Final Day of Star Studded nights, blue sky days and surreal landscapes – South West Bolivia
We had an early start – and since none of us got much sleep due to the cold, we had no problem getting up and piling into the landrovers which had thoughtfully been warmed up by our drivers. Our itinery was going to be the Sol de Manana Geyser basin, the hot springs of Terma de Polques where we could have a dip then the Laguna Verde which has a backdrop of the Volcan Licancabur. One side of the volcano is in Boliviar and one side in Chile. We would then descend driving through more fertile lands – have lunch with a local family, play with the llamas then head back to Uyuni. This was a day of endurance, the drive was long and bone shattering, the early start and sleepless night did us all in and by the end of the day we were all desperate for a shower and our beds. The mud geysers were spectacular and kept us warm as we finally got to watch the sun rise. The landscape turned pink and orange, the hills ochre and we left feeling validated. The thermal baths were tempting but to get in meant taking clothes off and it was still a chilly sub-zero temperature – I passed again.
As I said before put it on your list – you won’t regret it!