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3 Days
tour Tour Type
Daily Tour
backpack Group Size
Unlimited
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Uyuni Salt Flats & Colored Lagoons
3 Days 2 Nights

Shared Service

Day 1

Uyuni – Train GraveYARD – Colchani – Incahuasi Island – AGencha

Start your tour off at 10:30 a.m. with a drive out to the Uyuni Salt Flats. The first stop is the haunting “Train Graveyard’, which is found on the outskirts of Uyuni. Get to see the first locomotives in Bolivia, and learn about their history, which connected several major cities. Now, corroded over time from the strong salt winds that run through this desert area, this makes for a great photo setting.

Then visit the small settlement of Colchani (salt miners’ workshops next to the salt flats), there, also find handicrafts made of salt, and textile art manufactured of llama and alpaca wool. These make excellent souvenirs to bring back home. Take photos as you cruise along the vast white expanse of salt, wade through “Ojos de Agua Salada” (salt water eyes), also visit: a hotel made completely out of salt which is currently used as a museum – restaurant, Flags of the world (Where you can bring yours and put there for free) and a Monument of Dakar racing.

After a morning of exploration, Lunch will be served near “Isla Incahuasi” (Fish Island), following that, have time to take a hike to the top of the island to see giant cacti and rock formations made of petrified coral.

Next, take time to organize your group for fun perspective- and proportion-distorted photos, set on the blinding white surface of the salt flats, playing around with the scene, you can be sure to take some funny, and memorable shots!

Finally, head to a spacious area for the unique experience of seeing a beautiful sunset over the salt flats, spreading its dazzling colors all over the Uyuni Salt Flats, and enjoying it with a glass of wine.

Arrive to Agencha town to have dinner and a night stay in the hostel.

Accommodation: Agencha Hostel – 2-beds, 3-beds, 4-beds, 5-beds, and 6-bed rooms + communal bathrooms.

* Optional: you can Upgrade First Night Hotel for 25 USD extra. (It includes: private room + private toilet + toilet paper + towel)

** The rainy season (from January to April): Hotel in Uyuni City (No access to the Salt Hostel during these months)

Rainy season is the time to appreciate the mirror effect from the first week of January to the first week of April.

 

Day 2

Chiguana Desert – Ollagüe – Andean Lagoons – Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve –  Siloli Desert  – Stone tree –  Red Lagoon.

Start at 7:00 a.m. for breakfast. First stop, the Chiguana Desert on Uyuni salt flats Southside, surrounded by volcanoes such as Ollagüe, which is still active and can be seen from the lookout point.

Then, continue along the rocky road to visit: Cañapa, Hedionda, and Chiarcota Lagoons in which flamingoes can be seen.

After Lunch, enter to “Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve”, visit the Desert of Siloli (the highest and driest in the world), and take a picture next to the ‘Rock tree’ (a lava rock formation). Before arriving at the final destination, stop at the overlook point by the Red Lagoon to see more pink flamingos in their natural habitat and admire this intense red-colored lake. Stay the night at a hostel in Huayllajara.

Accommodation: Huayllajara Hostel shared 6-beds rooms + communal bathrooms.

**Optional: you can Upgrade Second Night Hotel for 25 USD extra. (It includes: private room + private toilet + toilet paper + towel)

 

Day 3

Sol de Mañana Geyser – Hot Springs – Dali Desert – Green Lagoon – Uyuni.

Get off to an early start around 5:00 a.m. to visit the Sol de Mañana Geyser (5,000m) and walk next to fumaroles and steaming craters filled with boiling pots of mud at 150-200 Cº. then, have the opportunity to take a bath in an open air Hot Springs at a 35 Cº water.

The next places to appreciate are the Dali Desert (named after its resemblance to the surrealistic paintings of Salvador Dalí, this desert offers an impressive view with its combination of unique colors and shapes), and then explore the Green and white Lagoon (toxic copper water at the foot of the big Licancabur volcano, a few kilometers from the Bolivia-Chile border).

Then head back to Uyuni passing by beautiful scenery along the way and eating a picnic lunch along the roadside. On the way, pass by Rock Valley (Alota) and a small stop at San Cristobal Village.

Arrive to Uyuni town at 6:30 p.m.

For those who prefer to conclude their journey in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, instead of returning to Uyuni, our Tour Guides will provide assistance for your border crossing at 10:30 a.m.

The drop-off point is at San Pedro de Atacama’s main square.

Option to connect to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. You need to book this transfer in advance.

Travelers who choose the transfer to San Pedro de Atacama simply forfeit the trip back to Uyuni.

What’s Included
done English Speaking Guide.
done Local Driver
done Transportation in 4WD with rooftop luggage rack.
done Accommodation:
>> First night: Agencha 2/3/4/5/6-bed rooms + communal bathrooms.
>> Second night: Huayllajara Shared 6 –bed room (Same Group at the jeep car) + communal bathrooms.
done Meals: 3 Lunches / 2 Dinners / 2 Breakfasts. ** (2 lunches, if you finish in San Pedro de Atacama)**
done Pick up from Bus Station Uyuni City – Same Day of the Tour – Free
done Pick up from Airport in Uyuni – Same Day of the Tour – Free
 

What’s Not Included

clear Entrance Fee: Isla Incahuasi (30 BOB)
clear Entrance Fee: Reserva Eduardo Avaroa (150 BOB)
clear Entrance Fee: Hot Springs (6 BOB)
clear Toilets on the way (30 BOB).
clear Personal Expenses (150 BOB) (Such as snacks, water, handy crafts, and more)
clear Drinks.
clear Sleeping Bag (if you want to rent one, add 50 BOB extra, in the office in Uyuni City, before your tour)
clear Tips.
clear Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile ($25USD)
clear Travel insurance.
* Please note that these costs are subject to change without prior notice
* Bring cash in Bolivianos, people don’t accept USD or CARD during the tour.

faqs

Where does the tour start?

You have 2 alternatives:

  • Start from La Paz City, if you book the bus (La Paz – Uyuni) with us.
  • Start from Uyuni City, our office is located on Sucre St. between Cabrera & Colon Ave.

At what time does the tour initiate and conclude?

Full Day Tour

  • Meeting point: Perla de Bolivia’s Office in Uyuni 10:00 a.m.
  • Departure time: Perla de Bolivia’s Office in Uyuni 10:30 a.m.
  • Arrival time: Perla de Bolivia’s Office in Uyuni 7:00 p.m.

3 Days Tour

  • Meeting point: Perla de Bolivia’s Office in Uyuni 10:00 a.m.
  • Departure time: Perla de Bolivia’s Office in Uyuni 10:30 a.m.
  • Arrival time: Perla de Bolivia’s Office in Uyuni – 3erd Day at 6:30 p.m.

The tour guide and local driver are the same people?

NO, Tour Guide is one licensed expert and bilingual (English – Spanish) person, and the Local Driver is another licensed expert person with many years of xperience.

How big are the tour groups?

  • Usually, the tour is composed by 2 cars + 1 guide + 2 drivers. CAR A: 6 people. CAR B: 5 people + English speaking guide.
  • The tour guide always has many stops everywhere, and he explains about the sightseer places to everybody, so, everybody has the same information. / Also the tour guide participates with everybody.

Where can I leave my big bag or suitcase?

On the first day of your tour, customers can leave their belongings at Perla de Bolivia’s Office in Uyuni, and pick them up upon return.

How about rooms for the 3-Day tour?

  • First night: rooms are Twin – Triple  + communal bathrooms **
  • Second night: rooms are shared between 5 / 6 people + communal bathrooms (The same tour groups that go with you in the vehicle).

We always strive to find the best available accommodation for you. However, please note that if you are traveling solo, we will provide shared rooms for your stay.

** Optional: you can Upgrade First and Second Night Hotel for 25 USD extra per person per night. (It includes: private room + private toilet + toilet paper + towel)

Can I finish this tour in Chile…Is this possible?

  • Yes, finish this tour at San Pedro de Atacama in Chile instead of coming back to Uyuni. This option is ONLY AVAILABLE IN THE 3-DAY TOUR.
  • It works like this: After you visit the Green Lagoon, the guide will help you get across the border without any issues, take a transfer from Bolivian side to Chile, and finally you will arrive in Chile no later than 1:30 pm.
  • The drop-off is at San Pedro de Atacama’s main square, and the cost of this transfer is $25 USD.
  • Please note that you will have no lunch before your transfer to San Pedro de Atacama.
  • We recommend having a good breakfast or taking extra snacks with you.

What should I bring to the tour?

  • Sunblock.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Long-sleeved t-shirt.
  • Sun hat / woolly hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Coat.
  • Gloves.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Warm clothes.
  • Hand sanitizer.
  • Bottled wáter (2L.)
  • Snacks.
  • Camera.
  • Batteries

What kind of weather can we find in Uyuni Salt Flats?

  • From January to May – The Rainy Season- During the day it can easily reach 18°C. But at night the temperature decrease to 4°C.
  • From June to December – During the day it can easily reach 18°C. But at night the temperature decrease to -15°C.
  • Generally, it is cold, dry, and windy from 5 p.m.

How does the wet season affect the tours?

  • Some places can become inaccessible, such as: Incahuasi Island, and a museum – hotel made of salt.
  • We also may sleep in a different location due to road access.

How long does it take to get to the Perla de Bolivia’s office from Uyuni Airport or Bus Station?

  • From Bus Station: 1 block long, on foot 3 minutes.
  • From Airport: 10 minutes (You will easily find a taxi).

TOUR PRICE 190 USD
TOUR PRICE + TRANSFER TO
SAN PEDRO ATACAMA
215 USD
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Duration: 3 Days 2 Nights
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  • Seats 160º inclination
  • Water + 1 Hot Drink
  • Hot Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Polar blanket
  • Pillow
  • Toilet On Board
  • Wi-Fi

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