All throughout our trip we could see the evasive vicuñas which are a relative of the llama, but instead of being domesticated they are wild. The vicuña can produce a very fine wool, the reason why they have been hunted down through history at the point of endangerment. They are now a protected species.
In the afternoon we made our way in bumpy roads, through San Antonio de Lipez and the ruins of the "Pueblo Fantasma" (ghost town). Founded by the Spanish, this settlement was the base of a big mineral exploration nearby. Now abandoned, the partially destroyed village shows through the quality of its construction that the profits from the mineral mines was great at the time. Local people believe that the place is hunted due to the many souls of native people that were forced to work in the mines and so have perished! We ended the day entering the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, created to protect its unique fauna and flora, where we slept in a basic shelter but quite warm and dry.