1. Swizbit
    October 30, 2017 @ 4:49 am

    Hi there, I have really loved reading your posts so far – found the ones on the W trek in Patagonia especially helpful, so thank you!! I was wondering if you think it would be worth it to head to the salt flats of Bolivia from Atamaca, Chile, just for the purpose of a 3 or 4-day tour? A friend and I are planning a trip in SA but have limited(ish) time. We won’t be able to spend much time at all in Bolivia so I am torn as to whether it is worth crossing over to visit this area. So just after your opinion – if you were in a similar situation, with the opportunity to cross over from Chile, but no time to see Bolivia beyond the 3 day tour, would you do it?


    • Tyler
      November 6, 2017 @ 9:46 pm

      I would go for sure! If I had a choice to only see one place in Bolivia it would be a tour of The Salt Flats. It will cost a little more going from San Pedro Atacama because you will be paying in Chilean Pesos. However, it will be worth the extra cost. Unfortunately, if you or your friend are traveling with an American Passport it will cost $160 USD for a visa to enter Bolivia. I think it is only for US passport holders.

      If you are in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile you may want to check out some of the day-trips offered in town that go around that area. I did a few day trips and a stargazing tour.

      Thanks, for your feedback about my posts! It means a lot to me! I’m glad that you have found them helpful. I have been to a lot of places in Central and South America so if you have any more questions just ask! 🙂

      Happy Planning!


      • Swizbit
        November 7, 2017 @ 1:22 am

        Thanks for getting back to me! Luckily we are from New Zealand – so no expensive entry fee 🙂 Great, I think I will figure out some time to make sure we can go! And yes – I saw your reviews of the tours in St Pedro Atacama, will definitely be looking to do a couple!
        Hope to see more of your travel write-ups in the future – the amount of detail you put in was really really helpful, as well as being honest and unpretentious – a refreshing style with the huge amount of travel blogs that are available! Thanks again.


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