Bolivia

Salar de Uyuni

DESTINATION

San Pedro de Atacama – Villa Mar – Colchani – Salar de Uyuni – Hito Cajón

Adventure

The Salar de Uyuni or Tunupa is surrounded by the Bolivian Altiplano and the Andes Mountains. This salt flat is the largest in the world, with an area of ​​12,000 square kilometers, and is located at an altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level.

40,000 years ago, the area that today occupies the Salar de Uyuni was covered by the prehistoric lake Minchin and has a salt depth that varies from 10 cm to 8 meters. The Salar is composed of lithium, boron, potassium, magnesium, borax, sodium sulfates and ulexite, currently it is the largest lithium reserve in the world.

It is located in the southwest of Bolivia, in the province of Daniel Campos in the department of Potosí within the highland region of the Andes Mountains. It has a drop of 3,650 meters (in the circuit of the Salar de Uyuni and the Colored Lagoons it is reached at 4,300 meters, at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano)

Its average temperature in Winter is 1 ° C, in Summer 13 ° C (in winter the temperature can drop to -20 in the area of ​​the Lipez).

Day 1  San Pedro de Atacama – Villa Mar
Day 2  Villa Mar – Uyunu – Colchani
Day 3  Colchani – Salar de Uyuni
Day 4  Uyuni – Hito Cajón – San Pedro de Atacama

 

 

 

PLACE NIGHTS HOTEL
Villa Mar 1 Hotel Jardines de Mallku Cueva or similar
Colchani 1 Hotel Palacio de Sal or similar
Uyuni 1 Hotel Jardines de Uyuni or similar
Day 1 Arrival in San Pedro de Atacama – Villa Mar

Transfer from San Pedro de Atacama to the border crossing of Hito Cajón to the neighboring country Bolivia. We will depart from Hito Cajón towards Laguna Verde on the slopes of the Llicancabur Volcano and passing through the Dalí Valley, and the Chalviri hot springs.

We will continue our journey until we meet the Geysers of the Morning Sun and admire the spectacular colors of the hot sludge. We will follow the road to Laguna Colorada and enjoy an excursion around the lagoon where we can appreciate the famous “James Flamencos” unique in its kind in the world. In addition we can see the changes of tones in the Lagoon until it reaches its characteristic red color, where its name comes from.

We continue to the town of Villa Mar.

Day 2 Villa Mar – Uyuni – Colchani

Today we will enjoy a visit to Tomás Lakhas Fort and Valley of the Rocks.

Transfer to Uyuni, visiting the villages of Culpina K, San Cristobal and the Train Cemetery. We will arrive at the city of Uyuni, where we will enjoy a brief walk through the city to continue to Colchani. Arrival and stay at the exclusive Hotel Palacio de Sal, the first in the world built entirely of salt.

After dinner, we will enjoy a night walk around the hotel, admiring the sky of this place that is considered one of the cleanest in the world.

Day 3 Colchani – Salar de Uyuni

Departure to the Great Salar de Uyuni, passing through the town of Colchani, where we can observe a salt processing plant. Continuing with our trip, we will observe the eyes of water and places of salt extraction. Then, we will cross to Incahuasi Island (known as Isla Pescado) where we can observe the famous giant Cacti. We will continue to Pucará de Ayque, on the slopes of the Thunupa Volcano, where we can appreciate its pre-Columbian ruins and mummies of the place. Transfer to Uyuni

Day 4 Uyuni – Hito Cajón – San Pedro de Atacama

Transfer to Hito Cajón and transfer and continue to San Pedro de Atacama.

Price per person double occupancy

 

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INDIVIDUAL without Tourleader
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3 pax
4 pax
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Single supplement

INCLUDED

    • English speaking guide during activities/tours
    • All activities/tours in private services
    • Entrance fees for tours
    • Hotels according to “hotel list” (the availability will be confirmed at the moment of the booking)
    • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners
    • Transfer from San Pedro de Atacama – Hito Cajón Border Crossing – San Pedro de Atacama

NOT INCLUDED

    • Customers’ international flights
    • Meals and drinks not described in the Programs.
    • Transfers (except as specified)
    • Optional Tours
    • Flight cancellation fees
    • Travel Insurance or medical assistance cards
    • Personal expenses
    • Gratuity for drivers and guides

 

About Bolivia

  • Population
    • Bolivia ended the year 2018 with a population of 11,353,142 inhabitants, an increase of 160,288 people, 80,933 women and 79,355 men compared to the previous year, when the population was 11,192,854 people. Only 1.33% of Bolivia’s population are immigrants, according to the latest immigration data published by the UN. Bolivia is the 146th country in the world by percentage of immigration.
  • Jaime Escalante
    • He was a teacher and teacher who became famous for his work with high school math students “hard to teach.” His story was told in the 1988 film Unforgettable lessons. Jaime Escalante was born on December 31, 1930 in La Paz, Bolivia. Son of two teachers, Escalante became one of the most famous educators in America during the 80s and 90s.

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  • Many excursions and many meals included.
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