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Tomarapi, an initiative that invites you to discover the Sajama

The Tomarapi Ecotourism Lodge is a community tourism venture made up of local Aymara families. It is located on the Sajama snowy Mountain foot, the highest Bolivian volcano, at more than 6000 meters above sea level, in the Oruro department.

In addition to lodging, the community members offer guided tours, which include hikes along the majestic Sajama banks, the Huaynakhota lagoon, the community surroundings walking or by bicycle exploration, and visits to the colonial church.

The quenua forest hike is also part of the program, where varieties of herbs that grow in the area are observed, highlighting the benefits that their consumption brings. The trip ends with a visit to the hot springs, where you can take postcard-photos of this destination’s unique landscape.

The tour includes:

  • Round trip local transportation (Tambo Quemado / Sajama park entrance)
  • Entrance to the Sajama National Park
  • Local guide
  • Lodging with private bathroom
  • Medicinal herbs hot infusions, according to itinerary
  • Typical food
  • Entrance to the hot springs

Essential clothing and accessories:

  • Trekking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat
  • Bathing suit

Location: Oruro Department, on the Sajama snowy Mountain foot.

Mobile service coverage: Entel, with low signal at certain points


  • The package can be customized according to the visitors’ time availability. The tour starts from the agreed place which could be Tambo Quemado or the entrance to Sajama Park.


This content is taken from the “Soy Bolivia” verified guide, prepared in April 2023 with information
provided by organizations and communities involved. This guide is updated annually to ensure its
validity. In order to suggest a community tourism venture, free of charge, you are welcome to send a
WhatsApp message to the number (591) 70079347.

•   Note: Prices are updated to May 2023.

Warning. The images in this guide were provided by representatives of the involved communities, who assured that they use these photographs for the respective promotions of their ventures.