Latin America > Bolivia

4-Day Uyuni Salt Flats & Desert Adventure from La Paz to Atacama

Tour code: 622-9566
From USD $417
  • Available: Daily
  • Depart from: La Paz, BOLIVIA
  • Language: English
  • Duration: 4 Days 3 Nights

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Highlights:

Visit Uyuni, Colchani, Dali Desert, Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve.

Special Remarks:

  • Take wacky pictures in the famous Salar de Uyuni
  • Drive through the Bolivian Altiplano's moon-like deserts
  • Marvel at breathtaking red & green colored lakes
  • See active volcanoes, geysers & steaming craters

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1
    La Paz - Uyuni (623 km)
  • Day 2
    Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Salt Flats (Incahuasi Island) - Pia Pia Island - Ajencha (7079 km)
  • Day 3
    Chiguana Desert - Lagoons - Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve - Red Lagoon Sol de Manana Geyser (210 km)
  • Day 4
    Sol de Manana Geyser - Dali Desert - Uyuni (278 km)
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Day 1 La Paz - Uyuni (623 km)

Guests will get picked up in La Paz and taken to the bus station. Take a night bus at 9:00 pm to the town of Uyuni in the southwest corner of Bolivia.

Note: There will be no tour leader to accompany you on the bus.

Day 2 Uyuni - Colchani - Uyuni Salt Flats (Incahuasi Island) - Pia Pia Island - Ajencha (7079 km)

We will start with visiting Uyuni's 'train graveyard' to see the first locomotives in Bolivia. Then we will go to the small village of Colchani to visit a salt factory where they process the salt mined from Uyuni. Then take photos as we cruise along the vast white expanse of salt, and visit a hotel made completely of salt. After lunch, visit Incahuasi (Fish Island) where we will take a hike to the top of the island to see giant cactus and rock formations made of petrified coral. At the Pia Pia Island, we will enjoy the stunning sunset , over the salt flat before spending the night at the village of Ajencha in a salt hotel.

Day 3 Chiguana Desert - Lagoons - Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve - Red Lagoon Sol de Manana Geyser (210 km)

Start off at 7:00 am for breakfast at the hotel and then head toward the Chiguana Desert, it is surrounded by volcanoes, such as the Ollague Volcano (5840m), one that is still active, and that can be seen from the lookout. Our next stop is at the beautiful Andean lagoons, inhabited by 3 species of Andean flamingos. Visit the Desert of Siloli at 4550m (the highest and driest in the world) and take a photo next to the 'Rock tree', a lava rock formation. Before arriving to our final destination today, we will stop at the overlook point by the Red Lagoon to see more pink flamingos and admire this intense red-colored lake, before spending the night at a shared family lodging.

Day 4 Sol de Manana Geyser - Dali Desert - Uyuni (278 km)

We will walk alongside fumaroles and steaming craters, visit Sol de Manana Geyser. Continue to the open air hot springs. Then head toward the Dali Pampas, where Salvador Dali found his inspiration from boulders sprinkled in the middle of the desert, and then to the Green Lagoon (toxic copper water at the foot of the big Licancabur volcano at 6000m, a few kilometers from the Bolivia-Chile border). After that, we will go back to Uyuni to eat a picnic lunch along the roadside. We will go by the Valley of the Rocks, the Alota settlement, and the San Cristobal Village, and get back to Uyuni by 6:30 pm. For those that wish to finish at San Pedro de Atacama in Chile instead of coming back to Uyuni: Guides will assist with your border crossing at 10:30 am, and you should arrive in San Pedro at 12:00 pm on the third day of the tour. The drop off is at San Pedro de Atacama's main square.

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