Guides
Guides from our travels

Destinations
Day-to-day details & all costs of our trips

Deals
Deals from other travel websites

Postal Stamps Memorabilia
Make a memory of every place you visit by getting a postal stamp from local post office

Tips
Do's, don'ts, advice, how-to's



« Bolivia Itinerary

How much did it cost? – Bolivia

 
 
Planning
Itinerary, Planning & Information
All the information, planning and visa details.
  Expenses
How much did it cost?
This section
« Thirteen days in Bolivia

 

Here’s a complete breakdown of costs per person for all the thirteen days of our trip to Bolivia.

Where: La Paz, Lake Titicaca & Copacabana (Isla del Sol, Isla del Luna), Potosi, Sucre, Uyuni & Colchani, Salar de Uyuni (San Cristobal).
Transport: Airlines, Bus, Taxi
When: July 2013, for thirteen days
Who: One backpacker
Currency: United States Dollar

Note: All values in USD, unless otherwise mentioned, are approximate and based on the exchange rate at the time of publishing. Each cost is for one adult. The exchange rate at the time of publishing is assumed to be USD 1= BOB 6.9.
 

Initial Planning

See details »

What Cost Notes
American Airlines $1,002 Flight from Los Angeles, USA (LAX) to La Paz, Bolivia (LPB) via Miami (MIA). Return.
Total Costs $1,002.00 Per person
Overall Costs $1,002.00 Per person

 

Day 1 – La Paz

See details »

What Cost Notes
Taxi from La Paz airport to city center Bs 70 or $10.14 One way. Per taxi.
Museum of San Francisco Bs 20 or $2.90
Lunch at Alexander Cafe Bs 36 or $5.20
Dinner at Dumbo Bs 75 or $10.87
Loki Hostel Bs 314 or $45.50 For one room (charged for two persons), two nights
Snacks & water Bs 10 or $1.45
Bolivia Flag Bs 15 or $2.17 as souvenir
Toilets Bs 5 or $0.72
Total Costs $78.95 Per person
Overall Costs $1,080.95 Per person

 

Day 2 – La Paz

See details »

What Cost Notes
Calle Jaen Museums Bs 5 or $0.72 Combo entrance fee Bs 5
Museo de La Coca Bs 10 or $1.45 Entrance fee
Ekeko souvenir Bs 28 or $4.05
Lunch Bs 45 or $6.50 One of the cafes on Calle Potosi
Dinner at Loki Hostel Bs 70 or $10.14
Snacks & water Bs 20 or $2.90
Toilets Bs 5 or $0.72
Total Costs $26.48 Per person
Overall Costs $1,107.43 Per person

 

Day 3 – Uyuni, Colchani, Salar de Uyuni

See details »

What Cost Notes
Taxi to La Paz airport Bs 60 or $8.70 One way
Flight – LPB-UYU Bs 975 or $141.30 One way from La Paz to Uyuni on Amaszonas
Airport exit fee at La Paz Bs 15 or $2.17 One way
Breakfast at Huari Bs 60 or $8.70 Restaurant at La Paz airport
Breakfast at Uyuni Bs 20 or $2.90 One of the cafes on Ave Ferroviaria
Red Planet Expedition Bs 1200 or $174 3-day tour across Salar de Uyuni
Taxi from Uyuni airport to town Bs 10 or $1.45 One way
Snacks & water Bs 55 or $7.98 Incl toilet tissue, water for 3 days, etc.
Toilets Bs 7 or $1
Total Costs $348.20 Per person
Overall Costs $1,455.63 Per person

 

Day 4 – Salar de Uyuni, Laguna Colorada

See details »

What Cost Notes
Laguna Colarada National Park Bs 150 or $21.74 Mandatory entrance fee
Snacks & water Bs 40 or $5.80
Toilets Bs 5 or $0.72
Total Costs $28.26 Per person
Overall Costs $1,483.89 Per person

 

Day 5 – San Cristobal, Sol de Mañana to Uyuni

See details »

What Cost Notes
Tip to tour guide Bs 50 or $7.25 One person, double room for one night
Hotel Tonito $45.00 One person, double room for one night
Dinner at Mexican cafe Bs 52 or $7.54 Tacos, water
Snacks & water Bs 4 or $0.58
Toilets Bs 2 or $0.29
Total Costs $60.66 Per person
Overall Costs $1,543.55 Per person

 

Day 6 – Uyuni to Potosi

See details »

What Cost Notes
Bus from Uyuni to Potosi Bs 30 or $4.35 One person, double room for one night
Hotel Tuko’s La Casa Real Bs 360 or $52.17 One person, double room for two nights
Casa Nacional de Moneda Bs 40 or $5.80 Entrance fee
Food at Mercado Central Bs 22 or $3.18 Fish, chicken, etc.
Dinner at Hawaii restaurant Bs 30 or $4.35 Fried chicken, rice & soda
Snacks & water Bs 6 or $0.87
Toilets Bs 2 or $0.29
Total Costs $71.01 Per person
Overall Costs $1,615.56 Per person

 

Day 7 – Potosi

See details »

What Cost Notes
Potosi Mine Tour Bs 110 or $15.95 Per person
Museo de San Francisco Bs 15 or $2.17 Entrance fee only. No camera (extra)
Museo de Santa Teresa Bs 21 or $3.04 Entrance fee only. No camera (extra)
Lunch at Hostel Tuko’s La Casa Real Bs 56 or $8.11
Dinner at Doña Eugenia restaurant Bs 35 or $5.07 Kala purca, pork, water
Snacks & water Bs 12 or $1.74
Toilets Bs 4 or $0.58
Total Costs $36.66 Per person
Overall Costs $1,652.22 Per person

 

Day 8 – Potosi to Sucre

See details »

What Cost Notes
Taxi from Potosi to Sucre Bs 40 or $5.80 Per person
Hotel Wasi Masi Bs 120 or $17.40 Two nights, one person, double bed with bathroom
Postal Stamp Bs 10 or $1.45
Lunch at Abis Cafe Bs 35 or $5.07
Drinks at hostel Bs 20 or $2.90 Beers
Snacks & water Bs 30 or $4.35
Total Costs $36.97 Per person
Overall Costs $1,689.19 Per person

 

Day 9 – Sucre

See details »

What Cost Notes
Casa de La Libertad Bs 25 or $3.62 Entrance fee Bs 15, camera Bs 10
Templo Nuestra Señora de la Merced Bs 15 or $2.17 Entrance fee only. No camera (extra)
Museo de la Recoleta Bs 10 or $1.45 Entrance fee
Dinner at Hostel Wasi Masi Bs 14 or $2.17
Lunch at La Taverne restaurant Bs 42 or $6.08
Snacks & water Bs 22 or $3.19
Toilets Bs 4 or $0.58
Total Costs $19.26 Per person
Overall Costs $1,708.45 Per person

 

Day 10 – Sucre to La Paz to Copacabana

See details »

What Cost Notes
Flight from Sucre (SRE) to La Paz (LPB) Bs 300 or $43.48 Per person, one way
Sucre Airport exit fee Bs 11 or $1.60 Mandatory fee for domestic airlines
Taxi from LPB airport to cemetery Bs 50 or $7.24 Per taxi
Bus from La Paz cemetery to Copacabana Bs 20 or $2.90 One way, per person
Ferry crossing Bs 2 or $0.29 One way, per person
Hotel Utama $63 Incl taxes, $20 per night, single room w/ bathroom, for 3 nights, per person
Dinner at Pueblo El Viejo Bs 60 or $8.70 For two persons incl wine
Snacks & water Bs 25 or $3.62
Toilets Bs 4 or $0.58
Total Costs $131.41 Per person
Overall Costs $1,839.86 Per person

 

Day 11 – Copacabana, Lake Titicaca

See details »

What Cost Notes
Horca del Inca Bs 8 or $1.16 Entrance Fee
Museo del Poncho Bs 5 or $0.72 Entrance fee
Lunch Bs 42 or $6.08
Dinner Bs 38 or $5.50
Snacks & water Bs 15 or $2.17
Toilets Bs 3 or $0.43
Total Costs $16.06 Per person
Overall Costs $1,855.92 Per person

 

Day 12 – Isla del Sol

See details »

What Cost Notes
Isla del Sol Tour Bs 35 or $5.07 Per person, Full day trip, Return ticket.
Chincana Ruins Bs 10 or $1.45 Entrance fee only. No camera (extra)
Snacks & water Bs 43 or $6.23 Incl sandwich on the boat
Toilets Bs 4 or $0.58
Total Costs $13.33 Per person
Overall Costs $1,869.25 Per person

 

Day 13 – Copacabana to La Paz

See details »

What Cost Notes
Bus from Copacabana to La Paz Bs 15 or $2.17 Per person
Taxi from cemetery to La Paz airport Bs 60 or $8.70 One way
Fee at ferry crossing Bs 2 or $0.29 Mandatory fee to cross the lake
Bag storage at airport Bs 10 or $1.45 For one hour
Airport exit tax $25 Mandatory international exit tax
Snacks & water Bs 15 or $2.17
Toilets Bs 1 or $0.14
Total Costs $39.92 Per person
Overall Costs $1,909.17 Per person

 

 
 
Planning
Itinerary, Planning & Information
All the information, planning and visa details.
  Expenses
How much did it cost?
This section
« Thirteen days in Bolivia
  • Bianca

    Hi! I am so glad i found your blog! These are exactly the stops we are planning on doing and your blog has had some great information for us. Question, I didn’t see a cost listed for your flight from La Paz to Uyuni. Was the flight included in your tour with Red Planet? Did you pay extra to have an English speaking guide/driver with Red Planet? Thank you!

    • travelonthedollar

      Hi Bianca,
      Thanks for pointing that. I had missed it! I have added the cost for the flight from LPB to UYU ($141.30). The flight was not included in the tour with Red Planet, but I had to book and pay separately.
      And the cost of the Red Planet tour included English speaking guide. No extra charges.
      Hope this helps.
      Safe Travels!
      Thanks
      Parind


THIRTEEN DAYS IN BOLIVIA

 
Planning
Itinerary, Planning & Information

 
Day 1
La Paz
First day in the capital city.

 
Day 2
La Paz
Second day in the capital city.

 
Day 3
Uyuni, Colchani, Salar de Uyuni
Tour across world's largest salt flats.

 
Day 4
Salar de Uyuni, Laguna Colorada
Salt flats, red lagoon.

 
Day 5
San Cristobal, Sol de Mañana to Uyuni
Volcano, thermal baths & back to Uyuni.

 
Day 6
Uyuni to Potosi
Visiting silver town.

 
Day 7
Potosi
Silver mines and around the town.

 
Day 8
Potosi to Sucre
Traveling from Potosi to Sucre & day there.

 
Day 9
Sucre
Most preserved Spanish Colonial town.

 
Day 10
Sucre to La Paz to Copacabana
Traveling from Sucre to La Paz, connecting to Copacabana.

 
Day 11
Copacabana, Lake Titicaca
Small coastal town at Lake Titicaca.

 
Day 12
Isla del Sol
Boat trip to island of sun in Lake Titicaca.

 
Day 13
Copacabana to La Paz
Travel from Copacabana to La Paz and fly out.

Expenses
How much did it cost?
List of all the expenses.
 
Do NOT follow this link or you will be banned from the site!

All websites use cookies. It's the 21st century! What's a cookie?!

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.

Close