IS THIS TRIP FOR ME?
The tour consists of a 4WD journey through craggy landscapes in the high Bolivian Altiplano (high plateau). You will spend over 6-7 hours per day in vehicle, stopping at many places to contemplate the landscapes, have meals and take walks. Acommodation varies depending your budget (view packages below) but is generally basic. Factors to take into account are altitude (average is 4.000m) and cold temperatures, mainly in winter, so a moderately good health is advised. You have to be ready to do without modern life comfots (WiFi, etc.) for the duration of the trip. If you like seeing breathtaking landscapes, enjoy a traditional life, native wildilfe and are ready for an off-road 4WD expedition, this will be an experience you won't forget!
Gaze at the white sea of salt in the breathtaking Salar de Uyuni
Delight in 360-degree view of the great 'Salar' hiking to the top of Incahuasi Island
Be amazed by muli-color deserts and lagoons filled with flamingos and Andean wildlife
Admire pink flamingos at Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon)
Be awed by the immense size of Licancabur Volcano at Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon)
- Explore Uyuni Salt Flats
- Hike Isla Incahuasi with panoramic views of the flats
- View pink flamingos in high Andean lagoons
- Traverse striking desert landscapes
- View and photograph wildlife up close
- Soak up the powers of natural hot springs and boiling geysers
DAY 1: SALAR DE UYUNI – ISLA INCAHUASI – FULL DAY
Commencing in Uyuni, we meet at a designated meet point in the morning (we pick you up from bus, train station, airport or hotel). Get on our 4x4 for a brief drive to the train cemetery just out of town. To move on, drive to the incredible Uyuni Salt Flats, 25 mins from Uyuni. Stop at the salt-processing village of Colchani, where you will learn about this essential activity and have the opportunity of buying some handicrafts. Set foot in the Salt Flats and take a look at the multinational flag to see if your country is represented in this part of the world! Next, following up a refreshing lunch in the middle of the world's largest salt lake, make your way to Incahuasi Island and climb to the top of this protruding rock full of enormous cacti, and enjoy the unmatchable 360-degree views of the salt flats. Later you will be free to take your time to take some imaginative photos taking advantage of the perspective the salt flats provide (its recommended to bring props along).
To end the day we will watch the sunset over one of the planet's most remarkable sights, as is Salar de Uyuni.
In the evening we will arrive at our accommodaton in a little village on the edge of the salt flats, and get comfy with a warm dinner and hot tea.
DAY 2: WILDLIFE, BARREN DESERTS, BRIGHT COLORED LAGOONS
Laving back the salt flats for today, we head towards the enigmatic 'Red Lagoon'. On our way we will admire barren deserts such as Chiguana Desert, take a stroll around at Ollag[ue Volcano viewpoint (semi active volcano in the distance), stop at several lagoons (Hedionda, Chiarkota, Honda and Cañapa) to contemplate flamingos and traverse Siloli Desert where 'Árbol de Piedra' (Stone Tree), inhaited by other singular geological formations.Reach the Red Lagoon in the late afternoon and take photos of pink flamingos and other Andean wildlife.
DAY 3: NATURAL HOT SPRINGS, GREEN LAGOON, STEAMING GEYSERS – UYUNI
This lifetime tour comes to an end today with an early start in the morning that brings us to Sol de Mañana (Rising Sun) and steaming geyser fields in a giant crater that looks from another world. Continue with a gratifying soak in some natural hot fountains before arriving to the surreal Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon) at the foot of Volcán Licanbur. Set off on our beautiful drive back to Uyuni, not without making some stops to catch some fresh air and delight in more eye-catching views of the region. The tour ends with the arrival in town late afternoon.
WE ALWAYS INCLUDE
- Private 4WD vehicle & professional driver
- Specialized local tour leader
- Meal (2B/3L/2D)
- 2 nts. Accommodation
WE CAN INCLUDE
- All national park admission fees
- International & domestic flights
- Airport transfers
- Additional accommodation
- Additional transport