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This day we will cross the immense Salar de Uyuni (3650 m.a.s.l.); at 12,000 km2, the Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt plain in the world, stretching away in all directions as far as the eye can see. From here you can see volcano Tunupa impressively overhanging. The salt flats are made up of 11 separate layers with a thickness that ranges from 2 to 10m. Its depth is around 120 meters. It is the biggest reserve of minerals such as lithium, magnesium, potassium, nitrogen, phosphorus and borax in the world. It has 14 small islands, the most important is the Incahuasi Island, where you will find the giant cactus. Around the island, you can see the Ojos del Agua; literally translated as ‘eyes of water’, these are springs which act as pores for the salt flats, finally we will go to Villa Candelaria and stay in a Basic Salt Hotel.

Today we will leave early in the morning to see the sunrise on the Uyuni Salt Flat, then we will go to see the Ollague Volcano (semi-active one), after that we will visit a series of lagoons where you will see a lot of flamingos, vicuñas and possibly even an Andean fox. We will cross the Siloli Desert, where you will see the Stone Tree, then we will go to Laguna Colorada and finally we will go to our accommodation to spend the second night in Huayllajara.

The first place that we will visit is “Sol de Mañana” Geysers (5000m above sea level), then we will go to the hot springs where you will be able to swim for a while, then we will cross the Dali Desert to arrive to Laguna Verde and Licancabur Volcano which represents the border between Bolivia and Chile. After the lunch, we will go to visit other small salt flat “Salar de Chaiviri” and other Andean lagoons, before arriving to our accommodation in Quetena.

This day, we will start visiting San Antonio de Lípez Ruins, then we will go around Trapiche to arrive to Awanapampa, in this place you will find a lot of llamas, alpacas and maybe vicuñas, then we will pass around mining villages. After lunch, we will go to El Sillar where you will have a few minutes to get out and enjoy this dramatic landscape before we continue to Palala and finally to Tupiza.

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This day we will cross the immense Salar de Uyuni (3650 m.a.s.l.); at 12,000 km2, the Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt plain in the world, stretching away in all directions as far as the eye can see. From here you can see volcano Tunupa impressively overhanging. The salt flats are made up of 11 separate layers with a thickness that ranges from 2 to 10m. Its depth is around 120 meters. It is the biggest reserve of minerals such as lithium, magnesium, potassium, nitrogen, phosphorus and borax in the world. It has 14 small islands, the most important is the Incahuasi Island, where you will find the giant cactus. Around the island, you can see the Ojos del Agua; literally translated as ‘eyes of water’, these are springs which act as pores for the salt flats, finally we will go to Puerto Chuvica and stay in a Basic Salt Hotel.

Today we will leave early in the morning to see the sunrise on the Uyuni Salt Flat, then we will go to see the Ollague Volcano (semi-active one), after that we will visit a series of lagoons where you will see a lot of flamingos, vicuñas and possibly even an Andean fox. We will cross the Siloli Desert, where you will see the Stone Tree, then we will go to Laguna Colorada and finally we will go to our accommodation to spend the second night in Huayllajara.

The first place that we will visit is “Sol de Mañana” Geysers (5000m above sea level), then we will go to the hot springs where you will be able to swim for a while, then we will cross the Dali Desert to arrive to Laguna Verde and Licancabur Volcano which represents the border between Bolivia and Chile. After the lunch, we will go to visit other small salt flat “Salar de Chaiviri” and other Andean lagoons, before arriving to our accommodation in Quetena.

This day, we will start visiting San Antonio de Lípez Ruins, then we will go around Trapiche to arrive to Awanapampa, in this place you will find a lot of llamas, alpacas and maybe vicuñas, then we will pass around mining villages. After lunch, we will go to El Sillar where you will have a few minutes to get out and enjoy this dramatic landscape before we continue to Palala and finally to Tupiza.

download pdfREVERSE ITINERAY HERE

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Prices include:

  • Land Cruiser or Nissan Patrol 4x4
  • Driver-Guide and Cook (spanish)
  • 3 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
  • Mineral Water (2L per day, from Day 2)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Oxygen for emergency

Vegetarian or Vegan food can be offered at no extra cost, but need to be requiered at booking time.

Prices don't include:

  • Entrance fees (USD 32 per person)
  • English guide (USD 140 per group)
  • Use of public baths around the tour
  • Shower in basic accommodations (if available)
  • Mineral Water for Day 1
  • Tips

You need to bring warm clothes, comfortable shoes, sun cream, sun glasses, toilet paper, towel, personal care products

Prices per Person / Group (USD)

Nº People
per Jeep
Basic
Accommodations
Hotels
Shared Tour Private Tour
2 - 870
per group
from 1 to 4
710
3 - 559
4 218 481
5 201 1005
per group
462

Prices are per person, unless it is specified as a group price.

Unfortunately, shared tours are not very common for this option, but we can try to complete your group. In case we cannot complete your group until 2 days before (or a better time for you), we will refund your deposit. Optionally, you would be able to take a private tour and have the departure for sure.

For tour with hotels, shared tour is not always available, but private tour can leave every day.

Notes:

Basic Accommodations are poor houses of the communities and do not have all services. In Dorm option, you will share the room with the other members of your group, rooms normally have 4-5 beds. Baths are shared with all guests stayed in the same category. Shower is normally not available and if you have, it may have an extra cost that you can pay directly in the accommodation. Heating is not available and light normally works until 10pm.

Private rooms in Basic Accommodations are available for an extra cost of USD 150 for a twin or double room, for the 3 nights. The accommodations are still basic ones, but you will have your own room with private bath. Shower is available for this kind of rooms, but unfortunately, not always works.

Hotels are 3 star eco-hotels, they have all facilities that basic accommodations don't, but they are not LUXURY hotels. High prices are because of their locations. If you want to stay just 1 or 2 nights in hotels, it is possible, last night must be in private room in basic accommodation, please see 4 Day Trip Uyuni - Tupiza with Hotels.

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How to Book:

To book this trip we need a deposit of USD 200 in advance per group (for basic accommodations) or USD 700 per couple (for a tour with 3 nights in hotels). We have the following options to make the deposit:

Departure Location

Departure time is at 9:00am, we will pick you up from your hotel (informed previously), you can carry with you maximum 20 Kg per person (on roof rack). One small bag can go with you inside the car. The tour will be finished in Tupiza around 4-5pm.

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