ORURO - URMIRI - SAJAMA - CARNIVAL - TOURS


Oruro is home to the world-famous Oruro Carnival - one of the largest and most colorful cultural events in all of South America and visited by thousands of people from all over the world every year. It truly is a memorable experience and worth getting to if you are in this part of the world when its on.

In the past one of the year round attractions for Oruor was the  nearby flamingo filled Lake Poopo but unfortunately in 2016 what was once Bolivias' second largest lake completely dried up - an unfortunate reminder of the many enviromental problems that are having devastating effects around the world. 

Urmiri is in the department of Oruro about a 2-hour drive (if you can find it it!)  from La Paz and is home to some  wonderful natural hot springs that are said to cure many ailments - this hotel retreat is very popular with La Paz locals on weekends so gets quite busy then so you need to book in advance.

Sajama National park is home to Sajama mountain - the highest mountain in Bolivia with a height of 6549 meters  - and visits to the area offer a wonderful insight in traditional life in the countryside as well as stunning Andean sceneries.

Apart from mountain climbing trips to the summit of Sajama there are multi day sight seeing trips where you find hot springs, ancient burial towers, wild vicuna roaming the flat plain surrounding the mountain and incredible scenery all around. It is a remote and poor region that is sparely populated giving you an insight in the rural life that many indiginous Bolivians still live.

Oruro / Sajama / Urmiri

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  • Sajama National Park 3-Day Tour

    Explore the incredible Bolivian high plain, marvel at Bolivia's highest mountain, natural hot springs and Andean Wildlife. A real off the beaten track adventure

    $225.00
  • Sajama National Park & Salt Flats 5-Day Tour - La Paz to Uyuni

    This is an incredible 5 day trip that starts from La Paz and takes you down to the Uyuni salt flats passing through the amazing Sajama National Park and the seldom visited Coipasa salt desert. This tour includes English-speaking guide and is a new alternative to the classic salt flats tours. You can choose between three different levels of accommodations, from basic lodges to the Tayka Hotels. Price depends on groups size.

    $560.00
  • Sajama 4-Day Climb

    This 4 day climb of Mount Sajama is a chance to climb the highest mountain in Bolivia at an altitude of 6549 meters. This is not a technical climb and can be attempted by well acclimatised beginners.

    $500.00
  • Sajama National Park 3-Day Tour

    Explore the incredible Bolivian high plain, marvel at Bolivia's highest mountain, natural hot springs and Andean Wildlife. A real off the beaten track adventure

    $263.00
  • Sajama National Park 2-Day Tour

    The shorter version of the Sajama National Park 3 day tour. Explore the incredible Bolivian high plain, marvel at Bolivia's highest mountain, natural hot springs and Andean Wildlife. A real off the beaten track adventure.

    $205.00
  • Urmiri Natural Hot Spring 2-Day Experience

    A great relaxing weekend out of La Paz - Urmiri thermal centre and its natural hot springs are waiting for you. Price varies according to room type.

    $120.00