Hi Bolivian experts... we two retired men are just beginning to plan our month's visit to Bolivia in February 2017.. We are experienced travellers and look forward to many wonderful opportunities. We are exploring many ideas, but celebrating Carnaval with los gentes is a primary desire, so want to be in Oruro and La Paz at that time. If Oruro's Carnaval from Feb 18 to 28 (as noted), which 3 days do you recommend? In La Paz, the notice is from Feb 25 to 28. Do you think we best stay in Oruro for the early days, then finish in La Paz the last 3 days? Do you also have recommendations for hospedajes or homestays in Oruro? We like to stay in modest accommodations in quiet central areas. Thanks for any responses you have.
Also, we do not drive but like to use trains or combo of trains/buses, Is the train website up to date and useful? My initial thought is to train (or bus) from La Paz to either Sucre or Potosi as hubs to visit Salar de Uyuni and central area for first 2 weeks. Then head back to Oruro and La Paz for Carnaval the last 2 weeks of February.
Any insights you have will be appreciated. Gracias por su ayuda!