Welcome to our guide on the incredible Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa. We are Christian and Berta from “Nos Flipa Viajar”. Nos Flipa Viajara is an informal way of saying in Spanish that we love traveling. It’s our passion and has been our Instagram name for a few years now.
We both were born in Barcelona. It was here we lived up until a few years ago when we moved to Terrassa, a city 20 minutes from the Catalan capital. We met almost 10 years ago in a free time instructor course for children, but it wasn’t until after about five years ago that we began to be a couple.
By then we were already clear about our shared passion: travel. Getting to know cultures, discovering landscapes, eating exotic foods and talking with people from all over the world – this is traveling for us and we love it!
Two Incredible Weeks in Bolivia
In October, we started what has been the trip of our lives: a one way trip. We started in Peru and after spending a month and a half there we crossed the border. Bolivia was a country that we wanted to visit since we knew it had incredible places. Additionally, the fact that this country isn’t touristy added a lot of value in our eyes. So we simply had to go!
We have spent two weeks in Bolivia so far and have been to La Paz, on the Death Road, to Salar de Uyuni, Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, Sucre and Potosi. All of these places were amazing but perhaps Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa was the highlight!
Before coming to Bolivia we did know about this national reserve. We mainly wanted to visit Salar de Uyuni and above all do a tour there to visit all of the incredible natural places of this region. We had seen pictures of the lagoons, deserts, volcanoes and fauna of the surrounding area and it was clear to us that we had to visit. And it turned out to be a wonderful trip.
Adventures at Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa
At Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa in Bolivia we did a tour which lasted for three days and two nights, in order to visit all of the interesting points of the area. The first day we dedicated ourselves entirely to Salar de Uyuni. But on the other days we entered the national reserve.
We traveled around in a 4×4 and our activities were limited to observing the landscapes and taking photos. Honestly, the landscapes we saw were some of the most spectacular we have ever seen. In addition, one of the nights we were able to contemplate the stars while we bathed in some hot springs. Without a doubt it was the most impressive sky we have ever seen.
The whole tour was unforgettable! They were three very special days, full of memorable moments. Our most special moment was being able to observe the stars from the hot springs. It was something that we won’t forget and that we don’t think will be repeated ever again on our travels.
Another highlight was taking photos of the epic landscapes. The truth is that in places as beautiful as Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa, it’s easy to take photos. We were able to take many photographs but perhaps the one we liked the most was a photo taken with a drone where you can see the Licancabur Volcano reflected on Laguna Verde.
How to Spend your Time at Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa
We recommend what we did: a three day and two night tour to visit Salar de Uyuni and Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa. In general, these tours are complete so you can enjoy all the landscapes.
One of the tips we would give is to make sure you sleep near the hot springs. The feeling of being in 37 degree water and looking at the stars is so unique. We slept in the Hotel Ecologico de Piedra, next to the Termas de Polques. Although it didn’t have showers (they are installing them now), it’s still a hotel with privileged views and 50 meters from the hot springs.
Also, just make sure that no more than six people are on the tour and (above all) that there will be no rush while traveling. For us it’s important to have time to observe, walk, take photos and breathe. We don’t like rushing.
If you have the time, you need to check out Laguna Negra too! This is another great spot although it’s not technically within the national reserve. Not all tours stop there but it’s absolutely worth visiting – so make sure your tour guide makes a stop at Laguna Negra, even if only for a couple of hours.
Need to Know Before you Go
The first thing you need to know is obvious, but we are not going to ignore it just because it’s obvious: bring water and sunscreen. Our second tip is that you must observe and don’t stop observing because what you are going to see is something that you can only see in this privileged place.
And I would add a third tip: please be responsible. The world is too beautiful for humans to destroy it. If you are going to go to Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa you should know one thing – you cannot even imagine how beautiful this place is. Trust us, you are going to love it!