2-Day private tour: Uyuni Salt Flats to San Pedro de Atacama

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Heading to South America? But short on time or only able to visit one single highlight? This should be it: A visit to the Uyuni salt flats then we definitely recommend you add it to the bucket list!

Highlights

  • Explore Eduardo Avaroa Reserve at a relaxed pace on a 2-day tour.
  • See the Isla Incahuasi, a natural formation of volcanic rock and giant cacti
  • Enjoy a private lunch in the middle of the Uyuni salt flat
  • Travel exclusively with a specialist guide in English and a professional driver
  • Enjoy a pleasant break in an exclusive and private hotel

Description

Day 1: At 8:30 am we will pick you up from your salt hotel in Colchani. Enter the enigmatic Salar de Uyuni and the salt factory in Colchani. Stop at the salt mounds which are small salt pyramids created by the people of Colchani to dry the salt and then transport it to the town to be processed. You will visit the staircase to heaven, the monument of flags and the countless salt figures carved by the residents. You will enjoy a 360° view from Incahuasi Island located in the middle of the salt flat, later you will see a view of the Tunupa volcano and arrive in Tahua to visit the Chantani museum. Pass through Puerto Chuvica and continue exploring the salt flat until you reach San Juan del Rosario to observe the history and life of the Lords of Lípez. Today it is possible to find evidence of their culture, daily life and customs, gathered in a small museum where valuable pieces stand out. Enjoy the view of the Ollague volcano. In the afternoon we will continue the trip to the lagoons of Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarkota, Honda and Ramaditas, where we will be able to observe the three different species of flamingos. Live the trip near the lagoons, surrounded by volcanoes with their eternal snow caps mixed with landscapes full of green and other magical colors. After passing through the Inca Pass and the last lagoon, we will enter a huge desert area without roads. These fantastic deserts bring together many different colors, from brown, red, orange, brass and beige, which are shown successively at each curve of the route. We will spend the night at the Tayka del Desierto Hotel. At night you will enjoy a stargazing tour in the middle of the desert. Day 2: You will visit Stone Tree which is a tree shaped geological structure, and the Red lagoon. Afterwards we will arrive at the Geysers of Sol de Mañana. The desert and Salar of Chalviri offers us a landscape combining the white of the snow and the red brown of the desert together with the blue of the water. You will have the opportunity to take a swim in the Hot Springs of Polques. Afterwards you will visit Valley of the ladies which is a geologic wonderland created by the winds. Visit the Green Lagoon located at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano. We will arrive there by lunch time, which is the best time to see how its waters change colours from emerald green to a deeper green. From this point we will then continue towards the Chilean border and travel back to San Pedro de Atacama. Drop off in your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama around 15:00 PM.

Includes

Private transfer from Hito Cajones (Bolivia) to your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama Chile Full meals: 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast Expert local guide Spanish speaking driver Entrance to all the tourist attractions Natural herbs and medication against altitude sickness and high pressure, oxygen, extinguisher and satellite phone Private transportation in modern Toyota land cruiser 4x4, spacious, with air conditioning and heating Overnight stay in the best hotels in the region, as described in program. These hotels have heating and warm water

Important Information

  • Warm clothes. Gloves. Woolen socks. Hat that covers your ears and protects you from the sun. Rain or waterproof boots (important item! to walk “on” the water). Lip moisturizer. Sun glasses. Sun block 30+. Flashlight. Raincoat (From December to March). Extra water. Passport and visa.

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