This Uyuni Salt Flat tour is a great opportunity to enjoy the best destination in Bolivia, it is not just the Big Salt Flat, you will visit the southern desert called siloli, with engrossing landscapes, you will enjoy the first day the gigantic Uyuni salt flat, the train cemetery where you can see the old rusting trains from decades ago, the museum hotel made of salt in Uyuni, an island in the Chiguana desert (South of Uyuni) with tall cactus and petrified coral, the last day a big valley with volcanos, flamingos, Vicuñas, and 3 lakes. each day has a different natural wonder, this is why it is a great natural attraction in Bolivia.
We will meet the group in our office in Uyuni where you can leave your luggage if you wish, then we will leave the town of Uyuni around 10:30 a.m. to visit the Uyuni train cemetery. Afterward, you can enjoy Colchani (salt miners workshops), where you can see handicrafts made of salt and textile art made of llama and alpaca. Then, visit «Ojos de Agua Salada», where water bubbles through the salt plains, and a hotel made entirely of salt that is used as a museum nowadays. Next, hike up to «Incahuasi Island» to see tall cactus and rock formations made of petrified coral. Then we will enjoy lunch. Afterward, enjoy a unique experience of watching a beautiful sunset over the salt flats, and finally, arrive at our hostel for dinner and rest in shared rooms (double rooms).
We will have breakfast and then start the excursion going to the viewpoint of the Ollagüe Volcano, which is still active, we will also visit the Cave of the Galaxy (rock formations created when the salt flat was still a sea and the Thunupa Volcano was active and in contact with the water more than 225 million years ago) and the Devil’s Cave. (Contains a graveyard or chullpar with human remains). Then, we will continue along the rocky path known as “El Pasito Tuntun”. Afterward, we will visit the Cañapa, Hedionda, and Chiarcota lagoons where flamingos can be seen.
Finally, we will arrive at the town of San Cristóbal, where we will see a baroque church with colonial paintings. Ending at this site we will return to the town of Uyuni.
We have Daily departures for this tour. The weather is dry all year. However, between December and April, there are a few rain spots, perfect for a mirror effect, with the stars reflecting off your feet. It is very recommended to check the Moon’s Calendar, and If that is possible pick up a new moon date to have a better view. we recommend you also a Stargazing tour so nice if you love the cosmos.
With an area of 10,582km², more than 10 billion tons of salt up to 70% of the world’s lithium reserves, the Uyuni salt flat is the largest salt flat in the world. is located in an altitude of 3660 m.a.s.l. that is why the average temperature during the day is 16°C and during the night is -6°C, click to check the Uyuni wheater. So you need to bring heavy winter clothes.
This is not a Trekking tour so everybody can do it even if they are old or so young. However, it is not recommended for people with lung problems because of the cold and dry air.
It’s not possible to visit Colored lagoon, Green lagoon, and White Lagoon in 2 days tour. During the rainy season from January to April, the Salt Flats fill up with water so it is not possible to cross them in the same way as during the dry season. As a consequence, the itinerary is modified during that period. The main changes are usually as follows:
Instead of stopping at the Incahuasi (Fish Island), we stop at a place where the water reflects the
sky and where it seems that the sky and the ground merge into one. The itineraries provided above work only as guidelines so you may know what to expect, however, these are subject to change with little or no notice since they may change according to weather conditions; force majeure events such as roadblocks strikes; acts of god and things beyond our control.
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