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Altiplano (Bolivia)

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The Bolivian Altiplano is the area of the Andes above about 3500m in Bolivia. The altiplano stretches into neighbouring Peru and Argentina,

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  • Chacaltaya & Huayna Potosí — Bolivia's premiere ski resort, located right by the country's highest mountain
  • Madidi National Park
  • Sajama National Park
  • Salar de Uyuni
  • Tiwanaku
  • Yungas Road (Camino de la Muerte) — infamous for being the most dangerous road in the world, in the Yungas Region, the notoriety of this road from La Paz to Coroico has turned it into a popular destination for international tourists, especially byciclists. Bolivia has finally finished the alternate paved route, so there is far less traffic on this road, and is at least a little safer for that.

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The Salar de Uyuni salt lake
  • One of the highlights of this region is the Salar de Uyuni: 200 square miles of flat dazzling white salt at an altitude of 3000 metres. There are many tours of this salt lake from Uyuni - or for a four day tour choose the one from Tupiza near the Argentine border. There are many fascinating islands on the lake with giant cactii growing everywhere.
  • Another highlight in the bolivian altiplano are the highland lagunas in the southeast near the border to Chile. Most known is the Laguna Colorada [1] and also the Laguna Verde [2] as well as the Árbol de Piedra.

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During the Bolivian winter time (in June and July) the temperatures can drop really low so bring good winter clothes and a sleeping bag suitable for temperatures bellow 0 degrees.

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