Oruro Carnival Travel Advice and Tips
- Plan your trip in advance; due the Carnival season demand it is almost impossible get accommodation upon arrival in Oruro city.
- Consider that the lodging rates escalate tremendously in Oruro city for the Carnival season.
- Once you arrive in Oruro, locate the emergency, aid and help services.
- Make a research about the recommended places to stay or eat.
- Choose the recommended and legally established places (restaurants, hotels, residenciales, alojamientos among others).
- Keep in contact with friends and family back home and give them a copy of your travel itinerary so they know where you are.
- Distribute your money, credit cards and your documents into different pockets.
- Take good care of your camera or video camera or any device that could catch the burglars' attention.
- If you are travelling by car be sure that you closed the vehicle doors and windows when you park even though you just go away for a moment.
- Try to walk in groups and on well lighted streets.
What to bring to the Oruro Carnival?
- Raincoat it is very important due the tradition of playing with water balloons and something similar to the shaving foam you are going to get wet.
- Sun Block
- Moisturizing cream, due the dry and cold climate is important to use it.
- Sun glasses
- Warm clothes
- Camera to take spectacular pictures of Oruro Carnival Parade
Emergency Phone Numbers:
- Emergencies 911
- Red cross 5275948
- General Hospital 5277408
- PAC 118 or 5251933
- SAR BOLIVIA 132
- Police 110
- Fire fighters 119
- Bus Terminal 5279535
- Train station 5274605
- Obrero Hospital 5240920
- Public assitance 5251404
- Telephone numbers information 104