Salar De Uyuni (classic 3 Days Trip) English Guide

Uyuni, Bolivia

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Overview

Experience the natural wonder that is the Uyuni Salt Flats, and see the largest salt flat on Earth. Marvel at the giant cacti, strange rock formations, and the extraordinary landscapes. Observe first-hand the production of salt, and the salt mines. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to explore another part of the world!

4x4 transportation throughout the route
Breakfast (2)
Dinner (2)
Lunch (3)
Tickets to the sites, Isla Incahuasi 30 Bs for foreigners and 15 Bs for nationals
Entrance to Paqrque Eduardo Avaroa (Laguna Colorada) 150 Bolivianos
Last night's accommodation in Uyuni

Departure Point

Av Arce 346, Uyuni, Bolivia

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Itinerary
Salar de Uyuni
Starting our tour we go to the train cemetery where we can appreciate the old steam locomotives that were an important part of the progress of the region. Continuing our trip, we visited the community of Colchani where we will find rustic workshops of local handicrafts made of salt and here we will be observers of the salt refining process for consumption in the rustic table salt micro-processor. Afterwards, we enter the Salar de Uyuni and make stops to see salt and salt eyes (water holes on the surface of the salt), then we arrive at the Sal Playa Blanca hotel which was the first salt hotel in the region but due to the negative environmental impact, it currently only works as a museum and dining room. Later, we depart to the Incahuasi Island, in the middle of the road we make a stop to take photos of the imposing Salar, then we arrive at the Incahuasi Island where we will make walks and we can appreciate large areas of cactus, fossils of sea rock and spectacular views from the top. At the end of our tour, we go to our salt lodging accommodation room with private bathroom, hot shower.
Duration: 12 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Overnight in a hotel made of Salt Blocks
Meals:
 Lunch  Dinner  
Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve of Andean Fauna
The day starts with a typical breakfast at our Salt Hotel. We leave for the Chiguana salt flat to the viewpoint of the Ollague volcano, an excellent place to appreciate a volcanic desert landscape and the scarce high-Andean vegetation such as Queñua and Yareta at 4,000 m.a.s.l. The Ollague volcano is border between Chile and Bolivia, then begins our tour of the altiplanic lagoons, all above 4,100 m.a.s.l. First, you can visit Cañapa lagoon, they are surrounded by flamingos which use them as food and rest points during their migratory movements, Laguna Hedionda (name due to the smell of sulfur burned because it is a volcanic area) And for noon you can taste the lunch on the road We continue our journey to the Siloli desert which is an immense bare plain without vegetation and small pebbles, and in the desert there is the stone tree (strange rocky form formed by the erosion of strong winds) is one of the best known places In the south, a short distance away is the Andean Fauna National Reserve “Eduardo Avaroa” (The most visited protected area in Bolivia). We continue our way to Laguna Colorada which is very striking for its reddish color, its waters have their characteristic color due to the pigmentation that the Plankton that lives in the lagoon gives off. Continuing, we arrive at the town of Huayllajara where we will taste a dinner, and spend the night in a community family lodging (Basic lodging).
Duration: 12 hours 
Admission Ticket Not Included
Accommodation:
 Overnight in a community family lodging (Basic Lodging)
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  Dinner  
Salar de Uyuni
The day starts very early in the morning with a breakfast and departure to the place called Sun of Tomorrow where we will find fumaroles and cracks in the earth where volcanic lava comes out, in addition, sulphurous gases and other types of gases are perceived in the air with an aroma nauseating, in this place we are located at a height of 4800 meters above sea level, and following the route through the polques we enjoy the hot springs (waters that are beneficial for the healing of arthritis) where you can take a rest and rest, the water has a temperature of 25 to 32 ° C. We continue the trip through the second desert in our Salvador Dalí tour which has an excellent panoramic view, in the middle of the desert there are huge planted rocks that have been molded by the force of the wind, its name is due to the paintings of the artist Salvador Dali that have surreal contents and resemble this desert landscape. Then, we arrive at the green lagoon (high mineral content gives it its characteristic color), located at the foot of the Licancabur volcano (5,916 masl), here we appreciate the wonderful postcards of the green lagoon and the Licancabur volcano. After visiting such amazing places,
Duration: 10 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers

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