Uyuni Salt Flats (3 Days Complete Tour)
Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is considered one of the most extreme and remarkable vistas in all of South America, if not Earth. Stretching more than 4,050 square miles of the Altiplano, it is the world’s largest salt flat, left behind by prehistoric lakes evaporated long ago
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- 2x Breakfast
- 2x Dinner
- 3x Lunch
- Accommodation included: 2 nights
- Transport 4X4 (Upto 6 Pax)
- 2 Night's accommodation
- Tea and Coffee
- First aid kit
- Entry/Admission - Train Cemetery
- Entry/Admission - Museo de la Llama y la Sal
- Entry/Admission - Salar de Uyuni
- Entry/Admission - Aguas Termales de Polques
What's excluded :
- Entrance to Isla Incahuasi (35 Bolivianos)
- Entrance to Parque Edvardo Avaroa (150 Bolivianos)
- Entry/Admission - Isla Incahuasi
- Entry/Admission - Laguna Colorada
Day 1: Uyuni – Colchani – Salt Hostel – Incahuasi Island
Stop At: Train Cemetery, Uyuni Bolivia
We will leave Uyuni at 10:30 am towards the train cemetery, a haunting place of abandoned locomotives. Here you can see the old rusting trains from decades ago.
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: 1 hour
Stop At: Museo de la Llama y la Sal, Ruta 30, Colchani 09700 Bolivia
We will then move on to the town of Colchani, where you will witness how the salt is processed. You will get an insight of the manual process of salt extraction, the thickness of the salt, some salt craft stores and the first Salt Hotel, built with salt blocks.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Isla Incahuasi, Salar De Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia
The next attraction is Fish Island (Incahuasi), which is home to ancient and giant cacti. From the top, you’ll be able to aww the salt flat in its entirety. Isla Incahuasi is the Spanish name where isla means island, Inca stands for Inca, and huasi is derived from the Quechua word wasi meaning house.
Incahuasi has a total area of 24.62 hectares (61 acres) and hosts gigantic cacti (Trichocereus pasacana) and a tourist center. There are unusual and fragile coral-like structures and deposits that often consist of fossils and algae. The place is the top of the remains of an ancient volcano, which was submerged when the area was part of a giant prehistoric lake, roughly 40,000 years ago.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia
After lunch, we’ll continue towards a salt hotel. On the way we will make several stops so you can click your best funky photo amidst the world's largest salt flats. Our guide/driver are well experienced in this and would show their expertise in getting the best photo. After clicking photos while the sun would start to set, we will continue towards the hotel made of salt blocks, where you’ll have dinner and spend the night.
Duration: 9 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in a Salt Hotel.
Day 2: Ollague Volcano – Siloli Desert – Red Lagoon
Stop At: Die Laguna Colorada liegt nicht bei Potosi sondern einige 100 km entfernt, Potosi Bolivia
After breakfast, we will start our journey to the surroundings of the Ollague Volcano, which is still active. You’ll get to see the volcano from a distance of 15 kilometres. Besides the volcano, we’ll visit some coloured lagoons in the area and see exotic flamingos. Lunch will be served at midday. We’ll then continue the tour through the extended region of the Siloli desert, where the Red Lagoon and the renowned Stone Tree are located.
Duration: 10 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in a basic hotel.
Day 3: Polques Lagoon – Green Lagoon – White Lagoon – Uyuni
Stop At: Aguas Termales de Polques, Next to Cerro Faldajara, Uyuni Bolivia
We will start our day at 5:00 am to see the geysers, as the volcanic pressure is hight at this time of the day. We’ll also visit the Polques Lagoon hot springs, where you can bathe in the thermal waters while our chef would prepare breakfast. Later, you’ll get to visit the spectacular Green Lagoon and White Lagoon.
After lunch, we will return to Uyuni.
Duration: 10 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Uyuni, Bolivia
Traveler pickup is offered
Hotels within Uyuni
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
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.