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Tunupa Volcano

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Address: La Plata, Bolivar y Sucre., Uyuni 45324, Bolivia
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Full-Day Tour to Uyuni Salt Lake
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Private Salt Flats Full-Day Tour Including Colchani and Volvano Tunupa
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Uyuni Salt Flat and Tunupa Volcano Tour from Uyuni

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Very beautiful dormant volcano. Very scenic adventure. You will see flamingos and quinoa plants nearby. We did not do any climbing and we did not get to see the mummies but it... read more

Reviewed 18 January 2017
New Jersey, USA
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New Jersey, USA
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

Very beautiful dormant volcano. Very scenic adventure. You will see flamingos and quinoa plants nearby. We did not do any climbing and we did not get to see the mummies but it was still a worthwhile trip. Be warned that the wind and sun can be quite fierce in this area so bring protection for your face and skin.

Thank JandKNewJersey_USA
New York City, New York
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

I did the two day Salar tour and was fortunate enough to stay at the town of Coqueza at the bottom of this spectacular Volcano. The volcano is inactive, but I have to say it's the most beautiful volcano I've ever seen. At the bottom, you have flamingos walking around, in the middle there are the quinoa fields and Llamas... More 

Thank ginchy69
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Reviewed 24 November 2016

One of the places you go to while on the Salt Lake tour... This is where we had our lunch & it sure is a good place for that... Good shade, nice air, quiet... The volcano itself is not exactly jaw dropping...

Thank Robby R
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

Siting on the edge of the vast salt flats it rises to a multi-colored collapsed caldera. You can drive up to a viewpoint about half way up and then a short hike takes you to a cave where there are 3,000 year old mummified skeletons.

Thank PeterAZ
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

THIS PLACE IS INCATIVE VOLCANO, but has a lot of things to visit mommies and you can climb to the top of the volcano, this place take all the day to visit and discover all thing , be prepare to climb in altitude.

Thank isabela f
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Reviewed 11 March 2016

Our lodging at the base of Tunupa provided direct and amazing views of the extinct volcano. I was mesmerized by the continually shifting colours on the face, cream, rust, green, white, blue everything in the spectrum. Directly off the Salar De Uyuni in the Altoplano and standing over 17,000 feet, it would have been great to give it a hike... More 

La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed 10 February 2016

The Tunupa (5535m) is the queen of the salt flat. It's possible to climb up from different points. Easy but fatigable, you need good shoes. Reaching the top you will be recompensed with a great view over the salt flat

Thank Linda F
Cochabamba, Bolivia
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Reviewed 24 January 2016

Our tour guide from Brisa tours was born and lived untill recently near the vulcano, so he could make even the small village museum interesting. An older person from the village was our guide to the mummies and with pasion he explained us everything about their history. The mummy's lived well before the Inca's and Tiwanaku, before Christ, and died... More 

Thank belgiansinbolivia
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 20 December 2015

The climb takes several hours. We were still adjusting to altitude and recovering from food poisoning from Peru, wand were unable to climb it very far, but seeing the mummies and learning the story behind them really makes this worth the trip. There are even a few flamingoes at the base. Even if you can’t get to the top, you... More 

Thank MaryG_from_Toronto
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Reviewed 30 November 2015 via mobile

We climbed Tunupa as training to the higher Uturuncu, but this climb is worth it in its own right, magnificent views over the Salar de Uyuni. And the Tunupa itself shows terrific red colors. Took us 5 hours to get to 5200m. The rest to the summit needs gear (and more acclimatization than we had).

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