Cala lily
Bolivian desert

Bolivia – a country that exceeded my expectations

La Paz, Potosí and Chuquisaca
Potosí and Chuquisaca area – vicuña and rock formations
Potosí and Chuquisaca area – salt lake and volcanic features
Potosí and Chuquisaca area – Laguna Colorada, flamingos and rocks
Potosí and Chuquisaca area – flamingo, salt lakes and railway track that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid rode!
Uyuni Salt Flats
Uyuni Salt Flats early morning
Uyuni Salt Flats and salt hotel
Uyuni Salt Flats and train graveyard
5,000 perfectly preserved dinosaur footprints in the Cal Orck’o cliff


Quad bike trip to ‘crater’ viewpoint

Gadventures 11 day  Bolivia Discovery tour



Bolivia Discovery in Bolivia, South America – G Adventures

Explore the winding streets and markets of La Paz, experience the Uyuni Salt Flats and high mountain wilderness by 4×4, discover colonial cities and historic cultures in Bolivia

Source: Bolivia Discovery in Bolivia, South America – G Adventures

South & Central America Adventure Booked

Having thought I would take some time off work to do a few weeks of voluntary service overseas, I got distracted by looking at holidays in South America!

I thought I would do the GAdventures Southern Cross trip from Lima to Rio, but then I couldn’t get excited about the Brazil part of the trip and wanted to go to Costa Rica instead.  After an hour with Alessandro at STA Travel in Victoria, London, we managed to work out that I could do Peru, Bolivia and then Costa Rica. Success!!

So I set off after Christmas for a 46 day trip to Peru, Bolivia and Costa Rica!

On my travels I will be able to tick off a number of UNESCO World Heritage sites (which I should start to keep track of as I’ve seen quite a few already).  I am excited to see Machu Picchu but have been realistic about my physical capability and have booked the train, rather than making the 4 day hike – this has also given me enough time to do the optional Jungle Safari!  I’ll be seeing Lake Titicaca, the Uyuni Salt Flats, volcanoes, hopefully turtles, condors and hopefully lots more.

I need to pack for all seasons as it is rainy (summer) season in Peru, Bolivia is high altitude so can be minus temperatures at night and Costa Rica will be hot and likely humid.

For anyone interested these are the trips that I’ve planned:

Inca Heartland Tour

Bolivia Discovery

Costa Rica Adventure

Photos and my progress will be tracked on this blog (wifi signal dependent!).  There are going to be quite a number of days where there won’t be any signal or indeed electricity!  However, I’ll try to keep it up to date when and where I can.