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- Bolivia 1st Stop coming Out Argentina -

3 days in Uyuni salt flat, 3 days in La Paz city, 2 days in Copacabana and 5 days in Isla del Sol. They make it a great tour of this country full of landscapes.

by laura58566About Me:I was born in Argentina and lived this world like a dreamer. I am a plastic artist and my dream is to travel the whole world. read more

South AmericaBolivia11 days / March - April 2019

Highs & Lows

The island of the Sun and Salar de Uyuni incredible

At night in Bolivia it is very cold, bring a coat.

Itinerary Overview

Crossing the border from La Quiaca (Argentina side) to Villazon (Bolivia side) can be done on foot, there is an immigration post, and buses that take you to the post. I crossed the border very early hundreds of people cross daily, I had breakfast in Villazon although,  I am not used to having soup for breakfast in the morning it was a good experience, from there I combined a train to Uyuni to visit the salt flat, but you have to go very early so I did not get tickets. I made the way by bus, the Villazon station connects with buses to the whole country.

  • Day trip: Villazon
    First city to enter Bolivia through La Quiaca Border
  • 3 Nights: Uyuni
    Tour Salar Uyuni
  • 3 Nights: La Paz
    Visit La Paz city for relax and continue to the island of the sun.
  • 5 Nights: Isla del Sol
    Amazonica Andes Festival Rave

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    The only thing that would have changed is the adaptation to acclimatize more to the altitude, in Uyuni I was not very well so I decided to include more water, due to the height and the sudden changes in climate, very sunny day and very cold night. I recommend acclimatizing first.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    The bus from Villazon to Uyuni was something adrenaline-fueled since the buses are old and in a part of gravel road with rising rain the engine was turned off and we turned off, until we took the clean and jerk and were able to go up and continue the journey.

  • How was the food?

    Carrott Tree in La Paz. I recommend the markets and on the street the local preparation is tasty. Don't freak out if they serve them juice in a bag.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    I recommend that you always bring water, coats, there you can buy llama fabrics that are warm and cover you from the cold, they even make woolen socks, Bolivian culture is interesting and the locals are not very social but they are friendly and the children They are always playing in the street and they greet you, use maps and negotiate many times the cost of bus tickets.

  • Packing tips?

    Fundamental backpack, hiking boots, accessories and portable oxygen. In Bolivia, many accessories are cheap and regional, such as llama postcards, llama keychains and everything with this typical animal, so it is very nice to buy souvenirs to give away later.

  • Transportation Tips?

    The buses connect very well with the whole country, but there are also flights to move in less time, at a very good price. Hostels are cheap and comfortable.

  • Any surprises?

    Upon reaching the town of Uyuni, the bus driver understood that we slept on the bus.

  • Booking details?

    Kultur Berlin Hostel Restaurant Bar Nightclub - Sucre. Loki La Paz - Booking - and 1 night in the center hotel more cheap. Sleep in a tent in Titicaca Lake. Uyuni tour - TripAdvisor - Tdo Guide excellent!