La Paz to Uyuni and back-different ways?
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Oct 27, 2012 9:34 PM Last Post By: ban_janti_return
Oct 26, 2012 7:46 AM
La Paz to Uyuni and back-different ways?Hi
Im looking at different ways (in November) to get from La Paz to Uyuni and then to Copacabana.We dont want to do too much backtracking
so thinking of going La Paz-Uroro-train to uyuni, then coming back Uyuni-Potosi-sucre-lap paz
Is there any way to bypass la paz on the way back from Uyuni to get to Copacabana direct from uyuni or elsewhere?
any other ideas.
I have heard of another option to go through to san pedro and come back trhough Arica-would this be an option ?
Oct 26, 2012 10:22 AM
Oct 27, 2012 4:24 AM
2If you have the time and are not on a tight budget you could combine your 2 options, ie go to Uyuni via Sucre and Potosi, on to San Pedro and back to La Paz via N Chile. Chile is considerably more expensive than Bolivia, and San Pedro is more expensive than the rest of northern Chile.
If you plan to stay in Bolivia you can't go to Copa without passing La Paz. You could do an even bigger loop and carry on from Arica into Peru and get to Copa via Arequipa and Puno if you had time.
Oct 27, 2012 5:18 AM
Is the atacama desert and san Pedro interesting enough to warrant this big loop or better to focus the time around Bolivia?
Oct 27, 2012 8:33 AM
Oct 27, 2012 4:44 PM
5Depends what your interests are and how much time you have. The scenery on the Uyuni tours is more impressive than what San Pedro has to offer imo. If you like historic colonial towns, indigenous people and culture and generally being in a country that is very different to Europe / US you'll be better off in Bolivia. If you fancy going down to the coast, beaches (with cold water) for a few days do the Chile loop. The Atacama desert area has enough of interest for few days (Iquique would be the most interesting town). Another factor might be the weather, November is getting close to rainy season in Bolivia and it can be quite variable, should be mostly hot and sunny down on the coast.
Oct 27, 2012 9:34 PM
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