Laguna Colorada

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  • Day121

    Jeeptour Tag 2

    May 30, 2018 in Bolivia

    Am 2. Tag der Tour fuhren wir hunderte Kilometer durch die spektakuläre Landschaft südlich der Salzwüste. Vulkane, Seen und wüstenähnliche Abschnitte wechselten sich ab. In den schwefelhaltigen Seen Flamingos, in den erkalteten Lavaformationen Chinchillas.. die Natur hat hier einiges aufgeboten für uns. Wir waren verzaubert. Geschlafen haben wir an der Laguna Colorada, einem See, der durch sein Bor- und Jodvorkommen weiß und rostrot in der Abendsonne strahlte.Read more

  • Day27

    Salzsee - día dos

    August 5, 2017 in Bolivia ⋅ ☀️ 37 °C

    Am nächsten Tag starten wir frühmorgens zu den Flamingos, die hier in einer riesigen, blauen und von Eis bedeckten Lagune zu finden sind.
    Weiter ging es danach zum Baum (keine Ahnung wie das Ding richtig heißt ^^). Hier gingen Lena und ich noch einen Runde bouldern auf gut 6-7m Höhe.
    Als letzten Punkt des Tages ging es zu der Lagune colorada. Diese hat ihre rote Farbe durch den kupferhaltigen Boden.

    Abend gingen wir noch in eine Bar und hatten danach eine kurze und sehr kalte Nacht. Es hattr bis zu -20 Außentemperatur und wie hier üblich ohne Heizung.
    Lena und Sammy kuschelten zusammen und ich hatte einfach alles an, was ich hatte.
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  • Day107

    Laguna Colorada

    January 27, 2016 in Bolivia ⋅ ☀️ 8 °C

    A busy day today. We started with Laguna Negra (the black lagoon) named after the rocks around it, one of which is shaped like a face.
    Next, we drove through miles and miles of empty desert and weird rocks until we reached a viewpoint for Tunupa, a huge active volcano. After assurances from Zoli that we were not likely to find ourselves swimming in lava, we got out of the 4x4 and wandered around in the rocks. Vera spotted a viscacha, a bit like a rabbit with a cat's tail, and went of chasing it, eventually managing to persuade it to pose for a photo.
    We continued through more desert, saw rocks shaped like trees, more lagoons with hundreds of flamingos, and had lunch next to a big dried up lake where we found the skull and some ruins shaped like igloos. We also saw lots more animals, llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and a couple of ostriches.
    Finally, we reached the strangest place of all, Laguna Colorada (the red lagoon). A very bizarre sight with it's orangey red water, weird patterns in the mud and a mountain behind it. Apparently the colour comes from the algae and plankton in the water, it definitely looks like blood though.
    In the evening we arrived at a big brick shed which was to be our accommodation for the night. It was very very basic, no showers and limited electricity. On the bright side, the lack of lights meant we had a completely unpolluted view of the stars at night, we could even see the Milky Way.
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