3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS (STANDARD WITH ENGLISH TOUR GUIDE) - Price per Person 233 Dollars
At 10:30 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.
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. Lunch is provided
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.
From here we head go west to the village of San Juan where we will spend the night. Arriving there you will enjoy some hot coffee, its cold so rug up. We will settle to witness an incredible memorable sunset.
ACOMMODATION: (salt hostel - private toilets subject to availability)
Early start 8:00 am, pack you gear, check to make sure you have everything as we won’t be returning this way, once packed we will fill you with a hearty breakfast, Today we visit the Chiguana desert located at the south side of Uyuni, we have a short rest in San Agustin them we will visit the Rock Valley after 20 minutes we´ll croos the Kara Laguna and Pastos Grandes. More to the south you will visit the stone tree the featured in the visually stunning movie The Fall.
As we make our way to the Andean Lagoons we will pass dormant and semi active volcanoes that surround the Chiguana Desert, Volcano Ollague at 5840 meters has steam that shoots from its side. Some nice opportunities for photos.
Andean lagoons are full of flamingos. This volcanic region feeds the lakes with sulphur that in turn feeds an algae that feeds the flamingos and colours them pink. The landscapes are impressive, snow caped volcanos reflect off the rich red lake. Photographer’s paradise!
After filling your eyes with these amazing views, we will take you to see the fumaroles and boiling mad pots (volcanic activity 100 Cº hot). Spending time in the termals waters crossing the green Lake. Tonight’s accommodation is up the hill in Volcanes Hotel.
It’s our last day today we start at 8:00 am. Breakfast bread, yogurt, milk, coffee tea, it is a big day so get your fill. We star our trip to Uyuni crossing Villa Mar Alota arriving to San Cristobal were´ll have time for a short rest arriving to Uyuni around 4 to 5 pm.
We have a SERVICE WITH TRANSFER TO CHILE. - If you wish to continue onto Chile we can organize your transfer to San Pedro de Atacama from the border. Our driver will take you to the border to meet your bus transfer. This bus will take to San Pedro, about 1 hour from the border so you will get San Pedro by 1:00 in the afternoon Chile time the third day of tour
For those who wish to return to Uyuni it is a 7 hours ride, with plenty of leg stretching stops a place to have lunch.
We can organise your transfers by plane to La Paz or should you wish to take a bus to Sucre Potosi or La Paz we will happily organise your connects.
- - All meals
- - English speaking guide
- - Transportation
- - Two nights accommodation
- NOT INCLUDED
- - Entrances to National Park 150bs
- - Entrances Fish Island 30bs
- - Sleeping bag