Attractions

Natural Feature in Around Tupiza

Quebrada Palala

About 3km northwest of Tupiza is Quebrada Palala, a broad quebrada (wash) lined with some very impressive red formations known as fins. During the rainy season it becomes a tributary of Río Tupiza. Beyond the dramat…
Viewpoint in Around Tupiza

El Sillar

El Sillar (the Saddle), located 17km northwest of Tupiza, is where a road straddles a narrow ridge between two peaks and two valleys. Throughout this area, rugged amphitheaters have been gouged out of the mountainsi…
Natural Feature in Around Tupiza

Quebrada Palmira

Cañon del Inca, 8km west of Tupiza, makes a great destination for a half-day hike via Quebrada Palmira, a normally dry wash flanked by tall and precarious fin formations. The route leads past the Puerta del Diablo r…
Canyon in Around Tupiza

Cañón del Duende

This canyon, located 9km outside Tupiza, can be reached from the town on a great half-day hike through towering red rock formations of the nearby Quebrada de Santa Elena; ask any of the tour agencies in Tupiza for a…
Tunnel in Around Tupiza

El Angosto

This scenic spot 10km south of Tupiza is the site of a narrow tunnel carved into the mountain, known as the angosto (narrow). Until 2011, the tunnel was the only thoroughfare for traffic coming to and from Villazón …
Museum in Huaca Huañusca & San Vicente

San Vicente Museum

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid are honored in this tiny but charming adobe museum. Enlarged photographs of the real-life duo and their celluloid counterparts adorn the walls, and there's information (in Spanish)…