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Tunupa Volcano

Address: La Plata, Bolivar y Sucre., Uyuni 45324, Bolivia
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Ranked #11 of 24 things to do in Uyuni
Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks
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Type: Volcanos, Nature & Parks

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Vienna, Austria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

I had a two-day hike with a guide from the village situated at the volcano base. We started from there in the morning and after a six-hour hike got to the camp at around 4300 meters.After about three hours, the slope gets somewhat steep, but there is a fair (albeit uneven) path all the way. Do not forget to bring... More 

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Sucre, Bolivia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

It will take you some 13 hours to climb to the top and return, but I would do it in two days the next time to have more time to enjoy the nature and views over the Salt Lake. You can get local guides at the village of Coqueza to take you up to over 5300 meters! If it is... More 

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278 reviews 278 reviews
68 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I've visited the base of the volcano 3 or 4 different times. It is remote! But boy is it beautiful there. Plenty of great photo ops and it's cool to capture the flamingos against the white desert. If your tour will take you here, I would jump on the opportunity.

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East Fishkill, New York
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91 reviews 91 reviews
13 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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111 reviews 111 reviews
69 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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169 reviews 169 reviews
24 attraction reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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18 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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
6 helpful votes 6 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 reviews 5 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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89 reviews 89 reviews
49 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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