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About the Activity:

  • Pack your bags for this incomparable 3 day expedition through the white salt flats of Uyuni and into the desert of Sotuhwest Bolivia, watch the tiny villages lost in the desert and different lakes filled with flamingos.
  • On day 1, get picked up from your accommodation or bus station at Uyuni around 10:30 AM and start the epic trip towards the salt desert.
  • Enjoy the marvellous sight of the Sol de Manana geyser which is at a height of 5000 meters.
  • Rivet in the landscapes that inspired Salvador Dali, the active volcanoes and desert mountains create such a beautiful backdrop.
  • On the way of your return journey on the third day, pass by the Valley of the Rocks, the Alota settlement and the San Cristobal Village.
  • Reach Uyuni by 06:30 PM where your tour comes to an end.
  • In this package you will get accommodation, food, guide, transportation and sleeping bags.

Itinerary

  • Day 1 -

    Around 10:30 AM, begin your tour with a visit to Uyuni's 'train graveyard' to see the first locomotives in Bolivia.

    Then visit the small settlement of Colchani (salt miners workshops next to the salt flats) where you can witness the handicrafts made of salt and textile art made of llama and alpaca.

    Then make a visit to the salt flats of Uyuni at an altitude of 3650m. Cruise along the vast white expanse of salt, visit los Ojos de Agua Salada (‘salt water eyes’) and then a hotel made completely of salt which is currently a museum.

    Head out to “Isla Incahuasi” (Fish Island) where you will have time to take a hike to the top of the island, spot some giant cactus and rock formations made of petrified coral.

    Enjoy your lunch at either on the island or somewhere in the middle of the Salt Flats away from crowds. Then, head to Pia Pia island for the unique experience of seeing a beautiful sunset over the salt flats.

    After dinner, you will have the option of stargazing through a telescope in the village of Ajencha at no extra cost before enjoying the unique experience of spending the night in a hotel made almost entirely of salt.

  • Day 2 -

    After having breakfast around 07:00 AM, go visit the Chiguana desert on the south side of Uyuni salt flat, surrounded by volcanoes such as Ollague (5840m).

    Continue walking along a rocky road - Pasito Tuntun - to the beautiful Andean lagoons inhabited by 3 species of Andean flamingos.

    Marvel at three lagoons on the way; ‘Cañapa’ where you’ll see the first pink flamingos, ‘Hedionda’ where lunch will be served, and ‘Chiarcota’ where you’ll see a wider variety of birds and altiplanic fauna.

    Visit the Cueva del Diablo (Devil's Cave) and Cueva Galaxia (Galaxy Cave) where you can see mummies, stalagmites and stalactites.

    Enter the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve and visit the Desert of Siloli at 4550m (the highest and driest in the world) and take a photo next to the 'Rock tree', a lava rock formation.

    Before arriving to the last destination today, stop at the overlook point by the Red Lagoon to see more pink flamingos in their natural habitat and admire this intense red-colored lake. Stay the night at a shared family lodging.

  • Day 3 -

    Around 05:00 AM, visit the Sol de Mañana Geyser, at 5,000m and walk next to fumaroles and steaming craters filled with boiling pots of mud at 150-200 Cº.

    See the open air hot springs and take a bath in 35 Cº water before enjoying a pancake breakfast.

    The next places to visit are the Dali Desert where Salvador Dali found his inspiration from boulders sprinkled in the middle of the desert, and then the Green Lagoon (toxic copper water at the foot of the big Licancabur volcano at 6000m, a few kilometers from the Bolivia-Chile border).

    Head back to Uyuni passing by beautiful scenery along the way and eating a picnic lunch along the roadside.

    On the way, pass by the Valley of the Rocks, the Alota settlement and the San Cristobal Village where we will visit the church and see the exquisite colonial paintings.

    Return to Uyuni by 06:30 PM where your tour comes to an end.

Stay

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  • Shared Accommodation
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  • 1 night at Salt Hotel
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  • 1 night at a Family Lodging

Meal

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  • Breakfast for 2 days
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  • Lunch for 3 days
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  • Dinner for 2 days
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  • Snacks included

Activity

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  • Sightseeing

Other Inclusions

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  • Local driver and English speaking guide
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  • Cook and cooking equipment
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  • Sleeping bags

Transport

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  • Transportation in 4WD with rooftop luggage rack
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  • Pick up from your accommodation or bus station in Uyuni

Things To Carry

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  • Sun hat
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  • Sunglasses (to protect your eyes from the bright glare off the salt panes)
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  • Sunblock
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  • Coat
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  • Gloves
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  • Wool hat
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  • Trekking shoes
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  • Warm socks
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  • Swimsuit and towel for hot springs at Sol de Manana Geysers
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  • Extra bottles of water (bring a 5 Liter bottled water so you can have enough water for the whole trip)
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  • Snacks
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  • Personal medication
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  • Flashlight/torch
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  • Camera
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  • Extra batteries and memory card, charger (electricity available in most hotels)
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  • Hand sanitizer
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  • Personal first aid kit

Advisory

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  • The itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to weather conditions, strikes, roadblocks, or force major events which are beyond control.
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  • During the rainy season from January to April, the Salt Flats fill up with water so it is not possible to cross them in the same way as during dry season. As a consequence, the itinerary is modified during that period.
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  • Tips for Guide, driver and cook are not included

Tour Type

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  • This is a group tour

Cancellation Policy

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  • If cancellations are made 90 days or more prior to trip departure, no cancellation fee will be charged.
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  • If cancellations are made between 30 and 89 days prior to trip departure, 50% of total booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.
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  • If cancellations are made between 0 and 29 days prior to trip departure, 100% of total booking amount will be charged as cancellation fee.

Refund Policy

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  • The applicable refund amount will be processed within 15 business days

Confirmation Policy

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  • The customer receives a confirmation voucher via email within 24 hours of successful booking
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  • In case the preferred slots are unavailable, an alternate schedule of the customer’s preference will be arranged and a new confirmation voucher will be sent via email.
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  • Alternatively, the customer may choose to cancel their booking and a full refund will be processed.

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