2 independent reviews for Bolivia & Amazon jungle holiday

Reviews for Bolivia & Amazon jungle holiday

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review 12 Oct 2019

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

Visiting the salt flats was an amazing experience and the highlight of my trip to Bolivia.

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Be prepared for hiccups along the way as transport, itineraries and plans can be subject to disruption and last minute changes.

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Did feel that by staying in local hostelries, using public transport for transfers and having local guides, especially in the rainforest and Pampas areas, we were supporting responsible tourism.

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Bolivia is a fascinating country to visit and has much to offer for the adventurous traveller. The salt flats are a must as well as the Amazonian rainforest. La Paz is a colourful, vibrant city surrounded by magnificent scenery. Loved the teleferico, a cable car system that connects various neighbourhoods and offers a bird's eye view of the entire city. Overall, a great vacation destination whether part of an overland experience in South America or one off trip.

review 22 Jun 2015

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your holiday?

I loved the Bolivian salt flats which were astonishing (although shockingly cold at night), and the pampass tour, especially swimming in the river and having the dolphins come up and nuzzle me!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Bring extra warm clothes for overnight sleeping on salt flats - there is no heating and although the salt hotel is not too cold, the 2nd night is really really cold. If you're flying direct into La Paz give yourself 1-2 days to aclimatise (take it slowly). I arrived via lake Titicaca so was ok, but was hit bit by altitude on return from Rurrenabaque jungle/pamass tour. In La Paz went to see the 'Bolivian wrestling chollitas' believing that it was all staged wrestling. Mostly it was, but the final bout had real hard contact and blood drawn. Be warned!

3. Did you feel that your holiday benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Probably supported local businesses (and our guides of course), and hopefully encouraged conversation through the jungle/pampass tour (the lodges were Eco lodges).

4. Finally, how would you rate your holiday overall?

Probably one of the best holiday's I've been on - Bolivia is a truly amazing country. Not for the faint hearted though as the Country is still relatively undeveloped. It's more of an adventure than a normal package holiday - on occasions sleep deprevation and extreme heat and cold. However no doubt one of my best trips.

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