Tunupa Volcano, Uyuni

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Test your physical limits with a rewarding hike up Tunupa Volcano, which features a crater roughly 5,300 m (17,000 ft) above sea level. The hike takes several hours but provides unbeatable views of the surrounding landscape and the red coloring of the volcano itself. If you really want to challenge yourself, hire a guide and try to reach the very summit of the volcano. At the base of the mountain you can visit a small village, ideal place to have lunch and meet the locals. Using our online itinerary creator, Uyuni attractions like Tunupa Volcano can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • The views from the area (no need to go to the top of the volcano!) are mindblowing!! The scenery is beautiful there are a few mummies in a cave relatively easy to visit (entrance is a bit narrow). Tun...  more »
  • This is the vulcan at the edge of the Uyuni's Salar. You can go up the mountain and see mummies and then try to reach the panoramick viewpoint, i defenetly reccomend to do it: it's 2 hour and a half w...  more »
  • I slept in a hostel at the foot of the Tunupa volcano and the next day I went up the volcano. The landscape is sensational, on one side you see the volcano and on the other the Salar de Uyuni. the volcano is more or less 4000 meters of altitude, it's not an easy walk but is very worthwhile. A beautiful place!
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  • Great place for sunrise!
  • Hard to climb, but great.
  • A mountain sacred to the native inhabitants of bolivia and peru, is a deity made mountain, a very good place to visit in the area of the salar de Uyuni.
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Accommodations seem to occupy nearly every other building in Uyuni. Where you stay is of little importance, as the town can be traversed on foot in a matter of minutes. You won't find large luxury hotels here, but you can choose between a range of comfortable inns and guesthouses. Reserve your room in advance, as competition for good rooms can be stiff during high season.
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