4 Days 3 Nights Uyuni to Tupiza

Duration: 4D3N
Availibity: Everyday
GroupSize: Min 1 – Max 11
Transport: Jeep 4×4
Guide: English Speaking
Meeting Point: Pickup from hotel / hostel in Uyuni

Prices

REGULAR
PRIVATE TOUR
IMPROVED
PRIVATE TOUR
1 Pax 1.593 USD pp 2.193 USD pp
 
2 Pax 796 USD pp 1.149 USD pp
 
3 Pax 531 USD pp 933 USD pp
 
4 Pax 398 USD pp 726 USD pp
 
5 Pax 319 USD pp 681 USD pp
 
6 Pax 531 USD pp 867 USD pp
 
7 Pax 455 USD pp 815 USD pp
 
8 Pax 398 USD pp 726 USD pp
 
9 Pax 354 USD pp 701 USD pp
 
10 Pax 319 USD pp 642 USD pp
 
11 Pax 290 USD pp 629 USD pp
 

Travel across the most symbolic route of Bolivian tourism: Salt flats, islands, cactus valley, Lipez high plains, moun-tains, rivers, lakes, fauna and trails, protected natural area

THIS TOUR MAY RUN BACKWARDS

If you are arriving from Villazón (border Argentina-Bolivia)

it is just one and a half hours from the border to Tupiza. We can also arrange a transfer-in for an extra cost

IMPORTANT INFO

During the rainy season from January to April, the Salt Flats fill up with water so it is not possible to cross them in the same way as during dry season. As a consequence, the itinerary is modified during that period. The main changes are usually as follows:

  • Instead of stopping at the Inca Wasy (Fish Island), we stop at a place where the water reflects the sky and where it seems that the sky and the ground merge into one..
  • On day 1, we might sleep at another location.
  • We visit the Sol de Mañana Geyser and hot springs at the end of day 2 instead of in the morning of Day 3.

REMEMBER: It can get very cold especially during the winter months of May to August  so bring extra warm clothes along like a scarf and wool hat to keep warm. We also recommend bringing an extra 5 litres of water so you can have enough water for the whole trip.

Important Info: During the rainy season from January to April, the Salt Flats fill up with water so it is not possible to cross them in the same way as during dry season. As a consequence, the itinerary is modified during that period.

During the winter season (from June to August), it is not possible to access Eduardo Avaroa national park (red lagoon, dali dessert, green lagoon). However, there is the possibility of visiting black lagoon and rock valley if on the third day of your tour it does not snow. We also may sleep in a different location due to road access.  As it is hard to forecast the weather at high altitudes and due to global warming and it may also snow abruptly.

SUGGESTED PACKING LIST

Sun hat, sunglasses (to protect your eyes from the bright glare off the salt panes), sunblock, coat, gloves, wool hat, trekking shoes, warm socks, swimsuit and towel for hot springs at Sol de Manana Geysers, extra bottles of water (we recommend bringing a 5 Liter bottled water so you can have enough water for the whole trip), snacks, personal medication. Flashlight/torch, camera, extra batteries and memory card, charger (electri-city available in most hotels), hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit. You will be sleeping up to 4,300 meters above sea level and depending on the season, temperatures can drop well below zero (reaching less than -15 degrees Celsius in the winter months of June and July) and the wind chill can be harsh, so bring plenty of warm clothes like a scarf and wool hat for the chilly evenings.

ACCOMMODATION / FACILITIES ON TOUR

The accommodation on the Uyuni Salt Flats tour will be bare-bones basic with basic cots in shared rooms. On occasion there may not be electricity or running water due to lack of in-frastructure and services in the national park. You will be travelling in the middle of the desert – toilet facilities will only be available on the first day of the Uyuni tour and might have a small local cost.

NOTE: If you come back to the departure point, please ONLY BRING the necessary material & clothes during the tour.

DETAILS

Day by day

  • Day 1. Isla Incahuasi
  • Day 2. Laguna Colorada
  • Day 3. Quetena
  • Day 4. Tupiza

Departure Times: Everyday 10:30 am

Departure Point: Perla de Bolivia Office in the city center or Accommodation/Bus station Pickup/ Tupiza

Arrival Point: Uyuni city center 

Instructions: Please arrive to our Local Office at least 15 minutes prior to departure. You must check in for the tour at 10:00 am if you are already in Uyuni.

Note: This itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to weather conditions, strikes, roadblocks, or force majeure events which are beyond our control. We will always do our best to follow the itinerary as close as possible.

REGULAR SERVICE

IMPROVED SERVICE

WHAT’S INCLUDED
WHAT’S  INCLUDED

Accommodation or Bus station Pickup

Basic Accommodation

Transportation in 4WD with rooftop luggage rack

Local Driver & English Speaking Guide

Meals: 3 lunch / 3 dinners / 3 breakfasts

 

 

 

 

Accommodation or Bus station Pickup

Accommodation on 3 Stars Hotel

Transportation in 4WD with rooftop luggage rack

Entrance fees : Isla Incahuasi (30 Bs*), National Park Eduardo Avaroa (150 Bs*)

Local Taxes

Local Driver & English Speaking Guide

Meals: 3 lunch / 3 dinners / 3 breakfasts

Airport / busPickup

WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED

Entrance Fees: Isla Incahuasi (30 Bs*), National Park Eduardo Avaroa (150 Bs*)

*Please note that these costs are subject to change without prior notice.

Toilets on the way (20 Bs)

 Drinks

Tips for Guide, Driver and Cook (Please keep in mind that tipping is common in Latin America and would be greatly appreciated.)

Airport Pickup

Personal Expenses

Travel Insurance

 Drinks

Gratuities (recomemended)

Tips for Guide, Driver and Cook (Please keep in mind that tipping is common in Latin America and would be greatly appreciated.)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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INTINERARY

Day 1 – Isla Incahuasi

10:30 Start of the Uyuni tour by checking-in at the office..

11:00 The first stop will be made in Colchani settlement, where you will see handicrafts made of salt and textile art made of llama and alpaca. From the salt mines to the first salt hotel.

12:30 The second stop will be made in the entrance of the Salar (salt flats) at an altitude of 3650metrs above sea level. Afterwards visit los Ojos de agua Salada (salt water eyes) and then on to the salt hotel which is currently a museum 13:00 Entrance to the island “Isla Incahuasi (cost 30 Bs.-) where you will do the 40 minute walk through the cactus valley, and lunch on stone tables.

16:00 at this point we head to Pia Pia island to see the beautiful sunset on the salt flats. A unique experience that is available only on the three day tour.

19:30 Arrival to Ajencha town, where we will have dinner and spend the night in the hostel (double rooms) .We recom-mend you bring warm clothing as the temperature varies between 25°c and 0° c outside.

Day 2 – Laguna Colorada

07:00 Breakfast and the start of the tour to the look out point of the Ollague volcano, which is still active. The first is a rock fantasy that takes the visitor to another dimension. The rock formations were created when the salt flats were still a sea and the Thunupa volcano came into contact with the water about 225 million years ago. They resemble strange bones hanging from the ceiling and walls, forming extraordinary figures.

11:30 continue along the rocky road that is called “El Pasito Tuntun “.

13:00 After that enter the route of the THREE LAGOONS (tres lagunas)

13:30 At the first Lagoon called CAÑAPA, you will see the first pink flamingos.

14:00 The second lagoon is called HEDIONDA (very smelly) due to the atmosphere where concentrated Sulphur pre-dominates the air of the volcanic area. In the surrounding areas have lunch in the open air in rustic tables and stone seats.

14:30 At the third lagoon, called CHIARCOTA see a variety of birds, flamingos, ducks and altiplanic fauna.

16:30 visit national park EDUARDO AVAROA (entrance fee 150 Bs) where you will see the Stone Three, amongst other unusual rock formations.

17:30 move onto the LAGUNA COLORADA where we will able to admire flamingos in their natural habitat.

18:30 We will arrive into a shared family lodging to stay the night.

Day 3 – Uyuni

8:00 We will have an early start leaving our lodge.

9:00 enjoy the thermal baths afterwards which are located in the open air.

9:30 On the route see the desert of DALI with unique panoramas.

10:00 On arrival at the LAGUNA VERDE we will walk and observe lagoons with unsual different colors, depending on the weather. From the same look out point its possible to see the volcano LICANCABUR which contains an internal lagoon in which there are marine species unique of the lagoon.

12:30 lunch

14:00 Visit the valley of the rocks that presents fickle formations.

16:00 Arrival to Visit a desert where various geysers which initiate at the level of the earth and elevate to a great height.

17:30 Arrival to Quetena Chico

18:30 dinner

Day 4 – Tupiza

 

Beginning the adventure of today… start with some stories  of Huaca Huañusca, place of last heist of legendary Buch Casidy and the Sundance Kid in Tupiza. Salo  arocky road and valley where vicugnas wander free all over the place as if it was a huge farm. Going high to 5000 meters  it is quite possible to see San Miguel,  and Lipez communities.

The ride may take most of the day but we assure you that this section of this incredible tour will amaze your eyes.

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