SALT FLAT TOUR FULL DAY + BUS LA PAZ – UYUNI- LA PAZ (Shared tour)
Before 1 day of your Salt flats tour at 7:30 p.m. Pick you up from your hotel in La Paz (downtown at 8:00 p.m. Departure Bus La Paz –Uyuni- Arrival 5:00 a.m. our local operator and / or partner will make pick you up from the bus station in Uyuni, and give detailed information of the tour. Breakfast (off one's own bat).
Our adventure begins at 10:30 AM, first visit the train cemetery where you can see the old rusting trains from decades ago and "Salar de Uyuni". After this we process to Colchani and witness how the salt is processed before we arrive to the Salt Flats themselves and see the “Ojos de Sal” where water bubbles up through the salt plains.
We will see where the salt has been laced in mounds ready to be transported, the original salt hotel (no longer used for guests) and visit Inca Huasi (Fish Island) to see the giant cacti , some more than 1000 years!
We stop here for lunch and have great views of the salt flats all around (please take into account that the island is not reachable when the salt flats are flooded). There will be plenty of time for taking amazing photos and taking in the amazing place that is the Salt Flats themselves.
In the afternoon the tour continues through the salar to reach the isolated area Atulcha, which is also like a large island where there is a small hotel known for having been built with blocks of salt and some furniture are also salt. After moves on we will start heading back towards Uyuni, arriving at around 06:30 p.m.
At 7.30 p.m. presentation at bus station in Uyuni.
|10:30 a.m.||The tour begins by visiting the train cemetery or Colchani, (Salar de Uyuni)|
|1:00 p.m.||Visit and lunch at Incwasi Island or Fish Island|
|02.00 p.m.||walk around the island, to observe the giant cactus and the extent of the salar by the Tunupa Volcano|
|4:00 p.m.||Visit the famous Hotel del Sal, having been built with blocks of salt and some furniture of salt.|
|6:30 p.m.||Return to the town of Uyuni.|
- Bus La Paz - Uyuni: Departure: 7:30 p.m. - 5:00 a.m. Arrival
- Bus Uyuni - La Paz, Departure: 8:00 p.m. - 5.00 a.m. Arrival
- Pick up from your hotel and transfer.
- Bus ticket La Paz – Uyuni – La Paz.
- Transportation (Toyota Land Cruiser, Lexus 4x4).
- Lunch (vegetarian meal if the client wishes).
- Driver Guide (Spanish).
- First aid kit.
- Entrance to Fish Island or Incawasi (30 bolivianos).
- Refreshments and tips.
- Extra drinks.
- Warm clothing.
- Sunglasses, Sunscreen.
- Comfortable walking shoes.
- Scarf and a lot of energy to pass it really well.
SALAR OF UYUNI:
The Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt desert in the world, with an area of 12 000 km². It is located about 3650 meters above sea level in southwest Bolivia, in the province of Daniel Campos in the department of Potosi in the highland region of the Andes.
The beauty and solitude in a rugged and inhospitable terrain, never had better representation that in Salar de Uyuni, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes that reach 5,000 meters above sea level, the Salar de Uyuni, is not only rich in indescribable landscapes, it is also one of the largest reserves of lithium in the world, with its 150 Km. from north to south, 250 km. from east to west and a depth of salt ranging from 10cm to 8 meters, It is estimated to contain about 10 billion tons of minerals.