This is an excellent service. Every effort is made to ensure the safety of passengers’ luggage. We had the luxury seats downstairs on the bus. This like business class on a plane. The seat reclines almost fully, is wide and has a platform for feet and legs so you can lie almost flat if you are of average height or lower. Blankets and pillows were provided as well as hot drinks, water, and two small meals. There is a toilet on board. The bus made a stop just before Uyuni, where there is a viewing tower to seethe desert and distant salt flats.
English speaking, Wifi on board, Comfortable, Safe, Clean, On-Time. Pillow, blanket, water and food all provided.
Excellent way to travel from La Paz to Uyuni and back and very cost-friendly.
This bus service was clean and very comfortable. A pillow, blanket and a 500ml bottle of water is provided per passenger. There is also a small dinner and breakfast. Service was on time and safe.
In La Paz the office is not in the main bus station (it is across the street). Don’t waste 20 minutes wondering the bus station looking for it like us!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I get problems with altitude sickness at the Salar de Uyuni?
IF TRAVELING FROM LA PAZ (also at high altitude) you should be fine in Uyuni, once you have spent 1 or 2 days in La Paz, or even Cusco (Machu Picchu) in Peru.
Altitude sickness can catch many travellers a little bit off guard. Not everyone gets sick at high altitudes and it is difficult to predict who is likely to be badly affected by it. For most people it is nothing more than a headache and some dizzy sensations that diminish over a short period of time, 1 to 2 days for most people.
If you want to limit your chances of getting sick though, there are a few things you can do.
Drink lots of water and slow down!! This sounds simple but both of these things are very important. Your body is struggling because you don’t have enough oxygen so avoiding any extraneous activity is a good idea. Chew Some Coca Leaves. The native people of South America have been chewing coca for centuries thanks to its ability to alleviate mild altitude sickness symptoms. Coca leaves can be bought in any supermarket and even souvenir shops or street stalls.
Take (Soroche) Altitude Sickness pills, these are sold over the counter all over Peru and Bolivia and are just a few dollars. If you are flying straight into altitude over 2500meter, without spending any time at a intermediate elevation and you’re worried about getting sick, you can ask your doctor for more specific and stronger altitude sickness medication in advance.