TUNUPA VOLCANO - Travel Guide

The Volcano is situated in the south west of Bolivia, standing at a height of 5,321 metres. It has been completely dormant for a long time, so you don't have to worry about any sudden activity or flying rocks whilst climbing it.

I went to this amazing volcano during my 3 day tour of Uyuni. Unfortunately I only had the morning to hike up it. Which wasn't enough time to get to the top, this was extremely disappointing as the views are incredible.

The volcano has an amazing red colour, which only gets brighter as you get closer to it. I would strongly advise leaving a day to explore this beautiful place, as there is also the mummy burial site to go around, if this interests you. This way you won't make the same mistake as I did...

The walk to Tunupa volcano

The walk to Tunupa volcano

If you are going to hike up the volcano, you need proper hiking shoes because it's not easy to get there. Although which side you choose to walk up it does differ in difficulty. Tunupa its self stands on the north side of the Salar de Uyuni, with a small village standing at the bottom of the volcano. In this village there is the infamous Salt Hotel. This is very self explanatory, it's a hotel made of salt. Everything from the floor, to the walls, to the beds. However it's quite difficult to make heaters out of salt, so the hotel can be extremely cold. So I'd advise taking a sleeping bag, as well as the covers that they provide. You are gonna need them, but the cold is well worth it for the volcano and the salt flats.

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