Bolivia // The southern Altiplano //

Around Potosí

There are several worthwhile excursions from Potosí, most notably to the mines of Cerro Rico. Immediately southeast of the city, the Cordillera Kari Kari is a good place for hiking amidst the lakes that provided water for the silver-processing ingenios (smelters). To the northwest, the natural hot springs at Tarapaya are a calming place to relax.