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BOLIVIA

  Jun 11 - Jul 16

Home of WiFi Tribe and our most Adventurous Location

And we are back at our most loved WiFi Tribe location, La Paz, Bolivia, the highest capital in the world at 12,000 ft / 3,600 m. It's where WiFi Tribe began 5 years ago, and we keep coming back!


Between Mountains and Jungle

Bolivia is one of the Tribe's most highly recommended chapters. We love it because it is still an under-explored country that hasn't been remodelled by tourism. Ancient cultures, unique landscapes, and off-road adventures are waiting for you. It's our most adventurous location with access to the Death Road, Salt Dessert, Jungle, Mountains and Lake Titicaca. While there are heaps of incredible things to do, the cultural experience is as authentic as it gets and the adventures are raw...

Explore Salar de Uyuni

The Salar is the worlds largest salt flat, left behind by a prehistoric ocean. It's so large that after about an hour of driving, you will yourself surrounded by nothing but endless white against a dark blue sky. Many people travel to Bolivia just for this wonder of nature and to take those surreal pictures that mess with perception of size.

Challenge the "Death Road"

Starting at the high-altitude summit two hours from La Paz, a mountain bike expert guides us down into the jungle for 40 miles (64 km) on a narrow, winding road carved into the mountainside.

Get Lost in Sucre

With it's whitewashed colonial buildings, Sucre is arguably Bolivia's most beautiful city. It's also one of the few countries with two recognised capitals, La Paz and Sucre.

Wander into the Jungle

From the jungle town of Rurrenabaque, where everything moves on motorbikes, you can take a three-day boat tour deep into the jungle. You'll see alligators, turtles, monkeys, tropical birds, giant guinea pigs, catch piranhas, swim with river dolphins, and search for anacondas.

Conquer Mount Illimani

Rent quad bikes or a 4-by-4 jeep and we'll drive through deep canyons, dramatic mountains, and terraced farmlands, until we reach the iconic mountain that we see from La Paz with its impressive peaks.

Sail On Top of the World

Let's cruise the world's highest navigable body of water – 12,500 feet above sea level. Explore Inca ruins, trek the Isla del Sol, set up your tent, build a campfire and sleep under a billion stars, with clear sight of the Milky Way galaxy.

Get Your Outdoor Fix

Pass the moon valley, reach various mountain tops and do it all on a quad bike. We promise you this is an experience you won’t forget anytime soon.


Our Home in Bolivia

Our home for the next 5 weeks is a cozy hotel in the center of La Paz where it's all about location, location, location. We'll be in the downtown area, walking distance to the main city sights plus there are nearby plazas, parks, tasty restaurants  and cafes to explore.


 We've selected this place specifically with COVID front of mind – the ideal setup with an outdoor covered terrace and dining area as our main community spaces. Most important, all rooms have ensuite bathrooms, mini fridges and desks/work tables, in case you'd like to take a call from your room.  


The accommodation comes equipped with good internet (50 mbps connection in the entire property), open common areas for work, a meeting room that can be used for calls  well. A coliving setup that will make is easy for us all to be productive, feel comfortable, and have the freedom to explore this amazing country!

If you’d like to find out more about what it’s like to live in La Paz as a ‘digital nomad’, including internet speeds, cost of living, and coworking spaces, have a look at Nomad List’s guide. Internet speeds in our houses are faster than in most places in the city, but the Bolivian internet providers are known to have stability issues every now and then. We always have MiFi devices with mobile data as backups in all homes to make sure that we can keep working productively if there are any stability issues.


Ready to Join our Tribe in Bolivia?

Jun 11 - Jul 16 (5 weeks)

UPDATE: If you're curious to know more, we've just published a blog post about Bolivia from the eyes of the Tribe!


If you're interested in our Bolivia chapter, please apply here first. If you're already a WiFi Tribe member, please submit a booking form to reserve your place in La Paz!


Jun 11 - Jul 16: Submit the booking form


Bolivia is a Tier 1 chapter. 5-week prices start from:

Note: the rooms are allocated on a first-come-first-served basis. All shared rooms are between 2 people.


What to Expect

 Mountains | Adventure | Nature | Culture | Jungle | Productivity Boost 

  • Accommodation: A beautiful restored colonial home turned into a hotel, right in the center of La Paz
  • Work space: It comes equipped with indoor as well as outdoor work space, a meeting room and each room has table/ work desk
  • The Tribe:  max 18 members 
  • Internet: Typical internet speeds of La Paz 5mbps | House speeds 50mbps
  • Pace: City vibes high in the Andean mountains, laid back, but super adventurous vibes, all shaken up with some incredible landscapes & ancient culture. Our house is right at 3,000 m (9,842 ft) altitude, which is lower than La Paz.

I'm New to this... How does it Work?

WiFi Tribe has an annual membership model: Successful applicants choose how often they want to travel with the tribe within a year and decide what membership they would like. You can find out more about membership prices here.


Are there changes to Chapters due to COVID?


With borders starting to open up again, we collaborated with our community to decide what our first chapters should look like – both in terms of the fun, and the necessary adaptations. With over 100 responses, we've had a lot of feedback and great ideas to work with, so you'll see a few changes to adapt to the current global pandemic.


Most importantly, we all have a responsibility to the local communities that host us in their countries to keep them safe. Of course, we are also introducing new guidelines and policies to keep one another safe and healthy while we live here together.


As you read through our guidelines below, you will see a combination of all the local government guidelines, as well as additional measures to ensure safety for everyone as we travel and live together. In addition, there will be measures specific to each chapter that will be shared with the people attending that chapter during the 2-week online meet-and-greet.


Every Tribe member has been welcomed into WiFi Tribe because we felt that there was an alignment with our 6 values: Respect, Humility, Camaraderie, Curiosity, Passion, and Inclusion. Now, it is more important than ever that we choose to live by them every day. We will enforce the following protocols as necessary, but we are confident that every member on this Chapter will respect fellow Tribe members and the local community.


For all Chapters beyond February 2021attending members will need to complete a PCR test no more than 96 hours before arriving (regardless of the country's entry requirements). With more countries requiring a negative COVID test for entry, we're aligning our guidelines to adhere to these stricter standards. Members can complete the test in any country and will email proof of their negative test result to the Chapter Host prior to arrival.


Last time updated, April 21st 2021:


Before Travel

Who is eligible to go on this chapter?

As of April 6th 2021, this chapter is available to members coming from all countries as long as they comply with Bolivia’s entry requirements.


IMPORTANT: As travel regulations are changing rapidly, please make sure you double check your eligibility to enter the country by contacting your local Bolivian embassy, regardless of your nationality or origin of travel, to confirm your continued eligibility.

 

How many Tribers are going to join?

Our group sizes are already limited to 25 members whether there’s a pandemic or not. 


Back in August, we didn’t customize the size of the Chapter to the type of housing we secured. We made a blanket rule to have a maximum of 18 attendees on a Chapter. Since this decision, we’ve decided to now cap the number of participants depending on the type of accommodation and the location, instead. 


For example, if we have a property with ample space inside and outdoors, lots of ensuite bathrooms, and well-ventilated community spaces, then we can host a larger group. However, if our home is compact and missing key amenities, then we’ll reduce the group size to a number that’s appropriate for the space.

Who is going to love this chapter?

Our focus has and always will be, the building of a solid, amazing community made up of brilliant, kind, conscientious people. These new chapters moving forward are going to be great for those of you that really want to build amazing relationships and be somewhere beautiful, spacious and rich in natural beauty.  


If you feel like you need something more stimulating with a lot of events and people everywhere then it may be better for you to wait it out a little longer for chapters later this year or next year. 

New Prevention Protocols

Every Chapter has a protocol document tailored to the specific location we’re in. This document details everything about the local regulations, where to get tested, and what numbers to call if symptoms appear. It’s sent to everybody who is participating in the Chapter before we arrive. 


In addition to receiving location-specific information, we’ve created guidelines for what members can and cannot do while attending a Chapter. Using internationally recognized methods for mitigating the spread of Covid-19, members must ask themselves four questions to assess if an activity or situation is safe:


If I go there or join that activity...

  1. Can I wear a mask?
  2. Can I socially distance myself (at least 2m)?
  3. Is it an open and well-ventilated area?
  4. Will less than 50 people be in attendance? 

If the answer is “no” for any of these questions, that activity doesn’t pass the test and is discouraged. If any member participates in an activity that has made others feel unsafe, we also reserve the right to ask that person to self-isolate and take a PCR test at their own cost.

What happens if I can’t travel due to covid-related travel restrictions or cancellations?

Due to the constantly changing nature of travel WiFi Tribe is not liable for specific travel restrictions or cancellations. Please make sure you have adequate travel insurance and buy flexible tickets. For further information please look at section 10 & 11 of our Terms and Conditions.

What happens if Bolivia experiences a surge in cases?

We are constantly monitoring the number of cases and local governmental response. We will be evaluating the situation as things change and keep you informed of any changes to our current plans. For further information please look at our Terms and Conditions.

What happens if Bolivia's enforces lockdown while we are on chapter?

We are in a privileged position where, if needed, we can comfortably be quarantined in our location. If a quarantine was necessary, the properties are equipped to help us spend an extended period of time in lockdown agreeably.


In addition, we will be monitoring the country’s security measures and keeping Tribers informed. Any lockdown that Ecuador has imposed in the past has limited people from coming into the country, but has not limited people from returning to their home countries. So, if people decide to leave, they should be able to do so.

What is Bolivia’s policy when it comes to Covid-19?

As of April 12 2021 all travellers will be required to fill out a Health Control Form and sign it electronically when travelling to Bolivia. You can find it here.


Passengers arriving from all countries require a PCR test taken up to 72 hours before flying and is required for everybody over 5-years of age to enter Bolivia. Furthermore, travelers who do not have permanent residence in Bolivia must have health insurance with coverage for COVID-19 upon entry toBolivia.


In addition to a negative PCR test result taken no more than 72 hours before departure, as of April 12,2021, Bolivia also requires a 10 day quarantine and a second PCR test 7 days after arrival.


Since this Chapter is one of our flagship destinations and in a more remote location, we're able to offer additional support to members if this measure is still in affect when the Chapter starts:

  • We'll help coordinate airport pickups to take all members directly to our accommodations.
  • All members will quarantine at our accommodations for the 10 day period.
  • We also have the option to get 3 home cooked meals a day (for an additional cost of $500) for the whole Chapter. If you decide not to include this option, we'll help coordinate grocery shopping during the quarantine period.
  • We'll help with scheduling the day 7 PCR test with a local lab, the average cost of the test is $135. 

We're closely monitoring local restrictions and will update our protocols if things change.


We strongly recommend you revisit their site periodically and 72-48 hrs before your departure

 

Health & Safety Measures

Bolivia's Health Measures

General Measures

  • Masks must be worn by adults and children in public spaces at all times, except when eating or drinking, doing physical exercise and/or if you are disabled or have a respiratory condition.
  • You must keep an interpersonal distance (set at 1.5 metres).
  • The use of products for individual hygiene (hydro alcoholic gels and soap) is encouraged.

Specific Measures

The Mayor's Office of La Paz, the National Police and the Armed Forces (FFAA), determined to apply new and more strict measures to control the movement of people and vehicles in public spaces, in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19:


  • Sales of prepared food is prohibited.
  • There is a curfew starting at midnight
  • People are only allowed to circulate during the week according to the last number of their ID:
    a) Monday, IDs ending on 1 & 2
    b) Tuesday, lDs ending on 3 & 4
    c) Wednesday, lDs ending on 5 & 6
    d) Thursday, lDs ending on 6 & 7
    e) Friday, lDs ending on 8, 9 & 0

    Useful Info: The local health number to call in case of Covid symptoms is 800 101104
 

Are we expected to quarantine on arrival?

As of April 12 2021, you are expected to quarantine for 10 days upon arrival.


The quarantine will be held at our accommodation.


IMPORTANT: For the safety of all members and the local community, all members will be required to take a PCR Covid19 test prior to joining the chapter. The test is the full responsibility of the member.

 

Are we expected to get a PCR test?

For the safety of all members and the local community, all members will be required to present a negative PCR test taken up to 96 hours before your arrival on chapter.

Will I need health insurance?

Your safety is our main priority which is why travel health insurance is required to participate in this chapter. While not required, we strongly recommend that you obtain an insurance policy that will cover the event of contracting COVID-19. Our partner Safety Wings has a very comprehensive insurance. (this is an affiliate link).

What about social distancing?

It’s going to be a little harder to social distance while living with others, so we need to be extra mindful to ensure everyone's safety and comfort. We require the following:

  • Don’t go in each other’s bedrooms if you don’t need to.
  • Reduce physical contact with other members as much as possible.
  • If you go out, please ensure that you wash your hands when coming back into the house. Routinely disinfect your hands with alcohol gels and antibacterial wipes etc.
  • After using communal spaces please make the extra effort to keep them tidy and disinfect the surfaces. Your chapter host will make sure that there is a healthy supply of high quality cleaning products to do this.
  • While on chapter, members cannot attend gatherings with 50+ people.

Please consider where you are going - if you individually decide to do an activity like go to a gathering, or crowded place, you could put your fellow Tribers and the local community at risk. Please think about going on adventures that keep you together with the Tribe and involve big open spaces with plenty of light and ventilation.

Will I need to wear a face mask?

  •  Everyone should bring a supply of masks with them. Preferably masks that are washable and reusable so that it’s sustainable.
  • At home, you don’t need to wear masks unless you are cooking for others. 
  • All Tribers must wear their masks when outside the property, particularly in places like supermarkets, local shops or any public spaces where adequate social distancing cannot be maintained at all times.
  • While in restaurants and cafes, please wear a mask other than while eating.
  • Will the accommodation be cleaned regularly?

  • Be sure to be considerate. Cover your mouth when you cough and then remember to disinfect your hands afterwards. We will make sure there is alcohol gel stationed in as many areas of the accommodation as appropriate.
  • For people sharing a room - please be extra considerate of one another and keep things tidy as much as possible.
  • When you’ve finished working and you pack up for the day, if you’ve worked on a table, please give the table a wipe down ready for the next person.
  • Medication

    We recommend that you bring any medicine you may need with you to troubleshoot minor ailments. To prevent misunderstanding at customs, please ensure you bring them in their original packaging. For any medication that requires a prescription, please make sure you bring the original transcript.

    What is the guest policy?

  • Members can not bring external visitors to the Chapter accommodations. This includes any non-Chapter members as well as external visitors meaning dates, family, or friends who may be in the same city as the Chapter.
  • Is Bonus Tribing available?

    To further ensure everyone’s safety, Bonus Tribing will not be available on this chapter.

     

    Weekend Trips

    An iconic part of any chapter are the weekend trips. We would want those to continue. But now we ask that we think carefully about where we go, the logistics around how we get there and where we stay. Please consider the following when planning weekend trips:

    • Can we get private transport? (e.g. hiring cars, hiring a private bus)
    • Can we avoid the use of the airport and still get there in a timely manner?
    • Is the property or accommodation set up to deal with the number of people going?
    • If someone starts to feel unwell, can we get to a local hospital? Can that local hospital deal with potential covid-19 infections?
    • Are there plenty of activities that make it easy to social distance?

    On Chapter

    What is the check-in process like?

    We are aiming for a self check-in as seamless as possible. We will send you the instructions via slack a couple of days before your arrival with all the relevant details (which villa/house/apartment, bedroom etc). Your chapter host will be present to welcome you and answer any questions you may have.

     

    What if you feel unwell?

    If you start feeling unwell, the first thing you need to do is:

    • Contact your chapter host immediately. You should send a message on Slack and explain your symptoms. Please note that depending on your symptoms we might be required to follow the local health protocols. 
    • Regardless of the symptoms, please limit your contact with other people and wear your mask.
    • Your chapter host will assist you if you need to go to the hospital or we need to send for a doctor.
    • You will need to follow up with your insurance policy to deal with any costs but the host will be there to support and keep checking in to make sure you’re doing okay.

    We are a family, so be considerate and kind. If you can help with preparing healthy food or doing a little extra grocery shopping to help and keep your fellow Triber well fed and feeling loved, then let's do that and get through it together.

    What happens if I or someone in the house gets infected with Covid-19?

    All of our Chapter Hosts will follow a robust process if someone in the group becomes unwell, needs to self isolate, or tests positive for Covid-19.  Our processes are taken from EU medical authorities and will work in combination with all local protocols. 


    At a high-level, if anyone tests positive we’re requiring all members to self-isolate until a medical professional can administer a new test at least 4 days from their last contact with the ill person. If a government provides separate housing for those with a positive test, we’ll work with local authorities to safely move them to the approved location. If governments don’t provide housing, we’ll help the ill member secure new accommodations immediately and arrange transportation that limits human contact as much as possible.


    Do these guidelines make a Chapter Covid-19 proof? No, they don’t. We recognize the impossibility of completely eliminating the risks. Our aim is to limit our exposure as much as we can and make decisions that protect local communities, our members, and teammates.

    What to do if you feel people are putting others at risk?

    If you feel that a member is doing something that puts you at risk, you have the following options:

    • Fill out the anonymous reporting form
    • Speak directly to your chapter host
    • Speak to the people involved and ask them to be more considerate. This approach is very much dependent on the situation and the people involved so this is not an expectation but an option.

    We would ask everybody to remember that when living in a collective situation, you have to be mindful of people around you. We reserve the right to ask people to leave if they are taking unnecessary risks and putting others in danger. So we ask that you don’t take these things lightly regardless of your personal views on the matter.


    This system also applies to any other grievances that pertain to any instances of things like harassment, bullying or other forms of abuse. Please see our Terms and Condition for more details.