UYUNI SALT FLATS

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.

UYUNI FULL (2N/1D)
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 the lunch and in the afternoon return to Uyuni. That same night at 20:00. Return in tourist bus Uyuni – La Paz. Overnight onboard. You will arrive to La Paz the next day. END OUR SERVICES.

Price per person US$ 172.00

Included: Lunch, shared jeep (Land Cruiser – 4×4), Entance to the Salt Lake, tourist bus La Paz/ Uyuni/ La Paz.

NOTE: This program is for people that don’t have a lot of time to make the complete tour to Uyuni Salt Lake and South Lipez.
You can get tired but it is worthwhile!!!

UYUNI EMPIRE (3N/2D)
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:
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.
Middle of the Salar for the Sunset. We head towards our accommodation, but stop on route to watch the sun set over the Salar de Uyuni. Absolutely breathtaking. Sleep in the Volcano Tunupa ( dinner ).

Day 03 TUNUPA & ANCIENT MUMMIES
08:00 Hr. A majestic drive across the Salar takes us to the base of the incredible Tunupa Volcano. Tunupa sits proudly watching over the Salar. First stop is to view the mummies, a short hike from where the jeeps drop us off. Legend says that the Chullpas (mummies) are from the time before the sun was created! Next stretch our legs and head higher for an even more amazing view of the Salar. We start at 4200 meters and climb to 4500 meters. Here is a great viewpoint of the creator of the Salar, the extinct Tunupa. We will have lunch in Coquesa, at the base of Tunupa, and have some time to photograph the local Llamas and Flamingos.
Salt Hotel: The hotel is entirely made out of salt in the middle of the Salar. It was condemned for environmental reasons as a hotel but remains now as a museum. for visitors. They expect that you purchase something small (snacks, etc.) inside in exchange for looking around. (The toilet costs 5bs here!) after our visit to the Salt Hotel we will return to Uyuni. That same night at 20:00. Return in tourist bus Uyuni – La Paz. Overnight onboard. You will arrive to La Paz the next day. END OUR SERVICES.

Price per person US$ 230.00

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

Included: Shared jeep (Land Cruiser – 4×4), Entance to the Salt Lake, tourist bus La Paz/ Uyuni/ La Paz. Included 2 Lunchs, 1 Breakfast, 1 Dinner.

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.

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