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Geiser Sol de la Manana

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Address: Avaroa National Reserve, Uyuni, Bolivia
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5-Day Uyuni Salt Flats and Desert Adventure from La Paz
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Among the Smelly gas & Muddy ponds

The volcanic ground consistently emits smelly gas as if it has eaten too much beans for dinners last night. There are grey muddy puddles that bubbles like witches’ cauldron. I was... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed November 10, 2015
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Courbevoie, France
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2015

I would have expect something for incredible but that just gaz going out a whole. It is not even hot

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2015

The volcanic ground consistently emits smelly gas as if it has eaten too much beans for dinners last night. There are grey muddy puddles that bubbles like witches’ cauldron. I was mostly surprised that there was no stories of stupid tourists being killed as they try to test the temperature of the volcanic puddles, or simply accidentally fall in.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2015

In some ways this is similar to the Tatio geysers in the Atacama. The difference here is that you could well be the only tourists and there are no marked paths or barriers so you can go as close as you dare. No pools to bathe in though.

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La Paz, Bolivia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2015

This Geiser you find into the Avaroa National Reserve. They look the most impressionnant early in the morning and, of course, in winter (july/august). You see colorful scoops which are evidence of a rich ore occurrence in this fields

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2015 via mobile

Visited on day three of our tour extremely early in the morning, which apparently makes for the best view of the smoke. We were impressed. Alien landscape at 5000m with geisers and bubbling mud pools and sulphur smells. We'd adjusted to the altitude, having come from North, but some felt breathless. Be careful not to fall into any of the... More 

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New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2015

As another reviewer said, this is like something you would find in Iceland... just as smelly and just as cool. The boiling mud pools here are huge and were my favorite thing. Plus the ride there takes you up in elevation yet again amongst the snow caps. Great stop on an excursion around here.

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Niles, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2015

A mini Yellowstone or a compressed version of what you could see in Iceland. But fun to see constant steam pouring forth, bubbling mud and, of course, the strong smell of sulfur. This is not a real geyser as I understand it as the steam is constant, not retreating and repeating. But still fun to see and photograph. Just be... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2015 via mobile

Totally amazing place. Loved it... Went there pretty early in the morning and it was freezing but totally worth it. Took some good pics. The only thing its that it was stinking because of the geiser

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Barnsley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015

This place, along with much of the rest of the Salar de Uyuni feels like you're on a different planet. The geysers are great to watch but if you get too close you will get splattered with mud - I came away very dirty!! My curious nature also compelled me to stick my finger in the bubbling mud to see... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 26, 2015

A decent stop on the final day of the awesome Uyuni tour. Still a bit bemused as to why we headed off so early to see these, but there were some excellent photo opps and smells coming from these geysers. Missable probably - but still good fun. To read and see more about our Uyuni experience with Andes Salt Expeditions,... More 

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