Skeletons of locomotives and wagons strewn across the icy highlands, masses of rusty iron that twist in their own abandonment, in their own indifference. Once there was a railway line in Bolivia, inaugurated in the last breath of the 19th century, which connected Uyuni with Antofagasta (now Chilean) and which served to transport minerals such as tin, silver and even gold.
Renan is a well known local guide in Bolivia. He has lead many group tours all over his country since 2002 showing its beautiful landscapes and history. He has contact with the deep native people from his country. History, Culture and Tradition are his areas of expertise, making him a perfect host of Bolivia. He will take us to places like La Paz, Lake Titicaca, and maybe even the famous salt flats! Join him to share his love for his mother country, enjoying knowledge and his sense of humour!
Get ready for something special. We’re travelling to Uyuni with no passport, no plane ticket and no luggage. And yet you’ll experience all the sights, sounds and stories with just your laptop, favorite snack and an amazing content creator.
The tour will last about 45 mins and will be live-streamed by your content creator directly from Uyuni. Forget about slideshows or pre-recorded videos, this is a live broadcast and anything can happen!
While on the tour you’ll be able to see a full screen video of your content creator and their surroundings, interact with them and other travellers through the live chat, see where you are in the world on a map and show your appreciation with a tip.
We are running these tours on a tip-supported basis to make them as accessible as possible. They are free to join, but you have the option to leave a tip during the tour.
The majority of your tip goes directly to support the channel, while the rest helps Heygo continue to build a place that brings the world closer together.
Reserve your spot by selecting a time to book. Once done, you’ll be able to see your reservations on your Trips page and we’ll send you an email confirmation with a link to join the tour.
For the best viewing experience, please join on a computer using Google Chrome.
Noreene, Lancaster, PA .
28 July 2021
Renan did it again, coming up with another unique tour. We visited a desert and deserted location, where old railroad engines come to die. The area features the world's largest salt flats; time and salt have taken a heavy toll on these icons of the past. At one time they carried valuable silver and other mining products. There are over 100 train cars, including locomotives on site, and even the narrow gauge railroad tracks remain. This is another unique tour that our dedicated Heygo guides (Renan Ibanez in this case) offers to visitors. We had the site almost completely to ourselves, and learned so much of the riches that came from the Bolivian soil and mountains. Great job, Renan and Paula! So glad you keep finding fascinating places like this for us.
26 July 2021
Chris (Arizona) M.
25 July 2021
What a fascinating tour of the train cemetery. It's kind of sad to see these once great works of engineering sitting on the lonely desert rusting away. A good educational site for younger generations.
25 July 2021
Very interesting. Thank you.
24 July 2021
What an interesting site this was. Hard to believe all these locomotives were just left and abandoned. But made for great postcards. Very interesting history too.