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TWO DAYS TOUR

FIRST DAY

From RED PLANET EXPEDITION office the tour starts at 10:30 in a Toyota land cruiser 4x4 drive you will see………..

The train’s graveyard to  see the first locomotives in Bolivia.  afterwards  you  go to the small village of Colchani (Salt miners workshop next to the salt flats)  visit  the  factories and see the rustic  way of table salt production...... after this  you will be taken  to the  great  salt flat of Uyuni (salar de Uyuni)  where  you first  will see  the salt mining and the piles of salt (pyramids of salt)  after this  you go to see the  eyes of the salt ( big holes in the salt flat where the water from underneath of this death lake still comes out  by  high pressure) later you  go straight  to the hotel made out of salt (the only hotel allowed inside of the salt flats)  where you take you time for pictures taking  a look of the rooms, salt sculptures and the lobby of the  hotel (Playa Blanca) and having  Lunch in the same place........ after lunch you will  go  forward to the central point of the salt which is the  Inca Wasy  island (fish island)  where you  see the giant  cactus and the Rocks formations of Coral petrified ......... There will be always time to stop in the middle of the salt to see haw big is it the unusual formations in the salt flat that look like   (hexagons and pentagons) on top of it……. And some thing that you definitely have to do here are the pictures with the huge perspective (where people looks so tiny and funny). After some fun you go west direction to visit the strange Galaxies Cave (calcified and petrified algae) in a very scary and amazing cavern, and last that day you go to the small Village of Agua Quisa to spend the first night (hot coffee, or chocolate at the tee time and a delicious supper) will be waiting for you when arrive there.

SECOND DAY

This day starts at 7:00 am.  Waking up for breakfast   and then get ready to begin   an amazing day (check out the rooms when packing up don’t leave anything).

After leaving the hostel you go forward the big volcano Thunupa  (5435  high), once in the volcano the  4x4 drive  will get you  up to 4200 high. And from this point   you can clime up according to this three options depending how you feeling in the heights,  

1. Clime up  half  an hour to the closest  viewpoint  to see from the distance the  crater of the volcano thunupa up north and turning  around to the back  see the  immensity of the huge  Uyuni salt flat (salar de Uyuni), then you walk down in  few minutes  to the place you begun and go to  visit   a cave  just  5 minutes fur from  there  where you  will see  mummies  that belonged  to  an old PreInca culture called  (lord lipez 1200 AC). Back to the car again get down from the mountain to a small village (Coquesa at the foot of the volcano) where you get the Lunch. And relax in there. In the afternoon you have to take the Car back to Uyuni. In the way back …….by the shore of the salt lake you gonna have the chance to see some wildlife flamingos and llamas grazing in the fertile planes, after this You cross the salt  again to  be back  in Uyuni  around 4:00 pm.

2.  Clime up  1 hour to another  viewpoint  to see the  crater   closer and turning  around back  see the  immensity of the huge  Uyuni salt flat (salar de Uyuni), then you walk down in around  30 minutes  to the place you begun and go to  visit   a cave  just  5 minutes fur from  there  where you  will see  mummies  that belonged  to  an old PreInca culture called  (lord lipez 1200 AC). Back to the car again get down from the mountain to a small village (Coquesa at the foot of the Volcano) where you get the Lunch. And relax in there. In the afternoon you have to take the Car back to Uyuni. In the way back …….by the shore of the salt lake you gonna have the chance to see some wildlife flamingos and llamas grazing in the fertile planes, after this You cross the salt  again to  be back  in Uyuni  around 4:30 pm.

3. Clime up for   3 hours  to the volcano  up to the crater   and see it from  its age, once in the top you get the  Box Lunch  and some refresh to  recover  the energy  and relax  in there  looking the  crater and the big salt lake (salar de Uyuni) from the heights. Later you start to walk down to the starting place in about an hour and a half.   Back to the car again get down from the mountain to a small village (Coquesa at the foot of the Volcano) after Coqueza by the shore of the salt lake you gonna have the chance to see some wildlife flamingos and llamas grazing in the fertile planes, after this You cross the salt again to be back in Uyuni around 5:00 pm.
 



foto aeria de la isla del pescado

foto aeria de la isla del pescado



hotel de sal cristal samaņa

hotel de sal cristal samaņa



sobre la naturaleza

sobre la naturaleza



piramide

piramide



volcan tunupa

volcan tunupa



saltar en el cielo

saltar en el cielo



vista de un lado

vista de un lado



espejo de sal

espejo de sal


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