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5-Day Uyuni Salt Flats and Desert Adventure from La Paz

5-Day Uyuni Salt Flats and Desert Adventure from La Paz
5-Day Uyuni Salt Flats and Desert Adventure from La Paz

Depart La Paz for an unforgettable expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land cruiser through the vast and blinding-white salt flats of Uyuni and into the desert of southwest Bolivia. Along the way, visit tiny villages, multi-coloured lakes with flamingos, geysers, and thermal hot-springs at 4,000 - 5,000m.

Itinerary

Day 1: La Paz Pickup - Night Bus from La Paz to Uyuni

Stop At: Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia
You will get picked up at your accommodation in La Paz to be taken to the bus station. Take a night bus at 9:00 pm to the town of Uyuni in the southwest corner of Bolivia.

Note: There will be no tour leader to accompany you on the bus.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight bus to Uyuni

Day 2: Uyuni - Train Graveyard - Colchani - Uyuni Salt Flats (Incahuasi Island) - Pia Pia Island - Candelaria(L/D)

Stop At: Uyuni, Uyuni, Potosi Department
Arrive at the Uyuni bus station and start your 3D/2N tour at 10:30 am with a visit to Uyuni`s `train graveyard` to see the first locomotives in Bolivia. Then we will visit the small village of Colchani to visit a salt factory where they process the salt mined from Uyuni, have lunch, and enjoy some free time to explore the local museum or shop for souvenirs. Next we will continue to the great salt flats of Uyuni. Take photos as you cruise along the vast white expanse of salt, and visit a hotel made completely of salt. Next we will visit Incahuasi (Fish Island) where you will have time to take a hike to the top of the island to see giant cactus and rock formations made of petrified coral. Then, you’ll head to Pia Pia island, to see the beautiful sunset over the salt flats. Finish off at the village of Candelaria, and enjoy the unique experience of spending the night in a hotel made almost entirely of salt.

Note: During the rainy season, between January and April, the Fish Island tour will be replaced with a possible stargazing / During the monsoon season, between January and April, the Salt Hotel will be in Colchani Village.

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Salt Hotel (seasonal)

Day 3: Chiguana Desert - Lagoons - Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve - Red Lagoon (B/L/D)

Stop At: Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia
Start off at 7:00 am for breakfast at the hotel and then head towards the Chiguana Desert, located on the south side of the Uyuni salt flats. It is surrounded by volcanoes. Our next stop is at the Volcan Ollague viewpoint, where we will have lunch before heading to the beautiful Andean lagoons inhabited by 3 species of Andean flamingos. Visit the Desert of Siloli at 4550m (the highest and driest in the world) and take a photo next to the `Rock tree`, a lava rock formation. Before arriving to our final destination today, we will stop at the overlook point by the Red Lagoon to see more pink flamingos and admire this intense red-colored lake. Stay the night at a shared family lodging.
Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Stay the night at a shared family lodging. (note: electricity only at certain times 18:00 hrs to 21:00 hrs)

Day 4: Sol de Mañana Geyser - Dali Desert - Green Lagoon - Uyuni - Night Bus to La Paz (B/L)

Stop At: Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia
Get off to an early start around 5:00 am, take breakfast and start with a visit to Sol de Mañana Geyser, at 5,000m. You’ll walk alongside fumaroles, and steaming craters filled with boiling pots of mud at 150-200 Cº. Continue to the open-air hot springs, and take a bath in 35ºC water. Continue with a visit to the Dali Pampas, where Salvador Dali found his inspiration from boulders sprinkled in the middle of the desert, and then to the Green Lagoon (toxic copper water at the foot of the big Licancabur volcano at 6000m, a few kilometers from the Bolivia-Chile border). Then head back to Uyuni passing by beautiful scenery along the way and eat a picnic lunch along the roadside. Arrive by 5:00 pm 6:30 pm and make your own way to the Uyuni bus station to catch your night bus back to La Paz.
Note: There will be no tour leader to accompany you on the bus.

Duration: 1 day

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight bus to La Paz

Day 5: Arrival in La Paz

Stop At: Salar De Uyuni, Bolivia
Arrive in La Paz around 8:00 am and make your own way to the accommodation of your choice from the La Paz bus station. Your once-in-a-lifetime adventure comes to an end. We hope to see you soon for your next adventure!

Note: This itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to weather conditions, strikes, roadblocks, or force majeure events which are beyond our control. We will always do our best to follow the itinerary as close as possible.
Duration: 1 day

No meals included on this day.
No accommodation included on this day.



Duration:5 days
Commences in:La Paz, Bolivia
Country:Bolivia
City:La Paz

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