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Ruta Verde Tours

Calle 21 de Mayo 318, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
+591 3 3396470
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Ranked #1 of 6 Activities in Santa Cruz
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Verona, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We asked Ruta Verde to organise a visit for us to San Javier and Concepcion, picking us up at the Santa Cruz airport and dropping us at our hotel in Santa Cruz after a two day tour. Time was limited due to our tight schedule, nevertheless we did not feel rushed and managed to visit the two interesting Jesuit missions... More

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Weehawken, New Jersey
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18 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014 via mobile

Ruta verde gets 5 out of 5 stars easily for the most professionally managed 3 day classic Uyuni to Uyuni trip. The driver Claudio was on time, extremely disciplined, courteous, friendly, went out of his way to make sure that we covered absolutely every sight & always put our comfort before his. There was all sorts of back ups like... More

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Brussels, Belgium
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6 attraction reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The Dutch owner Gijs organized our 3 day trip to the Salar de Uyuni and it was absolutely pefect. We had a fantastic driver Iladio and from the pick-up at the airport at Uyuni until the drop-off in Chile, San Pedro de Atacama all was perfect. I can highly recommend. Gijs is very responsive and also helped me with booking... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

I took a group of seven university students to Bolivia this summer, and used Ruta Verde tours for our visits to the Refugio de los Volcanes and Jesuit Missions. I was concerned that we have an English-speaking guide whose language skills were excellent, and ideally who knew something about the Spanish Colonial Period. I also wanted comfortable accomodations and clean,... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Salar de Uyuni and the areas surrounding it are some of the most beautiful landscapes in the world, so it doesn’t take much to marvel at the stunning views. On the other hand, the roads and weather conditions can be challenging and unpredictable—other travelers we spoke with encountered reckless driving and repeated flats—so having a reliable driver is everything. The... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This was a well organized 3 day trip with 7 people in a Toyota Land Cruiser (5 guests, Juan the driver, and Elsa the English interpreter). We stayed two nights in Tayka Hotels. These are interesting hotels in that they are run by the people in the local communities. They have an association with representatives from each of the hotels.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

After much anguish choosing this tour (due to terrible reviews of other companies including drunk drivers) we decided to book with Ruta Verde and we were so glad we did. My boyfriend and I did the 3 day tour from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni staying in two Tayka Hotels along the way. This really is the most amazing... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

My wife and I booked a 3-day tour from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni Salt Flats with Ruta Verde after looking at a the offerings of a number of other tour companies. We had concerns about going from an altitude of 2,400 meters in San Pedro to an altitude of 5,000 meters on the first day, given what we'd... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

We debated whether to do this tour or one of the group tours that are less than half price, but in the end decided on this - totally the right choice and worth every penny!!! First of all, to save a bit of money don't bother with the English guide unless you are really terrified of miscommunication or are a... More

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Albany, New York
4 reviews 4 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Professional, safe, friendly and comfortable. I had arranged to be picked up in Potosi by a driver from Ruta Verde and taken to Uyuni before the start of our 2 night, 3 day tour of the salt flats and the national park. I am so glad that I did. The long ride was much safer and more comfortable than previous... More

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