Bolivia Transportation Inquiries: Flights & Buses
Replies: 10 - Last Post: Dec 16, 2012 1:20 AM Last Post By: boliviatravelgu...
Dec 6, 2012 8:27 AM
Bolivia Transportation Inquiries: Flights & BusesHi,
I plan on leaving for Colombia and then Bolivia very soon but am finding it difficult to get answers to certain questions:
1. What are the most affordable and DIRECT flights from Bogota to Salar de Uyuni or at least Sucre in Bolivia? In USD, approximately what would this cost next month?
2. In total, how long are the bus rides from Salar de Uyuni to Sucre?
3. What are the most affordable, convenient and DIRECT flights or bus rides from Sucre to Salta in Argentina (means of transportation and duration)? In USD, approximately what would this cost next month?
4. What kind of adapter do I need for Bolivia (not voltage but style)? I am from the US. Is it the same style or different? If different, then if possible, I’d like to see a photo or image of some sort.
Thanks for your time. Charlie
Dec 6, 2012 5:19 PM
11. Calling Mr Spock is definitely the best option, but when he is not around you actually have to make an effort and acknowledged the fact that South America is not US and things you are requesting don't exist. First of all there is no way of flying cheap (you can only find "acceptable" price), 2nd - there is nothing direct.
2. Depends on the bottles of singani you want to buy to your driver, as he must be drunk as hell to drive into salar. Once again you are asking about non existing thing. There are tons of buses to UYUNI, but to get to salar you need 4x4, ergo you need to contract a tour from the city.
3. Santa Claus thinks you was naughty this year, do you know what is the answer?
4. Attitude adapter is the only thing you need. Your plugs will work without a problem, I'm more afraid about you.
Dec 6, 2012 8:11 PM
Dec 6, 2012 8:35 PM
Dec 7, 2012 4:50 AM
4Point to point? And can I give you my paypal account before we proceed? I take visa and mastercard
Seriously - do some reading man and invest in this attitude adapter.
The only direct international flights are to/from La Paz and Santa Cruz, going to Argentina on the other hand is easiest to do by transferring trough Villazon border from Uyuni and yes, changing buses over there.
Now do some reading and get back with precise questions if you want to get any answers
I'm happy to help but I'm not your travel agent, at least I didn't noticed any positive balance received from you on my paypal account
Dec 7, 2012 6:56 AM
Dec 7, 2012 9:02 AM
6What are the most affordable and DIRECT flights from Bogota to Salar de Uyuni or at least Sucre in Bolivia?
There aren't direct flights neither from Bogotá to Uyuni nor from Bogotá to Sucre. The most direct route would be to fly with Avianca from Bogotá to La Paz and to fly with Amaszonas from La Paz to Uyuni. Take a look at the web of each of those airlines to know the fares available on your travel dates.
Dec 9, 2012 11:16 AM
7I have seen a lot of Latin America's great colonial gems: Cuzco, Quito, Buenos Aires (although different obviously), Ouro Preto, Rio de Janeiro (different again), Salvador, Bahia (again different), Cartagena, Guanajuato, etc. Do you personally think Sucre ranks among these places I have been to as a 'must-see' colonial destination? I only ask because I looked up Avianca and the price is $754USD 1 way on a random Wednesday afternoon 1 month from now from Bogota to Santa Cruz (not even to Sucre)! Wow. Sucre truly is 1 difficult place to get to, so I am reconsidering going there unless I get some strong feedback (ultimately opinions) that Sucre truly ranks among South America's greatest sightseeing destinations.
Dec 10, 2012 4:57 AM
8Sucre is nice, but I wouldn't say it's worth this money. You may consider going to Arequipa if you haven't been there yet and colonial cities are your thing.
Dec 10, 2012 7:32 AM
9I looked up Avianca and the price is $754USD 1 way on a random Wednesday afternoon 1 month from now from Bogota to Santa Cruz
Avianca doesn't fly to Santa Cruz. You'll probably have to change planes in Lima and take a TACA flight in Lima. Did you look for fares from Bogotá to La Paz? As I said in #7, Avianca has non-stop flights between Bogotá and La Paz.
Dec 16, 2012 1:20 AM
10Sucre to Potosi to Uyuni is a wonderful 7 hour ride, some of the best scenery ever, but i wouldnt go without visiting Potosi at least for a day
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