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UYUNI SALT   FLATS 3 DAYS 2 NIGTHS.

FROM UYUNI TO UYUNI OR FINISH IN SAN PEDRO CHILE

THE BEST TOUR WITH THE HOT SPRINGS ON THE SECOND NIGHT

DAY 1

We meet at the Salty Desert office and leave from Uyuni in the morning around 10.00 am. And the first visit the Train Cemetery where you can see the old rusting locomotives. After this we continue to Colchani Village and witness how the salt is processed and then move onto the salt flats themselves. We will see where the salt has been laced in mounds ready to be transported, then we visit the  Playa Blanca salt Museum, where we will see the Salt Dakar Monument and the flags of differents countries (we have lunch) and we continue to the middle of the Salt flats where we have time for the funny pictures after we go to the Incahuasi Island  to see the giant cactuses and have great views of the salt flats all around. (we visit the Island only in the dry Season) There will be plenty of time for taking amazing photos if time allows, you might also have the chance to see the sunset on the salt flats (this depends on season and cannot be guaranteed, but is usually possible). After we will continue our trip to Colcha K.  Village where we will spend the night in a salt hotel private room (Salt hotel Only possible in the dry Season).  (we have dinner)

Day 2

At 07.30 (right after breakfast) we will visit salar de Chiguana and the lookout Ollague volcano which is semi active. Afterwards we will see some small lakes like Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarkota, where we can observe many flamingos. (Lunch time!) Alter lunch we will drive through the Siloli desert where we will find the Stone tree. Next stop is the spectacular Laguna Colorada (red coloured lake) where we can spot 3 different species of flamingos. After visiting Laguna Colorada we will continue our journey to the  geysers of Sol de Mañana with the volcanic activity with of 4850 meters above sea level and we continue to the Polques hot springs where we spend on the second night where we can go to the swiming pool at night and from there seeing the stars and having the best experience of our trip (the temperature of the water is approx. 37 degrees Celsius) (we have dinner) shared room with shared bathroom

Day 3

today we departure at 7.30 a.m to the desert of Salvador Dali where we can enjoy the view of surreal landscapes. From there on we will go on to Laguna Verde, (green lake) although Laguna Verde is not that green early in the morning because the color  depends the wind that removes the minerals.

We are really close to the Chilean border now. People travelling onwards to San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) will take transport from here to San Pedro (around 09.30 AM but subject to change) by either public turistic bus. The  bus will arrive in San Pedro around 12.00 / 12.30. The people returning to Uyuni will take the same way back to Uyuni, we have lunch in Villa Mar village we continue to San Cristobal with its picturesque colonial church. We will be back in Uyuni around 17.30. perfectly on time if having a late flight or an overnight bus back to La Paz.

PRICE  1300 Bs. per person shared tour with english speaking guide (uyuni to uyuni)

PRICE 1380 Bs. per person shared tour english speaking guide (Uyuni finish in San Pedro de Atacama Chile)

Price: 950 Bs. per person shared tour spanish speaking guide (Uyuni to Uyuni)

Price: 1030 Bs. per person shared Tour spanish speaking guide (Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama Chile)

INCLUDED

  • Transportación in TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 4X4 
  • Spanish-speaking guide or English speaking guide.
  • Meals during the tour with vegetarian option (take extra snacks as food can be quite plain)
  • 1 night accommodation in a salt hotel (double/triple/quadruple rooms.
  • 2 night accommodation in basic hostel (shared dorm with shared bathroom)
  • Oxygen tank

NOT INCLUDED

  • Transport to Uyuni
  • Sleeping bags (can be rented the morning of the tour during the check-in for 50 Bs per person)
  • Entrance fees – 30 Bs for the Incahuasi Island, 150 Bs for the National Park, 10 Bs. Hot shower and 6 Bs for the hot springs (subject to change).
  • 150 Bs. Per person per night if you take private rooms with a private bathroom  on the second night
  • 15 Bs. per person the stamp on your passport if you go to Chile.
  • Water – we recommend you purchase 2 liters per person to take with you also you can buy on the route
  • Breakfast on first day, dinner on last day
  • Sunglasses and sun cream
  • Additional snacks and beverages
  • Torch – recommended
  • Tips

Important Information

• This tour starts in Uyuni and DOES NOT include the cost of transport for getting there. We can arrange flights, buses and trains for getting to Uyuni –

• Private tours – In order to do this tour as a private tour you would have to pay for 6 people regardless of how many of you there are (this way you are paying for the 6 seats of the car and will have a car just for you). In addition to this, when booking please also write down in the Further Details section that you want a private tour.

• Accommodation – The accommodation for the first night will be in double/triple rooms in a salt hotel, with shared bathroom (private rooms with a private bathroom – depends on availability with an extra cost) 

• Rainy season – Please note that during the rainy season (usually from January to March) the Incahuasi Island and the salt hotel might not be reachable if the salt flats are covered in water. We cannot know this in advance. In case the salt hotel is not reachable, you will spend the first night in a regular accommodation  (and not made of salt).

• Luggage – Bags are normally stored on top of the car, but the space will be limited and if there are people who will finish their tour in Chile in your group, for obvious reasons they will have the priority. but if you comeback to Uyuni is not possible for you to take all your stuff on the tour, and in this case you will have to leave part of your luggage at SALTY DESERT office and will collect it when you get back from the tour. We recommend you have your luggage ready (in order to take things out easily etc.) should this be necessary.

• Group size – Up to 6 customers per car. Usually SALTY DESERT arrange two cars going together: in one car 6 people + 1 driver

one english speaking guide he can guide 2 groups butThe cars will do the tour together and the guide will give an explanation to both groups every time the cars stop.

• Health and safety – These tours visit very remote areas that have very limited facilities. If you are ill there are not medical facilities other than Uyuni town and even these are basic. If things go wrong you are faced with the reality of travel in a remote area of a developing country. The salt flats tours travel to altitude of around 5000 meters so the majority of people will feel some effects for altitude sickness. 8

(we have the oxygen bottle in the car) We recommend that you should be acclimatized to above 3000 meters before going on these tours and that you take headache tablets, “sorocche” (local word for altitude sickness) tablets and any other medications that you may require.

• Important – For safety all the Cars are in a good conditions and have the seat belts.

Booking Form

JUST SENDING THE DETAILS LIKE THE DATE OF THE TOUR YOUR FULL NAME, NATIONALITY, PASSPORT NUMBER AND ABOUT THE TRANSPORT TO UYUNI. (the total payment is on arrival)

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