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Uyuni – Uyuni Salt Flat – Colored Lagoons Ascent Volcano Licancabur

5 Days

23 reviews
Uyuni – Uyuni Salt Flat – Colored Lagoons  Ascent Volcano Licancabur

Uyuni – Uyuni Salt Flat – Colored Lagoons Ascent Volcano Licancabur

5 Days

23 reviews

Overview

The geological history of this site places it twice under brackish water: once 40,000 years ago, covered by Lake Minchín ?about 36,000 square kilometers?, and the other 12,000 years ago, when glacial melt formed the waters of Lake Tauka. After thousands of years, both bodies of water evaporated due to the lack of tributaries and the heat from volcanic activity, leaving the Uyuni salt flat ?as well as the Coipasa salt flat and the Poopó and Uru Uru lakes? as a record of its existence.

Highlights

Walking in the middle of nowhere. Sometimes on a pale and endless ground, sometimes on the clouds. The infinite white under my feet is only interrupted when it lashes against the blue sky, in the distance of an endless and continuous horizon. Among so much immensity, the solitude is absolute and the silence, total. A seagull flies over my head and then I realize that I am on a thin layer of water that reflects everything around me. I walk on the clouds.

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: Of Salt (Tayka)

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:   Perdiz’s Eye (Tayka).

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: Cabaña

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.
  • 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 = Parque Eduardo Avaroa
    • USD. 1 = Thermal waters (Polques)
  • Guide to the Licancabur volcano. (Per group of 1-6 PAX)
    • USD. 86 = 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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