Rebecca, Happy Birthday to youuuuuuu!!
We arrived in Tupiza which is known to be the South American Far West. You can visit canyons by horseback. It is also known as a perfect start for the Sur Lipez and the several Salares (Salt lakes). We are taking a 4 days tour tomorrow through the Sur Lipez up to the Salare de Uyuni. On the program are lagoons, Salt lakes, Cactus islands, hot water springs, the salt hotel and I suppose many more. I think we will not be disappointed in this tour. The trick is to talk to several travellers who have done the tours and ask their opinion. In Tupiza we had a nice run trough the canyons and 2kms up the mountain, from where you had a wonderful view!
To sleep in Tupiza, Hostal Colorado Horizonte, 25 B$ pp (2,5€). Clean hotel, with kitchen and a delightful señora who loves travellers.