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Uyuni: Uyuni Salt Flats and San Pedro de Atacama 3-Day Tour

Uyuni: Uyuni Salt Flats and San Pedro de Atacama 3-Day Tour

Day 1 10:30 a.m. Tour Uyuni Salt Flats Day 2 Tour Uyuni Salt Flats + National Reserve Day 3 Tour Uyuni Salt Flats + National Reserve 10:30 a.m. Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. 1:30 p.m. Arrival time to Spa. Explore the area around Uyuni on a 3-day tour. See handicrafts made of salt, stop at the Flags of the World, and visit the Chiguana Desert. Day 1 Meet your guide in Uyuni and begin your 3-day adventure. Head to the Train Graveyard, a cemetery full of abandoned trains. Stop at the small settlement of Colchani, which housed salt miners, and shop for handicrafts made of salt and textile art made of llama and alpaca fiber. Next, visit a hotel and museum made entirely out of salt. Bring your country's flag and place it at the Flags of the World, and stop at the Monument to Dakar racing. For an added fee, visit Incahuasi Island, a former island in the middle of the salt flats. Then, pose for some fun perspective- and proportion-distorted photos taken against the backdrop of the striking white surface of the salt flats. Finally, head to a spacious area for the unique experience of seeing a beautiful sunset over the salt flats, spreading its dazzling colors all over the Uyuni Salt Flats, and enjoying it with a glass of wine. First Night: Agencha Hostel – 2-beds, 3-beds, 4-beds room + Private toilets. Day 2 Begin with an early breakfast before heading to Chiguana Desert. Stand surrounded by volcanoes and marvel at the still-active Ollagüe Volcano. Then, continue along the rocky road El Pasito Tuntun to reach the beautiful lagoons of Cañapa, Hedionda, and Chiarcota. Keep an eye out for the brilliantly colored flamingoes standing in the lagoons. Stop to enjoy lunch before heading to Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve (entry not included). Visit Siloli Desert and see the Rock Tree lava rock formation. Continue to Huayllajara, stopping at the Red Lagoon overlook point to see flamingos relaxing in the intense red colors of the lake. Second Night: Huayllajara Hostel shared 6-beds rooms + shared toilets. Day 3 Get off to an early start around 5:00 a.m. to visit the Sol de Mañana Geyser (5,000m) and walk next to fumaroles and steaming craters filled with boiling pots of mud at 150-200 Cº. then, have the opportunity to take a bath in an open air Hot Springs at a 35 Cº water. The next places to appreciate are the Dali Desert Marvel at the vivid colors of the Green and White Lagoons, created from the toxic copper water at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano. Then, head back to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Cross the Bolivian border with the help of your tour guide and finish your adventure at San Pedro de Atacama’s main square.

La Paz: 5-Day Uyuni Salt Flats by Bus

La Paz: 5-Day Uyuni Salt Flats by Bus

Day 1: La Paz to Uyuni Your service begins with pickup from your hotel in La Paz (1 hour before the bus departure time), at which point you will take a night bus to Uyuni. The selected bus comes with reclining seats, a bathroom on board. Day 2: Uyuni to San Juan Following a 9-hour bus ride, you will be transferred to the offices where you will enjoy a delicious breakfast before beginning your tour of the Uyuni Salt Flats and the colorful lagoons. The first stopping point is the "train cemetery", where you will be able to see old and time-worn trains. You will then continue your tour to the "Salar de Uyuni" by Colchani, where you can observe the manual processing of edible salt. Following this, your tour continues to visit the salt mounds and the center of the Salar, where you will visit the Isla Incahuasi, a natural formation of volcanic rock and giant cacti. Your trip then continues to the opposite side of the Salar to go to San Juan, a town located on the banks of the Salar where you will spend the night in a comfortable shared room and enjoy a delicious local dinner. Day 3: San Juan to Laguna Colorada After enjoying a delicious breakfast, your guide will direct you to the south west where you will discover the Cañapa, Stink, Chiarkota, Honda, and Ramadita lagoons. At these locations you can observe large amounts of flamingos and other birds, such as Andean Geese and seagulls that accompany the flamingos in these lagoons which are flanked by picturesque snowy volcanoes. Your tour then continues to the "Laguna Colorada" where you will spend the night in a basic room with warm blankets. Following an exquisite local dinner, you can observe the stars and the milky way which are clearly visible due to this place being considered one of the cleanest places on the planet. Day 4: Lagoons, Uyuni, La Paz On your fourth day you can get up early to go in search of the geysers known as "Morning Sun". This will allow you to get to see the first rays of sunlight in this picturesque area where volcanoes seem active and emit fumaroles and volcanic activity in small quantities. Continuing with your trip, you will travel over the highest point of the road at approximately 5,000 meters above sea level. Your trip then continues with a visit to Laguna Colorada before continuing to the "stone tree" and along the high plateau road to reach the hot springs of Polques. There you can take a hot bath and then cross the desert of Dali to reach the green lagoon located at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano. Your tour then returns to Uyuni, where on the way you can observe Andean plants and animals of the area before you arrive to Uyuni at 5:00PM. Following a short break, you will be transferred to your bus for your return to La Paz. Day 5: La Paz You will arrive in La Paz at approximately 6:00 AM, the driver will be waiting for you to pick you up and take you to the Hotel.

Amazing Salar Uyuni 3 Days / 2 Nights.

Amazing Salar Uyuni 3 Days / 2 Nights.

Day 1: Train Cemetery - Colchani - Hotel de Sal - Isla Incahuasi Start of the tour will start with the visit of the train cemetery to see the old locomotives. Then we go to the community of Colchani (the entrance door to the Salar) where we will find rustic handicraft workshops and the rustic micro-processing of table salt. Continuing with the expedition to the majestic Salar de Uyuni we will make stops to see salt extractions, eyes of the salar and the hotel of Sal Playa Blanca that currently only works as a museum. Later we will visit the most popular island of the Salar located in the middle of the Salar, the Incahuasi island where we will walk and we can appreciate large expanses of cactus, sea rock fossils and spectacular 360 ° views from the viewpoint. At the end of our tour, we went to our salt lodge to rest Day 2: Ollague Volcano Viewpoint - Lagunas de Altura - Siloli Desert - Stone Tree - Laguna Colorada The day starts with a breakfast at the salt lodge. We start to the viewpoint of the Ollague volcano, to appreciate a volcanic desert landscape and the scarce high-Andean vegetation. Then visit Chiarkota lagoon, Laguna Hedionda (name due to the smell of sulfur), Onda lagoon, Ramaditas lagoon these lagoons are surrounded by flamingos which use them as feeding and resting points during their migratory movements and for the noonday it is tasted lunch on the route. We continue our journey to the Siloli desert where the stone tree is found (strange rocky shape). We continue our way to Laguna Colorada which is very striking because of its reddish color. Continuing, we arrive at the town of Huayllajara where we will taste a dinner, and spend the night in a community family lodging Day 3: Fumaroles - Thermal springs of Polques - Green Lagoon - Valley of the rocks - San Cristóbal - Uyuni The day starts very early in the morning with a breakfast and departure to the fumaroles and cracks in the earth where volcanic lava, sulphurous gases. Following the route we will arrive at the thermal waters (waters that are beneficial for the healing of arthritis) where you can take a bath and restful rest, the water has a temperature of 25 to 32 ° C. We continue the journey through the second desert in our tour of Salvador Dalí which has an excellent panoramic view and resemble this desert landscape. Afterwards, we arrive at the green lagoon (high mineral content gives it its characteristic color), located at the foot of the Licancabur volcano (5,916 masl). Then we went to the town of Uyuni making stops to visit Villa Mar, Valle de las Rocas, the town of San Cristóbal, its Stone Church and finally we continued to finish our tour in the town of Uyuni. Optional Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama: After visiting the green lagoon, you can make the transfer to Hito Cajones border between Chile and Bolivia for later transfer to San Pedro de Atacama in shared transport (Check the extra price for the transfer)

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

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

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) See salt processing and visit the Hotel de Sal at the Uyuni Salt Flats. Travel to Fish Island lunch in the middle of the Uyuni salt flat. Spend the night in shared-room 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. Visit Laguna Colorada, a nesting center for 3 species of flamingos. Take in one of the most beautiful sunsets on the planet. Spend the night at a hostel a comfortable shared room. Day 4(Breakfast) 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. Be transferred to the Chilean border to be dropped off in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

From San Pedro de Atacama: Uyuni Salt Flat 4-Days

From San Pedro de Atacama: Uyuni Salt Flat 4-Days

Day 1: This day will start with pick up from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama, we will drive to the border of Chile and Bolivia. Then we will change vehicles. We will visit places in the Bolivian altiplano such as Laguna Blanca and Laguna Verde, which are located at the foot of the Licancabur volcano. Then we will visit the desert of Salvador Dali, the hot springs of Polques and the geysers of Sol de Mañana. We will finish the day at Laguna Colorada, where we will see many flamingos, and then we will head to our lodge to rest. Day 2: This day we will start having breakfast, we will go to Tomas Lakha in this place we will be able to see pre-Inca cave paintings. Then we will go to Italia Perdida, a place where the volcanic rock took the form of an abandoned city. Then we will go to the Vinto and Catal lagoons, where we will be able to see the typical fauna of the Bolivian Altiplano. Afterwards we will visit the Anaconda Canyon and the Sora Canyon, finishing the excursion we will go to our hotel in Colcha K to rest. Day 3: This day we will wake up very early and start our tour with the visit of the sunrise in the Salar de Uyuni. Then we will go to the Incahuasi Island, this is a limestone rock formation located in the center of the salt flat, from where we will have a perspective of the salt flat. Then we will visit the Salt Museum and leave through the town of Colchani. From this place we will move to Uyuni, passing by the train cemetery, where we will make a stop to take some pictures. In Uyuni we will say goodbye to our guide, who accompanied us during these three days, then we will have some free time for lunch and get to know the city. Then we will stop in Villamar for dinner and rest. Day 4: This day we will wake up very early to continue our journey and reach the border of Chile and Bolivia. We will change vehicles to return to San Pedro de Atacama.

From Uyuni: 3-Day Tour to San Pedro with Salt Flats Visit

From Uyuni: 3-Day Tour to San Pedro with Salt Flats Visit

Start Point: Uyuni City - Bolivia Finishing Point: Main Square San Pedro de Atacama - Chile Day One / 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 Two / 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 Three / Geysers Sol de Mañana + Hot Springs Pool + Lookout point Green lagoon - White lagoon - Lincancabur Volcano + Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama 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. Finally, tour Guides will assist customers with their border crossing at 10:00 a.m. and people will arrive in San Pedro at 1:30 p.m. on the third day of the tour. **Sometimes people need to pay a fee in the Bolivian border (15 Bolivianos) bring in Cash please. The drop-off is at San Pedro de Atacama’s main square 1:30 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.

Uyuni: Uyuni Salt Flats and Red Lagoon 3-Day Tour

Uyuni: Uyuni Salt Flats and Red Lagoon 3-Day Tour

Day 1: We will pick you up at your hotel in Uyuni to take our 4x4 vehicle for 6 people, in which we will make all the tour during the three days. We will leave towards the Uyuni Salt Flat, passing by the train cemetery and the town of Colchani before, where we will be able to buy craftwork. After that, once we are on the salt flat, we will visit the Salt Museum, and we will travel to the Incahuasi Island, a limestone formation in the center of the salt flat. Here we will be able to walk by a track, see the giant cactus and have a privileged view of the salt flat from the top of the hill. We will end the day seeing the sunset inside the salt flat, so then we can go to the Colcha K hostel, where we will have dinner and rest for the next day. Day 2: During the morning, we will leave Colcha K and keep going by the road that goes through the Chiguana Salt Flat. We will visit the Cañapa, Hedionda, Honda and Chiarkota lagoons, before enter to the Siloli Desert. We will end the day in the Colorada Lagoon, nesting center of more than 30,000 flamingos. We will spend the night in the Refugio Huayllajara. Day 3: We will leave early in the morning to see the sunrise in the Sol de Mañana Geysers, intermittent sources of water that rise at a 90°C temperature, and where we will have the chance of taking pictures using the contrasts of the first lights and the steam. In addition, we will visit the Polques Hot Springs (time to bathe, according to the times of the tour), the Salvador Dalí Desert, and the Verde Lagoon and Blanca Lagoon, located in the foothills of the Licancabur Volcano. In addition, we will pass by the Valle de Rocas and San Cristóbal, so after that, we will begin our direct return to Uyuni, where we will end the tour.

From San Pedro de Atacama: Uyuni Salt Flat 3-Days

From San Pedro de Atacama: Uyuni Salt Flat 3-Days

Day 1: This day will start with pick up from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama to head to the border between Chile and Bolivia. After completing the corresponding formalities, we will change vehicles. The first place we will visit will be the Bolivian altiplano, such as Laguna Blanca and Laguna Verde, which are located at the foot of the Licancabur volcano. Then we will visit the Salvador Dali desert and the hot springs of Polques. We will also visit the Sol de Mañana geysers, which are springs of water that gush out at 90 °C. Finally we will visit the Laguna Colorada, where we can see many flamingos. In the afternoon we will go to the hotel in Villamar to rest. Day 2: This day we will start having breakfast, we will go to Tomas Lakha in this place we will be able to see pre-Inca cave paintings. Then we will go to Italia Perdida, a place where the volcanic rock took the shape of an abandoned city. Then we will go to the Vinto and Catal lagoons, where we will be able to see the typical fauna of the Bolivian Altiplano. Afterwards we will visit the Anaconda Canyon and the Sora Canyon, finishing the excursion we will go to our hotel in Colcha K to rest. Day 3: This day we will wake up very early and transfer to the Salar. We will see the sunrise over the white mantle formed by the accumulation of salt and then we will move to Incahuasi Island. In this place we will walk through the limestone rock formation and from where we will have a spectacular view of the salt flat. Then we will visit the Salt Museum and leave through the town of Colchani, where we will make a stop to buy handicrafts. Then we will pass by the train cemetery to take some pictures before arriving in Uyuni. Here we will finish our tour.

Uyuni Salt Flats and Red Lagoon 3-Days | English in Guide |

Uyuni Salt Flats and Red Lagoon 3-Days | English in Guide |

Day 1: First we start with the pick up from the hotel in Uyuni, then we will go to the train cemetery to see the old locomotives. Then we go to the community of Colchani (the gateway to the Salar) where we will find rustic craft workshops and the rustic table salt micro-processor. Continuing with the expedition to the majestic Salar de Uyuni we will make stops to see salt extractions, the eyes of the salt flat and the Playa Blanca Salt Hotel that currently only works as a museum. Later we will visit the most popular island of the Salar located in the middle of the Salar, the Incahuasi Island where we will hike and appreciate large expanses of cacti, sea rock fossils and spectacular 360° views from the viewpoint. At the end of our tour, we headed to our salt lodging to rest. Day 2: The day begins with breakfast at the lodging of salt. We set out to the viewpoint of the Ollague volcano, to be able to appreciate a volcanic desert landscape and the sparse high-Andean vegetation. Then you visit Chiarkota Lagoon, Hedionda Lagoon (named due to the smell of sulfur), Onda Lagoon, Ramaditas Lagoon, these lagoons are surrounded by flamingos which use them as feeding and resting points during their migratory movements and for noon they taste lunch en route. We continue our journey to the Siloli desert where the stone tree (strange rocky shape) is located. We continue our way to Laguna Colorada, which is very striking due to its reddish color. Continuing, we arrive at the town of Huayllajara where we will taste a dinner, and spend the night in a community family lodging (Basic Lodging). Day 3: The day begins very early in the morning with breakfast and departure towards the fumaroles and cracks in the earth through which volcanic lava and sulfurous gases come out. Continuing the tour we will arrive at the hot springs (waters that are beneficial for healing arthritis) where you can take a bath and rest, the water has a temperature of 25 to 32 °C. We continue the journey through the second desert on our Salvador Dalí tour which has an excellent panoramic view and resembles this desert landscape. Afterwards, we arrive at the green lagoon (high mineral content gives it its characteristic color), located at the foot of the Licancabur volcano (5,916 masl). Then we went to the town of Uyuni making stops to visit Villa Mar, Valle de las Rocas, the town of San Cristóbal, its Stone Church and finally we continued to end our tour in the town of Uyuni. Optional Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama: After visiting Laguna Verde, you can make the transfer to Hito Cajones on the border between Chile and Bolivia for later transfer to San Pedro by shared transport (Consult the extra price for the transfer).

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We had a nice experience that exceeded expectations, we were picked up by Joker at our hotel in LaPaz, then taken in a very comfortable night bus to Uyuni where we could freshen up and have breakfast in a comfortable hotel. After breakfast the real activity started. This was outsourced to Salty Desert with Grobert as guide. Unfortunately, our reservation for sleeping bags had not gone through and they were not with us. This was solved very nicely by our guide by arranging extra blankets. However, arrange your sleeping bags carefully, as it is really very cold in the accommodations, which are very basic. We also had a fantastic excursion and after the excursion we were dropped off at the hotel in Uyuni to freshen up and have a bite to eat before the return journey with the night bus that was also arranged by Joker. Everything was well organized from A to Z, only tip: a little more information about what you can expect from Joker from A to Z. We missed that, but other than that everything was perfect!

Wonderful experience!!! Loved everything we got to see and the guide and driver were great. The guide provided a perfect amount of information about each place and kindly took photos throughout the experience which were shared with us after the trip. It is cold to do this in May/June so make sure to bring warm clothes and say yes to the sleeping bag that you can rent, it’s worth it :)

our guide Julio who was always present and who supervised the group and the drivers well the places through which we passed among others the salar and the different lagunas the salt hotel in Santiago de Agencha the sunset on the salar d 'Uyuni

Grobert was a great guide, he talked great about individual attractions, he was very nice and helpful. Fantastic views! Great adventure!

Amazing ! Perfect organization ! Lunch very good ! Guide excellent a lot of information !