Welcome to San Juan


No slouch on the wine-production front, San Juan’s wineries are refreshingly low-key compared to the Mendoza bustle, and the province’s other attractions are all within easy reach of the capital. Most come here en route to Parque Provincial Ischigualasto. Driving only a short distance north of town, you'll notice the dusty clouds produced by large-scale mining. To the south, just off RN 40, there are six olive-oil producers.

The city goes dead in summer, especially on Sunday, when all of San Juan heads to the nearby shores of Dique Ullum for relief from the sun.


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$299 Day Trips & Excursions

3 Days Tour Uyuni Salt Flats ending in San Pedro de Atacama Chile

1st. DAY.- (L,D) Departure at 10:30 am, visit the train cementery at 5 minutes of Uyuni, then we will visit  Colchani where we will observe the manual process of the salt and salt  handicrafts stores, piles of salt extraction, the thickness of the salt, the first  salt hotel built of salt blocks,  we will continues up to the  Fish Island with millenary and giant cactus, from the top we can  appreciate the salar in its entirety, after lunch we arrive to the salt accommodation with doubles beds and private toilet in  Agencha (small town) there´s also the option to arrive to  San Juan, rooms with double and  triples  beds plus  shared toilets.2nd. DAY.- (B,L,D)Departure from Agencha Salt Hotel or from San Juan, after breakfast, for see some part of  salt in  the chiguana Salt,  the Ollague Volcano a semi active  volcano that we can observe fron 15 kilometers of distance, three small lagoons with three  types of flamingos, than we went through the extensive pampa of the Siloli Desert, the stone tree, Red  lagoon arriving between 15:30 to 16:00 approximately for see the color of the lagoon and the tree types of flamingos that has the lagoon, basic rooms with shared toilets.3rd. DAY.- (B,L)Departure from the red lagoon at 05:00 am in the moorning for see the  geysers with the sunrise, the hot springs of Polques lagoon, the Salvador Daly desert, Green lagoon, White lagoon and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama Chile, at 10:30 am.

$550 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Days Uyuni Salt Flats from Tupiza

1st Day. The tour begins in Tupiza, with pick up at your preferred hotel, we visit Palala, Sillar, Awanapampa, Cerillos, San Pablo, San Antonio, Quetena, where we observe very picturesque and natural landscapes with flora and fauna of high Andean origin (1st Night Overnight stay in basic services. Lunch will be served at the convenient time..2 ° Day. We continue our tour to visit the town of Quetena, Laguna Kollpa, Hedionda Lagoon, Hot Springs, Dali Desert, Green Lagoon, Licancabur Volcano, is a visit in the National Reserve where we observe very beautiful landscapes and we reach a higher height Geysers Masl), Huayllajara (2nd Night)..3 ° Day. Laguna Colorada, Siloli Desert, Stone Tree, Altiplanic Lagoons with flamingos, Ollague Volcano, San Juan, Salar de Chaiviri, Puerto Chuvica (Basic Salt Accommodation)..4 ° Day. We deserted very early, to enjoy the sunrise in the salar de Uyuni, and then continue our trip to the Island Incahuasi, take pictures fun in the Salar de Uyuni, visit Hotel de Sal (Museum), Eyes of salt, we continue To Colchani, and arrive at Uyuni to leave it in the place of your preference ..

$700 Private & Custom Tours

2-Days Uyuni Salt Flats including Laguna Colorada

1st DAY: (B, L, D) Pick up at hotel, bus station or airport. Our adventure starts  with a visit to the village of Colchani, see its handicrafts, the piles of salt and the “eyes” of water (small pools of water that has risen to the surface). We enter the salt flats and visit Incahuasi Island, which is famous for its numerous giant cactus. We continue our journey towards the area of “los Lipez”, passing through the village of San Juan, and the small lakes Cañapa, Hedionda, Honda, Chiarkhota and Ramaditas, before arriving at the magnificent Siloli Desert. During the tour on the route we can enjoy our lunch box. After enjoying the wonders of the smaller lagoons, we will get to rest in a hotel located in the middle of the desert, but with all the amenities you need, hot water, heating and enjoy a delicious dinner of local food. 2nd DAY: (B, L) We woke up very early so that at 5:00 we enjoyed a delicious breakfast in our Hotel. 05:30 am begin our return journey to Uyuni or continue to Hito Cajon (border with Chile), on the way visiting the Stone Tree, the Red Lake, the Geysers at Sol de Mañana, the thermal baths at Polques and the beautiful Green Lake where we can see Licancabur volcano. Box lunch en route.  Passengers who continue to San Pedro de Atacama are transferred to the border at Hito Cajon. Passengers returning to Uyuni will visit the valley of the rocks and typical villages. Box lunch en route. and we arrived in Uyuni around 7:00 p.m.Transfer to hotel, bus station or airport.

$320 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Days Uyuni Salt Flats with English Guide by Bus from La Paz

Day 1: La Paz - Uyuni (D)The service starts with pick up from your Hotel in La Paz, (1 hour before the bus departure time) to take a night bus to Uyuni that leaves at 8:30 p.m. The bus that we select is TODO TOURISMO COMPANY, one of the most comfortable with reclining seats (semicama), with bath on board, assistance in English and small dinner included. Day 2 : Uyuni - San Juan (B, L, D)After a 9-hour bus ride, we wait for you to transfer you to our offices and enjoy a delicious breakfast and then start with the 3-day and 2-night tour of the Salar de Uyuni. Our adventure begins visiting an outdoor museum of ancient and impressive field trains. Enter the Salar by Colchani where we will see the salt processing and piles of salt, visit the hotel salt, eyes water and continue downtown to visit the Incahuasi Island of volcanic rock and giant cactus and a top that climb it becomes extraordinary viewpoint of the white salt plain.  we go at the opposite end of the Salar to head to Galaxy Cave, an extraordinary place where we can appreciate ancestral burials and petrified cactus. At night we came to stay overnight at a Basic Hostal de Sal in dormitories. Day 3:San Juan - Laguna Colorada (B,L,D)To the south are Cañapa gaps, Stinking, Chiarkota, Honda and Ramadita, where large numbers of flamingos can be founded. Other birds, such as geese and Andean gulls accompany the flamingos in these lagoons flanked by snow-capped volcanoes. At night we came to stay overnight at a basic hostel in the red lagoon to watch the sunset in one of the most beautiful landscapes on the planet .Day 4: Lagunas - Uyuni- La Paz (B,L,D) At dawn we will go in search of known geysers Sol de Mañana. They arrive at the first rays of light. This is the highest point of the route, about 5000 m. The cold is intense. You will see pools where the land seems to boil red, gray and scarlet mud can be traversed by us in their own shores. The desert and Salar de Chalviri is another scene of great landscape value that combines the white snow, ocher desert, the blue water and white of borax. In one corner we can take a bath in Termas de Polques and enjoy a hearty breakfast outdoors. And almost as an excess and to leave this desert valley, we will visit Laguna Verde, at the foot of the volcano Licancabur. We arrive at this lagoon just on time to see how the water go from emerald green to a duller. In return we stop for lunch at Laguna Colorada, main nesting center of the three species of flamingos and whose algae and plankton activated by solar radiation and wind give both pink lagoon as part of the legs and plumage these exotic birds. We return to Uyuni and upon arrival after a brief descent, we transfer it to the Bus for its return to La Paz, the bus company is the same, TODO TURISMO. No one can forget the experience of this journey!

$750 Private & Custom Tours

2-Day Uyuni Salt Flats - Including Laguna Colorada by Flight from La Paz

1st DAY: (B, L, D)At 7:00am (approximate time subject to flight itinerary) we'll pick you up from yoru hotel in La Paz and transfer to the International Airport of El Alto, Let's fly to Uyuni flight. When taking off you can see aerial views of the city of La Paz. After 45 minutes of flight, we'll land at the International Airport of Uyuni, where you will meet your English speaking professional guide and private driver. First we'll enjoy a delicious American buffet in one of the most popular cafes in the area.  Our adventure starts  with a visit to the village of Colchani, see its handicrafts, the piles of salt and the “eyes” of water (small pools of water that has risen to the surface). We enter the salt flats and visit Incahuasi Island, which is famous for its numerous giant cactus.  We continue our journey towards the area of “los Lipez”, passing through the village of San Juan, and the small lakes Cañapa, Hedionda, Honda, Chiarkhota and Ramaditas, before arriving at the magnificent Siloli Desert.  During the tour on the route we can enjoy our lunch box.  After enjoying the wonders of the smaller lagoons, we will get to rest in a hotel located in the middle of the desert, but with all the amenities you need, hot water, heating and enjoy a delicious dinner of local food.  2nd DAY: (B, L)  We woke up very early so that at 5:00 we enjoyed a delicious breakfast in our Hotel.  05:30 am begin our return journey to Uyuni or continue to Hito Cajon (border with Chile), on the way visiting the Stone Tree, the Red Lake, the Geysers at Sol de Mañana, the thermal baths at Polques and the beautiful Green Lake where we can see Licancabur volcano. Box lunch en route.   Passengers who continue to San Pedro de Atacama are transferred to the border at Hito Cajon.  Passengers returning to Uyuni will visit the valley of the rocks and typical villages. Box lunch en route.  Without a doubt....a unique and unforgettable experience. Upon culminating this special experience, at approximately 7:00 pm. We'll return in our private vehicle to the city and drive to the airport of Uyuni to embark them on their return flight to the city of La Paz. After 45 minutes we'll land at the International Airport of El Alto and transfer you to your Hotel in La Paz.

$400 Private & Custom Tours

Classic Trekking to the Colca Canyon (3d - 2n)

DAY 1 AREQUIPA-CABANACONDE-SAN JUAN We will pick you up from your hotel around 3:30 a.m. After 4 hours of travel in our mobility we arrived at Chivay (11926 feet) for breakfast and then continue with our journey to Cabanaconde. During the trip a stop has arrived at the Cruz del Cóndor viewpoint, to witness the majestic flight of the condors, the largest carrion birds in the world, which rise from the depths of the Colca Canyon, which is one of the the largest deep on the planet. We arrive at the village of Cabanaconde (10785 feet), from where we will begin our descent to the Canyon. The walk lasts approximately a few hours until we reach the depths of the Colca Canyon, we will cross the suspension bridge of San Juan, and we will arrive to the small town of San Juan, where we will spend the night in the houses of the comuneros in modest accommodations. DAY 2 SAN JUAN- OASIS. After breakfast, continue our itinerary with an ascent 985 feet to reach the towns of Coshiirhua and Malata; peculiar towns where there is no transport and its people are characterized by their warmth. Then we descend to San Galle, an Oasis covered in lush tropical vegetation and high on one side of the Colca River. Here we will enjoy a refreshing swim in the pools of the Lodge, we will enjoy a lunch surrounded by a beautiful landscape and we will spend the second night. DAY 3 OASIS-CABANACONDE-CHIVAY- AREQUIPA We get up early to start our walk back to Cabanaconde, climbing a zigzag path and quite steep slope for 3 hours 30 min. approximately. From the top we will take some photos as a farewell to the trekking. Then we will have breakfast at a local restaurant in the square, then continue with our mobility to the viewpoint of the Cruz Del Cóndor; from where we appreciate the majestic flight of the condors, we take pictures of the impressive view of the Colca Canyon, which is from there. Then we arrived in Chivay and went to the thermal baths to relax the body after a long morning. Then we have lunch and return to the city of Arequipa (approximate arrival at 5:00 p.m.). We can also take the bus to Puno from Chivay.