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CLASSIC TOUR: SALAR DE UYUNI, DESERTS AND COLORED LAGOONS

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From USD 190

Duration 3 Days 2 Nights

 / Shared 4wd transportation, 1st night at private room in basic shelter, 2nd night at shared room in basic shelter, spanish - english guide, meals

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DAY 1        UYUNI –UYUNISALT FLAT 
We will pick you up from your hotel at 11:00 approximately, first we will visit the Train Cemetery and the town of Colchani where you can learn more about Uyuni’s mining past and its artisanal salt production present, later we will enter to the amazing Uyuni Salt Flat, and after some minutes traveling in this infinite salt plane, arrive to the “Salt Hotel-Museum”, the first of its kind that nowadays works only as a museum.  On our way we will be able to see fantastic optic illusions, able to see in raining season (December- March), and also we will visit “Ojos de Agua” (Eyes of water), small salt eruptions which help us to explain the development of this huge salt lake. 
At noon, you will reach the “Incahuasi Island” in the middle of the Salt flat; there are extraordinary calcareous rocks, large populations of Cactus, local fauna and spectacular 360 grades panoramic views of the Salt Flat from the summit. After the lunch  we will go towards Pia Pia island , in this way we will enjoy a beautiful experience  riding  our bikes through the inmense salt flat for about one hour.
At dusk we will find in a good place in the salt flat  to enjoy the sunset.
Includes: 1 night of accommodation in a basic shelter (twin room and bathroom private), Shared transportation 4x4 (6 people per vehicle), Bilingual guide service (English-Spanish)
Meals: Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 2        LAGUNAS ALTO ANDINAS –EDUARDO AVAROA  RESERVE - POLQUES
We begin our day addressing ourselves to the volcanoes range with their eternal snow going to Lípez, there we will find the Ollagüe Volcano that we will observe at the distance. Then we restart the trip to the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, on our way we will appreciate the lagoons called “Joyas Altoandinas” (Jewels from the High lands): Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarcota and Honda where you will have the chance to see different kinds of local birds.
Later we get to the Siloli Desert where we will make some stops to take pictures of this magnificent desert landscapes, inside you will find the famous rocky formation called Stone Tree.
We get to the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, and arrive to Laguna Colorada (The Red Lagoon), an impressing water source, the algae and plankton give the lagoon brown or intense red colors, this is the main flamingos nesting site and there it is possible to observe three kinds of flamingos of the region: James, Andino and Chileno. 
We will continue to observe the Geysers of “Sol de Mañana” smoky and noisy geysers, boiling mud stewpot where red and grey mud is boiling.
At the end of the day we will go to our shelter, where we will enjoy a bath in the hot springs, despite the low temperatures it is an unforgettable experience.
Includes: 1 night of accommodation in a basic shelter (shared room and bathroom), Shared transportation 4x4 (6 people per vehicle), Bilingual guide service (English-Spanish)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


DAY 3        POLQUES– GREEN LAGOON – WHITE LAGOON - UYUNI
This day we will begin our trip  almost to the border with Chile, Hito Cajon on the way we will enjoy  the panoramic view of the Dali Desert, there are columns of stones sculpted by the wind that resemble this famous painter work. After that, we will also appreciate the Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon), at the foot of Licancabur volcano and we will contine to white lagoon.
From the white Lagoon, we begin the trip back to Uyuni, in the afternoon we will take a walk around the Rocks Valley, giant volcanic rocks between 8 to 15 meters high. Our last stop is at San Cristóbal village which has been moved from its original site to the actual one for the needs of one the biggest mine in Bolivia.
Arrival to Uyuni at 18:00 approximately.
Includes: Shared transportation 4x4 (6 people per vehicle), Bilingual guide service (English-Spanish)
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

  • Isla Incahuasi
  • Bike ride inside the Salt Flat
  • Alto Andinas Jewels (minor lagoons)
  • Red and Green Laggons

Important Notes:

  • Operations during rainy season (from November to April) under consultation
  • Tour begins and ends in Uyuni
  • Entrance ticket to Isla Incahuasi costs 30 Bs (5 USD approx) and to Eduardo Avaroa Reserve costs 150Bs (22 USD approx) , we advise you to additionally take 10 USD in local currency for other expenses
  • Departures everyday, minimum 2 passengers
  • The tour is characterized by: a 4x4 transportation shared by 6 people and the accommodation takes place in basic shelters (this include private rooms for the 1rst night and shared room for the 2nd night, 6 people per room, and shared bathroom by all the shelter`s guests). These shelters don’t have heating or hot water. To use showers with hot water, it is necessary to pay an additional fee directly in the shelter. 
  • Not included: Transportation to and from Uyuni, Accommodation in Uyuni or Colchani, Guide service (English-Spanish), Entrance tickets to the attractions, Transfers in Uyuni, Meals and services not specified, Beverages in restaurants and hotels, Extra expenses, Insurance, Tips

Route

  1. Uyuni
  2. Isla Incahuasi
  3. Laguna Colorada
  4. Laguna Verde
  5. Valle de las Rocas