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Ojo Del Inca

November 3, 2012

The journey from Sucre to Uyuni is a long one, particularly as the drive from Sucre up into the mountains is slow. We decided to break our journey at a hot spring near Potosi.

Conveniently located only a couple of Km’s off the main highway – and then 500m up a bumpy track – is the gorgeous natural hot spring of Ojo del Inca. Like every other hot spring in the Andes it was a favourite spot of the Incas – these guys liked their hot soaks.

The pool itself is around 100m across and circular in shape and unlike most hot springs is very deep in the middle, which is where the hot water bubbles up. The temperature is around 30c at the edges and 35c in the middle !

The best thing about the Ojo is that you can camp right on the edge. In the day it can get quite busy with tourists from Potosi but as night approaches everyone disappears. We had a very quiet night and then in the morning an early morning soak in solitude was a fantastic way to beat the early morning chill.

2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 3, 2012 6:31 pm

    nice find!

    • November 3, 2012 7:08 pm

      We seem to spend a lot of time in Hot Springs !

      When are you guys back on the road ?

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