Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day One – Wind and Snow

Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day One - Wind and Snow

The Salar de Uyuni tour is easily the most popular tourist destination in Bolivia, and it’s easy to see why. The salt flats themselves are breath taking, and the three day tour from Uyuni takes in a ton of incredible sights around that part of the country. Being so popular,…

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Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day Two – Lakes and Mountains

Salar de Uyuni Tour, Day Two - Lakes and Mountains

The four day trip from Tupiza to Salar de Uyuni was a constant journey. Most of everyday was spent in the jeep, with our guide Andres and awesome cook Dolores, watching the landscape slowly change outside the window, sliding from one scene from the next like a picture book, changing dramatically…

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Quebrada de Palmira in Tupiza

Quebrada de Palmira in Tupiza

On our second day in Bolivia’s Wild West town, Tupiza, we got up early and headed out to find the Quebrada de Palmira. Preferring to hike alone, without paying for a tour guide, means that we often get lost; especially as maps and helpful directions are hard to come by in…

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El Canyon Tupiza

El Canyon Tupiza

From our old-fashioned mine experience in Potosi, we headed down to Tupiza, a small town set in scenery that looks almost exactly like the Wild West. After the mine, it was like being in Disney’s frontier-land around the Runaway Mine train, although the mine experience was in no way similar…

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Potosi Mine Tour

Potosi Mine Tour

From Sucre, we began our journey south by travelling down to Potosí. At 4090m above sea level, it’s one of the highest cities in the world, so after the warm sunshine of Sucre the colder air and freezing nights were a bit of a shock. The site of an enormous and once-prosperous…

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Siete Cascadas

Siete Cascadas

I’ve already mentioned all the things we got up to in the beautiful Bolivian capital of Sucre – in between Spanish lessons, that is – but there is one place I left out of the previous post. On the Tuesday, we got up early and caught a bus to the…

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Stopping in Sucre

Stopping in Sucre

Although we spent ten whole days there – the longest we’ve stayed still on this whole trip – we didn’t actually do a whole lot in Sucre. We checked in to the lovely Irish-run hostel Celtic Cross, sleepy, peaceful and only two months old, and found ourselves unwinding so quickly…

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Torotoro Day Two – Canyons and Rivers

Torotoro Day Two - Canyons and Rivers

Our second day in Torotoro, one of the most beautiful spots in Bolivia, was every bit as good as the first. We headed into the plaza again bright and early to grab some breakfast, and hired the same guide as the previous day, the lovely Ugenio, for a third tour…

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Torotoro Day One – Rocks and Caves

Torotoro Day One - Rocks and Caves

Easily one of our favourite places in Bolivia so far was Torotoro, a tiny town dropped into the middle of the landscape with what looks like a splash; the mountains on either side push up in big, smooth semi-circular lumps like something liquid frozen in the act of splashing. The…

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