As for the town itself, it really is the quintessential Bolivian town showcasing some of the most interesting aspects of the country’s culture. Street vendors selling freshly made food, a center market with plenty to see and buy, and just the general vibe of a traditional Bolivian town that still adheres to historic ways, are what visitors can expect.
THE SALT FLATS
Starting in Tupiza, you can tour the iconic Uyuni Salt Flats. Depending on what season you visit, the flats themselves take on a different appearance. In the summer, the entire surface looks almost like a giant sheet of glass. While in the fall and winter months, various geometric shapes start to appear as the salt hardens.
CERRO DE LA CRUZ
The two-hour hike up this famed hill is definitely worth the views at the end of it. Marked by a large white cross toward the top, the walk-up Cerro de la Cruz gives you an almost bird’s eye view of the town, where you can also see the many unusual rock formations around it.
There are miles of desert landscape along with rock formations to explore in and around the region. Many go on horseback through the rugged hills and terrain. Guided tours are offered at a few different places in Tupiza as navigating on horseback is becoming increasingly popular here.