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Sol de Manana geyser, Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Southern Deserts, Bolivia

Southern Deserts

The southern deserts of Bolivia are an area of surreal beauty, barren wilderness, big skies and stunning scenery that stretches as far as the eye can see.

The scenery is what really dominates the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna Reserve, home to volcanoes, high-altitude deserts, lagoons of varying colours, geysers and bubbling mud pools, incredible rock formations including the Dali desert and steaming hot springs.

Roads are non-existent in this remote other-worldly area, but those that make the effort to visit the southern deserts in Bolivia will be richly rewarded.

Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Southern Deserts, Bolivia
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A little more about the Southern Deserts

The Reserva de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa was created in 1973 with the aim of protecting the flamingos and vicuna that inhabit the area. Andean wildlife is rich in the reserve with over 80 different types of bird, all three species of South American flamingos including the world’s largest population of rare James flamingo. Large groups of vicunas, a wild South America camelid, can be seen grazing the Altiplano in large groups, whilst viscachas and Andean foxes are harder to find but do live in the reserve.

Experiences

Volcán Licancabur

Explore the barren wilderness and admire the shimmering reflection of Volcán Licancabur in the still emerald waters of Laguna Verde.

Sol de Mañana Geyser

Cautiously observe pressurised steam spouting majestically from the Sol de Mañana geyser in a very active volcanic area.

4×4 Bolivian Adventure

Travel by 4WD vehicle and admire the red algae-rich waters of Laguna Colorada which provides vital nourishment to scores of James flamingos.

Natural Hot Springs

Soak in the natural hot springs on the edge of Laguna Salada with an average temperature of 40.C.

Desert Adventure

Sleep the night in the Siloli Desert, the highest desert in the world.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

James Armitage

Hot, steamy and lush, James has explored the extremes of this fascinating country including the resting place of Che Guevara and where Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid where purported to have been shot
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