Intense Bolivia
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We are an experienced online travel agency and local tour operator with the highest standards of customer service. We create authentic and unforgettable trips to Bolivia for individual travelers and large groups. Experience the most popular destinations such as the Uyuni Salt Flats, the Tiahuanaco ruins, or Sun Island on Lake Titicaca. Let the Intense Bolivia team help you decide the itinerary that is best for you. Free online quotes are available on our website.
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marcinart
Paris, France32 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Two of my Polish friends and I went from Cusco (good options for connecting flights by Amaszonas) to visit Bolivia. 4 days and 3 nights tour included: La Paz, Tiwanaku, Uyuni. By far the best was Uyuni and staying in Palacio de Sal made the experience unforgettable. Private car, private chauffeur, private guide is a luxury treat everybody should do. Perfect timing, far from crowd, lunch in the middle of salt desert, sunset photos session. Great drinks (you must try Bolivian wine - spectacular, especially Casa Grande Tres), great food (!) in the Palacio de Sal was a cherry on the cake for this trip.
La Paz and Tiwanaku were great too, same people, same high quality of service and perfect organization.
We felt very safe and taken care of every minute.
Intense Bolivia is definitely top agency to consider when organizing a trip to this beautiful country. Highly recommended!
Written March 5, 2020
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BF Traveler
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
If you've ever considered going to Bolivia, do yourself a favor, GO! Using Intense Bolivia as our travel agent was a great decision. Every facet of this trip was spectacular including the communications, itinerary, lodgings, travel, and meals. We visited La Paz, Isla del Sol, Uyini, Palacio del Sal, Potosi, and Sucre. Above all, our drivers (Gustavo and Richard) and our tour guide, Vicente, were the very best! Vicente is engaging, immensely knowledgeable, funny, and thoughtful. This was by far, our favorite of several international trips.
Written July 21, 2022
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Ralf
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023
From beginning to end this was one of the best trips I've taken. Everything had been taken care of by Intense Bolivia, so I didn't have to worry about booking internal flights, hotels, meals, or anything else. My guide Vicente was very knowledgeable and a fantastic human being, same as my driver Gustavo and the communication and booking process with the Intense team (Sofia and Karen) was flawless. I got to visit Tiwanaku, lake Titicaca and island of the sun as well as Salar de Uyuni, all of which were on my bucket list, plus an added tour of La Paz. Loved every minute of it, learned a lot as well and fell in love with the country and it's people. I stayed for a week which was barely enough to see all three places, although I guess you can do it on a shorter schedule, but I like taking my time, exploring and asking lots of questions. I'm probably going back to Bolivia as there are many other places and things I missed as it's a huge and very varied country and I will definitely be booking through Intense again. Thank you to all involved in making my trip absolutely amazing!
Written February 6, 2023
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Brett P
Ann Arbor, MI13 contributions
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May 2018 • Solo
I just completed a trip to Bolivia that was organized from touchdown to takeoff by the team at Intense Bolivia. I cannot say enough good things. The pre-arrival communication was prompt, flawless and 100% accurate. Romina (the person I corresponded with before arriving) was exceptional in her communication and guidance from Visa (which, yes, US citizens CAN obtain on arrival in Santa Cruz) to flight and lodging details. When I arrived the transportation was excellent and ready for me. One of the true highlights of the trip was Juan Manuel (Juma) who was a fantastic guide and generally incredible person. He is very knowledgeable, funny, insightful and a wonderful representative of the Bolivian people (and humanity in general). I toured the Uyuni Salt Flats, La Paz, and Lake Titicaca with Juma and was sad when the trip came to an end. As a non-Spanish speaking US Citizen the Intense Bolivia team made the trip flawless and incredibly enjoyable. I recommend them without any hesitation and will tour with them again when I return to Bolivia with my family.
Written May 29, 2018
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Thank you so much for your stellar review. We could not be happier with the outcome of your trip, and we're so pleased you had a great time. Thank you for trusting us with your travel arrangements and please do come again with your family so you can show them how beautiful and incredible Bolivia is. Once again, thank you for trusting Intense Bolivia!
Written May 30, 2018
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Explore547135
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Mar 2018 • Couples
My boyfriend decided to propose during our salt flat tour ! And no praise can explain how wonderful this company was in helping make this moment so special ! Our tour guide Herlo was such a wonderful hospitable host ! He kept us safe driving through the waters of the salt flats! He also made sure we were always comfortable ! They offered complimentary wine and flowers after my boyfriend asked the question! They even offered to take photos of the special moment , all this at no extra cost ! My boyfriend also praised how attentive the company was during the planning of this special moment , they were quick in responding to his emails and answering his calls . I am so grateful that we chose this company and so grateful that our special moment was so perfect all in big part to Intense Bolivia ! This trip will be memorable for us forever and we couldn't be more happy with the way this company made this experience just perfect !
Written March 24, 2018
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Thanks to you and to your boyfriend (now fiancee) for trusting Intense Bolivia with such a special moment in your lives. We could not be happier with being part of this momentous occasion, and for helping make every detail special and perfect! Thank you for choosing the Uyuni Salt Flats as the special place you'll remember for ever and thank you for writing such a lovely review. Please recommend us to friends and family who'd like to visit Bolivia (and also Peru) as we would be happy to help them plan an amazing trip. There's so much more to see!
Written March 27, 2018
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djonce
Fort Collins, Colorado155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019
We traveled to Bolivia in August 2019 – our 101st country. We chose Intense Bolivia to customize a private tour of the Salt Desert and arrange a private bike trip down the ‘World’s Most Dangerous Road’. We were extraordinarily impressed with Intense Bolivia’s planning and execution. We had a fantastic time [far far better than a high end packaged tour from a top rated 5-star US based operator].

We found Intense Bolivia because they offered a two day version of the typical three day Uyuni Salt Flats. Working with Romina Rossell [she is actually based in Peru] was a easy and productive. She took our schedule constraints [starting day/time and departing day/time] and crafted the perfect itinerary. She carefully listened to our wishes and modified their standard itinerary accordingly. It took just two email iterations, which I think is a new record in efficiency. The day before our tour was to begin, while we were still in LaPaz, we were contacted by a local agent – SP? Ghishell Guachalla – who went over each aspect of the itinerary and gave us her cell phone number. This was the first indication this was a high quality first class tour.

The first morning, a driver appeared right on time wearing a dress shirt and took us to the airport for a flight to Uyuni – another very positive impression. Once in Uyuni however there was no one to meet us, and there was no one to meet half the other tourists on the plane. Furthermore, there were no cars in the parking lot. About 5 minutes later a young man came running up to the airport and called out our name. He was our guide Vicente Ojeda. He explained that the Uyuni citizens were staging a protest and had blocked vehicles heading to the airport. So Vicente helped us carry our bag to our private 4WD waiting a half mile away. He further explained that it was not possible to do our itinerary as origionally planned due to more roads being blocked. He suggested instead we could do the entire itinerary in reverse with the added benefit of a better sunset experience. We very much appreciated his creative solution.

The rest of the trip went smoothly. We got to see the railroad cemetery, a silver mining town, Dali’s valley, The Verde Lagoon, Laguna Colorada, Geysers, and unique rock formations plus a handful of other places. Our lodging was in a modest hotel Tayka del Desierto which seemed to be the only civilization for dozens of miles. The second day, we had some exceptional flamingo viewings, had lunch in the middle of the Salt Flats, walked up to the lookout on Incahuasi Island, saw the mummies of the Tunupa Volcano, and enjoyed a mirror experience on the Salt Flats. The day ended with munchies and a bottle of wine as we watched the sun set. The second evening was spent at Luna Salada an upscale salt block hotel. The entire experience was comfortable and first class. Thank you guide Vicente and driver Rodrigo Bautista for a great tour. And thankyou Intense Bolivia for contracting with such outstanding professionals.

The third day we boarded early flights back to LaPaz and were met by staff from Gravity bike tours who accompanied us on a bike tour down the “World’s Most Dangerous Road”. Lead guide Neil Churchard and his drive and assistant guide Kenny treated us to a fun filled ride which is reviewed on the Gravity bike page of TripAdvisor. Once again we thank Intense Bolivia for selecting such an excellent company and excellent guide.

Overall, we had a rather complex itinerary which Intense Bolivia planned and executed flawlessly. The cost for this bespoke adventure, even though it was fully private and involved two airplane flights – was less per day than we paid a US tour operator for a two-week-long group-tour of Titicaca and Illampu half with tent accommodations. Cost aside, Intense Bolivia delivered a far better experience than this leading US tour operator.
Written September 11, 2019
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Cheryl M
Trausse, France4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Friends
My friend and I booked a trip with Intense Bolivia from Australia. Romina who we dealt with by email to make the booking was exceptionally good and helpful. We visited the salt flats, Eduardo Avaroa National Park, Potosi and then drove overland to La Paz. Our driver Mario was exceptional and the car was in great condition. Our guide Raul Piaggio was a delight to spend time with - he was funny, caring, intelligent and gave us a great insight into Bolivian history and culture. Before we went on the trip we were sick in La Paz and he went out of his way, even visiting us in hospital to make sure everything was OK. I can't thank him enough for making our trip so special. Bolivia is a great country with friendly people and stunning scenery.
Written June 25, 2018
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Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We are so pleased that you took the time to visit so many places in Bolivia and that we were a part of your amazing journey. Thank you for recognizing the great effort of our team members, who share our values of giving our customers the best possible experience, even in tough time (as when you were sick). Thank you for trusting Intense Bolivia with your trip, and please recommend us to friends and family who'd like to travel to Bolivia and discover this special place on earth.
Written June 27, 2018
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sean_brito
Clayton, Australia86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
In December 23, my young son and I visited Bolivia. We used a company called Intense Bolivia to arrange our activities in this amazing country. We arrived in Bolivia in mid December where we visited a number of places, including La Paz where we did a City tour, Moon Valley, Tiwanaku archaeological site, Lake Titicaca, Copacabana, and Uyuni Salt flats. We returned to La Paz and did a food tour prior to our departure to America.

We had a private tour Guide named Vincente, and a Private driver named Gustavo. They were amazing and were like family to us. They looked after us so well and we learnt so much about Bolivia. The history of this countries amazing and Vincente was so knowledgeable! He spoke excellent English.

Sophia, at Intense Bolivia organised an amazing trip for us. Everything was looked after including most meals, Tours, entrance, fees, accommodation and transport. She even sent our boarding passes for flights, It was a very boutique travel experience. I highly recommend using Intense Bolivia to plan your South American adventure.

We used their sister company in Peru, to organise our travel there also. A similar experience was had.

The highlight for our trip was Uyuni Salt flats where we stayed in a salt hotel and did an amazing stargazing tour. It is a very special place to visit. We had a driver named Fabian here, but Vincente was our tour Guide still.

Thank you to Sophia and her team for making our trip so special, highly recommend this to a company to arrange your Bolivia travel experience.

Intense Bolivia can arrange everything for you. I have a disability and they catered for me so well. This included changing the itinerary l to suit my mobility because some of the places we visited were very hilly and was difficult to navigate. They even changed the hotel at the last minute at like Titicaca to accommodate me , thank you so much.

Intense Bolivia treated me like royalty and helped me and my son everywhere. Very understanding and caring tour company. five stars! Superb!
Written February 11, 2024
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AA, NYC
New York City, NY8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019
Salt flats were in our itinerary but time was limited, we contacted Intense Bolivia, and Romina Rossell sent us a personalized quote and itinerary, a one night, one day tour, it was perfect!
We were picked up at Uyuni Airport by Rodrigo, driven to our hotel and picked up later to start our Night Tour Stargazing Spectacle, Day 2, we were picked up at about 9:00 a.m., we headed to the Train Cemetery , visited the town of Colchani where we saw the artisanal salt process. Then we headed to the middle of the Uyuni Salt Flat, where we visited the salt museum and climbed Incahuasi Island. By now, it was lunch time, we stopped and were served the amazing, and traditional lunch in the middle of the salt flat! After taking amazing pictures, we headed to the Tunupa Volcano and visited the Chantani Museum, there we saw a collection of mummies and artifacts dating back to 1200 AD! The highlight of the afternoon was returning to the salt flat for the sunset ... awesome views! We were served a delicious hot coffee by Rodrigo, when ready, we headed to the airport.
All along we took beautiful pictures and Rodrigo and Vicente were patient to stop for good shots and explained all our questions. During the trip we were contacted by Ghisell to make sure all was in order. We would have never been able to enjoy the wonder of the Uyuni Salt Flats and its surrounding areas on our own ... Thank you Intense Bolivia! We highly recommend Intense Bolivia, a five-star service!
Altitude was not a problem.
Written August 3, 2019
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ginger w
San Francisco, CA10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2018 • Friends
We booked a seven day tour with Intense. Everything went smoothly. All pick-ups and drop offs went without a glitch. They even have our boarding passes sent to the hotel without us asking. Service was five star! All sites in the itinerary were covered. Our guide Raul was extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and he made the trip extra special. I only wish I could spend more time in such a dramatic and yet less toured place. Thank you, Intense.
Written July 10, 2018
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Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about your experience with us in Bolivia. We work very hard to make our customers' travel experience as seamless as possible so that they focus on enjoying every bit of this wonderful country. Thank you so much for trusting us with your trip, and please recommend us to friends and family who'd like to visit Bolivia as we would be happy to put together an itinerary for them.
Written July 11, 2018
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