Travel Vlog: From Hito Cajon Border en Route to Uyuni

Hito Cajon Border Crossing

Last updated on: Apr 22, 2021

(Last Updated On: April 22, 2021)

Located between Chile and Bolivia, Hito Cajon border crossing (Portezuelo del Cajón) is a mountain pass just outside the town of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

Hito Cajon is a frequent route for those traveling from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni, Bolivia. The route involves a stop at the Chilean border station, which sits at approximately 4,500 meters, the Bolivian border station, which sits at the top of the pass, and the ticket office for the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, which costs 150 bolivianos (~$22 USD), payable only in cash.

Check out our travel vlog to see some of the amazing scenery of southwestern Bolivia and see what the journey is like from Hito Cajon border crossing to Uyuni, Bolivia.

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Have you ever crossed the border at Hito Cajon? Would you be interested in doing so?

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With 75+ countries and all 50 U.S. states crossed off her list, Taryn's wanderlust and wanderlist continue to grow! She loves historic places, off-the-beaten paths, and beautiful beaches. Follow her pursuits on Instagram and

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