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.
D 1 – UYUNI – COLCHANI – INCAHUASI – HUAYLLAJARA OR SAN JUAN.
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).
The tour begins at 10:00 am with the meeting in the office in Uyuni then heads to to the biggest desert Salt, in vehicle (Land Cruiser - 4x4), on the way visit the following tourist attractions: first visit the train cemetery where you can see the old rusting trains from decades ago.
After this we continue to Colchani and witness how the salt is processed. We have lunch in the village and then move onto the salt flats themselves.
Where we will see the salt has been laced in mounds ready to be transported, the original Playa Blanca salt hotel (no longer used for guests) and visit Inca Huasi Island to see the giant cacti with over 10 meters, and have great views of the salt flats all around.
There will be plenty of time for taking amazing pictures and the salt before we head toward the village of (Huayllajara or San Juan) where we will spend the night (the salt hotel). If time allows, you might also have the chance to see the sunset on the salt flats (this depends on season and cannot be guaranteed, but is usually possible).
D 02: SAN JUAN - LAGOON – LAGUNA COLODARA
We awake early to have breakfast at the salt hotel, after we continue our adventure further south. On the way, we will appreciate of it magnifies it view of the active volcano Ollague, gaps Cañapa, Stinking, Chiarcota and Honda, and see llamas in their natural environment before continuing through the Chuguana desert area where the scenery will include a number of extinct volcanoes plus the semiactive Ollague.
As the journey continues we will pass by high altitude lagoons that are home to 3 species of flamingo before arriving into the desert of Siloli and the “tree of rock”. We then move onto the “Laguna Colorada”, an amazing red colored lake full of flamingos. Here is where we enter the Eduardo Avaroa National Park. In late afternoon Spend the night in Lagoon Red Family House (Basic service).
DAY 03: LAGOON - GREEN LAGOON - UYUNI
The third day we will have breakfast and leave early; our tour begins at 5:00 am. to visit the “Sol de Mañana” better known as "Morning Sun", geysers and see the bubbling mud pools and steam jets., Continue with our trip to the hot springs - Polques, whrere you can decide to relax in the warm water pools of the local hot springs, then visit to the Lagoons "White and Green" located at the foot of the volcano Licancabur, at an altitude of 4,350 meters, the green color is due to the high content of magnesium that have the geological formations of the area, after our visit to the lakes we return to Uyuni and on the way, we will stop to have lunch and continue our journey through the Valley of the Rocks and typical populations of Villa alota, Kulpinaka and San Cristobal.
We arrive at the town of Uyuni approximately 6:00 pm.
If you desire the transfer to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile and you can do it, but you have to pay the aditional cost of $15 USD.
Bus Uyuni - La Paz, Departure: 8:00 p.m. - 5.00 a.m. Arrival.
En Uyuni: 7:30 p.m.: presentación en la estación de buses.
|7:30 P.M.||Pick Yuo up from the hotel in Paz (Downtown).||8:00 P.M. Bsu departure from La Paz.||5:00 A.M. Bus arrival to Uyuni.|
|10:00 A.M.||Meeting in the office in Uyuni.||10:00 A.M. start “Salt flats tour” el 1er día.||6.00 P.M. aproximadly Return to Uyuni.|
|7:30 P.M.||Presentation at bus satation in Uyuni.||8:00 P.M. Bus departure from Uyuni.||5:00 A.M. Arrival to La Paz.|
- Advice one day before the tour.
- Bus ticket La Paz - Uyuni - La Paz.
- 1 night accommodation in basic hostel (shared dorm with shared bathroom).
- Food: 2 breakfasts, 3 lunchs y 2 dinners.
- ticket to Atacama.
- First aid kit.
- 1 night accommodation in a salt hotel (double/triple/quadruple rooms, most of them with private bathroom, some with shared - depends on availability).
- shared Jeep (3 d).
- Pick up from your hotel and transfer.
- Others not mentioned in the program.
- Entrance fees - 30 Bs for the Incahuasi Island (if reachable), 150 Bs for the National Park and 6 Bs for the hot springs (subject to change).
- Entrance (150 Bs o 22 USD$ por person).
- Price bathroom varían entre 2 y 5 bolivianos.
- Camera, Toilet paper and extra batteries.
- Snacks, chocolate or energy candies.
- Lightweight and warm clothing.
- Sunscreen, lip balm, sunglasses, sun hat.
- Thermal clothing, especially for sleeping is also recommended.
- sleeping bag.
|1 People||$ 199.00 USD|
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