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Uyuni - Four Days

4 days tour


Day 1

1. Depart from the ofice for the Train Cemetery 10:30 am .

- The train cemetery is just outside Uyuni (approx 2 kilometers), and it´s great for photos, especially interesting with a clear blue sky or in Black and White. Estimated visit of 25 minutes.

2. Colchani (salt processing village)

- 23 kms from Uyuni, it´s here that the local families process the salt by drying, grounding and adding iodine. Also a great place for a souveneir, maybe a salt Lama?

3. Montones de Sal (Salt Mounds)

- This is where we first stop on the Salar itself. Locals scrape the salt into mounds in the first drying period. Then they are shoveled into antique trucks back to Colchani for processing.

4. Ojos del Salar (Eyes of Water)

- Water bubbles up to the surface of the salt, very rich in minerals.

5. Inkawasi Island (quechua for inca´s house)

- This stunning island in the middle of the white sea is home to tall cacti, some over a 1000 years old! We stop here for lunch (Provided) and time to explore the island and take photos of the amazing 360 degree views of the Salar from the top of the island. Entrance is 30 bs, this includes use of the toilet.

We head towards our accommodation at salt hotel in the Volcano Tunupa (coquesa), but stop on route to watch the sun set over the Salar de Uyuni. Absolutely breathtaking.

6. Volcano Tunupa ( Coquesa ) for the Sunset and dinner.

Day 2

1. Tunupa and ancient mummies.

- Day 2 is here, a majestic drive across the Salar takes us to the base of teh incredible Tunupa Volcano. Tunupa sits proudly watching over the Salar. First stop is to view the mummies, a short hike from where the jeeps drop us off. Legend says that the Chullpas (mummies) are from the time before the sun was created! Next stretch our legs and head higher for an even more amazing view of the Salar. We start at 4200 meters and climb to 4500 meters. Here is a great viewpoint of the creator of the Salar, the extinct Tunupa.

- We lunch in Coquesa, at the base of Tunupa, and have time to photograph the local Llamas and Flamingos.

2. Sleep at salt hotel in the Volcano Tunupa ( dinner ).

Day 3

- 8 am breakfast and back in the jeeps. Now we will head south venturing into the desert expedition part of our adventure. Passing through the towns of San Juan and Chiguana military post we will enter the desert of Siloli. Here we will see the Arbol de Piedra ( Rock Tree formation), amazing erosions and surreal scenery. Then we will pass by and the lagunas (tiny lakes) with their different colors: Hedionda, Chiar Kota and Ramaditas. Lunch (Provided ) by one of the lagunas. From here we will venture into the Reserva de Eduardo Avaroa.( 150 bs entrance fee ) This is when we will arrive at the lodge near the edge of the Laguna Colorada. This afternoon you will have free time to hike a bit around the Red lake and take pictures of thousands of Flamingos. (James, Andean and Chilean variety)

Dinner (Provided) and sleep tight. The generator is on for 2 hours at night.

Day 4

- Up and at em! 5am wake up call. Leave Laguna Colorada early to make it to the first stop which is Sol de Manana. Here we will see the geisers at full strength (thanks to the early cold morning air!) A stop at the bubbling fumorols is like visiting another planet.

Next stop is the Hot springs (breakfast provided) a quick dip in these natural bath will warm you soul and recharge your inner batteries.

From the Laguna Challviri hot springs we will drive towards the Laguna Verde passing through the surreal desert of Salvador Dali. (wild rock formations on the left!) Arriving at Laguna Verde before 10am we will be able to see the volcano Lincacabur guarding the laguna.

Next stop is the border transfer for those heading to Chile. Bolivian companies cannot enter Chile and vice versa so there is a swop at the border near Laguna Verde.

From Laguna Verde we head back towards Uyuni and will come back to Uyuni via San Cristobal and arrive approximately at 6pm.

- The price of the tours is 150$

 
 
 
     
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