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Reflection of Sky, Sunset and Starlight (Private) Seasonal Tour - 1 Day

Experience Salar de Uyuni, where you will observe the stars and the sunrise before a delicious lunch in the middle of the salt desert. You can discover the stunning reflections of the Uyuni Salt Flats, which make for perfect photo opportunities.

per adult from

$430

AUD

Duration

11 hours 30 minutes

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  • What's included :
    • 4X4 Transport
    • Bi-lingual local Guide (English and Spanish)
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    • Rainboots
    • Entry/Admission - Train Cemetery
    • Entry/Admission - Salar de Uyuni
    • Entry/Admission - Dakar Monument
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance to Isla Incahuasi 30 Bolivianos
    • Entrance to Salt Micro Processing Unit 5 Bolivianos
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Train Cemetery, Uyuni Bolivia

    We will start the tour at 10:30 AM and will be visiting the train cemetery. It’s a cemetery for trains, for locomotives. And it’s so big that it looks as though all of the trains in South America were moved to Uyuni, Bolivia, to chug their last chug. It’s only about 3 km away from the Uyuni train station.
    Filled with hollowed out bodies that have completely rusted over and other remains, the “Great Train Graveyard” (also known as Train Cemetery or ‘Cemeterio de Trenes’ in Spanish) can be found on the otherwise deserted outskirts of Uyuni, a small trading region high in the Andean plain.

    Uyuni has long been known as an important transportation hub in South America and it connects several major cities. In the early 19th century, big plans were made to build an even bigger network of trains out of Uyuni, but the project was abandoned because of a combination of technical difficulties and tension with neighboring countries. The trains and other equipment were left to rust and fade out of memory. There are no restrictions in approaching the trains, so visitors often climb atop or go inside the train cars for taking pictures.

    Most of the trains that can be found in the Graveyard date back to the early 20th century and were imported from Britain. There are over 100 train cars with unique structure and occasional graffitis. In other places in the world, the mighty steel trains would have held up better. The salt winds that blow over Uyuni, which hosts the world’s largest salt plain, have corroded all of the metal. Without guards or even a fence, these pieces were picked over and vandalized long ago.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Colchani, Colchani, Potosi Department

    Located right on the edge of Salar de Uyuni, Colchani is the easiest place to access the great salt flat
    We will stop here to visit the souvenir stalls and small salt museum, which is built from salt and contains salt sculptures.
    The families here make their living from salt extraction as part of a cooperative; you can see small pyramids of salt draining on the salar, close to the village.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia

    Experience Salar de Uyuni, where you will observe the stars and the sunrise before a delicious breakfast in the middle of the salt desert. You can discover the stunning reflections of the Uyuni Salt Flats, which make for perfect photo opportunities.


    Duration: 2 hours

    Stop At: Dakar Monument, Bolivia

    The Uyuni Salt Flat, one of the tourist gems of the Andes, for the fifth straight year awaits its stage of the Dakar Rally to show the world one of Bolivia's greatest attractions when the fleet of motorbikes, cars, buggies, quads and trucks comes racing through this Saturday.

    Uyuni's salt desert in southwestern Bolivia is the world's largest and highest, at an altitude of some 3,650 meters (12,000 feet) and covering close to 10,600 hectares (26,000 acres).

    Since the world's most famous rally set foot on Bolivian territory in 2014, it has kept its appointment with this vast white plain surrounded by mountains every year without fail.

    The stage that roars through Uyuni is one of the most awaited by spectators at the race and also one of the most demanding for the drivers due to the altitude.

    Participants are basically resting this Friday to recover their strength in La Paz so that on Saturday they're in the best shape for the seventh stage between La Paz and Uyuni, a total of 423 kilometers (263 miles).

    Since the inclusion of the Salt Flat in the Dakar Rally, the Bolivian government has taken advantage of the media coverage to boost tourism in the region.

    The Dakar Monument created in 2014 has become a symbol of the desert and a must-see for the tourists who arrive each year.

    In addition, local communities seize the opportunity to sell tourists souvenirs made of salt in the shape of the Dakar symbol, something unique in the world.

    According to Bolivia's deputy tourism minister, in 2016 Uyuni welcomed more than 300,000 foreign visitors, some 20 percent more than in previous years.

    We will then visit the nearby Flag Monument. A mound of salt has been decorated with flags brought by visitors from all over the world.

    Next to this at the first ever hotel built using salt blocks which now serves as a museum, Hotel Playa Blanca, we will stop here for lunch.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia

    We will then drive around the Salt Flats and make stops for you to click perspective photos.
    Here you can enjoy the reflection of the sky longer and enjoy the sunset with impressive colours in the low clouds of the mirrors.

    Duration: 3 hours

    Stop At: Colchani, Colchani, Potosi Department

    We will then return to Colchani for dinner

    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia

    We will have a night tour where you can see the reflection of stars and milky way on the world's largest Salt Flats.

    At 10:00 PM we will return to Uyuni.

    Duration: 1 hour

  • Departure Point :
    Jukil De Los Andes, Av.Sucre, between streets Potosi and, Av Ferroviaria, Uyuni, Bolivia
    Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.

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Age Req.

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Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

5

Organised by Jukil de los Andes

Activity ID: V-69013P18

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