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Traveling to Bolivia

Traveling to Bolivia we visited Potosí and Salar de Uyuni - two great destinations in Bolivia.

by luAbout Me:Traveling through South America and enjoying life! I live in London and have worked for various tech start-ups. In my free time, I enjoy reading, meditating, baking and am always up for a good party!! read more

South AmericaBolivia3 days / April 2022

Highs & Lows

Visit the mine in Potosi. While controversial, I am thankful to have learned about the life and working conditions of miners.

Coldest night I have every experienced while staying in the desert.

Itinerary Overview

We wanted to travel to Bolivia after deciding to leave my life in London. I wanted to travel around South America a bit, this was a destination that was on my list, so I was very excited for this day to come. Many travelers that I met on the route gave me their recommendations, and I was sure that this would be an unforgettable experience.

We start our day super early!

We took the bus from Sucre to Potosí, which took around 3 hours. Once we arrived in Potosí, we went straight to the mine for a tour. It was an active mine, and it is eye-opening to see the life and working conditions of miners. After our mining tour, we took the bus to Salar de Uyuni, where we spend 3 days exploring the salt flats and the desert. After that, we took a bus to La Paz, where we had a couple of fun-filled days. 

  • 1 Night: Potosi
    Visit to the mines
  • 2 Nights: Uyuni Salt Flat
    Visiting Salar de Uyuni

Q & A

  • How was the food?

    Eat local food

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    Bus schedules can't be find online (and if they are online, they are often incorrect). Just go to the bus terminal and ask for the next bus to your destination.

  • Packing tips?

    When traveling to Bolivia, if you are spending a night in the desert, bring a sleeping bag!

  • Transportation Tips?

    Uber is not expensive , but in general buses

  • Booking details?

    We used Salty Desert Aventours and were really happy!

Lodging