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Stone tree

A stone tree born of an eruption

•type:

•interest:

NATURAL

DESERT

•location:
POTOSÍ DEPARMENT
•country:
BOLIVIA
 

Stone tree

GALLERY - 

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Diego Delso - Creative Commons Attribution - delso.photo - license CC-BY-SA
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ABOUT - 

Stone tree

The Stone Tree emerged as a result of the wind erosion and it is declared as a Natural Monument of the Plurinational State of Bolivia. It is a curious attraction of the Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, located to the southwest of Bolivia, in the Department of Potosí.

 

The Tree is a rocky or geomorphological formation (rocky mushroom) that stands out from a group of volcanic rocks that have different forms, in the desert sand of Siloli, next to the road 701 that leads to the site of Laguna Colorada.


The structure rises to 5 meters in height and it is its extraordinary appearance that transformed it into a point of visit within the Reserve. The maximum visit time is 30 minutes, which can be used to take pictures. The Stone Tree, as part of a touristic route, can be visited at any time of the day.

 

Any site with an exceptional value is called a natural monument, whether scenic, geological, historical or symbolic, from a centenary tree to a forest, a cave or an island, whose conservation suggests a special type of protection. The protection criterion includes geological formations, as it is the case of the Stone Tree, which is the product of a solidified volcanic eruption that was afterwards eroded by the wind.

 

The Stone Tree is not the only one that solidified from the magma column. The Siloli is a desert  characterized by its rocky formations product of the strong winds of the region. It is considered as one of the most arid deserts in the world due to the low rainfalls. Siloli is the gateway to the Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve and in its surroundings, there are the colorful lagoons and the magnificent Salar de Uyuni. Siloli is part of the Atacama Desert, the driest desert in the world.

 

PRACTICAL - 

Stone tree

ADDRESS OR VENUE

OPENING HOURS (or DATE if it is an event)

Stone Tree, Siloli desert, Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

  • Monday to sunday, opende 24 hours

DISTANCE TO THE CLOSEST MAIN CITY

Uyuni city - 258 km - 160miles

DISTANCE TO CLOSEST INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

La Paz city´s airport - 797km - 495miles

PROFILE

• Interest:

NATURAL

• Kind:

SYLVAN

• Min. visit time hours:

1

PLACE

• Class:

4000

• Altitude meters:

DESERT

• Type:

13123

• Altitude feet:

• Max. visit time hours:

1

RELATED ACTIVITIES

RELEVANT CATEGORIES

VISITS:

  • Panoramic sightseeing.

  • Guided visits.

  • Experiential journey.

SPORTS:

  • Walking

  • Trekking.

  • Running.

  • Camping.

SPECIALIZED:

  • Bird watching.

  • Wild life watching.

  • Safari.

  • Geo interpretation.

  • National Natural Heritage.

  • National protected area.

ENTRANCE FEE

  • The entrance fee to the Eduardo Abaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve is S/ 150 bolivianos.

WHAT TO TAKE WITH YOU

  • A camera.

  • Water.

  • A hat or a cap.

  • Light and warm clothing.

  • Comfortable shoes for trekking.

  • Binoculars.

  • A video camera.

  • Medication against altitude sickness.

  • Sunglasses.

  • Sunscreen.

  • Passport.

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Stone tree

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