Includes 1 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.
Day 1: Uyuni / Salt Desert / Fish Island / Salt Hotel
|From Andes Salt Expeditions office the tour leaves at 09:00 am. In a private Toyota land cruiser 4×4 drive. 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 , see how big is it the unusual formations in the salt flat that look like ,hexagons and pentagons on top and something that you definitely have to do here are the pictures with the huge perspective where people looks so tiny and funny with Funny photos and funny videos ,the Toyota land cruiser goes to Visit Incawasi 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 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 we goes to see the 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.|
After galaxy caves you goes to direction to Salt hotel 3 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.
|Following breakfast we shall depart to, Tunupa Vulcano, is here,a majestic drive across the salt flat takes us to base the incredible Tunupa sits proudly watching the salt flat. First stop is to view the mummies ,a short hike from where the jeep drop us off, for an even more amazing view of the salt. Here is a great viewpoint of the creator of salt ,the extinct Tunupa volcano the Land Cruiser goes to Tunupa volcano view point 4200 meter higt to see the mummies of Coquesa then climbed the volcano to reach the first or second viewpoim, Itself climbing for super view, of salt, lunch in Coquesa town,the base of volcano, there you can take photograph of llamas, flamingos.|
Return trip to Uyuni and end of service 18:00 pm.
|06:30: Pick up Hotel luna salada to Airport (Train Cemetery Parade) end tour.|