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From La Paz to Atacama: Uyuni Salt Flats 4-Day Tour

1. From La Paz to Atacama: Uyuni Salt Flats 4-Day Tour

Spend a memorable 3 days on a visit to the Uyuni Salt Flats and colorful lagoons. Marvel at the flamingos and the sunsets. Relax in the hot springs at Termas de Polques. Day 1(Dinner) Be picked up from your hotel in La Paz, for the transfer to the bus terminal to travel by night bus to Uyuni. Day 2 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) At the Uyuni Salt Flats, see salt processing and visit the Hotel de Sal. Travel to Fish Island and then head to Galaxy Cave to see ancestral burials and petrified cactus. Spend the night in accommodation built from salt. Day 3 (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) Head south to the Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarkota, Honda and Ramadita lagoons to see the colors and tones nuanced by wind and time, as well as large numbers of flamingos. Take in one of the most beautiful sunsets on the planet. Spend the night at a hostel. Day 4(Breakfast, Lunch) See the geysers at Sol de Mañana at dawn, and pools where the land seems to boil in an array of colors. Take a dip in Termas de Polques and enjoy breakfast outdoors. Return for lunch at Laguna Colorada, a nesting center for 3 species of flamingos. Be transferred to the Chilean border to be dropped off in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

Uyuni: Guided 3-Day Tour Salt Flats & Avaroa National Park

2. Uyuni: Guided 3-Day Tour Salt Flats & Avaroa National Park

Day 1 Visit: Train Cemetery + Uyuni Salt Flats + Incahuasi island + Hotel in Ajencha. Departure from Uyuni City at 10:30 a.m. towards the salt flats in 4x4 WD cars. First, go around the Train Cemetery to observe the remnants of the eighteenth and early twentieth-century locomotives (The perfect spot to take artistic pictures). Then, arrive at Colchani village to appreciate the salt production and take a short walk through the artisanal market and the museum. Later, the immense Uyuni Salt Flats at an altitude of 3,663 m.o.s.l. which extends over an area of 12,000 km². Along the trip, visit: Salt eyes, Salt Hotel-Museum (Built entirely of salt blocks), Dakar Monument, Flags of the world, and finally, arrive at Incahuasi Island to appreciate the beautiful view and the giant cactus. At the end of the day, take your time in the sunset with a glass of wine, and get to the hotel for dinner time. Day 2 Visit: Chiguana + Ollague lookout point + Andean lagoons with flamingoes + Red lagoon After breakfast, go to visit the famous lagoons: Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarcota, with a lot of flamingoes. Later, an exquisite lunch, Siloli desert, Stone Tree. At the final of the day, arrive at Red Lagoon which is inhabited by numerous flamingos, within these species there are 3 varieties: Chilean, James, and Andean. Finally, head to the hotel in the community of “Huayllajara” to have dinner, and rest Day 3 Visit: Geysers Sol de Mañana + Hot Springs Pool + Lookout point Green lagoon - White lagoon - Lincancabur Volcano + Uyuni Very early in the morning, after breakfast, go to "Sol de Mañana" geysers and enjoy a fantastic view along the way; this place has volcanic activity such as fumaroles and geysers (holes of bubbling mud, smoking, and a smell of sulfur). Also, visit the hot springs of Polques to take a bath and relax enjoying the most beautiful landscape. Then, the Salvador Dali Desert which offers spectacular views and multicolored rock formations of the volcanoes. Later, go up to the viewpoint of the Green Lagoon, White Lagoon, and Lincancabur Volcano. (Don't be surprised if we go to the Chilean border, sometimes we have customers that they need to stop over there). Finally, return to Uyuni, and on the way, after lunch, appreciate bofedales and more rocky formations. Arrival time at the office in Uyuni City: 06:30 p.m. IMPORTANT INFORMATION *During the rainy season (from January to April), it is not possible to access Incahuasi Island. We also may sleep in a different location due to road access. **The itineraries provided above work only as guidelines so you may know what to expect, however, these are subject to change with little or no notice since they may change according to weather conditions; force majeure events such as roadblocks, strikes; acts of God and things beyond our control.

From San Pedro de Atacama: Uyuni Salt Flats 4-Day Tour

3. From San Pedro de Atacama: Uyuni Salt Flats 4-Day Tour

Itinerary Day by Day Day 1: San Pedro - Hito Cajón – Colored Lagoons – Huayllajara. Tour starts at 6:30 a.m. Picking up passengers from San Pedro de Atacama. After stopping at the migration offices in the borders of Chile and Bolivia, depart from Hito Cajon at 10:00 a.m. in 4WD CAR with an English speaking guide. During the day visit: Viewpoint of: Lincancabur Volcano, Green Lagoon and White Lagoon; Salvador Dalí Desert, Polques Hot Springs, Sol de Mañana Geisers and night rest in HUAYLLAJARA Hostel. Meals: Lunch and Dinner. Day 2: Huayllajara – Red Lake– Stone Tree - Andean Lagoons + Flamingoes + Agencha Start your trip after breakfast, at 07:00 am, with a visit to: Red Lagoon, Stone Tree, Siloli Desert, Honda Lagoon, Hedionda Lagoon, Cañapa Lagoon, Ollague Volcano Viewpoint, Chiguana Salt Flats and Stone Valley, spend the night in Agencha hotel. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Day 3: Ajencha – Colchani – Salar De Uyuni - Uyuni After breakfast, visit: Uyuni Salt Flat, Incahuasi Island (to see giant cacti and rock formations made of petrified coral), a hotel made completely of salt which is currently being used as museum, flags of the world, Dakar monument, “Ojos de Agua Salada”. Then continue visiting the small settlement of Colchani (salt miners´s workshops), see handicrafts made of salt and textile art made of llama and alpaca. Finally arrive at Uyuni’s train graveyard, to take some photos, spend the night in Uyuni City. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Day 4: Uyuni - San Pedro de Atacama First breakfast, then at 8:30 a.m. take the road directly Uyuni to San Pedro. Following on the road enjoy your lunch and continue your road trip to Bolivian Border “Hito Cajon”, over there your tour guide will help everybody with the migration point and then change transportation to go back to San Pedro de Atacama, arriving at your final destination around 05:30 p.m. Meals: Breakfast and Lunch. Important Information *During the rainy season (from January to April), it is not possible to access Incahuasi Island. We also may sleep in a different location due to road access.

Uyuni: 3-Days Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flats & Colored lagoon

4. Uyuni: 3-Days Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flats & Colored lagoon

Day 1: (L, D) Your adventure will begin by visiting an outdoor museum of the ancient and impressive field trains. Enter the Salar by Colchani, where you will see the salt processing and piles of salt, visit the salt hotel and then continue downtown to visit the Incahuasi Island composed of volcanic rock and giant cactus. Then, climb to the top for an extraordinary viewpoint of the white salt plains. Afterwards, travel north, a distance of several kilometers to the Thunupa Volcano, Pucara of Ayque (pre-Columbian ruins) with great views, the Coquesa mummies and the Mirador de Thunupa, where you will ascend by car to its crater for breathtaking views of the salar in all its glory. Overnight at Hotel Tayka de Sal, an ecological hotel with private bathroom, heating and excellent service located at the foot of the majestic Volcano Tunupa. Day 2 (B, L, D) In the morning, head to Fish Island and then continue to Mala Mala Bay at the opposite end of the salar to head to Galaxy Cave, an extraordinary place where you will be able to appreciate ancestral burials and petrified cactus. Arrive at Tayka Red Stone Hotel located in San Pedro de Quemes, where you will enjoy a unique dining experience with the flavors of regional food. To the south, you will find Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarkota, Honda and Ramadita, where large numbers of flamingos can be founded. Other birds, such as geese and Andean gulls accompany the flamingos in these lagoons flanked by snow-capped volcanoes that have a green skirt down below. Enter the desert sand, where the landscapes are painted in beautiful shades in order to reach the hotel. Day 3: (B, L) At dawn, you will go in search of known geysers Sol de Mañana and arrive at the first rays of light. This is the highest point of the route, about 5000 meters, and the cold is intense. See pools where the land seems to boil red, gray and scarlet mud and can be traversed. The desert and Salar de Chalviri will be another great landscape combining the white snow, ocher desert, the blue waters and the white of borax. Take a bath in Termas de Polques and enjoy a hearty outdoors breakfast. To leave this desert valley, you will visit Laguna Verde at the foot of Volcano Licancabur. You will arrive at this lagoon just in time to see how the water goes from emerald green to a duller color. On your return, stop for lunch at Laguna Colorada, a main nesting center of three species of flamingos, where the algae and plankton are activated by solar radiation and wind.

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What people are saying about Uyuni

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 9 reviews

A real highlight of our trip to South America. Amazing to explore the changing landscape from the Uyuni Salt Flats to the desert in San Pedro. We went with Liroy from Salty Desert and he made the tour really fun and memorable. He had loads of information which he explained clearly and made sure we had everything we needed. Highly recommend.

This trip is amazing. The landscapes and wildlife are incredible. Accommodation etc is very basic but fine. Food was good. However, it's not really worth booking via this app - the trip is operated by Salty Desert Adventures so better to just book directly with them.

The formations and nature I saw on this tour is unlike anything else I’ve seen in the world. The beauty of Uyuni is unmatched. The tour was well organized and I felt safe and informed the entire time as a solo traveler.

An unforgettable experience, beautiful landscapes, the impressive salt flat, the breakfast, lunch and dinner they offered were delicious, the guide Victor, very helpful and attentive, totally recommended.

Great tour and unique experience. Top organization and guide.