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Uyuni Salt Flat Ascent Volcano Licancabur 5 Days

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Uyuni Salt Flat Ascent Volcano Licancabur  5 Days

Uyuni Salt Flat Ascent Volcano Licancabur 5 Days

23 reviews

Overview

This 5-day itinerary encapsulates the unique and diverse beauty of the Uyuni Salt Flat, the Colored Lagoons Circuit, and the thrilling ascent of Volcano Licancabur. It is a journey that promises not only breathtaking landscapes but also a deep connection with the raw, untouched beauty of the Bolivian highlands.This unique journey through the Uyuni Salt Flat, Colored Lagoons Circuit, and the ascent of Volcano Licancabur promises a blend of natural wonders, adventure, and cultural immersion, creating an unforgettable experience for those seeking a truly extraordinary travel adventure.

Highlights

1. Uyuni Salt Flat Exploration:
Witness the surreal landscape of the world’s largest salt flat, where the hexagonal patterns create a mesmerizing visual spectacle.
Visit Incahuasi Island, adorned with towering cacti, offering panoramic views of the vast white expanse.

2. Colored Lagoons Circuit:
Experience the striking colors of Laguna Verde, a high-altitude lake with vibrant green hues caused by mineral deposits.
Marvel at Laguna Colorada, a red-hued lake populated by flocks of flamingos, creating a stunning contrast against the landscape.
Explore high-altitude deserts, bizarre rock formations, and geothermal areas like Sol de Mañana.

3. Ascent of Volcano Licancabur:
Embark on a challenging yet rewarding climb to the summit of Volcano Licancabur at 5,916 meters (19,410 feet).
Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views from the summit, including the Uyuni Salt Flat, Colored Lagoons, and surrounding volcanoes.
Experience the thrill of standing atop one of the region’s iconic peaks, creating lasting memories of a high-altitude adventure.

4. Unique Flora and Fauna:
Encounter unique wildlife, including flamingos, vicuñas, and Andean foxes, as you traverse the diverse landscapes.
Observe the resilience of life in extreme conditions, with flora and fauna adapted to the harsh high-altitude environment.

5. Otherworldly Landscapes:
Immerse yourself in otherworldly landscapes, from the stark white expanse of the salt flat to the surreal, colorful lagoons surrounded by mountains.
Explore the Sol de Mañana geothermal field, where bubbling mud pots and steam vents create an alien-like atmosphere.

6. Cultural Insight:
Gain insights into the local culture with visits to nearby villages, where you can interact with indigenous communities and learn about their traditional ways of life.

Trip Details

Day 1: Uyuni – Uyuni Salt Flat – Tahua (09:00 – 18:00)

Day 02: Tahua – Perdiz’s Eye (07:30 – 17:30)

Day 03: Perdiz’s Eye – Cabaña (07:30 – 16:30)

Day 04: Cabaña – Ascent Volcano Licancabur – Polques (03:30 – 16:30)

Day 05: Polques – Uyuni (08:00 – 16:30)

 

 

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: Acomodación

Day 02: 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:   Acomodation .

Day 03: Perdiz’s Eye – Cabaña (07:30 – 16:30)

Breakfast and departure from Hotel, until the formation of 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, 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 forms of ignimbritas, to Green Lagoon at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano (5910 m.a.s.l.) Arrival        at the basic refuge.

Food: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Basic refuge: Acomodation

Day 04: Cabaña – Ascent Volcano Licancabur – Polques (03:30 – 16:30)

At 03:30 a.m. After breakfast we left by vehicle until the foot of the Licancabur volcano, in the company of a local guide of ascent we began the crossing. Return to the refuge, we collect our things and we initiate the return until arriving at the shelter of Polques, where the passenger  will be able to take relaxing baths in the thermal waters in the afternoon     or evening. Accommodation in Refuge the Polques.

Food: Breakfast, lunch box, dinner.
Basic refuge: Polques.

Day 05: Polques – Uyuni (08:00 – 16:30)

After breakfast, we start the journey visiting the town of Villa Mar, Valley of rocks, lost Italy, Catal lagoon where you can see the Vizcacha it’s an animal rodent of the zone.
Arrival to the city of Uyuni. Transfer Out. Airport or Hotel.

Food: Breakfast, lunch
Hotel: Not included

Included

  • Transport, private jeep 4×4.
  • Driver / Spanish speaking guide for transfers, visits and tours.
  • 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 . German (additional cost USD 120.- 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 = Parque Eduardo Avaroa
  • USD. 1 = Thermal waters (Polques)
  • Guide to the Licancabur volcano. (Per group of 1-6 PAX)
  • USD. 180 = Guide ascent to the Licancabur volcano
  • Climbing equipment to the 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.
  • Shoes or comfortable shoes.
  • Hats for the sun and hats for the cold.
  • Bathing suit, towels (hot springs).

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