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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  • We climbed the tunupa. the 4 * 4 leaves you to 4600 m after 1 h drive from tahua. Private road, the owner comes to the gate get. Pretty simple fantastic ascent to 5100 m or we stopped. View of the salar and the colorful volcano peak. Do, do...
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  • For the real ' athletes ' you can also straight up. You have a small mirador point but that was really at the foot of the mountain. I myself am climbed straight up (literally) and came on the highest point. Beautiful mountain and the view is really bonkers. Please notice that you asked departs as the drivers around an hour or 14:00 max 15:00 leave.
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  • It is at one end of the Salar de Uyuni. In its decorative Andean farming and agriculture is practised, and there are various farmhouses. There is a run by the local community, an indigenous settlement ruins that have not been restored, but with the explanations of the guides, allow to get an idea of how they lived the first inhabitants of the area. At the foot of the volcano and just where it starts salting, there are several small lakes in which there are many flamingos. If it climbs along a path that runs along the slopes of the volcano, it is possible to have an extraordinary view 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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