SALT FLATS PREMIUM TOUR3 days / 2 nights
Salar de Uyuni or Uyuni Salt flats, located in Bolivia, is considered one of the most extreme and remarkable places in all of South America.The largest salt flats on earth, the Salar de Uyuni spans over 10.5 kilometres (4,000+miles). In the wet season, a layer of rainwater creates a mirror-like surface as smooth as glass. In the dry season, its geometric salt patterns imprint the earth, seemingly stretching beyond the horizon.
It was part of a prehistoric salt lake, Lago Minchín, which once covered most of southwest Bolivia. When it dried up, it left a couple of seasonal puddles and several salt pans, including Salar de Uyuni. The savage beauty of this vast salt desert makes it one of South America’s most awe-inspiring spectacles.
UYUNI SALT FLAT
DAY 1. Pick up from the bus terminal, airport or hotel. Tour starts at 09:00 am from Uyuni with the visit of the Train Cemetery, the visit of the community of Colchani, to observe the elaboration of iodized salt and handicrafts. Then observe the white deserts and the typical landscapes of the extraction of salt, heaps of salt, “eyes of salt”, the first salt hotel “Playa Blanca”, Flags Square, and Dakar Monument.
We head to Incahuasi Island with its gigantic cacti and impressive views. After enjoying the sunset with a toast and some snack bites. Dinner and accommodation at Salt Hotel.
According availability: Luna Salada Hotel, Palacio de Sal Hotel, Tayka de Sal Hotel or Cristal Samaña Hotel.
DAY 2. Leave after breakfast to see some salt residues in the Chiguana salt flat, Ollague volcano, a semi-active volcano that can be seen from 15 kilometers away, on the way we will visit the Cañapa, Hedionda, Honda, Ramaditas lagoons and Chiarkhota. Lunch on route.In the afternoon we visit the Siloli Desert and its lagoons, Andean fauna: flamingos, vicuñas, ostriches and foxes. Dinner and overnight at Hotel. Due to the location of the area free of light pollution you can take fantastic photos of the Milky Way.According availability: Tayka del Desierto Hotel, Mallku Cueva Hotel, Los Flamencos Hotel.
DAY 3. Breakfast, visit of the Stone Tree, Laguna Colorada, flamingo nesting center; the geysers of Sol de Mañana, the hot springs of Polques, the Desert of Dali, the Green Lagoon along the way we will enjoy landscapes accompanied by mountains, volcanoes. Lunch on route. Panoramic view of the Licancabur Volcano, transfer to the airport or Uyuni terminal.
- 4×4 Private transportation
Bilingual local guide (Spanish / English) ON REQUEST
- Meals as mentioned
1 bottle of water per day.
Does NOT include:
Entrance fees to on-route public toilets
Extras not mentioned in the program
What to bring:
- Warm clothes
- The order of the visits may change according to operation and hotels’ availability.
In rainy season (December – March) Incahuasi Island may not be visited since the Salt Flat is flooded so the car will enter as far as possible.
The landscape becomes a giant mirror that reflects the colors of the sky and amazing pictures can be taken. The entrance to Incahuasi Island is reconfirmed at the beginning of the tour.
Each car goes up to 05 / 06 passengers, driver and guide.
It is possible to end up at the Chilean border of Hito Cajón, and if the transfer to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile is required, quote this additional service.