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September 24, 2010

Bolivia Travel Notes

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Bolivia Travel Notes

NB. Yellow Fever vaccination required for Bolivia. It lasts 10 years.

No visa required for Australians. get 30 days.

bus from Villazón on the border with Argentina to Tupiza (Hotel Mitru for 50 Bolivianos per night or La Torre Hotel.)

Santa Cruz

Hostal Ambar Backpackers is very cheap.

noel Kempff park:

Rurrenabaque – Madidi NP.

the flight, with Amaszonas Airlines from La Paz to Rurrenabaque, which cost some $55 USD for the 35 minutes flight, instead of the horrifying, deadly, 20+ hours bus trip.

Samaipata is the southern gateway to amboro national park.

Buenavista is the northern gateway to amboro np.

Puerto Quijarro

TAMENGO Hostel-Resort Pantanal. Get here on the Death Train from Santa Cruz.


There are tracks from El Calvario. No ATM in town.


You can do a day trip or stay at the Apa-apa Reserve.

There are two wayt to Peru.
1. Via Copacabana and the Kasani-yuyunga border crossing.
2. Via Desaguadero on southern side of Lake Titicaca.


Learn Spanish –

PN Amboro

Acess it via Buenavista, 100km northwest of Santa Cruz.


No ATM in town. You can access PN Madidi.


  1. Also a nice School to learn Spanish:

    And a good German Hostel plus Restaurant
    in Sucre. Activities and Parties
    I recommend:

    Comment by Otmar Traveller — November 5, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

  2. Thanks for those notes.

    Comment by admin — November 7, 2013 @ 4:19 am

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