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Tupiza, city of canyons

As one arrives in Tupiza (2950 m), from the lost lagoons of Great Lipez, or accompanying one of the last caravans of llamas on « the salt road » that barter between the highlands and the central valleys, a pleasant feeling seizes you.


In Tupiza, the soft light in the evening on the multicolored mountains, the shadows of the cactus, as much as the towers guarding the entrance to the winding canyons, the peasants slowly plodding home on horseback… the « Red Earth » of the South of Bolivia resembles the scenery of a western.


Close your eyes; can you not see the mules loaded with silver? And behind this dust cloud, isn’t that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, mounting their attack on the takings of the mining company Aramayo? Further East is Tarija (1850 m) and its air of Andalusia. Do not miss out on the pleasure of this wine-growing region (the high altitude red wine and the Singani are particularly well known) offers equally a rich cuisine, to the sounds of the gypsy violin, mixed with the bombo of the Argentinean gauchos.