UYUNI ANDEAN (4D/3N)

The salt lake, the biggest in the world is located to the west of Uyuni and the southeast of Bolivia to a height of 3.700 m.a.s.l. With an extension approximately of 12.000 km². It is said that it has a depth of 120 meters. The first 6 meters is of pure salt and the rest contains among the elements of salt, boron, magnesium, sodium, potassium and other, the element but important it is the lithium considered strategic mineral of world requirement, the quantity of salt is considered in 64.000 million tons. Being salted extends like an enormous plane and white platform. That infinite extension is the rest of a sea that filled the whole highland to the Titikaka Lake and in the course of many millions of years, the sea disappeared. Today the Titikaka Lake, the Poopo Lake, and the salt lakes of Coipasa and Uyuni are the remains of this sea of then and the great one Uyuni Salt Lake. Uyuni Salt Lake is a plain of singular beauty for its impressive mirror of salt.

Itinerary:

DAY 01 TOURIST BUS LA PAZ / UYUNI
20:00 Hr. You will be picked up from your Hotel in La Paz and transfer to the bus Station to take tourist Bus from La Paz to Uyuni. The tourist bus comes out every night from the city of La Paz to Uyuni. We will take a 10 hours bus ride to Uyuni. Departure 21:00 Hours tourist bus La Paz – Uyuni. (Comfortable bus with seats executive soft, reclinables with more space between seats than the conventional buses, heating, Toilet with extractor of air).

DAY 02 UYUNI – SALT LAKE – FISH ISLAND – LA PAZ
07:00 Hr. Arrival to Uyuni and transfer to the office, time to have breakfast. Free time until the hour of the beginning of tour. Departure from Uyuni at 10:00 hours going to the biggest desert Salt, in vehicle (Land Cruiser – 4×4). During the day you will visit:
Cemetery of trains: where you will be able to observe trains and very old locomotives.
The population of Colchani: Located to the banks of the great Salt Lake, it serves from main entrance to the desert of salt, also known as “Dry Port”, where the intense activity of extraction of salt is observed in handmade form. The residents taught us the drying process, milled and pocketed of the salt, clever for the consumption, after the visit we will continue with the same transport and to be able to visit:
Salt Hotel: Located in the middle of Salt Lake, built with blocks of salt, so much external as interior, walls, floor, beds, tables, seats, everything of salt with a beautiful view of the Salt Lake, nowadays it can be visited as a museum.
Island Incahuasi (Fish Island): Located amid the desert of salt, the Incahuasi Island generally well-known as “Fish Island” populated by numerous giant cactus with superior heights to the 10 meters, from the summit you can contemplate the wonderful landscape of Salting, After our visit to the island we will have lunch and in the afternoon we will continue to San Juan’s Population where we will spend the night at Family homes. (Lunch & Dinner).

DAY 03 SAN JUAN – LAGOONS – RED LAGOON
After the breakfast we will continue our adventure going to the Red Lagoon, visiting in the itinerary the active volcano Ollague, the lagoons of Cañapa, Stinking, Chiarcota and Sling, lagoons that are populated by flamingos, to half-day a break in the road to have the lunch and in the afternoon we will continue our journey passing the desert of Siloli where we will observe an interesting rocky formation well-known as the Tree of Stone and in the afternoon we will arrive to The Red Lagoon located in the National Park of Andean Fauna Eduardo Avaroa. Walk surroundings of the lagoon appreciating big quantities of flamingos, the red colour of the lagoon is because the zooplacton silts, fitoplacton and others. Spend the night at Family homes. (Breakfast, Lunch, dinner).

DAY 04 RED LAGOON – GREEN LAGOON – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA (CHILE)
This day we will leave very early to our tour (05:00 a.m). to be able to appreciate the Geisers better – fumaroles (volcanic area), but well-known as “Sun of Tomorrow” then we continue to the thermal waters – Polques, there we have breakfast, break, then continue to the Lagoons “White” and “Green” located to the feet of the volcano Llicancabur, to a height of 4.350 m.a.s.l., the green colour owes itself high content of magnesium that possess the geologic formations of the area, after our visit to the green lagoon. We will make the change of mobility to continue to San Pedro of Atacama (Chile), Arrival approximately to 13:00 Hrs. END OUR SERVICES.

Price per person US$ 325.00

Note: Airfare La Paz/Uyuni or Uyuni/La Paz from US$ 152.00 p/p

Included: Shared jeep (Land Cruiser – 4×4) + connection to San Pedro of Atacama (Chile), Entance to the Salt Lake, tourist bus La Paz/ Uyuni/ La Paz. Included 3 meals a day (excluding breakfast day 1, and dinner on the last day).

RECOMMENDATIONS. Take sheltered clothes, eyeglasses of sun, cremates for sun. (Personal Stuff). rain Poncho in rainy season.

NOT INCLUDED: International airfares and domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature.

Visa Requirement for US Citizens to enter Bolivia
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If you are a US Citizen or a citizen of the countries listed below and have decided visit Bolivia, you must be aware of this information:

On 2007, The Bolivian President Evo Morales suppressed by decree the right of US citizens to enter Bolivia country freely, in reciprocity of a similar measure taken by the US government.
Also the citizens of Angola, Bhutan, Republic of Chad, Congo, Ruanda, Somalia, Republic of Yemen, Indonesia, China and Taiwan have been affected by this decree.

Please make sure to have all necessary documents before traveling.