Uyuni Salt Flats – Start in La Paz and finish in Uyuni City or San Pedro de Atacama Chile 3N/3D

UYUNI SALT FLATS

Start in La Paz and finish in Uyuni City or San Pedro de Atacama Chile

3 nights/3 days

  • Fluent Certified English Speaking guide included.
  • No stress to get to Uyuni.
  • Assisted embarkment in La Paz
  • Start in La Paz and finish in Uyuni or San Pedro de Atacama (Chile).
  • Small groups  5 to 11 tourists max.
  • All food included.
  • Specialised guides in the area.
  • Good fun, well run!

The Tour to see it all, you will get to see the Amazing highest and Largest Salt Lake in the World 12.000 km2, colorful lagoons, Volcanoes, deserts, geysers, hot springs, the surrealistic Valley of Salvador Dalí, and Train Cemetery..

Programme

1st night.- 20:30

Meeting time at the Bus Terminal. 21:00 Departure on Cama Bus to Uyuni(Cama means the most comfy wide and riclining seats with really good leg room for guys 1,90 +). Seats are arranged by us and our guide will meet you very early upon arrival in Uyuni.

Departure from La Paz is completely assisted by us.

1st  day.- 06:00

You will be taken to  our office in Uyuni to leave your rucksacks. After that, breakfast will be provided. Our guide will give a briefing of the tour and you will have some free time until departure to do last shopping before departing. (spirits & canned beer allowed!)

10:30 Departure in 4 x 4. We will first visit the curious Train Cemetery where you will start getting involved on this incredible country full of history & tradditions. Then will be time to visit the Salt Factories, (here is where we usually serve lunch) after lunch is when we will get into the Salt Flat. Stops will be done for you to enjoy this great world wonder. The most stunning white experience on earth!

Funny pictures will be taken by our enthousiastic guides and we will carry on to Fish Island (dry season April to Dec). During wet season we get as far as we can into the Salt Lake until we hit water. It is during wet season that you will experience the MIRROR OF THE WORLD!

16:30 Drive for 2 hrs to the shores of the Salt Lake to then sleep in a hostel made completely of salt bricks.

What’s accommodation like on the first night?

You will be able to get a double or twin room as well as triple or 4 bed dorm for groups of friends. Toilet is shared and showers are available for 10Bs extra. Don’t expect Power Shower. Presure of water is weak so showers will be also weak. No heating available so you must bring your own sleeping bag. 1 duvet & 2 blankets are provided though.

If you want better accommodation for 1st & 2nd night and with better showers & heating, it is available for 200 usd per person extra and only for compact groups(5 people) or private option.

2nd  day.-

08:00 a.m.Feel like in a rally in the highest part of Atacama Desert, this section of Atacama that belongs to Bolivia is the Highest Desert in the World,  colourful lagoons where reality mixes with fiction,  Volcanoes, weird rock- formations for a day full of beautiful ALTIPLANO scenery.

17:30 Arrival at Laguna Colorada – Basic lodging ( it means just houses on the way with 6 bed dorms). No showers available on this day.

What’s accommodation like on second night?

Accommodation is the most basic you can imagine as we are in the middle of nowhere. Houses were built the best their owners could do it and water supply is almost non-existent, that is why you will have to use a bucket in order to flush toilet. No showers available at all. No heating either so you must bring your own sleeping bag. 1 duvet and 2 blankets are provided though.

Although the place will be clean for our visitors.

The only option for better accommodation is the one already stated by paying 200 usd extra per person. There is no way to just upgrade 2nd night.

Couples wanting to have the 6 bed room only for them can get one room by paying 150 Bs extra per person.

3rd day.-

On this day some persons of the group will cross the border to Chile and others will continue back to Uyuni. Read carefully  the programme for this day.

05:30 Early drive to El Sol de mañana where  you will see Geysers to then continue to Polkes Chalviry Salt Lake where you will be able to get into the Hot Springs where outside can be minus cero and believe it or not, water is 38 celsius!

08:30  Green Lagoon, this is the extreme South of the Country, from here we will head back up to Uyuni.

09:30 FOR THOSE GOING TO SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA (Chile). Inmigration office is only open for one hour and here you will be driven to the inmigration control and you will pay 15 Bs to get out of the country.  Your transfer to San Pedro is organised by us and included!. Once you do the border crossing you will get on the Bus to San Pedro (1hr).  Don’t forget that Chile is one hour ahead so change your watches.

16:30 Arrive in Uyuni.

Arriving in Uyuni at this time gives you enough time to get on one of the buses leaving for La Paz at 20:00 , Potosí  or Sucre at 19:00 & 20:00 Ask at our office so that we can organise your bus tickets aswell.

Or ask your guide to arrange it for you until the morning of the second day. Buses are frequently full when you want to get on them the same day.

For those wanting to go to Calama-Chile after arriving in Uyuni, there is a bus leaving every day at 05:00 a.m.  for what tickets must be purchased before starting the tour. This bus is always fully booked two days before departure.

 

* Programme above is just a reference. Times for departures, meals and activities may vary as they depend on different factors. The guide will tell the group every morning about the day programme.

Departures:

Departures will be advertised on the Set Departures section of this Web site,

Book until one week ahead in order to have your departure guaranteed if you are part of a 2,3,4 people group.

Groups of 5 people will be confirmed for the date advertised straight away  or with 3 days notice for a date not advertised on the Set Departures section.

Group size: No more than 11 people

05 people max for first jeep, 06 people max for second jeep.

Including:

Bus cama La Paz/Uyuni, breakfast in Uyuni before departure, transport 4 x 4, 2 nights acc basic lodging, english speaking guide,water on days 2 & 3,  meals during jeep tour: 2 B – 3 L – 2 D (those going to San Pedro get only 2 lunches),

Not included:

Drinks, cigarettes, snacks, showers 10 Bs, hot spring admission 10 Bs, entrance fees to protected areas – 180 Bs, inmigration stamp 15 Bs (for those going to San Pedro), tips (for driver and guide – allow 5 to 10% of Tour Cost per person).

 

Group Price:       229 usd p/person

 

Private Price:   

01 pax : 1145 usd

02 pax : 570 usd p/ person

03 pax : 380 usd p/person

04 pax : 286 usd p/person

 

 

 


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