From San Pedro de Atacama: 2-Days tour to Uyuni Salt Flats

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Discover the Salar de Uyuni and the lagoons in a 2-Day tour from San Pedro de Atacama. Visit the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, the Green Lagoon, and the Red Lagoon.

Highlights

  • Visit the world's largest salt flat in a private and exclusive expedition
  • Travel exclusively with a specialist guide in English and a professional driver
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in the middle of the salt desert

Description

Day 1: We will pick you up from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile and we will take you to the Bolivian border, Hito Cajones. Right after crossing the border and once we arrive in Bolivia you can enjoy a marvelous scenery dominated by the Licancabur volcano with at its foot one of the jewels of the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve: the Green anda white Lagoon which will be the starting point of our trip with a 4X4. This place is like no other in the world. Once we leave the Green Lagoon behind we will enter a large landscape: the Valley of the Ladies desert. We will continue to the hot springs of Polques where we will have a bath before continuing to the Geysers of Sol de Mañana where we can observe the volcanic activity. Afterwards we will arrive at the Red Lagoon which is another precious jewel of the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve. This lagoon is the most important place in the area known for its three different species of flamingos. The red color of the lagoon is produced by active algae which react with the sun radiation and wind. The pink color of the feet and feathers of the flamingos is also produced by the same algae, which is their basic food. These fabulous deserts own a great variety of colors such as red, orange, ocre, brass, browns and beige. We will visit the Stone Tree and on the way we will meet the wild vicuña with its fine and high figure. We will continue our way towards Paso del Inca and spend the night at private rooms in the middle of the desert. Day 2: Today we will drive along the lagoons Ramadita, Honda, Chiarkota, Hedionda and Cañapa where we will come across a large number of flamingos consisting of three different species. (Andino, James and Chilean). The flamingos can be seen sharing the volcanoes eternal snow and green sides together with many other bird species such as the Andean seagulls and wild ducks. The colors of the sand and the rocks are a product of the the millennial winds together with the presence of borax and sulfur. We will have lunch on the shore along side one of the lagoons. After lunch, we will visit Isla Pescado (Fish Island), where we will ascend to the top for a close encounter with the white desert. You continue our trip to Chantani where we will visit the pitchers museum and get to enjoy the impressive landscape. After visiting the museum we will continue to Incahuasi Island which is located at the center of the Salar de Uyuni. This place is one of the biggest tourist attractions of the region. From the top of the island we will be able to enjoy a 360 degree view of the Salt flats. We will visit the Salt mounds near the village of Colchani. Half an hour later we will arrive at Uyuni.

Includes

Private transfer from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama Chile to the border with Bolivia Full meals: 2 lunches, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast Expert local bilingual guide Spanish speaking driver Natural herbs and medication against altitude sickness and high pressure, oxygen, extinguisher and satellite phone Semi-private (minimum 2 persons and maximum 4 persons in one vehicle) transportation in modern Toyota land cruiser 4x4, spacious, with air conditioning and heating Overnight stay in the best private boutique rooms in the region, as described in program. These rooms 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 or visa.

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