Practical advice for traveling
- Valid passport and photocopies with an expiration date after 6 months after your return.
- The conditions may change. Before traveling, inquire at the Bolivian consulate in your country.
- Numbers of the insurance company (insurance number) or photocopy of the insurance policy.
- Driver's license for car rental.
Cash, travelers, credit card (in $ us) (Broken Dollars are not accepted in the Banks, In the Exchange Houses they accept them, but the exchange rate is lower than the Official one.
For greater comfort when traveling, it is advisable to travel light and not only carry what is really necessary, in the most compact way possible.
Useful information if you are thinking about making purchases: you are authorized to carry up to 20 kilos on the plane in most of the transatlantic destinations (check with the airlines to confirm the conditions of your flight). It is advisable to take out baggage loss insurance.
Good physical condition recommended due to height and climatic variations.
The trip can be put to the test in the Lipez region up to - 30º in the evenings in July and August !. Have an ability to adapt to the unexpected or discomfort of poor road conditions. The contingencies (delay of the airplane / train, mechanical failures, etc ...) are possible and are part of the trip.
The contingencies (delay of the airplane / train, mechanical failures, etc ...) are possible and are part of the trip.
DTPolio, Typhoid, Hepatitis A and B. For the Amazon, yellow fever. Little risk of malaria except in the circuits of the Amazon (from Trinidad).
Personal first-aid kit
Your usual medicines; vitamin C or poly vitamin; pain medications: aspirin or its equivalent; anti-diarrheic (Imodium type ...) + intestinal antiseptic; Long-range antibiotic treatment: provide 8 days of treatment (with medical prescription); anti-inflammatory ointment; eye drops (powder, ophthalmia); pills to purify the water; Scotch tape; plasters + disinfectant compresses; protection against blisters, available in pharmacy); treatment against cold and sore throat, ointment against burns.