Tourist Attractions

Tunupa Volcano, Potosi

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Tunupa Volcano
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The Tunupa volcano is considered sacred by the communities that surround it such us Jirira, Ayk'e, Moqueta, Chantani, Vinto, Central Tawa, Chirivilla and Huaylluma.

It is called Tunupa in honor of the God of thunder "Tunupa", supreme creator of nature and master of order in the world. According to the legend Tunupa had power over the thunders, volcanoes and water and he died on his raft at Titicaca Lake. His raft was lead by the wind until the edges of Chacamarca were it crashed with the shore and opened a big river at the south side of Titicaca Lake. The lake started dripping and formed a river known as Aullagas named today as Desaguadero.

Climbing the Tunupa Volcano is not difficult and won't be hard if you're in a good shape. Three to four hours hiking are needed to reach 4700 meter viewpoint of the Tunupa. It's considered the first level of the volcano where you'll enjoy exceptional views of the Uyuni Salt Flat.

Recommended Tours:

Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Colored Lagoons, 3 Days, 2 Nights

Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Colored Lagoons, 3 Days, 2 Nights


Private Tour Majestic Uyuni Salt Flat, 1 Full Day

Private Tour Majestic Uyuni Salt Flat, 1 Full Day


Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Minor Lagoons, 2 Days, 1 Night

Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Minor Lagoons, 2 Days, 1 Night


Private Tour Salar de Uyuni Stargazing, Sunrise and Sunset 1 Day, 1 Night, 1 Day, 1 Night

Private Tour Salar de Uyuni Stargazing, Sunrise and Sunset 1 Day, 1 Night, 1 Day, 1 Night


La  Paz - Uyuni Salt Flat Full day - La Paz Shared Tour by Bus, 1 Full Day, 2 Nights

La Paz - Uyuni Salt Flat Full day - La Paz Shared Tour by Bus, 1 Full Day, 2 Nights


Uyuni Salt Flats - Biking - Sunset and Stargazing, Full Day

Uyuni Salt Flats - Biking - Sunset and Stargazing, Full Day


Salar de Uyuni - Calama Private Tour, 3 Days, 2 Nights

Salar de Uyuni - Calama Private Tour, 3 Days, 2 Nights


Private Tour from San Pedro de Atacama to the Salar de Uyuni, 3 Days, 2 Nights

Private Tour from San Pedro de Atacama to the Salar de Uyuni, 3 Days, 2 Nights


Private Tour San Pedro de Atacama - Salar de Uyuni - San Pedro de Atacama, 3 Days, 2 Nights

Private Tour San Pedro de Atacama - Salar de Uyuni - San Pedro de Atacama, 3 Days, 2 Nights


Private Tour from Calama to the Salar de Uyuni, 3 Days, 2 Nights

Private Tour from Calama to the Salar de Uyuni, 3 Days, 2 Nights


Twighlight reflections and Tunupa Vulcano  - 2 Days / 1 Night, 2 Days, 1 Night

Twighlight reflections and Tunupa Vulcano - 2 Days / 1 Night, 2 Days, 1 Night


Shared tour San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni, 3 Days, 2 Nights

Shared tour San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni, 3 Days, 2 Nights


Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons Shared Tour, 3 Days, 2 Nights

Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons Shared Tour, 3 Days, 2 Nights


Majestic Uyuni Salt Flat Shared Tour, Full Day

Majestic Uyuni Salt Flat Shared Tour, Full Day


Private Tour La Paz - Uyuni - La Paz, 3 Days 4 Nights

Private Tour La Paz - Uyuni - La Paz, 3 Days 4 Nights


La Paz - Uyuni Salt Flat - La Paz Shared Tour by Bus, 3 days 4 nights

La Paz - Uyuni Salt Flat - La Paz Shared Tour by Bus, 3 days 4 nights


La Paz - Uyuni Salt Flat - La Paz Shared Tour by Train, 5 days  4 nights

La Paz - Uyuni Salt Flat - La Paz Shared Tour by Train, 5 days 4 nights


La Paz - Uyuni Salt Flat - La Paz Shared Tour by Plane, 3 days 4 nights

La Paz - Uyuni Salt Flat - La Paz Shared Tour by Plane, 3 days 4 nights


Uyuni Salt Flat - Lagoons and San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), 3 Days, 2 Nights

Uyuni Salt Flat - Lagoons and San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), 3 Days, 2 Nights


Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons - Calama, 3 Days, 2 Nights

Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons - Calama, 3 Days, 2 Nights


Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons - San Pedro de Atacama, 3 Days, 2 Nights

Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons - San Pedro de Atacama, 3 Days, 2 Nights


Private Tour Sucre - Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons , 5 days, 4 Nights

Private Tour Sucre - Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons , 5 days, 4 Nights


Alpinismo en Volcanes (Uyuni), 6 Días

Alpinismo en Volcanes (Uyuni), 6 Días


Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons - Potosi or Sucre, 3 Days, 3 Nights

Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flat and Lagoons - Potosi or Sucre, 3 Days, 3 Nights