Includes 2 night hotel, salt hotel luna salada,hotel tayca (ojito de perdiz), private transportation along the tour, and food English speaking guide included.
“Sunset” Amazing Salt Flat of Uyuni ,Laguna Colorada,Laguna Verde Night of Stars.Including hotel luna salada,hotel Tayca (ojito de perdiz)English-speaking guide and transfer to san Pedro (Chile)-Uyuni or Uyuni by Andes Salt Expeditions
Q) Does the tour have daily departures?
A) Yes. Departures can be scheduled everyday depending on previous client confirmation the whole year.
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 4×4 (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 is the weather along the tour?
A) In summer (from September to April), the temperature ranges from about 10 °C as a minimum, to 28 °C maximum. In winter (May to August) the temperature ranges from about -15 °C as a minimum, to 16 °C maximum.
Q) How much money should I bring to the tour?
A) We recommend bringing 400 bolivianos per person for expenses not included in the tour, as entrances to parks (200 bolivianos per person), access to toilets and buying of souvenirs.
Q) How likely is suffer «sorochi» 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 «sorochi», 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, to request rates, click on the superior package hotel + English guide
Q) is it possible to do the tour staying in hotels instead of refugees and hostels?
A) If you want to do the tour with superior accommodation place check our tour in private.
Q) Is it possible to do the tour with an English-speaking guide?
A) Yes. The English-speaking guide service for the whole tour is include in the price when is private.
Day 1: Uyuni salt desert / Incawasi Island / Salt hotel
|From Andes salt Expeditions office the tour leaves at 09:00 am. In a Toyota land cruiser 4×4 WD. We are going to visit the Train Cemetery, where you can see the remains of nineteenth and early 20th century steam locomotives and which is a good place to take artistic photographs. 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) 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 Toyota Land Cruiser goes to Incawasi Island ( Inca house Island) is located in the center of the salar at 100 km from Uyuni . This is the main destination for most salt-desert tours. It is a remarkable and otherworldly place – a hilly outpost covered in trichocerus cacti and a flat, White Sea of hexagonal salt tiles. A large population of stranded viscachas (Andean rodents) inhabits its rocky slopes which also afford views of the salt flats that are reminiscent of the Polar region, dominated by the colors blue and white, but with images of hills turned to one side by 45°. Isla incawasi(Inca house) is an oasis with a unique and isolated ecosystem that is populated by cacti up to 10 meter high. Photographers will find that Fish Island is one of the best sites in the world to indulge their passion after he Toyota land cruiser goes to direction to salt hotel 4 stars Luna Salada, offering nice service for the guest with panoramic view rooms, offering single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms with hot showers and heating and WI-FI service, have a nice restaurant and a shop to buy souvenirs .Arriving in there you will enjoy some hot coffee or chocolate at the tee time and later a delicious dinner|
Day 2: Salt hotel / Volcanoes / Lagoons / Siloli desert
|Following breakfast we shall depart to south venturing into the desert expedition part of our adventure we go to Visit of Devil’s cave, Galaxy Cavern, It’s a sub aqueous cavern at the moment dries and formed in the previous stage to the freezing, corresponding to volcanic eruptions on waters of the Minchin lake (today Salar).Displays a conformation very different from terrestrial grottos, because instead of customary stalactites and stalagmites it projects from the ceilingcalcares bodies with capricious forms of solidification of the magma to the contact with water.headed towards ROCK ARMY where we can see the (petrified volcanic lava) ,Chiguana military post we will enter to ollague volcano , visiting other lagoons on the way, such as Lagunas Cañapa, Hedionda,Chiarcota, Honda and Ramaditas. We shall also pass through the Siloli Desert. The route passes through spectacular landscapes with multi-coloured volcanic rock formations, and reaches a height of 5000 metres. On the way we shall have a lunch at laguna hedionda, enter to siloli desert. The night will be spent in ojo de perdiz desert Hotel Tayaca hotels included heating with option for single,double twin or matrimonial rooms.|
Day 3: Ojito de perdiz hotel / Red green lagoons / sol de mañana / hot spring / San Pedro or Uyuni
|Following breakfast we shall depart to Red lagoons ,here will see the arbol de piedra (rock three formation),Stone tree whose natural form is petrified volcanic lava eroded (volcanic Ignimbrite) amazing erosion and surreal scenery the route passes through spectacular landscapes with multi-coloured volcanic rock formations, and reaches a height of 5000 metres. On the way we shall have a lunch at laguna colorada. Laguna Colorada lies 151 km to the south of San Juan at an altitude of 4278 metres and covers an area of 60 km2. The rich red colouration is derived from algae and plankton, which thrives in its minerals and the shoreline, is fringed with brilliant white deposits of sodium, magnesium, borax and gypsum. The lagoon is inhabited by 40.000 flamingos, three species of which breed there. The Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis) reaches a height of just over one metre and has a black-tipped white bill, dirty blue legs, red knees and salmon-coloured plumage. The James flamingo (Phoenicopterus James) is the smallest of the three species. The Andean flamingo (Phoenicopterus Andinus) is the largest of the three and has pink plumage, yellow legs and a yellow and black bill.On the way we shall visit the volcanic zone ‘Sol de Mañana’ (Morning Sun),here, at 4850 metres, lies a geyser basin with bubbling mud pots, hellish fumaroles and a thick aroma of sulphur fumes. This is a site of intense volcanic activity. Inside a small crater we shall observe boiling lava, reminding us of the age in which the earth was formed. We shall also stop at Thermal water pools (35-38°C.) where we can bathe, and cross a pass at 5000 metres. Arrive at Laguna Verde ,the green colour of this lake arises from high concentrations of lead, sulphur and calcium carbonate. Behind the lake rises the cone of the Licancabur Volcano, with an altitude of 5960 metres. Its summit is said to have once sheltered an Inca crypt. Return trip whit to 2 options:|
1st OPTION CONTINUES ENDING IN SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – CHILE AT 13:00 PM.
2nd OPTION BACK TO UYUNI, VISITING THE VILLAMAR COMUNITY (LUNCH TIME), ROCKS VALLEY,we headed to the town of San Cristobal where we can observe a church of colonial times and then go through the barrel of Villa Alota continue the Valley of Rocks to observe volcanic lava petrified then we went to the canyon of Catal to observe pretty much llamas and birds , continuing headed to the lagoon Villa Mar and Italy lost natural formation of giant rocks where we can see some flamingos and other birds and end Uyuni at 17:00 pm.