without a tour operator involved. Some are very, very remote - much more distant than they look on a map.

If you have a really long time to travel, then you'll be sure to find other tourists to travel with as well and eventually, you'll end up altering your plans anyways.

One thing you have to plan carefully is your entry visa, depending on which country you are coming from. Arriving to Bolivia with the wrong visa, or not having one when you're supposed to, could ruin your trip.

Bolivia has a problem with guides. Very, very few of them speak language other than Spanish. Those that do are more expensive.

Aug 08, 2014
by: Anonymous

Is it easy to travel between cities using organized transport and once there hire locally an English speaking guide. Like to travel on my on time and do not like organized tour groups.

Thank you

Jul 02, 2014
by: Anonymous

It is very easy to visit here without having specific plans, it is relatively easy to get from point a to point b after you decide what areas you want to visit. There are some areas that occasional are effected by alot or rain and sometimes becomes impassable at times. If you have not visited before you might considering getting a Lonely Planet Bolivia travel guide...lots of great info including maps, places to stay, places to see, eat and local customs.
Have great Trip


Jul 02, 2014
Independent Travel in Bolivia
by: Nectarine

Depends what you mean by easy and also depends on your interests and, to a degree your ability to speak Spanish. You might be better doing some searches on Lonely Planets Thorntree Forum or just buying a guide and then asking more specific questions.

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