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:: What time does the four day trip depart and return from and to Uyuni?

The jeep leaves Uyuni at 10: 30AM on day one and returns at roughly 2:00PM on day four. If it´s a 3 day tour than you return about 6pm.

:: How high does the four day trek take you to?

You will reach altitudes in excess of 5000m so ensure you are not prone to altitude sickness or bring all necessary medication.

:: How much water will we need?

We recommend at least 2 liters per person per day, but it really depends on how much you are used to.

:: How can we get to Uyuni from La Paz?

We recommend using the train from Oruro (3 hours from La Paz) that leaves on Tuesdays and Fridays at 3:30 and arrives at approx 10:00pm in Uyuni. Train tickets are US$17 for first class including bus transfer to Oruro. Alternatively you will find daily buses direct from La Paz to Uyuni that may turn out to be quicker and cheaper. New tourist bus Todo Turismo is $33 dollars for the overnight La Paz - Uyuni express.
Flights are starting this May or June in Uyuni's new airport.

:: How do we get to Uyuni from elsewhere?

There are daily connections with the nearby towns of Potosi, Tupiza, and Oruro so you can be sure to get here from any direction.... although don't expect first class travel!

:: Are there any extra costs involved with the tours?

On all of the tours there is a small charge of 30Bs (5 US dollars) to enter the protected Isla Incahuasi. There is a further charge of 150Bs (US$ 20) is made to enter the national park area of Laguna Colorada.

:: How can we pay?

All tours are priced in US$ and we will happily accept either US or Bolivianos at the current exchange rate.

:: How many people are taken in the tour jeeps?

The Landcruisers can take a maximum of 6 travellers in a group tour along with the driver/guide and group cook.

The price of the tour includes:
- 2 nights in rustic lodging or 1 night in a Salt Hotel.
- Transport in a Toyota Land cruiser for the 1000 kilometer journey.
- Your guide is the driver and separate private cook in every place.
- 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 ( 10$ )
- entrance fee’s (National Reserve Eduardo Avaroa 150Bs.) and (Fish Island 30Bs.)
- Alcoholic drinks, personal snacks and tips.

Optional:

- 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+.

- Sun glasses.
- Lantern.
- Raincoat (From December to March)


Uyuni Tours the pioneers and the best since 1989 - 2010

- New Restaurant pub pizzeria, The ISLA just next of the office Uyuni Tours.

- Now 2010 Comfort Tours.

- Every Wednesday and Saturday : 1,2 and 3day comfy tour.

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

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


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


Reserve your tour today!

 
 
 
     
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