3-Day Tour to Salt Flats and Lagoons

Day Trips & Excursions in Potosí

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UYUNI SALT FLATS 3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS • Enjoy the world’s largest salt flat with the safest and best operator in Bolivia • Best rated tour, with an English-fluent guide assisting you the whole trip • All groups travel in comfortable Toyota 4x4s with experienced drivers • Including Satellite phone, Oxygen bottle and sleeping bag.Take an unforgettable 3-day tour through the vast white Salt flats of Uyuni, into the desert of southwest Bolivia, one of the highest and driest in the world… Visit tiny villages lost in the tundra surrounded by multicoloured mountain and lakes filled with flamingos, the Sol de Manana geyser, thermal hot-springs at night,to finish the day, with temperatures around 38°C (100°F) and enjoying the star gazing and milky way. You can finish your tour at San Pedro de Atacama for an extra $10 USD if specified !
FIRST DAYFrom RED PLANET EXPEDITION office, leaving at 11:00 am. in a Toyota land cruiser, you will head towards the first stop "The train’s graveyard" and see the first locomotives in Bolivia. Afterwards you go to the small village of Colchani visiting the factories and the handycraft market . Finishing your lunch there, you will be taken to the great salt flat of Uyuni (Salar de Uyuni) to go straight to a hotel made out of salt,Playa Blanca (the only hotel allowed inside  the salt flats) surrounded by salt sculptures, flags and the Dakar Statue. Mooving on                towards the center of the salt flats you will fully enjoy the vastness of the landscapes and have a photo session of funny perspective pictures with the tour guide who's got plenty of experience in this field of photography. A hike in the Inca Wasy island(Cactus Island),awaits for you after that, where you see the giant cacty and coral Rock formations. The hike itself is a loop of approximatly 1h and will take you all the way to the top where a great 360* view can be appreciated. Once you finish this little hike, west will be your next direction to the small Village of Villa Candelaria to spend the first night but just before your leave the salt flat a breathtaking Sun-Set will be seen at its very shore. Arriving inthe accomodations you will enjoy some hot coffee and chocolate with some cookies etc at the tea time break and later a delicious dinner. ACCOMMODATION: (salt hotel – private toilets) SECOND DAYWaking up at 6:30 am, your journey into the hightest and driest desert will be filled with breathtaking landscapes of dormant volcanos and lagoons coloring the vast andean desert of Bolivia. Different Flor and Fauna are on the menu like Llamas,Vicunas, Viszcachas, Andean Foxes and of course Flamingos ! Those animals will be most commonly seen in the national park Eduardo Avaroa which is 720000 hectares big, and where the Laguna Colorada awaits for you, one of the hightlights of the entire tour ! Last but not least, we drive you into a volcanic crater where you can see some geological activities. Afterward the hotel and hot springs awaits for you.THIRD DAYThis day starts around 6:30 am. taking a good breakfast (some pancakes, yogurt, milk, corn flakes etc) to get energy for the last day of this trip. Starting by visiting first the Salvador Dali Desert  and then followed by the Green Lake right next to the border of Chile where you can be dropped off at the imigration office. If you wanna come back to Uyuni, North would be your course crossing back threw stunning landscapes from a different road and making some stops in the way for legs stretching, toilets, and lunch. 17:00 pm Approx arrival in Uyuni at Red Planet Expedition officeSo don't miss out on this amazing opportunity and get your reservation now !

What’s included

  • Accommodation as per itinerary
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Afternoon tea
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Snacks
  • Driver/guide
  • Local guide
  • Professional guide
  • Professional photographer guide
  • Hotel pickup

What’s not included

  • Entrance fees (30 bs for the Inca wasi island and 150 bs for the nacional park)
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)