Trip Planning FAQs
How to deal with altitude sickness when taking tours of Bolivia?
In some areas of Bolivia, the altitude is very high, like La Paz, Uyuni, Lake Titicaca, and Potosi, which might cause altitude sickness like the symptoms of bad appetite, fatigue, nausea, headache, weakness, poor breathing. The best way to deal with altitude sickness is to drink plenty of water and take adequate rest upon your arrival. Also, you can take Sorojchi pills, which can relieve and prevent the altitude sickness.
What scenic spots should we visit in Bolivia?
In Bolivia, the most popular scenic sports are Salar de Uyuni with the world’s largest salt flat, Lake Titicaca with unique lake scenery together with Inca culture on Isla del Sol, archaeological sites in La Paz like Tiwanaku Ruins and the Amazon Rainforest in Madidi National park. Our tours of Bolivia have covered them all.
Do I need any vaccinations before travelling to Bolivia?
The vaccine is not a must for travelers to Bolivia, however, it is recommended to take the yellow fever vaccine, as yellow fever is a viral infection found in tropical areas of Africa and South America. After you take the vaccine, the doctor will give you a yellow injection record, commonly known as the small yellow book. Please take it when you enter Bolivia.
What's the best time to visit Salar de Uyuni?
The best time to visit the breathtaking Salar de Uyuni depends on what you are expecting to see. If you want to see the sky mirror, the best time is rainy season from December to April. In addition, if the water surface is too high in the rainy season and salt flat is flooded, you cannot visit the famous cactus island. If you want to see the vast crystalline salt patterns, the best time is the dry season from May to November. No matter what time you go to Salar de Uyuni, you can take perfect pictures.
How many days do we need in Salar de Uyuni?
Normally the tours to Salar de Uyuni can be arranged in 1 day or 3 days depending on your interest. The day trip includes the salt flats only. The 3- day tour doesn't mean going to the salt flats for 3 days. You will spend 1 day on the salt flats and the other 2 days admiring the mountain scenery and desert areas with flamingos, alpacas, lakes, snow-covered mountains, etc. However, there will be a long time driving during the trip. You will spend 5 to 6 hours in the vehicle on day 2 and day 3, and the driving distance is around 800km to 900km in total.
Should I tip the guide and driver during my Bolivia trip? If yes, how much should I budget for tips?
Usually visitors need to tip for service providers, such as waiters, taxi drivers, doorman and etc. You are also suggested to tip the guide and driver according to your satisfaction on their service. For your reference, USD8-USD15 per day to the guide and USD5-USD10 per day to the driver.