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The beautiful Salar de Uyuni is with its 10.582 square km (4.085 square miles) the world's largest salt flat. It is located in the Department of Potosi in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, at 3.650 meters high.

Some 40.000 years ago, the area was part of Lake Minchin, a giant prehistoric lake. When the lake dried, it left behind two modern lakes, Poopó and Uru Uru, and two major salt deserts, Salar de Coipasa and the larger Uyuni. Uyuni is roughly 25 times the size of Bonneville Salt Flats in the United States. Salar de Uyuni is estimated to contain 10 billion tons of salt of which less than 25.000 tons is extracted annually.

Every November, Salar de Uyuni is also the breeding grounds for three species of South American flamingos - Chilean, James's and Andean. In the middle of this salt sea lies a waterless oasis.The Incahuasi island, full of giant cactuses, or the Island of Fish, is named for the shape of a fish it appears to have as you approach. It is the only sign of life for miles.

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Laguna Verde, Laguna Colorada and hot springs can also be visited during the Uyuni salt lake tour when entering the National Reserve Eduardo Avaroa. Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon) is a beautiful green colored salt lake on the Chilean border at the foot of the volcano Licancabur. Its color is caused by sediments, containing copper minerals. It is elevated some 4.320m (14.000 ft) above sea level. Laguna Colorada is a red colored salt lake, also because of the presence of minerals. In these lagoons live flamingo's (flamingos at that high and cold altitude!) creating a very unique scene of spectacular beauty!

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FULL ADVENTURE !!!

JumpThe price of the tour includes:

- 2 nights in rustic lodging.

- Transport in a Toyota Landcruiser for the 1000 kilometer journey.

- Your guide is the driver and separate private cook

- 3 meals a day (excluding breakfast day 1, and dinner on the last day).

- Connection for CD player and I pod.

Tour does not include:

- Sleeping bag ( 15 $ )

- Entrance fee’s (National Reserve Eduardo Avaroa 150Bs.) and (Fish Island 30Bs.)

- Alcoholic drinks, personal snacks and tips.

uyOptional:

- Train tickets to Oruro or Tupiza.

- Bus tickets to Potosi,Sucre,Oruro or La Paz.

- Hotel reservations in Uyuni after the tour has finished.

- Bilingual guides ( 40 $ ) price for day.

Do not forget to bring the following items:

The route to the salt lake is cold, windy and with high solar radiation. Over day is generally sunny and the weather is pleasant. Our recommendations on what to bring with you are:

- Warm clothes.

- Gloves.

- Wool socks.

- Hat covering your ears and to protect you from the sun.

- Boots.

- Towel.

- Swimming suit.

- Lips moisturizer.

- Sun block 30+.

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- Now 2010 Comfort Tours

- Every Wednesday and Saturday : 3day comfy tour.

- Earlier Departure time (more time to enjoy the salar)

- 6 passengers per jeep (compared to 7 to 8 with other agencies)

- Sun glasses.

- Lantern.

- Raincoat (From December to March)

Note: Don’t forget to bring a copy of your passport.

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