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Magic Road trip in Bolivia

A road trip to get in touch with nature and get to know other culture, eat different food and just get lost in the vastness of the andes and its ancient magic.

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South AmericaBolivia5 days / February 2015

Highs & Lows

The salt desert of Uyuni is one out-of-this-world view not to be missed if your traveling to Bolivia.

Weather is usually very cold even in summer months, so be prepared. Also be nice to bolivians and they will be nice to you

Itinerary Overview

Since we arrived in Bolivia we couldn't but notice the warmth of its people, they were celebrating the carnaval in this time of the year so there was a very festive mood, people were dancing and drinking on the streets of Villazon (one of the southern borders in which we entered the country). we spent a night there and first thing in the morning we traveled by bus to Uyuni. It was a long trip in a not so comfortable bus, but still the mood was very festive and I could enjoy some incredible views of this amazing Andes plateau.

 

  • 1 Night: Uyuni
    To get to see an amazing view, very unique.
  • 3 Nights: La Paz
    Get to know the city and visit a friend.
  • 1 Night: Isla del Sol
    Go to the lake. Get to know the culture. Walking in nature. Spiritual connection

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I would have stayed a little more time in Uyuni to make a longer tour to the Salt desert. It's an amazing place to explore. Same thing in La isla del sol, it's a perfect place to find peace and be relaxed and in touch with nature.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    It's not always easy to find places to exchange money so it's better if you plan your expenses. Although prices are not very high.

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    First tip would be to go with an opened mind because in Bolivia culture is very important and it shows, so always be respectful. The weather is usually cold so be prepared for that, no matter the time of the year.

Lodging

  • We spent the night in a hostel. We arrived very late at night so we looked for the first one around. It was a clean hostel, the bathroom was outside and it was very cold so ir possible look for a place where you can have easy access to the bathroom.

  • We stayed in a friend's apartment in La paz downtown in a 30th floor. An amazing view of the city and near a lot of locations and transport.

  • We stayed in a very simple yet cozy hotel in front of one of the northern lake beaches.