SALT FLATS FULL DAY WITH ENGLISH TOUR GUIDE - Price per Person 75 USD
At 11:00 am we hit the road aboard our Toyota land cruiser 4x4 drive to visit the famed Train Cementery, old locomotives from Bolivia’s bygone past. Here lays train 66 made famous by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. These infamous outlaws robbed this train in 1908. Spend time to climb the ruins of trains in rather unique playground.
From the cementery we make our way to the village of Colchani, complete with a visit to salt miners workshop experience the authentic rustic way of salt production. It’s just a short stop as from here we make our way to Salar de Uyuni, the Salt Flats. The largest and widest stretches of white you will see in your life. This landscape looks like it is of another world. Salt mining is prevalent, the pyramids of salt look amazing. The area has large holes where the water from underneath of this death lake still flows under pressure. Interestingly the salt layer you drive on “floats” on a rich salt lake.
Lunch is provided
This tour will take you to the only hotel inside the Salt Flats, a hotel built from the only construction material available in the region, Salt. Plenty of opportunities to take the type of photos that the salt flats have become famous for.
This afternoon we visit Inca Wasy Island (Fish Island) where you see the giant cactus and the rocks formations of Coral petrified. Yes coral this region now at some 4000 meters above sea level was once at sea level.
The tour offers many opportunities for photos. Crystalized salt creates natural patterns, a natural geometry you will recognize on the wings of butterflys, turtle shells and plants cells structures.
The active Volcano Thunupa at 5400 sits at a safe distance to get some great photos. 6.30PM back in Uyuni.