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Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve of Andean Fauna

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Address: Bolivia
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This sprawling grassy preserve is home to three rare species of flamingo.

This sprawling grassy preserve is home to three rare species of flamingo.

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Spent 2 days in the national park on the way from San Pedro to Uyuni. There are some pretty impressive lakes at such a high altitude (I had altitude sickness for half a day). Also... read more

Reviewed 8 January 2017
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Broadbeach, Australia

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Broadbeach, Australia
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Spent 2 days in the national park on the way from San Pedro to Uyuni. There are some pretty impressive lakes at such a high altitude (I had altitude sickness for half a day). Also got to see a smouldering volcano. Watch the Top Gear Bolivia special to get a bit of an idea of what this place is like.... More 

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Europe
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 584 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2016

this not very famous national park in bolivia offers some of the most beautifull lagoons in the continent, an awesome desert, geysers.... the altitude is often over 4,000 metres. highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Just inside the borders of Bolivia from Chile is the huge and wondrous Eduardo Avaroa National Park stretching for miles in every direction. Filled with herds of llamas and alpacas and with vast crowds of geese and flamingoes, it is a complete joy. Every kind of volcano exist there, active and smouldering, alongside passive ones. Ranges of mountains exist together... More 

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Thank Peter T
Sydney, Australia
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

This reserve in this remote part of Bolivia has amazing landscapes including beautiful lagoons with flamingos, colourful lagoons, deserts, beautiful volcanoes and geysers.

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Thank Wendy S
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We entered the Avaroa National Reserve on the third day of our crossing from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama, about half an hour drive from Hotel Tayka del Dieserto (4,523m). I am not sure of what the limits of the reserve are, but it surely includes Arbol de Piedra (an isolated, strange rock formation, one of which resembles a... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 May 2016

Interesting place with big rocks shaped over time with the help of wind and water. Not a whole lot going on here besides the big rocks. Its just interesting that these are in the middle of no where.

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Great Ouseburn, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 468 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

If you cross the Alps with a desert, throw in a few Grand Canyon rock formations and then add Iceland's geysers you have the ANR. Great fun travelling through in a 4x4 and glad we did it. Suddenly my A Level Geography Grade C mead sense 35 years after I sat the paper. Go and be wowed.

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Thank MStJB
Santiago, Chile
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15 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016

The reserve is the route from San Pedro to Uyuni. The park is beautiful. Don't get me wrong, my favorite thing was definitely the salt pane, but half the adventure was in the trip itself, traveling in a 4x4, waking up early to chase the sun, climbing huge boulders and walking along the shore of lakes of every color (when... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2016

The ultimate landscape of a high altitude, dry desert. It was a pleasant surprise to find myself being impressed by the scenery here versus the famous Salar de Uyuni (which is of course still worth a visit). The popular attractions visited by tour jeeps within the national park include Sol de Manana, Termas de Polques, Laguna Verde, Laguna Blanco, Laguna... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2016

I actually enjoyed this place better than the salt flats. It's incredible to see the rock formations, and was really fun to explore!

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