An encounter with nature
An encounter with culture
In 1879, in the Pacific War, the Chilean military invaded Bolivia, entering what is now the Pajancha and Kana (or cane) in the municipality of San Pedro de Quemes cantons. Arriving at the village of San Pedro de Buenavista military burned all the houses making people who survived the tragedy moved to a corner of the city, in what is now called Ikala (or ICALA). After several years, the lack of water in Ikala, the population decided to return to the town of San Pedro to rebuild homes, then they decided to rename the village of San Pedro de Quemes, located on the same hillside village old.
Nor Lipez is a province of Bolivia, located in the west of the department of Potosi. It has an area of 28,187 km² and its capital Kolcha “K” (K bedspread or Villa Martin). One of the largest mines of Bolivia, the San Cristobal mine is located near the town of San Cristobal de Colcha “K”
The volcano is a stratovolcano Irruputuncu, is a type of conical volcano, high floor, composed of multiple layers of lava hardened, arising from alternating periods of explosive activity and lava flow streams and volcanic ash.
The Irruputuncu volcano is located on the border of Chile and Bolivia. It is a relatively small and steep peak, is the result of the collapse of an avalanche that occurred during the Holocene.
The Irruputunco volcano is at a height of 5,165 meters. It is one of the most active volcanoes. The complex chain of volcanoes over 35 km runs along the border points between Bolivia and Chile.
The volcano has many sulphide deposits bright yellow covering the crater floor. Cracks out or sprout jets of hot steam.
There are two craters found at the top in which vents from the south are observed. In 1995 the first eruption in recorded history occurred in the form of lahar, ie mud flow that moves from the slopes of stratovolcanoes
Moreover, the Hot Springs Volcano Olca are large pools of hot water with about 1 to 1.5 m deep. The hot springs are located near the road in a wide plain of grasslands and saline lands. From Uyuni it proposes climbing Irruputuncu one day the volcano and visit the hot springs of Olca lagoon. The game would be after breakfast in the direction of San Pedro de Quemes to arrive mid-morning and take a lunch to have the energy to climb the volcano Irruputuncu. After climbing and view from the top of the volcano it is proposed with a bath containing mineral hot springs ideal for relaxing the body and have a rest. After these activities will return to Uyuni
The cost of the tour includes:
Private transport or round – trip
meals (breakfast, lunch)
Snack or during walks (water and fruit)
visits to tourist attractions mentioned
Interaction with the locals to take pictures,
Depending on visitors, there is a guide in Spanish, French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese.
The cost of the trip does not include:
thick and warm clothes against the cold and wind
Extra running shoes or if they get wet or embarren first walking shoes
Sox, towel, swimsuit
Implements or to enter the hot springs (swimwear)