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Best border crossing Peru into Bolivia

Hi all, going to cross the border from Peru to Bolivia in the next days, coming from Cusco 2up on a german plated KTM,which border could you recommend. Thanks for kind advice.
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The Desaguadero crossing is the more commercial one so it is busier, and a bit crazy (though very modern now).

The Yunguyo/Copacabana one is better for tourists, but then after Copacabana there is the short ferry.
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The ferry sounds nice. Thanks
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The ferry (actually dozens of ferries rather than just one) is a very good introduction to the chaos of la Paz
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Hi Tony, Lima was already a smooth invitation.cy
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I did the Copacabana crossing last summer. It was fast both getting out of Peru and into Bolivia. Getting out of Peru they did check that I had valid insurance... The road between the border and the ferry was beautiful, although I did get lost in Copacabana... After the ferry there was a long stretch of road works before getting on the highway to La Paz.

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In Bolivia, the police in Copacabana( right next to customs) will tell you you have to pay for an "Orden" so you can legally travel thru Bolivia.

It's a mordida scheme, this paper is not needed.

Ask them a receipt they will never produce one.
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we did the copacabana border crossing today: everything went nice and very friendly and fast. After an hour we were on the road again. Beautifull landscape, best choice.
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