Sur Lipez tent and exploration trip

Trip type: Road trip, wild camping, trekking
Duration: 10 days
Max heigh:t 5498 m
Country/Region: Boliva, Sur Lipez region
Price: on request
Participants: 2-6
Dates: May, June, July

Our camping and exploration trip in the Sur Lipez region: a 10-day expedition to some of the most spectacular natural wonders Bolivia has to offer!

Requirements:

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Hiking

Schwierigkeit 1 5 1

Up to to 3 Hrs./Day

Wild camping

Schwierigkeit 1 5 1

Experience advantageous

Adaptability

Schwierigkeit 2 5 1

Necessary.  Adventturers are needed here!

Fitness

Schwierigkeit 2 5 1

Generally fit

Sur Lipez Bolivia – Exploring the high-altitude desert between Chile and Argentina with a tent and 4×4 off-road vehicle

Experience an unforgettable 10-day expedition to the most breathtaking natural wonders Bolivia has to offer!

Our journey takes us to the impressive Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt lake in the world, where we will camp on the endless white salt flat and enjoy an incomparable sunset. We continue to the picturesque Laguna Colorada, Laguna Blanca and Laguna Verde, which live up to their names and are home to four different species of flamingo.

The fascinating Salvador Dalí Desert awaits us with surreal landscapes, bright red and white colors and bizarre rock formations reminiscent of the artworks of the famous Spanish painter Salvador Dalí.

However, this trip not only offers spectacular natural phenomena, but also cultural insights. We immerse ourselves in the unique indigenous culture of this region, visiting traditional villages where centuries-old traditions, languages and crafts have been preserved. A visit to the highest city in the world, La Paz, at 3625 m above sea level, provides the crowning glory.

Our Bolivia trip to Sur Lipez is therefore not only an exploration trip at its best, but also a challenge with overnight stays in tents! We immerse ourselves in a fascinating country, characterized by cultural and scenic delicacies.

Bolivia trip: explore the Sur Lipez with a off-road vehicle

Imagine waking up in the morning in the wild area of Sur Lipez, full of anticipation for a new day of exploration in this moon-like natural paradise. Take time to enjoy your breakfast, because in 15 minutes we will set off from base camp for an exciting day of adventure.

Volcanoes, fascinating lunar landscapes and unforgettable sunsets await you.

Your benefits with Exped Tribe:

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Local and multilingual mountain guide

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Support member

who will document the trip with professional recordings and look after your well-being. You will receive drone videos, photos and much more as a souvenir of your adventure.

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Small groups

of max. 8 participants. Increased flexibility, familiar atmosphere and harmonious get-together. We do our best to ensure that all participants have an incredible adventure! We conduct expectation phone calls and pool participants who have similar expectations and abilities. We are happy to accept special requests!

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Vegetarian friendly

We offer Alpine gourmet cuisine, completely without meat/fish!

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Co2 compensation

Planting of several trees per participant. You will receive a certificate of your trees and will be able to follow their growth.

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Rental materials

Cost-effective rental materials such as sleeping bags, climbing equipment and much more are available.

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Planned schedule of the Bolivian trip in the Sur Lipez area

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Day 1

Bolivia, we’re coming!

Arrival from Zurich or Milan by plane. We are happy to organize an alternative journey if desired. On arrival in Uyuni we check in at a local accommodation/hotel. Visit to the town and purchase the last items for the trip.

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Day 2

Off to the Salar de Uyuni!

Off-road car pick-up and drive to the “Train Cemetery” at the entrance to the Salar de Uyuni. Drive on the Salar to Playa Blanca and the Dakar monument. Onward journey and short exploratory hikes to one or more islands on the Salar. Overnight stay in a tent on the salt lake.

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Day 3

Island explorations on the Salar

Onward journey to “Isla Pia Pia” and visit to the “Cueva del Diablo”. Short hike on the island in the middle of the salt sea. Leave the Salar de Uyuni and continue to San Cristobal. Overnight stay in camp or local accommodation.

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Day 4

Preparation for the far south

Fill up the gas can, buy some groceries and off we go into the unknown! We drive towards Villa Alota, where the road branches off and the Sur Lipez region begins. Four days await us in the midst of a magnificent landscape at an altitude of over 4000 meters! Our first stop is the Pastos Grande caldera and the “Rock Desert”, an endless landscape of canyons and bizarre rock formations. Short hike and wild camping.

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Day 5

Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina “Eduardo Avaroa”

After a warming breakfast, we continue south, where we enter the Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina “Eduardo Avaroa”. Visit to the “Arbol De Piedra”, in th

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Day 6

Sol De Manana, Fumaroles and Geysers!

We reach the highest point of our journey at 5498 m and visit the “Sol de Manana”, a geothermal site where lava and fumaroles boil and bubble during the day. A little further down, we visit the Aguas Termales de Polques, where we can bathe in the geothermal water and recover from our exertions. Wild camping.

Laguna Colorada

Day 7

Laguna Verde and Laguna Blanca

We visit Laguna Verde and Laguna Blanca, two more treats on the way to the Chilean border.The two lagoons were named after their colorful waters.In the distance, the Licanbur volcano rises into the sky.

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Day 8

Drive back to Uyuni

Today we will have to cover several kilometers by car. We drive back to Uyuni on a parallel off-road road.It’s a whopping 300 km to get there.

Return of the off-road vehicle.We shower, have dinner and board a typical “cama bus”, also known as a “sleeper bus”. No trip to Bolivia is complete without this local bus ride! We travel overnight and arrive in La Paz in the morning.

La Paz

Day 9

From Uyuni to La Paz

Drastic change of landscape: from deserts and moon-like landscapes to La Paz, a city of millions. This beautiful city is located near the Cordillera Real, between incredibly high mountains and offers plenty of cultural and culinary exploration opportunities.We check into the hotel and go sightseeing in the city.

La Paz

Day 10

La Paz: one last day to explore or to enjoy

On the last day, we can still experience something special: From the El Alto market to “cholita wrestling” or the witches’ market, to hikes around La Paz, this is a buffer day that we can customize as we wish. In the evening we will have a final dinner together and sleep in the hotel/traditional accommodation.

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Day 11

Au revoir, Bolivia!

Unfortunately, our journey ends here. But we look forward to seeing you again soon! Have a good flight and thank you for the great time together in the wilderness!

Important info about your trip

Clothing
  • Hard shell jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Functional underwear
  • Long and short hiking pants, quick-drying
  • Long and short shirts, quick-drying
  • Soft shell or fleece jacket
  • Hat, gloves
Miscellaneous
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun and lip cream
  • Water bottle and thermos flask
  • Camera and power bank if necessary
  • Backpack (80-110l)
Technical equipment
  • Telescopic poles
  • Mountain boots or high hiking boots
  • Gaiters
For the overnight
  • Warm sleeping bag (comfort temperature -5°/-10°)
  • Sleeping mat (insulated preferably)
  • ISO mat
  • Cutlery (fork/knife/spoon/cup/bowl)
  • Headlamp
  • Toiletries (reduced to a minimum)
  • Other camping equipment, if available
Included
  • Expert Exped Tribe guide
  • Half board (dinner and breakfast)
  • 4 nights in guesthouses, local stays or hotels (subject to availability)
  • Entrance fees to the national parks
  • 4×4 off-road vehicle with suitable equipment for the Salar de Uyuni
  • All transportation and travel expenses in Bolivia
  • Expedition tents and cooking equipment for the duration of the trip
  • Insulated air mattresses
  • A cultural activity to promote the Bolivian community
  • Final dinner in La Paz
  • Professional photo and video reportage of the trip
  • Co2 compensation with the planting of several trees/participant
Excluded
  • Visas and vaccinations
  • Flight tickets to and from Bolivia
  • Alcoholic beverages and soft drinks
  • Lunch boxes/sandwiches
  • Personal accident insurance including helicopter and rescue costs
  • Personal cancellation insurance
  • Voluntary tips for local providers, guides, drivers, etc.
  • Other costs or fees not listed under “Included”
Catering
  • Snack (not included, serves to replenish energy levels): This is eaten between breakfast and dinner and taken with you for the appropriate number of days. Dried fruit, chocolate, cheese, wholemeal bread and energy bars are all suitable. Remember that your rucksack should not be too heavy.
  • Half board (included): Out of commitment to animal welfare, we do not offer fish/meat on our tours. Nevertheless, you can of course order what you like best at the local restaurants, be it vegetarian or animal-based. You are also welcome to bring and eat your own food of animal origin at any time.
Rental material
  • Trekking poles, CHF 50.00
  • Exedition backpack(90-110l), CHF 70.00
  • Sleeping bag, CHF 150.00
Others, Add-ons

On request, this trip can be easily adapted/modified to your wishes. Individual upgrades or add-ons can also be discussed. We will be happy to provide you with a list of possible extra activities that will make your trip even more unique!

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