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Tunupa Volcano

Address: La Plata, Bolivar y Sucre., Uyuni 45324, Bolivia
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Ranked #12 of 15 Attractions in Uyuni
Type: Volcanos, Outdoors
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East Fishkill, New York
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83 reviews 83 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

You can drive/hike a ways up the side of the volcano. I walked a bit near the base and imagine the long, rough hike far up the slope at this altitude would require a certain minimum level of fitness. Coming from the center of the salar, just outside the village you can see the flamingos in a small lake. The... More

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Cork, Ireland
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44 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Tunupa is visible from wide areas of the salar, but you need to get close-up to see the interesting colours of the crater. Like many other travelers, we stayed in Tahua, - not too far from the Coquesa mummies, so witnessed dusk and dawn on the volcano. Sunset was the most interesting because of the colour shifts to red. The... More

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Brugge, Belgium
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166 reviews 166 reviews
24 attraction reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

Beautiful vulcano, rising above the big Saltflat. Beautiful colours. Small laguna with some flamingo's at the food of the mountain.. Some quiet villages around, with lovely, old adobe churches. Interesting visit to the Coquesa mummies. Nice view at the Salar. Recommended.

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Vienna, Austria
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86 reviews 86 reviews
18 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

We paid the entrance fee for the mummies, although only my wife went to see it. The views are great but you dont need to drive all the way up the parking lot for the mummies, few meters up would do the work. Parking in fields down there with the llamas are more rewarding.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

We stopped here as part of a tour for lunch. The village is very clean and traditional. It's cost us B$60 to visit but worth it. The scenery is mesmorising at the view point 400m up the hill. The mummies are freaky to look at! Enjoy!

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tulancingo, hidalgo. mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

I love the colors of this volcano. The friendly llamas, guanacos and birds, The old church. The crater of the volcano is out of this world.

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New York City, New York
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27 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

We got here in the early morning when the sun just rose and shined over the tip of the mountain. It was breathtaking, with the tip of the mountain reflect against the sun creating the illumination of fire on top of the mountain.

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Mogi Das Cruzes, SP
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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The village of coqueza is by its base, I spent the nigth in this village and the next morning went to climb the volcano...but I went all the path on foot cause the tour operator dropped me at the hotel in coqueza and was to take me back to Salar only after 12:00 AM, so I had no car but... More

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on the road
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155 reviews 155 reviews
62 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

The only real reason people go to SW Bolivia is to see the Salar de Uyuni. If you are there anyway, this is a beautiful sight at various times of the day. Desolate and very distant from your everyday life, this is a real away from it all feeling.

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japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

Around the mountain the surface of the water is like mirror when I went there.

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