Bolivia What to Pack

  • and warm clothes
    and warm clothes
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    don`t forget your sunglasses
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    Day Hikers near Cochabamba
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Bolivia What to Pack

  • What to bring: Photography

    A lightweight tripod is essential. How else will your friends and family know you visited such a cool place if you're never in the picture? But also, I found it was crucial to have a tripod when photographing the sunrise on the salar. Other uses might be for shooting star trails. It was way to cold for me to photograph star trails, but the skies...

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  • Pack Light!

    Read with interest kim83_50158's travel tips. My family and I just returned from visiting her relatives. We made the mistake of traveling with two suitcases of presents for them plus 3 suitcases of our own -- not counting carry on bags. What a mistake. Besides keeping track of so many bags, the thin air hit us and wore us out with so much "lug"age...

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  • Gloves would be a great idea

    strong Backpack is a good choice, should be lookable 4 season a day....so be prepared, that has not changed since the 70's wet weather gear..and warm clothing, hiking boot's, personally I was very happy to have bought some Gloves on the Market in Santa Cruz

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  • In the higlands you need warm clothes

    If you are a backpacker, there´s one tip I can give you:Go to a market and buy a sack for potatoes or something similar and put your backpack inside. If there´s any risk, these are the thiefs that try to open your backpack. Inside of the potato-sack they can´t see very well where to cut it. Besides it cares your backpack very well while travelling...

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  • Another roll of film, please.

    You can never bring too much film to Bolivia. A polarizer will help you deal with the intense sunlight you will encounter too.

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  • Packing List

    Travel as light as possible, especially if going by bus. And one of the most important things every traveler should have in the third world : gifts for the children. You don't need anything fancy. All I carried was a stack of Disneyworld cards and postcards from New Orleans. Some adults will like them also and it makes for a great way to break the...

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  • Packing List

    What to take with you depends very much of the season. We ourselves went July, in the winter, the dry season in Bolivia. By day the temperature is comfortable, when walking in the sun (about 20 Celsius). When in the shadow it is immedetiately 4 or 5 degrees colder! We were all day busy putting clothes on and taking them of again. At night...

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    We couldn't pack too much as we were going trekking later..but clothing is very cheap in Bolivia, so buy when you are here..it also helps the local economy !! most items seemed available in the many pharmacies all formats of film/batteries were on sale everywhere

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    Bolivia can be very cold at night, bring warm clothes.Bolivia puede ser muy fría por la noche, hay que llevar ropa abrigada.

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    Tupisa: Bring good comfortable walking shoes/boots as the best way to explore these canyons is by foot. Tours are available but it's not a big distance from the town and as you'll likely have a few days before your transport outta here, why not take your time and enjoy the scenery!

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  • Packing List

    Most airlines traveling to Bolivia only allow you 2 bags of less than 35 Kilos. American Airlines has a policy of not accepting boxes during the summer and the winter seasons. If you are going to Santa Cruz get your summer clothes and your bathing wear. Bring hicking shoes and something semmidressy to wear when you go out at night.La Paz is cold...

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    to go into the Yungas zone and the Beni amazonian forest you MUST have very good insect repellers. Don't forget to put on your back jacket, into your hat or cap, on your socks and everywhere exposed body zones. Beni zone is very warm and hot. Your usually clothes are shorts, sport jacket, I recommend to use adecuate shoes for muddy land...

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  • Packing List

    Well, on LAB(Lloyd Aero Boliviano Airline), you can only bring 2 bags that are not more than 70 pounds. On my team, each of us had two bags that were atleast 40 or 50 pounds per bag. That was because we had supplies to bring. But as a tourist, you won't need that much!This didn't happen to me, personally, but airlines sometimes lose luggage, which...

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