I recently returned from a 5-day tour of what's known as Bolivia's "Southwest Circuit," a popular route that covers some of the most spectacular desert scenery I've ever seen. Our group opted to begin at a lesser-known starting point, taking us through a less-touristed region during the first half of the tour and really allowing us to experience the isolation of the land, as well as giving us a chance to summit the 19,400-foot Volcán Licancabur. You can look for details of that trip in the coming weeks over at Matador Trips, but for now, the best way I can think of to describe this journey is to let the images themselves do the talking. Enjoy.
For more photos of this incomprehensible landscape, check out Aya Padrón's recent post, "Campo Grande."