Highlights of Tupiza, Bolivia!

We arrived in Tupiza at 1am!  Fortunately, we had booked a hotel for an extra night knowing we were going to arrive early, or late, depending on one’s perspective.  We went straight to bed.

According to legend, Tupiza is meant to be the last place where Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid holed up before they got killed.  Tupiza is pretty much like the Wild West.  It is a very small town in the middle of nowhere where it is quite arid.  There really isn’t much to do here.  However, it is the start of one of the many Salt Flat Tours that are available.  Usually, the tours start in Uyuni, but we had to change our plans and get a tour starting in Tupiza and ending in Uyuni – all because of Carnaval!  The tours also tend to be for 4 days when they start in Tupiza.

I really didn’t take many pictures of Tupiza at all as there really wasn’t much to see. There isn’t a lot of interesting architecture and the houses are quite plain. You can easily walk around the whole town in an afternoon.  Most people come here to do the tours and only stay one night.

There is a pretty little square where the locals tend to hang out and there are a few old buildings and a church near there.

IMG_0426 IMG_0427 IMG_0428The town is surrounded by red mountains.

Tupiza WebAnd there is the inevitable hill where you can go and meet Jesus and where you will find the best views.

IMG_0437The weather was lovely and tends to be cool in the early morning and evening.  After wandering around the town for a few hours and having something to eat, we popped in to Tupiza Tours.  The JoyRide people in Sucre had organised our Salt Flats Tour with Tupiza Tours and we needed to find out what we were meant to do and where to meet.  Fortunately it was across the street from where we were staying.

The rest of our time was spent relaxing, eating, and watching TV.  We had an early start and so we had an early night.  We were really excited about going on our tour!




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