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5-Day Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure from La Paz

Tour Code: 722-9566
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La Paz, BOLIVIA
Duration:
5 Days 4 Nights

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Highlights: Visit Uyuni, Chiguana Desert, Dali Desert, Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve.

  • Take wacky pictures in the famous Salar de Uyuni
  • Drive through the Bolivian Altiplano's moon-like deserts
  • Marvel at breathtaking red & green colored lakes
  • See active volcanoes, geysers & steaming craters

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    Day 1

    La Paz - Uyuni (623 km)

    Guests will get picked up in La Paz and taken to the bus station. Take a night bus at 9:00 pm to the town of Uyuni in the southwest corner of Bolivia.

    Note: There will be no tour leader to accompany you on the bus.

    Standard Hotel: night bus
    Day 2

    Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Salt Flats (Incahuasi Island) - Pia Pia Island - Ajencha (7079 km)

    We will start with visiting Uyuni's 'train graveyard' to see the first locomotives in Bolivia. Then we will go to the small village of Colchani to visit a salt factory where they process the salt mined from Uyuni. Then take photos as we cruise along the vast white expanse of salt, and visit a hotel made completely of salt. After lunch, visit Incahuasi (Fish Island) where we will take a hike to the top of the island to see giant cactus and rock formations made of petrified coral. At the Pia Pia Island, we will enjoy the stunning sunset , over the salt flat before spending the night at the village of Ajencha in a salt hotel.
    • Uyuni, BOLIVIA

      Uyuni is a city in the southwest of Bolivia. It primarily serves as a gateway for tourists visiting the world's largest salt flats - the Salar de Uyuni. he city also acts as a gateway for commerce and traffic crossing into and out of Bolivia from and to Chile.

      Incahuasi Island

      Isla Incahuasi is a hilly and rocky outcrop of land and former island in Bolivia situated in the middle of Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, at an elevation of 3,656 meters.
    • Colchani, BOLIVIA

      There is a salt factory where they process the salt mined from Uyuni, you can also enjoy some free time to explore the local museum or shop for souvenirs
    Standard Hotel: Spend the night at the village of Ajencha in a salt hotel
    Lunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 3

    Chiguana Desert - Lagoons - Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve - Red Lagoon Sol de Manana Geyser (210 km)

    Start off at 7:00 am for breakfast at the hotel and then head toward the Chiguana Desert, it is surrounded by volcanoes, such as the Ollague Volcano (5840m), one that is still active, and that can be seen from the lookout. Our next stop is at the beautiful Andean lagoons, inhabited by 3 species of Andean flamingos. 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 our final destination today, we will stop at the overlook point by the Red Lagoon to see more pink flamingos and admire this intense red-colored lake, before spending the night at a shared family lodging.
    • Chiguana Desert, BOLIVIA

      The Chiguana desert is on the south side of Uyuni salt flat, surrounded by active volcanoes such as Ollague (5,840m).

      Ollague Volcano

      Ollague Volcano is a massive andesite stratovolcano. It started developing more than one million years ag, and is considered potential active by now.

      Desert of Siloli

      You can see the most bizarre rock formations in the desert of exotic plants. The desert is not far from the Chilean border. It is rugged and worth a visit to the rock formations and volcanoes.
    • Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, BOLIVIA

      Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve is the country's the most visited area,It is considered the most important protected area in terms of tourist influx in the Potosí Department.
    • Sol de Manana Geyser, BOLIVIA

      A geothermal area characterized by intense volcanic activity and the sulphur springs field is full of mud lakes and steam pools with boiling mud. The area extends over 10 km2, between 4800m and 5000m in altitude.
    Standard Hotel: Shared family lodging
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: IncludedDinner: Included
    Day 4

    Sol de Manana Geyser - Dali Desert - Uyuni - La Paz (901 km)

    We will walk alongside fumaroles and steaming craters, visit Sol de Manana Geyser. Continue to the open air hot springs. Then head toward the Dali Pampas, where Salvador Dali found his inspiration from boulders sprinkled in the middle of the desert, and then to the Green Lagoon (toxic copper water at the foot of the big Licancabur volcano at 6000m, a few kilometers from the Bolivia-Chile border). After that, we will go back to Uyuni to eat a picnic lunch along the roadside. We will go by the Valley of the Rocks, the Alota settlement, and the San Cristobal Village, and get back to Uyuni by 6:30 pm and get transferred to La Paz.
    • Sol de Manana Geyser, BOLIVIA

      A geothermal area characterized by intense volcanic activity and the sulphur springs field is full of mud lakes and steam pools with boiling mud. The area extends over 10 km2, between 4800m and 5000m in altitude.
    • Dali Desert, BOLIVIA

      Dali desert is a A desert that evokes the surreal. it is an extremely barren valley of southwestern Bolivia.
    Standard Hotel: night bus
    Breakfast: IncludedLunch: Included
    Day 5

    La Paz

    Arrive in La Paz and make your own way to the hostel of your choice from the La Paz bus station. Your once-in-a-lifetime adventure comes to an end.
    • Departure & Return

    • Departure: La Paz Accommodation Pickup.You will receive all the departure details in your confirmation email.
    • Return: dropoff at La Paz Bus Station (Avenida Peru & Avenida Armentia)
    • Price Includes

    • Activities: Active & sightseeing adventures; Hike to the top of Incahuasi; Desert of Siloli visit; Andean and Red Lagoons ; See the Dali Pampas
    • Transport: Accommodation or Bus station Pickup; Transportation in 4WD with rooftop luggage rack
    • Accommodation: 1 Night Salt Hote accommodation; 1 Night shared hostel accommodation; 2 Night Buses From/To La Paz
    • Meals: 2B / 3L / 2D
    • Guides: Local driver & English-speaking guide
    • Drinks during the meals
    • Sleeping Bag (if requested)
    • Shower (first night)
    • Price Excludes

    • Entrance Fees: Isla Incahuasi (30 Bs); Eduardo Avaroa National Park (150 Bs)
    • Toilets on the way (20 Bs)
    • 2-liter water bottle a day (can be purchased in hostels we stay at)
    • Tips for guide, driver and cook (Please keep in mind that tipping is common in Latin America and would be greatly appreciated.)
    • Personal toiletries
    • Personal expenses
    • Travel insurance
    • Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (must be booked in advance)
    • Please note that these costs are subject to change without prior notice.
    • Additional Note

    • Important: During the rainy season (from November to April), it is not possible to access Incahuasi Island. However, there is the possibility of visiting the island if on the day of your tour it does not rain. We also may sleep in a different location due to road access.
    • Important: During the winter season (from May to August), it is not possible to access Eduardo Avaroa National Park (red lagoon, Dali dessert, green lagoon). However, there is the possibility of visiting black lagoon and rock valley, changes to the itinerary may be made without prior notice depending on the weather conditions. You may also sleep in different locations depending on vehicle access.
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