Two days at the spectacular salt flats of Uyuni; with its immense white vistas and rocky islands of giant cacti, including visits to the steam train graveyard, the village of Colchani, and the Tunupa volcano viewing point.
We will pick you up from your hotel in La Paz and transfer you to the airport for a morning flight to Uyuni (flight not included in price of tour).
Upon arrival in Uyuni, we will begin our journey to the salt flats (3650 meters). We will visit the train cemetery, where locomotives and wagons that were once used to transport minerals during Bolivia’s industrial era are gathered. From there, we will continue our trip as far as the village of Colchani, where it is possible to observe how local people extract salt. Here, handcrafts are made from salt and the first hotel made from blocks of salt was built.
Once again, we will continue our journey, this time as far as Inca Wasi Island (61 kilometers), which is entirely surrounded by an immense expanse of salt. Here large numbers of giant cacti grow, some of which are more than 10 meters tall.
After this interesting excursion, we will continue to Coquesa, where we will spend the night.
Today we will visit the viewing point of the famous Tunupa volcano (3900 meters / 10.4 kilometers), where we will be able to enjoy wonderful views of the salt flats. We will walk as far as the volcanic crater at 4700 meters. This walk will take around 4 hours (the two-way walk is approximately 9 kilometers). After descending to around 3900 meters, we will board our vehicle and drive for around 90 minutes on our return to the hotel.
In the afternoon we will continue as far as Colchani (74 kilometers).
You will be transferred to the airport for the afternoon flight to La Paz (flight not included in the cost of the tour).
Upon arrival in La Paz, you will be transferred to your hotel.
The Salar de Uyuni route can be cold and windy, and solar radiation is high. Daytime temperatures are usually pleasant, with abundant sunshine. We recommend you pack the following items: