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Lucia Berrios

Saludos! I was born and grew up in the fascinating city of La Paz and studied tourism at university. I love Bolivia and sharing its wonders with visitors and enjoy traveling and searching for new experiences whenever I can. During my free time, I enjoy photography, having a good cup of coffee with friends and playing with my little son Daniel. I will be happy to help you organize your dreamed trip around Bolivia and its surroundings!

What places and activities do you specialize in?

"I specialize designing and operating adventuresome travel experiences in La Paz, Sucre, Potosi, the sacred Lake Titicaca, the dazzling Uyuni Salt Flats and the lowland rainforest regions of Beni and Santa Cruz as well. I also organize multinational trips, such as Perú-Bolivia-Chile. I especially enjoy organizing tours that allow our visitors to interact with the people of Bolivia in respectful ways, there is so much to learn about this place of the world and they are always happy to share!"

How did you get involved in travel?

"I have passionate about traveling since I was a little girl and have always found myself sharing Bolivian culture and history with friends and visitors. When I finished high school, I knew for certain that I would study Tourism and it certainly was the best decision I made! After the university, I started to work in tourism at a local company as an intern and helped them with projects in Santiago de Okola, a small community on the shores of Lake Titicaca. After a couple of years working with them, I moved to Santa Cruz, where I specialized in creating and developing new itineraries and programs in Bolivia. I returned to La Paz in 2015 and I have been so fortunate to continuing working as a travel specialist for KimKim clients! "

Please share a unique travel experience you will never forget.

"In 2011, I was working making tourism projects for Santiago de Okola community. For Easter, I had the chance to travel as a tour guide there for the first time. My clients were two travelers from Canada, who also worked on sustainable development projects around the world. I was so passionate for this community, its people and my work there, that I think it was what they liked the most. They were very grateful for the experience and they learned a lot about agro-tourism, the community and its traditions and had an unforgettable experience! Until now, we are good friends and are regularly in touch! "

Featured trips & expertise

View of Salar de Uyuni from Volcán Tunupa, Bolivia
Bolivian Cities, Cloud Forests & Salt Flats - 9 Days

Immerse yourself in Bolivia's diverse beauty as you travel from the city to the cloud forest to the desert on this 9-day trip. Begin and end your tour in the world's highest capital city, and discover its many cultural treasures. Explore otherworldly red lakes and salt flats, engage with local communities, and travel on the exhilarating Death Road.

Toro Toro National Park, Potosi, Bolivia
Toro Toro National Park Adventure - 3 Days

Get off the beaten track with a visit to Bolivia's Toro Toro National Park — a small, beautiful park known for its caves, canyons, and dinosaur footprints! Explore ancient caverns, hike deep into verdant canyons, and seek out cave paintings, giant iguana-shaped rocks, and dinosaur footprints preserved in the stone.

Sunset view from Rurrenabaque
Exploring the Andes and Amazon Rainforest - 10 Days

From the world's highest capital in the Andean highlands to the lush Amazonian hotbed of ecological diversity, Bolivia's natural wonders will enchant every visitor. Explore the hilly streets of La Paz, located above 11,000 feet. Experience a community-based agritourism village run by indigenous craftspeople, and learn traditional ways of life. Walk along the shores of the sacred Lake Titicaca, the second-largest lake in South America. Visit the Amazon river basin and see wildlife in their native habitat, including capybaras, macaws, caimans, anacondas, and the unique pink river dolphin.

Straw-roofed church at Machuca Village
Bolivia & Atacama, Chile – 12 Days

From La Paz to Potosi to the salt flats of Uyuni and San Pedro de Atacama, this trip will take you through some surreal landscape in Bolivia and Chile. Explore the Witches Market in Laz Paz, see the dinosaur footprints at Cal Orcko, and bathe in the hot springs of Sol de Mañana. Culture, nature and the mystical collide on this incredible adventure.

The best off-the-beaten-track adventure, from Tupiza to Uyuni
Tupiza to Uyuni: Best Off-The-Beaten Path Adventure - 7-Day Itinerary

Multi-colored mountains, giant cacti, canyons, monumental rock formations varying in color from white to red blood, turquoise-blue lagoons, brick red, emerald green — just to name a few of the highlights on this magical 4WD expedition from Tupiza to Uyuni. Welcome to southern Bolivia!

Recent trip reviews for Lucia

Experience bolivia, Bolivia - Aug 10 - Aug 16, 2018

Traveler: ben j. - Local specialist: Lucia Berrios

Lucia was fantastic. Always available and extremely helpful. All the tour guides and drivers (Ariel and Umberto in Toro Toro and especially Carla and Narcisso for the salt flats) were fantastic. Please make sure you keep giving them work. Loved Bolivia and would recommend it as a holiday destination to all my friends.

Lucia Berrios, local specialist, responded to this review:

Hi Ben & Felicity, thanks for your kind feedback! We are proud of our team and we'll let them know your comments about them! I hope you can come back in the future and visit the places that you couldn't the last time. :)