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UYUNI SALT FLAT, DESERTS AND COLORED LAGOONS

Location: Potosí, Bolivia
Duration: 3 Days
USD 890

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Tour Information to Uyuni Salt Flat and Colored Lagoons Tour

Experience the most fantastic and unique landscapes of Bolivia. The first day you will visit the Uyuni Salt Flat, the largest in the world with an extension of 12,000 km2…

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Day 1: UYUNI – UYUNI SALT FLAT – TAHUA

We pick you up from your hotel around 11 am. We will first visit the Train Cemetery and the town of Colchani where you will know about the mining history and the artisanal present of the town of Uyuni. Then, we will get into the wonderful Uyuni Salt Flat and arrive at Hotel de Sal, the first of its kind, which is nowadays a museum. On our way, we will spot fantastic optic illusions that are accentuated during the rainy season (from December to March). We will also see ‘Ojos de Agua’, small salt eruptions that will help us know the formation process of this infinite salt sea.
At mid-day we arrive at the Incahuasi Island in the center of the salt flat, where we will observe large populations of cactus, water fossil, local wildlife and spectacular views of the salt flat from the summit of the island. We continue the trip toward the northern part of the salt flat where we will visit a local museum to see pre-Columbian mummies and later we will reach the Salt Flat Lookout at the feet of the Thunupa volcano. At sunset, we arrive in the town of Tahua for an overnight stay.

Day 2: TAHUA – SILOLI DESERT

Once we leave the salt flat, we get to the volcanic region of Los Lipez where we will spot the Ollague Volcano from a distance. Later, we start our trip toward the Eduardo Avaroa Nature Reserve. On our way, we will see the lagoons called Altoandinas Jewels such as Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarcota and Honda, which hold varieties of local birds. Then we will enter the Siloli Desert with stops to take pictures of the breathtaking scenarios of this desert. We spend the night at the exotic rustic hotel in the ‘middle of nowhere’.

Day 3: SILOLI DESERT – LAGUNA VERDE – UYUNI

This day we need to get up very early in the morning to leave around 5:30 am. The day’s first activity is the visit to the famous rock formation called ‘Stone Tree’. Then, we get into the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Reserve and we will reach the Sol de Mañana geysers, fumaroles, and craters with lava. Then we will enjoy a bath in the thermal waters to continue our journey through the Reserve. On our way we will enjoy the panoramic observation of the Dalí Desert that is formed with rocks very similar to the work of the surrealistic painter Salvador Dalí. We will also visit the Green Lagoon at the feet of Licancabur Volcano.
On our way back to Uyuni, we will visit the Red Lagoon – an amazing water deposit with sediments and algae which shows colors ranging from brown to deep red. There are also three types of flamingos on this lagoon: James, Andean and Chilean.
In the afternoon, we are going to walk through ‘the Valle de Rocas’ where there are remainders of volcanic rocks varying between 8 and 15 meters of height. Finally, we will stop in San Cristobal, a town that was completely moved to its current location to build Bolivia’s largest mining site. We will reach Uyuni around 6:00 pm.

  • This tour does not include transportation to and from Uyuni, lodging in Uyuni or Colchani, non-specified food, beverages in restaurants and hotels, additional expenses, travel insurance, tips, non-specified services.
  • The tour starts and ends in Uyuni.
  • This schedule may be modified during rainy season (November-April).
  • The tour is available every day.
  • Altitude variation from 3500 to 5000 meters above sea level.

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