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Uyuni – Salt Flat – Ascent to Uturunco Volcano 4 Days

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Uyuni – Salt Flat – Ascent to Uturunco Volcano  4 Days

Uyuni – Salt Flat – Ascent to Uturunco Volcano 4 Days

23 reviews

Overview

Salar de Uyuni is the worlds largest salt flat, spanning 4086 square miles (10,582 sq. km) in south-western Bolivia. Unlike traditional deserts, which have sand in abundance, the Salar de Uyuni features vast expanses of glistening white salt. The landscape is entirely flat, bar a few small ‘islands’ such as Isla Incahuasi, which only accentuates its surreal beauty.

Highlights

  • Underneath the cemented salt are large reservoirs of lithium-rich brine.
  • In fact, approximately 70% of the world’s lithium reserves are found in Salar de Uyuni and thus it’s not surprising that there’s an entire industry devoted to its extraction.
  • The Salar de Uyuni is breathtakingly beautiful and provides an extraordinary experience that will not be quickly forgotten.

Trip Details

Day 1 : Uyuni – Uyuni Salt flat – Tahua (09:00 – 18:00)
Day 2 : Tahua -Perdiz s Eye  (07:30 – 17:30)
Day 3 : Perdiz s Eye – Quetena Chico (06:30 – 17:30)
Day 4 : Quetena Chico – Uyuni (06:00 – 17:30)

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary

DAY 1: UYUNI – UYUNI SALT FLAT – TAHUA (09:00 – 18:00)

Reception in airport or hotel, we start the tour in 4×4 vehicle (private) visited the Train Cemetery, visit the town of Colchani, walk through a rudimentary salt processing plant. Visit the small local market where you can buy salt crafts made by the locals. Entrance to the largest salt flat in the world, an incredible journey observing the salt pyramids, salt eyes and the first salt hotel now a place museum, then enjoy a lunch in the middle of the Salt. We follow the tour of Incahuasi Island, walking in the middle of petrified coral, observing numerous millenary giant cactuses, from the top of the island you can see a wonderful panoramic landscape of the salt. (Trekking 1 hour) Toast: In the middle of the salt flat, to enjoy an indescribable sunset. (Champagne, chips, cookies, chocolates, peanuts, olives, cheese, coffee, mate). Arrival to the town of Tahua, accommodation in Hotel of Salt.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Hotel: Of Salt (Tayka)

Day 2: TAHUA – PERDIZ’S EYE (07:30 – 17:30)

Very early we will see the sunrise, in the middle of the salt. To then return to the hotel for breakfast. Breakfast, trip through unusual landscapes such as the Army of Stone, point of entry to the Chiguana Salt Flat, a large borax deposit. Continue the journey and visit a valley of petrified lava with formations that still show movement and allow you to imagine past events. From this point, admire the only semi-active volcano in the area, the Ollague Volcano. Lunch in Route. Continuing with the tour we visit the high plateau lagoons, where the Cañapa Lagoon and Smelly Lagoon stand out, for the flamingos that walk along the banks of the lagoons.
Entrance to the Siloli Desert and accommodation in the desert hotel.

Food:    Breakfast, lunch and dinner
Hotel:   Perdiz’s Eye (Tayka).

Day 3: PERDIZ’S EYE – QUETENA CHICO (06:30 – 17:30)

Breakfast and departure from Hotel to the Stone Tree. Continuing through the Desert to the western part of Colored Lagoon, the most important site for the nesting of 3 classes of South American flamingos ideal for photographs by the beautiful panorama of reddish waters with flamingos flying over its surface. Visit to the Fumaroles morning sun and continue on the way to Polques where, if you wish, you can take a dip in the hot springs of this region. Lunch in route, trip through the Dalí Desert with its fabulous ignimbrite forms, to Green Lagoon at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano (5910 m.a.s.l.) Arrival to the town of Quetena Chico and acomodación in Basic Refuge.

Food: Breakfast, and dinner
Basic refuge: Uturunco

DAY 04: QUETENA CHICO – UYUNI (06:00 – 17:30)

At 6:00 hours after breakfast. We begin the vehicle tours by going to the first stop and make the ascent of the Uturunco volcano (6026 m.a.s.l.) accompanied by a local guide of ascent, lunch box. Return to our refuge, to collect our things. Return and arrival to the city of Uyuni, transfer out airport, bus terminal, or hotel.

Food: Breakfast and Lunch box
Hotel: Not included

Included

• Transport, private jeep 4×4.
• Driver / Spanish speaking guide for transfers, visits and tours.
• Cook / chef
• Hotels mentioned or similar, with breakfast included in the schedules of each hotel.
• Meals according to itinerary.
• Equipment for lunch, tables, chairs, umbrella, etc.
• Snack.
• Water.
• Oxygen.

No Included

• Services not specified in the program.
• Drinks and / or meals, not specified.
• Language guide: English or French (additional cost USD 55.- day / 1-4 Pax.)
• Entrances to parks and community enterprises (Cost per person)
USD. 4,5 = Incahuasi Island
USD. 2,8 = Galaxies Grotto
USD. 22 = Eduardo Avaroa Park
USD. 1 = Thermal waters (Polques).
• Guide to the Uturunco volcano. (Per group of 1-6 PAX)
USD. 86 = Guide ascent to the Uturunco volcano
• Ascent team to the Uturunco volcano (canes, crampons, etc)
• Personal expenses. (Bathrooms, cigarettes, etc.).
• Insurance medical and life
• Tips.

Recommendations:

  • The program is valid for the period mentioned above, except during holidays and special dates in Bolivia.
  • The itinerary may change for reasons beyond our control.
  • The passenger must inform of any limitation or physical insufficiency, pre-existing medical conditions, as well as special nutritional requirements (vegetarians, allergies, etc.)

 

What To Bring

  • Sunglasses,
  • gloves,
  • scarf,
  • sunscreen,
  • lip balm.
    Warm clothes:
  • Pants and thermal jackets.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Hats for the sun and hats for the cold.
  • Bathing suit, towels (hot springs).

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