4-day Salar de Uyuni tour, starting and ending in San Pedro de Atacama, includes shared transportation, accommodation in hostels and food.
Departure from the Hotel de San Pedro Atacama 7:00 am. in Minibus for the crossing of the border to landmark drawers going through the immigration Chile-Bolivia, once arrival at the border is made the change of vehicle 4×4 WD. A/C. Nothing more than entering Bolivia already opens a strange scenario dominated by the volcano Licancabur (mountain of the Village Atacameño), the wonderful Green Lagoon (sometimes emerald or turquoise) are changed by high concentration of a mineral copper, fed by water of the White Lagoon, one of the most fascinating placesof the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, we will continue the route through the desert Salvador Daly, followed by the thermal baths of Polques very apt to take a bath, beyond an astonishing volcanic activity the geysers of the Morning sun, intermittent water sources that sprout at a temperature of 90°C.
In the afternoon the wonderful Red Lagoon a main nesting centre on the 30,000 thousand flamingos in its high season and you can enjoy its three species of flamingos, due to the high concentration of sediments and algae pigments activated by the Solar radiation and the wind give the perfect red or pink color, overnight Hostal Villa Mar.
Running the days… we will continue the trip, we visit the City of Italy (name called the City of Stone), are volcanic lavas expelled from the volcanoes of the Cordillera de los Andes, arriving to form a serious of the World Cup, the Camel, then we will visit the Vinto lagoon its natural beauty, Kantal Lagoon also called Black Lagoon, the Canyon of the Inca, the immense fauna and Andean flora of Sora, (Llamas, Vicuñas vizcachas, Ñanduz, foxes), Andean towns of San Agustin, Julaca railway station, overnight Hotel of salt.
At the run of the days… our departure will be very early to see the Sunrise at Center of the Salar de Uyuni, then observe the deformed stalactites of underwater bacteria of Lake Minchín (40,000 years ago), observe the island Incahuasi with its Natural beauty accompanied by Cactus Valley (Echinopsis), takes a hike along the Ascension Path to have a perfect panoramic observation Salar de Uyuni, in the afternoon we will visit salt eyes, salt mines, salt museum, village of Colchani, cemetery of trains, then we return to the village of Villa Mar overnight.
We will leave at 5 am. from Villa Mar to the border of Bolivia. It’s a 4 hours trip. Once at the border, we will change to a micro bus to return to San Pedro de Atacama with a scheduled arrival at 1 pm.
* This itinerary is subject to change in case of heavy rains in the highland winter (January to March). So it is possible to change the order of places to visit and / or hosting (maintaining the level and conditions).
We also offer private rooms (double and matrimonial with private bathroom), for those clients who want more comfort and privacy in the accommodations. The price is 280 USD per person for the 4 days and 3 nights.
The route to the Salar is very cold, breezy and with high solar radiation. By day usually more heated and the temperature is nice. It is recommended to bring:
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Cruz Andina Traveller nació en manos de una familia humilde a las orillas del salar de Uyuni.