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Argentina appears to follow the common rule that you must apply for a visa at the consulate that covers the area/country where you live. Your nationality determines whether you need a visa at all or not, but once you have determined that you do need a visa, it is your residence that governs where to apply. You don't write where you live, but if you live in ...


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I managed to contact them through their Facebook page. They say: the provided service and checked baggage is the same, no matter which the fare is, as we mentioned earlier, the only difference between fares is the percentage of discount in the fare. So it seems to be "pick your own discount" type of thing. It really is puzzling to me as to why would ...


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I live here in Bolivia (Tarija). First of all you should never fly into La Paz. Santa Cruz is the better option as they are less likely to steal your stuff when you go through customs. As far as staying in the airport, if you are not waiting for a layover then by all means take a taxi to your hotel. I would suggest that you have your hotel pick you up as ...


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There are buses from Santa Cruz to San Matias in Eastern Bolivia, on the border to Brazil. It takes around 15-18 hours on dirt roads. Once in Mato Grosso (on your way to Cáceres) the roads are very good and modern. You won't easily find information on buses online, just go to the bus terminal once you're there in Santa Cruz and buy your ticket. Don't plan ...


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Very easy. There are tours in both directions - I went from San Pedro to Uyuni, and they go back as well. You join up to a 2 night tour, for example, and then it finishes in San Pedro de Atacama itself - and the town is tiny, so you can walk from one side to the other very simply. I went with Tierra Mystica, and aside from claiming to have an English ...


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If your objective is to get to San Pedro, it makes sense to do an Uyuni to San Pedro tour, instead of doing an Uyuni to Uyuni tour, followed by a trip to San Pedro. Both are readily available from plenty of tourist agencies in Uyuni. There is no public transport from Uyuni to San Pedro (besides the multi-day tours). You would have to first take a bus from ...


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My general strategy for safety in situations like this is not to look like an easy victim. In particular: Know the general route and driving distance to your hotel from the airport. If Google Maps has driving directions in the city you're travelling to, use it. If the driver deviates from it (GPS on your phone can be useful here) immediately say "Hey this ...


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You need to check to see if your international license permits you to drive a motorcycle. Bolivia, like most other countries, expects you to have a special license to ride a motorcycle. Here in Bolivia there are check points checking to see if you have the correct paperwork. Being a foreigner they will probably give you more trouble than if you were a ...


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We went back to look for it and there really is one - on the left hand side immediately after entering departures hall. Storing one piece of luggage for 24 hours costs 25 Bs Note that the above information is correct as of January 2015, a new terminal is under construction and things might change once that is completed.


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I have it on good authority (multiple sources) that there have not been passenger services between Calama and Bolivia since 2009. However, I also have it on not-so-good authority (conflicting sources) that goods services are still running. And I myself have seen locomotives move back and forth at the border.


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You can go on a tour from San Pedro de Atacama (in Chile) which takes 3/4 days, visits sites in both Chile and Bolivia and will get you back to San Pedro, for about 200USD. As an alternative, you can get a bus from Calama to Uyuni, which takes 7-9 hours, depending on border formalities, while the bus only runs by day and only on 4 days a week. The ticket is ...


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You can get there from Sucre, PotosĂ­ or Tupiza. They also have an airport so you have the option of flying in. Source: I live in Tarija. I give tours of Tarija.


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You need to be a resident in Bolivia and have a reason for going in(know someone who is convicted). If you go in you will probably take fleas home with you. Source: I live in Tarija, Bolivia



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