Departamento de Bolivia
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The Potosí Department is a region of the Bolivian Altiplano.


Map of Potosí (department)
  • 1 Potosí – A high-altitude mining town, once one of the wealthiest cities in the world due to its silver mines. Popular for its mining tours.
  • 2 Atocha – Merely a stopover between Uyuni and Tupiza, but checkout the market and nearby mining landscape.
  • 3 Llallagua
  • 4 San Juan
  • 5 San Pedro de Quemes
  • 6 Tupiza – With interesting trails and sights nearby, and gateway for some Salar de Uyuni tours and into Argentina.
  • 7 Uncía  
  • 8 Uyuni – A tourist town, which serves as the main gateway to Salar de Uyuni besides San Pedro de Atacama in Chile.
  • 9 Villazón

Other destinationsEdit

  • 1 Salar de Uyuni – The most spectacular and popular landscapes in Bolivia along the largest salt flats in the world.
  • 2 Torotoro National Park – Popular with travellers that head to Cochabamba for its dinosaur foot prints and remnants, large cave that you can climb into, and vast hiking opportunities.


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Uyuni Airport (UYU IATA)

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