Important tips and useful advice for a great Oruro Carnival Experience
Oruro Carnival Travel Advice and Tips, Oruro Carnival, Bolivia
Oruro Carnival Travel Advice and Tips, Oruro Carnival, Bolivia
Oruro Carnival Travel Advice and Tips, Oruro Carnival, Bolivia
  • Plan your trip in advance; due to the high demand during the Carnival season 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 close 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. Thisis very important due to the tradition of playing with water balloons and something similar to the shaving foam. You are going to get wet!
  • Sun Block
  • Moisturizing cream. It is important to us edue to the dry and cold climate.
  • Sun glasses
  • Warm clothes
  • Camera to take spectacular pictures of the 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