Includes 2 night SALT HOTEL LUNA SALADA accommodation, private transportation along the tour, and food English speaking guide included.
Q) Does the tour have daily departures?
A) Yes. Departures can be scheduled in January,february,march months only depending on previous client confirmation.
Q) How much time in advance should I book the tour?
A) Due to high demand of the tour, we recommend to book at least a week in advance.
Q) Do I need to be vaccinated against yellow fever for the tour?
A) The vaccine against yellow fiber is not required for the tour to the Uyuni Salt and lagoons.
Q) What kind of car is used to do the tour?
A) The tour is made on a 4x4WD (Toyota Land Cruiser,Nisan patrol)
Q) How many bags or suitcases can I bring?
A) Each passenger can carry at most 1 small bag of hand, 1 large suitcase that can leave in our office at no cost, if your tour ends in san Pedro-Atacama we take it above the grill of the vehicle.
Q) How much money should I bring to the tour?
A) We recommend bringing 100 bolivianos per person for expenses not included in the tour, as entrances to parks (30 bolivianos per person), access to toilets and buying of souvenirs.
Q) How likely is suffer «sorocchi» or altitude sickness during the tour?
A) The most of the tour is made above 3665 meters to 4,000 meters high, so it is quite likely to suffer «sorocchi», especially the first day of the tour
Q) What is it about the meals?
A) The meals are varied, and includes tea, coffee, bread,milk,bred, cookies ,eggs and fruit for breakfast, and meat of chicken, beef, llama meat, pasta, rice, soup and vegetables for lunch and dinner. In case you need a vegetarian food we are available, vegetables, avocado, eggs and others notice, you must ask for it writing at turismo_ uyuni@Hotmail.com at the moment you make the online booking.
Q) What about the tour in case of rain?
A) In case of rain, the order of the places visited and the accommodation places are subject to change, because some of the roads might be closed. Added to the previous information, water in the Uyuni Salt Flat is an important obstacle and the Incawasi Island (located in the center of the salt flat) remains closed. This means the Incawasi Island cannot be visited and we enter to the salt flat we go still ex-salt hotel playa blanca certain distance, so the passengers are safe.
Q) When is it possible to see the mirror effect on the Uyuni Salt Flat?
A) The mirror effect occurs when there is water on the salt flat. This happens only in rainy periods January, February and March.
Q) Is it possible to do the tour in private service?
A) Yes. To request rates, click on the superior package hotel + English guide
Q) Is it possible to do the tour with an English-speaking guide?
A) Yes. The English-speaking guide service for this tour is included in the price.
20:00 pm Pick up Uyuni Airport towards to the Hotel luna salada
|Departure time at 04:00 a.m.|
04:00 am: Pick up from the Hotel for Stars Lights and Sunrise on the Salt Flat.
The amazing salt flat expeditions includes English speaking guide is operated by our company Andes Salt Expeditions, with daily departures, company with good reputation for more than 25 years of experience, with 3 consecutive certifications of “excellence 2015;2016;2017” by Tripadvisor
You will be able to see the stars lights, Stars Reflection on the Salt Flat, known as Milky Way. These impressive scenarios can be appreciated where there is water concentrated. This is a very nice place for you because you can take extraordinary pictures of the stars reflection, sunrise, and end in Uyuni at 08:00 am
07:00: Return to the hotel for breakfast
Departure time at 11:00 a.m.
Arrival at COLCHANI, lies beside the Salar de Uyuni and is the home of the Cooperative Rosario – the main plant for the iodization of salt. It is the best place to observe the methods of salt extraction from the Salar. Here ovens are used to dry the salt, which is then formed into cakes. We will visit the salt refinery where you will witness the iodization of salt for national consumption, taken to the great salt flat of Uyuni (salar de uyuni) where you first will see the salt mining and the piles of salt (pyramids of salt) after this you go to see the eyes of the salt ( big holes in the salt flat where the water from underneath of this lake still comes out by high pressure) Then you will be able to see the sky’s reflection on the Salt Flat, commonly known as the world’s largest mirror. These impressive scenarios can be appreciated where there is water concentrated. This is a very popular place for tourists because you can take extraordinary pictures of the sunset and Salt reflections.
later you go straight to the ex-salt hotel Playa blanca made out salt (the only hotel allowed inside of the salt flats) where you take time for pictures taking a look of the rooms, salt sculptures and the lobby of the hotel and having Lunch in the same place llama meat optional veggie (omelette )after lunch lunch
The inside the Uyuni Salt Flat are about 12.000 km2. The salt crust is 6 to 12 meters deep, becoming the biggest salt layer around the world, about 60.000 million tons of Salt (sodium chloride), lithium, boron, magnesium, potassium, we will visit Salt pyramids, are piles of salt stacked and exposed to the sun light to dehydrate, after this process, salt is moved to Colchani to be processed and commercialized.
After the world’s largest mirror and Salt reflections, arrival to hotel luna salada 17:00 pm, according to the season.
20:00 pm: Pick up from the hotel for the sunset Tour
06:30: Pick up Hotel luna salada to Airport (Train Cemetery Parade) end tour.