Up to 3 days
Venture into the world's largest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni. This tour begins and ends in San Pedro de Atacama. Includes transportation, Spanish-speaking guide, basic lodging and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
"Price: R$ 880 per person
"Schedule: 06:30 on the first day and we return to San Pedro on the 4th at 12:30.
"It includes: transport, guide in Spanish, basic accommodation and meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
"Does not include: personal expenses and local taxes.
The Salar de Uyuni is one of Bolivia's great attractions. On this tour, we will depart from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, and for 4 days we will travel through a very diverse Andean landscape, passing through the desert of Salvador Dalí, the thermal springs of Polque, the field of Geysers, the spectacular altiplano lagoons, the Eduardo Avaroa Natural Park and ending at the great Salar de Uyuni, where we will also have the opportunity to contemplate one of the most magical sunrises in existence and the white immensity of the Salar desert, which captivates forever.
We will leave San Pedro around 6:30 a.m., where we will pick you up at the hotel with the minibus that will take us to the border with Bolivia. From this point we will follow our circuit in a 4×4 6-seater vehicle.
The first stop will be in the white and green lagoons and we will continue to the desert of Salvador Dalí, a large plateau surrounded by imposing mountains that resemble the paintings of the famous painter.
We continue the path to the thermal springs of Polque, where we will enjoy a bath in natural thermal water, while the outside temperature is very low, a very relaxing experience.
The next stop is the field of the morning sun geysers, full of fumaroles and small geysers that make it a unique landscape, where we can feel the force of nature.
Finally we will reach the red lagoon, one of the most spectacular on the plateau, next to which we will have dinner and spend the night in a hostel.
We will have breakfast at 8 a.m. and go to the valley of the rocks, where we will find peculiar natural formations. We will continue our route between the different lagoons until we reach the Vinto lagoon and the Kanal lagoon, where, after a brief stop, we will continue the route to the Inca canyon and the Sora canyon.
On the way to our lodging, we will appreciate the Andean flora and especially the fauna, where we will see llamas, vicuñas and even foxes. At sunset, we will go to our hostel, where we will have dinner and rest.
On this day, we'll wake up at 5 o'clock for breakfast and start the way to the salar, which is very close and so we arrive to see one of the most magical sunrises in the world.
With the clarity of the day, we can see its immensity and make a first stop on Incahuasi Island, a small mountain populated by huge cacti. We continue our way to the eyes of the salar, small water holes up to two meters deep that alter the landscape.
In this area we will learn how salt is extracted and refined from the area that is used to make different figures that are sold in the city of Colchani, a small town that besides being the door to the salt flat also houses the "salt museum" We will visit.
We will visit the city of Colchani and the train cemetery before resuming our trip to the city of Uyuni, where we will make a two-hour stop to eat and rest and start the way back to San Pedro. Our last stop of the day will be at Villa Mar, where we will have dinner and spend the night.
We'll wake up at 5 a.m. to start the last leg of the way back to San Pedro. The first journey takes 4 hours to reach the border. During our tour we will say goodbye for the last time to the incredible landscapes we visited.
We will seal passports at the border and on the Chilean side a minibus will be waiting for us to make the last journey. We will arrive in San Pedro at 12:30.
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