Hostal Los Salares
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Our taxi to the bus terminal was late picking us up from our hotel but we still made it with 15 minutes to spare. When we arrived in the terminal building we were greeted by some women with panicked looks on their faces. It turns out they had put us on a different bus that was supposed to leave half an hour earlier …
... us to see almost everything. The only thing left to do was head up the hill to the Jesus monument. It's not a hard walk but as Tupiza sits at just over 3000m above sea level we all found ourselves a little out of breath by the time we reached the top. It was quite warm at the top and Lauren was feeling the effects of the altitude so we didn't stay long. Finally it was lunch time and we found a nice place that had a menu of the day for only ...
... I wasn't worried. Buying gasoline in Bolivia is never a simple task. At a fuel station, any vehicle with a foreign plate is lucky to receive fuel. Luckier still if the driver is white. There are the odd fuel jockeys who can be tricked into thinking Manitoba is a province in eastern Bolivia (it's near the Mennonite communities, now fill 'er up), but that is rare and most times one is turned away on grounds of 'no authority to sell to foreigners'. On the chance you are served as ...
... bottle of wine on the menu ( equivalent to $12) and executive seats in first class on the train but then I also felt a little guilty earning in dollars and spending in Bolivians here so we made sure we tipped heavily and spent what we could while I town. This place is a little gem, we could have spent a week milling around enjoying the easy going life style and friendly locals but time is against us so onto Uyuni for salt flat ...
... and Caņapa sanctuaries, with various types of flamingos, passing the foot of the volcano Ollague (active) and Tomasamil (5,900m), and then the Salar de Chiguana, concluding the day in San Juan.
Day 4: SAN JUAN - Uyuni. - From San Juan travel to the Salar de Uyuni (3,650m). The "Devil's Cave" Fish Island with its giant cacti, and a hotel made entirely of salt. Colchani ends the trip, visiting the train cemetery in Uyuni."
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- Shuttle bus service
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Los Salares Tupiza
This place is beautiful with a view over Tupiza gorgeous sun our room was clean and lovely the water was hot and a great breakfast cooked too, but best of all was the fabulous Salt Flats tour run by this hostal our driver Alturo and cook Lucy were like a family the jeep was in good condition driving was safe and the food was excellent!
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