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Tunupa Volcano

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

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Riot of Coloured Volcanic Majesty

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2016
MARK SAMUEL N
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Toronto
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Toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 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 

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La Paz, Bolivia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 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

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Cochabamba, Bolivia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 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 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 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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Lugano, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

It was a really hard hike till the view point on the edge of the crater, the view is amazing, and if you want you can still climb till the top but you need a local guide to do it. no need of a guide to reach the Mirador on the crater. also possible to reach by car but its... More 

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Cusco
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

We were not able to go up to the crater, so we just enjoyed the interesting colors and rock formations from the base of the volcano.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Good fun, the flamingos are pretty and the view of the salt flats is really beautiful. Worth the drive!

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Valparaiso, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I often do that treck, from Jirira (east) or Coquesa (west). If you take the Coquesa way, you'll pass by a parking, where they keep a mummy from times former to the Incas. Nevertheless, my favorite way is from Jirira, as the path is a little bit longer and let you enjoy amazing views of the Uyuni salt flake, also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

We booked a 4-day tour including one night in the village of Coqueza, a the base of volcano Tunupa. It was relly great for several reasons: - you get off the main tourist track as all of the 3-day tours doesn't go there - you spend the night right oon the edge of the salar so you can walk to... More 

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