A developing, multiethnic, landlocked country in South America, bordered by Brazil to the north and east, Paraguay and Argentina to the south, Chile to the south west, and Peru to the west. The capital is La Paz, and the largest city Santa Cruz de la Sierra.

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Can I get Argentina Tourist Visa in Thailand if I am Nepalese passport holder?

I am a nepalese passport holder and am planning a trip to Argentina in April. Unfortunately we don't have an embassy or consulate for Argentina in Nepal. We have to go through Embassy of Argentina in ...
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Boliviana de Aviacion (BOA) tariff codes

I am trying to book one-way tickets on BOA on Jan 13 2015 from La Paz (LBP) to Buenos Aires (EZE) from their website. Their website asks me to make a choice between 7(!) different tariff codes - they ...
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Airport boarding fee in La Paz, Bolivia

While booking a flight from Santiago, Chile to La Paz, Bolivia I have to confirm the following dialog on the skyairline.cl website: ¡IMPORTANT! The airport boarding fee in La Paz is not ...
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Uyuni, need some clarification

I am planning to travel down to Uyuni from La Paz by bus and do a 4 day tour to Salar de Uyuni and return back to Uyuni. At the end of the trip, I would like to catch a bus to San Pedro de Atacama. Is ...
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What should I do to stay safe if my flight arrives late at night?

As I was planning my trip using both my guidebooks, I came across the "Health" and "Safety" sections, only to end up very nervous for my trip to Bolivia. Both guidebooks explicitly state, "La Paz is ...
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Traveling into Brazil from Bolivia by land/bus

I plan on travelling from Bolivia into Western Brazil (Caceres or Cuiaba in Mato Grosso) from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. I have heard that there are a couple of border cities into which to pass over to ...
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Uyuni, Bolivia to Iguazú, Argentina by bus

I plan to go to Uyuni and Iguazú. Airplane fee is too expensive for me. So instead, I would to like to take a bus from Uyuni to Iguazú. But, there's not much information in the internet. So please ...
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3.5 months in South America - Suggested routes for Chile, Peru, Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina? [closed]

My boyfriend and I will be going backpacking around South America. So far we have booked a flight from New Zealand in and out of Santiago. We will have 3.5 months to do some sort of a loop around ...
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Can I buy a cheap phone in Peru, that will function in Bolivia and Argentina?

Is there a chance I can buy a cheap phone (and put some money on it) in Peru, so it will work in other countries such as Bolivia and Argentina? I'm not talking about technical issues, but about ...
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Do I need a motorcycle licence to ride a motorcycle in Bolivia?

I have a type B European drivers licence with which I'm allowed to drive a car in my home country (i.e. not a motorcycle). Am I allowed to buy/rent a motorcycle in Bolivia and drive it? If not, ...
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From Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Argentina by bus

Does anyone knows how can I get from Uyuni, Bolivia to Salta, Argentina by bus? And what the approximate cost/time will be to get there?
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How can I get from La Paz, Bolivia to Puno, Peru?

I'm wanting to travel from La Paz, Bolivia to Puno. What's the best way to do that?
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Train from Calama to La Paz

I read somewhere that trains are going between Antofagasta (Chile) and La Paz (Bolivia), which would go through Calama. Is this information up to date? And is it a respectable alternative to a ...
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Uyuni to San Pedro and not viceversa

I see most of posts are about tour guides from San Pedro de Acatama to Uyuni but I'm interested in the opposite direction. I'm arriving in Uyuni, and going to San Pedro. I'm wondering which options ...
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Is traveling from Uyuni (Bolivia) to San Pedro (Chile) easy?

Is traveling from Uyuni (Bolivia) to San Pedro (Chile) easy? I've read there are some problems on the border. Also, should I wait to arrive in San Pedro before to buy a guide tour to see his sights, ...
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Are there flights from the Salar de Uyuni to Arequipa (Peru)?

Are there flights from the Salar de Uyuni to Arequipa (Peru) ? Or any recommended airport nearby Arequipa, you can suggest me ?
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From Puno to La Paz through Lake Titicaca?

What's the easiest way to go from Puno to La Paz through Lake Titicaca? Do you think it is worthy, or should I just get a normal bus ?
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What are the safest bus companies in Bolivia and Chile?

I need to travel from La Paz, to Salar De Uyuni and then to Chile, and from Chile come back to Peru. For "safe", I mean reliable companies in terms of delays/broken engines but also with good ...
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Visiting salt flats in Bolivia from Chile

I want to travel from Santiago (Chile) to Lima (Peru). I will not go through Bolivia but I would like to visit the salt flats from the Chilean side. Is this possible? I only want to hop over to the ...
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Where to sleep in the Salar of Uyuni?

I'm planning to go to the Salar of Uyuni in April, and I've been told that in the night it might get very cold there. I've read on some blogs that some accommodations might be very uncomfortable with ...
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How can I go from Uyuni (Bolivia) to Puno (Peru) directly?

How can I go from Uyuni to Puno directly? Is there a bus? and what's the travel time?
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Can I easily reach Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia, from Puno, Titicaca lake in Peru?

What are the best connections by bus ? Also, is it safe to cross the border, or am I might going to have some troubles especially traveling by bus in the night ?
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Do I need to get a visa before flying for one month holiday to Peru and Bolivia?

Do I need to get a visa before flying to Peru and Bolivia for one month holiday? Or can I just get it once I've landed there ? I'm from Europe (The Netherlands).
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5 weeks in Peru + Bolivia + Chile, is too little time?

I'm planning to travel alone, using buses/trains. I would also like to spend few days every so often on the beach to rest... in both Peru and Chile. Does it sound like a reasonable plan?
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La Paz to Santiago by bus

I want to travel from La Paz to Santiago de Chile by bus and was wondering which company to use and how much it would cost. I know its a 24 hour bus ride.
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Unroasted coffee beans in La Paz, Bolivia

Is there a place in La Paz where I could buy beans straight from farms, before they are processed? I have a couple of friends who'd want to roast their beans up to their liking, so I'd like to buy ...
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How to reach Salar de Uyuni from Potosi or Sucre (Bolivia)?

As I read in Wikipedia, the Salar de Uyuni is far away from other cities. So how can I reach it from Potosi or Sucre? And how long does it take? I would prefer to take a train. Is there a train route ...
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Boat tour on lake Titicaca?

Is it possible to do a boat tour on Lake Titicaca? Where should I start? And are there roundtrips possible? Is it recommened to do a boat tour there as a tourist? aAnd can I see anything special?
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Camping in Noel Kempff Mercado National Park in Bolivia

Noel Kempff Mercado National Park is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the Amazon Basin, and is said to have an amazing diversity of plant and animal life. I've been looking for some information on how ...
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How can you get into the San Pedro prison in La Paz? (*and* out again)

The infamous San Pedro prison (El Penal de San Pedro) in La Paz is famous for having no security guards inside, the prisoners run it themselves. Families of the prisoners often live there too, and ...
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Where can I find Up-to-date information about roadblocks and strikes in Peru and Bolivia?

I need to travel from Cusco, Peru to La Paz, Bolivia next month but people in both countries have a habit of blocking roads quite frequently. Every now and then I see news-articles in the regular ...