Bolivia // The southern Altiplano //

Villazón and the Argentine border

About 92km south of Tupiza, the ramshackle frontier town of VILLAZÓN is the main border crossing between Bolivia and Argentina. Set at an altitude of 3445m, it’s a busy little place bustling with cross-border traffic. Most of the people crossing the border here are Bolivian migrants who live and work in Argentina. Unless you get stuck overnight, there’s really no reason to linger here; it’s better to push straight on into Argentina or to Tupiza or Tarija