Our tour took us from San Pedro up to the Bolivian border and Laguna Blanca in a small bus. The border is at 4,300m - the highest I have ever been. The lanscape changes quickly to dark brown gravels surrounded by enormous peaks and volcanos. In between this peaks the plain of Altiplano is surprisingly flat and there is complete absence of any vegetation.
Southwestern circuit September 4th 2003 After staying a week in groovy backpackers gathering spot San Pedro de Atacama we decided to do a tour to Bolivia. We chose Turismo Colque as they promised us that we could get a ride to Potosi. I wanted to do more than just a usual trip to lagoons and Salar de Uyuni. Early in the morning we said goodbye to Chano and squeezed into a van full of Japanese, Englishmen, Germans and even a couple from ... read more
South America » Bolivia » Potosí Department » Salar de Uyuni Bolivia, named after independence fighter Simon BOLIVAR, broke away from Spanish rule in 1825; much of its subsequent history has consisted of a series of nearly 200 coups and counter-coups. Comparatively democratic civilian rule was established in 1... ... read more