Sajama National Park Tour (2 days)
Sajama National Park Tour
The Sajama National Park is located in the department of Oruro, in the province of Curahuara de Carangas, in the western Andes Mountains. The park is home to Bolivia’s highest mountain, Sajama (6,542m), and other neighboring volcanoes such as Acotango, Humarata, Capurata (Kimsa Chatas), Parinacota, and Pomerape, also known as the Payachatas. Other tourist attractions in the area include geysers, hot springs, and lagoons.
Day 1: LA PAZ – CURAHUARA DE CARANGAS CHURCH – SAJAMA
We will depart at 8:00 am from La Paz and head towards the town of Patacamaya. From there, we will take the left fork that leads us to the town of Sajama. On the way, we will visit the chullpas, which are pre-Columbian funerary tombs. Continuing our journey, we will visit the colonial Church of Curahuara de Carangas, which is considered the «Sistine Chapel of the Altiplano» due to the quality of the works of art found inside, such as the paintings that fill the walls. Continuing our journey, we will reach the Valley of the Rocks, a place with strange rock formations. In the afternoon, we will arrive in the town of Sajama. After settling in, we will take a short tour to the Mirador de Monte Cristo, which offers a panoramic view of the town and the mountains. Overnight in the town of Sajama.
Day 2: VISIT TO THE GEYSERS – THERMAL WATERS – LA PAZ
After breakfast, we will go to the «geysers,» where we can enjoy the beautiful landscape of the snowy mountains such as Parinacota, Pomerape, and mainly Sajama. We can also observe Andean camelids such as alpacas and llamas. Later, we will go to the hot springs to take a healthy and natural bath. At noon, we will have lunch in the town of Sajama, and in the afternoon, we will begin our return to the city of La Paz.