VISIT THE LARGEST SALT DESERT IN THE WORLD

“NATURAL WONDER OF BOLIVIA”

LA PAZ – UYUNI – SALT FLATS – SUD LIPEZ EXPEDITION

Day 01: OVERNIGHT BUS LA PAZ – UYUNI
20:00pm: Transfer from Hotel to La Paz bus terminal.
21:00pm: Overnight bus La Paz – Uyuni (10 hrs approximately).
Included: Transfer + tourist bus ticket (La Paz – Uyuni).

Day 02: EXPEDITION UYUNI – SALT FLATS – INCAHUASI (ISLA DEL PESCADO) – SAN JUAN
07:00am: Approximate arrival to Uyuni, transfer to our office and free until departure time of tour.
11:00am: Departure of the tour to the largest salt desert in the world; during the trajectory we will visit the following places:
Train Cemetery.- Vintage locomotives and trains of the late 1890´s and early 1900´s, the used to serve as carriers of salt and minerals throughout Bolivia and South America, these trains were part of a very important industry.
Population of Colchani.- Located at the banks of the great salt flats, Colchani serves as the main entrance to the salt desert; here you can observe the extraction of salt by hand in its original form.
Salt Hotel.- Located at the heart of the great salt desert, it is constructed entirely of salt blocks. It is an amazing piece of art work, since every single detail is made of salt such us; chairs, beds, and tables as well as the structure itself.
Incahuasi Island (Isla del Pescado).- Located in the middle of the salt desert, Incahuasi or Isla del Pescado is populated by numerous giant cactus with incredible heights of up to 10 meters. From the top of the island you are able to see an amazing landscape of the great salt flat of Uyuni. After our visit to the island, we will provide lunch before departing towards the town of San Juan, here we will provide dinner and accommodations at a family home (basic refuge) for the evening.
Included: Shared Jeep (Land Cruiser 4x4), lunch and dinner + accommodation (basic refuge).

Day 03: SAN JUAN – TREE ROCK – LAGOONS – LAGUNA COLORADA
After breakfast we will continue our adventure with destination to Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon), passing through a viewpoint of the active volcano of “Ollague” and the following lagoons: Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarcota and Honda which are populated by a wide variety of flamingos. Around noon, lunch will be provided and during the afternoon we will pass through the Siloli desert where we observe a very unusual and interesting rock formation known as “Arbol de Piedra” (stone tree), after the visit, we will arrive to Laguna Colorada which is located at the Eduardo Avaroa National Park of Andean Fauna, here we will provide dinner and accommodation at a family home (basic refuge) for the evening.
Included: Shared Jeep (Land Cruiser 4x4), breakfast, lunch and dinner + accommodation (basic refuge).

Day 04: LAGUNA COLORADA – LAGUNA VERDE – UYUNI – LA PAZ.
Early in the morning, we will depart in order to enjoy the Geysers and volcanic vents (volcanic zone) known as “Sol de Mañana” (Morning Sun), continuing to the thermal waters of Polques where you can relax in the warm waters before continuing to the White and Green Lagoons which are located at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano. At an altitude of 4,350 masl, here you will see the intense green color of the lagoon, due to its high content of Magnesium which is found in the geological formations surrounding the area. After the visit, you will depart back to the town of Uyuni, passing through Valley of Rocks and the populations of Villa Alota, Kulpinaka and San Cristobal arriving to Uyuni within the afternoon hours; later on, you will take an overnight bus to La Paz, so you will have some free time in Uyuni until the bus departs.
20:00pm: Overnight bus Uyuni – La Paz (10 hrs approximately)
Included: Shared vehicle (Land Cruiser 4x4), breakfast and lunch + tourist bus ticket (Uyuni – La Paz).

Day 05: ARRIVAL TO LA PAZ
07:00am approximate arrival to the bus station of La Paz city.
END OF SERVICES

INFO: Also available we offer a private tour with overnight at Hotels instead of basic refuges.

RECOMMENDATIONS: Take sheltered clothes, sunglasses, sleeping bag, sun cream, a towel, (Personal Stuff).

Note:

  • This is a scenic expedition and does not include a guide.
  • It does not include entrance fee to the Red Lagoon (Laguna Colorada) and Fish Island (Isla del Pescado)

Info: The appropriate months to visit this circuit is between May – December (dry seasons).
December – March (rainy season, it is not recommended to visit the Salt Flats in this season).

For more information and prices contact us at
reservasturismobolivia@gmail.com
www.boliviaexpedition.com