SALT FLAT UYUNI
3 DAYS 2 NIGHTS
Train cemetery – Colchani – Fish Island
The tour starts at 10.30 am from Uyuni City, heading Train cemetery, consist of dozens of locomotives that used to operate in the early twentieth century, during the time that Uyuni was very important for the mining and railroad activity.
Later we will go to Colchani, located on the border of the Uyuni Salt Flat, where we can watch the people extracting and processing the salt, making blocks for its commercialization, this town is interesting because we can also see houses and lodges made with salt blocks. Entering to the Uyuni Salt Flat, we can see montones de sal (piles of salt), the ojos del salar (eyes of the Salt Flat), continuing our tour will visit a salt hotel, located in the heart of the Salar is a tourist attraction over this area, due to its infrastructure, equipment are made by salt bricks. Finally, during the afternoon we visit the Incahuasi Island, located in the central part of the salt flat, where there are giant cactuses which can reach over 10 meters high. Night at Sal hotel.
Ollague Volcano – Colored Lagoon
The tour starts early at 07.30 am crossing the Chiguana Salt flat, and head to Mirador well known because from this point we can see a great distance Ollague Volcano (4,760 m), located in the Bolivia and Chile frontier in the second region of Antofagasta in Chile and in the department of Potosí in Bolivia, with a height of 5870 meters, has a crater 1,250 meters in diameter, continuing our journey we visit the Siloli desert, famous for its rock formations, also visit Laguna colorada (4,278 m), which is the most important region for observing flamingos, is a place of singular interest by the color of its waters, its approximate area is about 60 km2 and the water temperature varies between 10 º C and -10 º C, its red color is because of the fine sediments and pigments of some types of seaweed. Laguna colorada is populated by three flamingo’s species: Chilean, James and Andean, which makes it one of the few places where we can find these birds together sharing nest sites. We will spend the night in a local accommodation.
Sol de Mañana – Volcán Licanbur – Uyuni
The day starts at 05.00 am in order to take advantage of our visit to the geysers and fumaloras at Sol de mañana, we can see fumaroles emitting water vapors and hot steam, that reach heights of 10 to 50 meters, due to the pressure, we can also appreciate a landscape that dates back us to the times of the formation of earth. We continue with a visit to the hot springs of Polques (28º C to 30 ºC temperature), these waters are famous to cure rheumatism and arthritis, then we go to the Dali valley, well known for the stunning colors and landscapes it presents, heading south from the Eduardo Abaroa Reserve is located laguna verde (green lagoon) named this way because the high magnesium content of its waters, near the lagoon is Lincancabur volcano (5,976 meters). This place looks like a giant emerald that reaches a singular brightness during the afternoon.
At the end of our tour we offer you two options: the first one is to transfer to San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), the second is to return to Uyuni, visiting the Rocks Valley, where it’s possible observe curious forms of giant stones that due to wind and salt shocks, the view is wonderful, it lets our imagination fly finishing the tour we will visited San Cristobal Town.