VISIT THE LARGEST SALT DESERT IN THE WORLD

“NATURAL WONDER OF BOLIVIA”

LA PAZ – UYUNI – SALT FLATS – SUD LIPEZ EXPEDITION

FIRST OPTION: (With Basic Accommodations)

Day 01: FLIGHT LA PAZ – UYUNI AND EXPEDITION UYUNI – SALT FLATS – INCAHUASI (ISLA DEL PESCADO) – SAN JUAN.
AM. Transfer from Hotel to La Paz airport.
AM. Flight departs La Paz– Uyuni (1 hr approximately). Arrival to the airport of Uyuni and transfer to the office, then you’ll have free time until departure of the expedition.
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 accommodation at a family home (basic refuge) for the evening.
Included: Transfer out + flight ticket (La Paz – Uyuni), Shared Jeep (Land Cruiser 4x4), lunch and dinner + accommodation (basic refuge)

Day 02: 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 03: LAGUNA COLORADA – LAGUNA VERDE – UYUNI
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 where you will have hotel accommodation for the evening.
Hotel: Provided room with private bathroom and breakfast.
Included: Shared vehicle (Land Cruiser 4x4), breakfast and lunch + Hotel (Uyuni).

Day 04: FLIGHT UYUNI TO LA PAZ
AM. After breakfast transfer to the airport.
AM. Flight departs Uyuni towards La Paz, on arrival transfer to your accommodation in La Paz downtown area only.
Included: Transfer In/Out, flight ticket Uyuni – La Paz.
END OF SERVICES

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).

SECOND OPTION: (With Hotels Accommodations)

Day 01: FLIGHT LA PAZ – UYUNI AND EXPEDITION UYUNI – SALT FLATS – INCAHUASI (ISLA DEL PESCADO) – SALT HOTEL.
AM. Transfer from Hotel to La Paz airport.
AM. Flight departs La Paz– Uyuni (1 hr approximately). Arrival to the airport of Uyuni and transfer to the office, then you’ll have free time until departure of the expedition.
11:00am: Depart Uyuni to begin the expedition during the trip you visit:
Cemetery of trains.- Where you will be able to observe trains and very old locomotives.
The population of Colchani.- Located to the banks of the great Salt Lake, it serves from main entrance to the desert of salt, also known as "Dry Port", where the intense activity of extraction of salt is observed in handmade form. The residents taught us the drying process, milled and pocketed of the salt, clever for the consumption, after the visit we will continue with the same transport when and to be able to visit:
Hotel of Salt.- Located in the middle of Salt Lake, built with blocks of salt, so much external as interior, walls, floor, beds, tables, seats, everything of salt with a beautiful view of the Salt Lake, nowadays it can be visited as a museum.
Island Incahuasi (Island of the Fish).- Located amid the desert of salt, the Island generally well-known as "The Island of the Fish" populated by numerous giant cacti with heights superior to the 10 meters, from the summit you can contemplate the wonderful landscape of Salting. After our visit to the island we will have lunch and in the afternoon we will continue to Tahua's Population where we will spend the night at Salt hotel.
HOTEL DE SAL: Provided room with private bathroom + breakfast
Included: Private jeep (Land Cruiser 4x4), lunch, dinner, + Salt Hotel.

DAY 02: SALT HOTEL - LAGOONS - RED LAGOON
After the breakfast we will continue our adventure going to the red Lagoon, visiting in the itinerary the point of view of the active volcano Ollague, the lagoons of Cañapa, Stinking, Chiarcota and Sling, lagoons that are populated by flamingos, to half-day a break in the road to have the lunch and in the afternoon we will continue our journey passing the Siloli desert of where we will observe an interesting rocky formation well-known as the Tree of Stone and in the afternoon we will arrive to The Red Lagoon located in the National Park of Andean Fauna Eduardo Avaroa. Walk surroundings of the lagoon appreciating big quantities of flamingos, the red colour of the lagoon is because the zooplacton silts, fitoplacton and others.
Spend the night and dinner.
HOTEL DEL DESIERTO: Provided room with private bathroom + breakfast.
Included: Private jeep (Land Cruiser 4x4), lunch, dinner + Hotel.

DAY 03: RED LAGOON - GREEN LAGOON - UYUNI
This day we will leave very early to our tour (05:00am) to be able to appreciate the Geisers better - fumaroles (volcanic area), but well-known as "Sun of Tomorrow" then we continue to the thermal waters - Polques, there we have breakfast, break, then continue to the Lagoons "White" and "Green" located to the feet of the volcano Llicancabur, to a height of 4.350 m.a.s.l., the green colour owes itself high content of magnesium that possess the geologic formations of the area, after our visit to the lagoon green return to Uyuni where you will have hotel accommodation for the evening.
Hotel: Provided room with private bathroom and breakfast.
Included: Private jeep (Land Cruiser 4x4), lunch, dinner + Hotel in Uyuni.

Day 04: FLIGHT UYUNI TO LA PAZ
AM. After breakfast transfer to the airport.
AM. Flight departs Uyuni towards La Paz, on arrival transfer to your accommodation in La Paz downtown area only.
Included: Transfer In/Out, flight ticket Uyuni – La Paz
END OF SERVICES

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