2. Bolivian Altiplano & Salar de Uyuni

The Bolivian Altiplano is the second largest mountain plateau in the world. Higher than many peaks around the world, the Altiplano is home to lifeless and surreal sceneries. Near the Chilean border, the backdrop is dominated by jagged volcanoes; moving further into Bolivia, the rocky landscape transforms into a pristine salt flat – the famous Salar de Uyuni.

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Incahuasi Island is one of the most popular spots for watching the sun rise over the Uyuni salt flats.

 

The otherworldly attractions are very difficult to visit unless you follow a guided tour. Most itineraries through the region stop at various lagoons and remarkable rock formations, culminating in watching a fantastic sunrise over the vast salt flats. The terrain is sometimes so hostile that it is scarcely believable the Bolivian Altiplano is, in fact, from the same planet.

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The culpeo, or Andean fox, lives in a wide variety of habitats throughout western South America. Their diet mainly consists of rodents, rabbits, and birds found in the region.

 

We chose Tupiza Tours based on positive reviews and their reputation for safety. Our drivers drove safely, and our guide Gladys was helpful and sociable. While more expensive than other tour options, Tupiza Tours were professional and accommodating of our needs throughout.


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