Sunrise at Salar de UyuniPlaza Murillo, LaPazJeep in Uyuni salt flatsColorful alley in old town La PazReaching Salar de Uyuni

Sunrise at Salar de Uyuni

Plaza Murillo, LaPaz

Jeep in Uyuni salt flats

Colorful alley in old town La Paz

Reaching Salar de Uyuni

Description

The salt flats in Bolivia are a natural wonder that are not only awe-inspiring, but also seem to be the best place to play with perspective. With reflections that play tricks on the eye and constant bright sunshine, Salar de Uyuni is a veritable dreamland for the photographer.


Itinerary

Day 1 - UYUNI I SALT LAKE & INCAHUASI I UYUNI

Arrival in Uyuni airport with immediate departure on a full day tour of Salt Lake and Incahuasi. Uyuni is the largest salt lake on Earth, covering nearly 5,000 square miles on the Bolivian Andean High plateau. This is a weird, bone-dry landscape of spiky cacti, flat horizons and allencompassing silence. Dotted with lakes tinted by minerals and algae, patrolled by colorful flamingos, this is surely the most unearthly place on earth. At Isla Pescado, also called “Inca Wasi,” discover an oasis with formations of algae and fossils, covered by thousands of giant columnar cacti that can live more than a hundred years and grow to more than 36 feet tall. Needless to say, this otherworldly landscape is heaven for photographers. Overnight at hotel. (L,D)

Day 2 - UYUNI I THUNUPA VOLCANO I UYUNI

After breakfast, enjoy an excursion to the small village of Tahua, at the foot of Thunupa Volcano. Stroll through the village and hike to the cave of the Coquesa Mummies, a group of Uru Chipaya people from1200 years ago, who may have died from poisonous gases seeping up from underground. Thanks to the bone-dry conditions, they are remarkably well preserved. After the tour, we go back to the hotel. (B,L,D)

Day 3 - UYUNI I LA PAZ TO USA (OR EXTEND YOUR STAY)

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to La Paz. Upon arrival, enjoy a half day city tour of La Paz & its surroundings including the Moon Valley & a cable ride over the city. (B)

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Includes

  • Hotel accommodation for 2 nights
  • Daily buffet breakfast, 2 lunches, & 2 dinners
  • All land transfers and services are private with English-speaking guides
  • Full day tour of Salt Lake and Incahuasi and Isla Pescado
  • Excursion to the small village of Tahua
  • Half day city tour of La Paz
  • Document holder and luggage tags
  • Hotel taxes and service charges

Hotels

Uyuni

Los Girasoles| hotels in Uyuni Bolivia

Los Girasoles

2 Nights / Style
Hotel Girasoles is located in the city center of Uyuni. We have privates and dorms ensuite and with share facil...

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Notes

    All rates are per person, based on double occupancy. Extra nights and triple occupancy available upon request. Rates are not valid during Certain Holidays and blackout periods. U.S. citizens visiting Bolivia as tourists must obtain an entry visa.

    Please call for special international airfares and domestic flights in Economy or Business Class.
    Intra flights, local departure and airport taxes, beverages, personal expenses and other items not mentioned above are not included

    Important! From December to March, during the rainy season, the Salt Flats and the Red & Green Lagoon can become flooded and it won’t be possible to visit some attractions, such as Incahuasi and Thunupa.

Departures & Rates

For a truly fantastic experience spend the 2 nights in Uyuni in a Deluxe Airstream Camper from $3,879, please contact us for full details.

DAILY ARRIVALS

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