From the Uyuni Salar, the largest salt flat in the world to the spiritual Samaipata on the Che Guevara road
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South America18 days / April - May 2019
Highs & Lows
The incredible climates and landscapes of Bolivia
Inundation in Samaipata
Bolivia is a country full of surprises in its small territory built on the indigenious heritage and culture. This trip report is starting in the south west region of Bolivia, from south west in Uyuni (Chilean border) to Samaipata, the subtropical center of Bolivia. Trip locations on the altiplano of the Andes and around.
Destinations and times :
- Salar de Uyuni (3 nights)
- Potosí (3 nights)
- Sucre (5 nights)
- Samaipata (5 nights)
Q & A
How was the food?
Try street typicals drinks on the morning or on a cold afternoon: a chicha hot drink or alcohol, have a sweet typical hot apple juice or vegan cooked milks of oat, quinoa, soya (..) all can be in chocolate option. A 5 bolivians menu and soup on night (11pm) out of the markets or churches can save you.
What tips would you give a friend?
Bolivians "Abuelas" almost every backpacker I met before going to Bolivia told me, that its people was closed-minded and unpolite. I felt them at the opposite, very honest and full of kidness
Bolivia has a cold and dry climate in highlands and a hot and humid one in the Amazon. Take good shoes for your trails and adventures and good clothes for the hard weather.
Local Bus is very cheep and sometimes it´s the best option. Hitchhiking can be long and rare because the traffic in highlands is base on commercial trucks and ... buses.