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…
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 that is located at an altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level. The following two days you will visit the famous Lagoons and Deserts of Colors; among these the most important attractions are Laguna Colorada, where you will see the three species that inhabit the region: Andean flamingo, Chilean flamingo and flamingo James. There is also the Siloli Desert that provides a surreal landscape with its fascinating color blends; there you will find the 'Tree of Stone', a rock formation with the appearance of a tree. One of the world's most exotic hotels called ‘Hotel Tayka del Desierto’ is located in this desert.Other optional visits:
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.
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’.
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
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.