Private transportation along the tour, lunch, 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.
1 Full Day
|Departure time at 10:00 am|
From Andes salt Expeditions office the tour leaves at 09:00 am. In a private 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 the Land Cruiser goes to Tunupa volcano where will visit llama caravans, caravans of flamingos return visit to sunset end service at 19:30pm in Uyuni.
English or French language guide included.