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5-Day Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure from La Paz Tour Code: 722-9566

From USD$715
Daily
La Paz, BOLIVIA
English
5 4
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
Price In USD (Price per person based on double occupancy)
Price (/person)
    Single $778
    Double $715
    3rd Person
    Child Free
    4th Person
    Child Free
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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 8:00 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
Dinner: Included (a light dinner on the bus)

Day 2: Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Salt Flats (Incahuasi Island) - Pia Pia Island - Ajencha(7079 km)

We'll pick you up from the bus station around 07:00am and you'll have some leisure time to have breakfast. Then, your adventure begins at 10:30am! We'll first visit the Train cemetery to discover very old locomotives from the Carbon era. Next is the town of Colchani, where we will see the manual processing of salt, handicrafts and the salt museum. Then, we'll make for the Uyuni Salt Flats (12,000 km2) and will see the “Montones de sal” and how locals extract the salt. Next, we'll visit Playa Blanca hotel and the Incahuasi Island with its giant cacti that is located in the middle of the salt flats. It's the perfect spot to have lunch, enjoying an amazing view. Then, we will continue our trip to the town of San Juan or Atulcha (3,700 masl). Tonight will be spent at a small salt hostel.
  • Uyuni, BOLIVIA

    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)

Today we will depart at 08:30am. We'll visit Salar de Chiguana, viewpoint of the Ollague Volcano (active), and then visit the Andean lagoons of Canapa, Chiarcota, and Hedionda, located at an average altitude of 4,300masl. Here, you can see flamingos, vicunas and other Andean fauna. We will then pass through the Siloli desert and visit the Stone Tree, formed due to erosion. In the afternoon, we will visit Laguna Colorada (4,300masl) where we can see more wild animals. We will continue to Huayllajara, where our small hostel is located at an average altitude of 4,300masl. Please consider that the temperature is very low at night (even -20 °C), so it is recommended to bring a sleeping bag.
  • 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)

Today we will depart at 05:00am to visit the active geysers of Sol de Manana, which are located at an altitude of 4,900masl. Marvel at the fumaroles or boiling lava at a temperature of 90° C. Then, we will continue to the thermal waters of Polques, where we can take a hot bath. We will pass through the Dali desert until we reach the spectacular Laguna Verde and Laguna Blanca, located at the foot of the Licancabur volcano. After this, we will return to Uyuni town (approx. 7 hours) without many stops except at noon for lunch, and a visit to the rock valley in Villamar. Arrival around 17:00hrs. Time at leisure to eat and visit the town. Transfer to the bus station to take the overnight bus back to La Paz (departure time: 20:00hrs.). During your overnight trip you will enjoy a light dinner on the bus.
  • 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: IncludedDinner: 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: 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

  • Accommodation pick-up in La Paz
  • Accommodation: 1 Night in small salt hostel in San Juan or Atulcha; 1 Night in Huayllajara hostel; 2 Night in overnight buses between La Paz and Uyuni
  • Meals: 2B / 3L / 4D
  • Guides: Local driver & English-speaking guide

Price Excludes

  • Entrance Fees: Isla Incahuasi (30 Bs); Eduardo Avaroa National Park (150 Bs)
  • Sleeping bags (recommended during Uyuni Expedition, approx. 50 Bs)
  • Private room during Uyuni Expedition (approx. 48 USD per person, subject to availability)
  • Hot shower at the lodges (approx. 30 Bs)
  • Tips for guide, driver and cook (Please keep in mind that tipping is common in Latin America and would be greatly appreciated.)
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Please note that these costs are subject to change without prior notice.

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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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