From RED PLANET EXPEDITION office, Leaving 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 arriving there.
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).
The second day after 1 hour you left Agua Quisa villages you got to be in the small desert of Chiguana south side of Uyuni salt flat. This desert is surrounded for many volcanoes…like dormant ones, extinct ones and one Semi active called Ollague (5840 high) which you see from the lookout and enjoy the steam that still comes out from the top of it. Afterwards taking the way south direction you will get the Andean lagoons where flamingos are hanging around in hundreds (along the year three spices of flamingos can be find) after this nice landscapes, going farther south you will get the big desert of Siloli at 4550 high (highest and driest in the world)…ones you crossed this desert in the other side of it you will see the Rock tree (lava cooled- rock formation). Later that day the last stop will be in the amazing Red Lagoon to see some pink flamingos and the redness of the water from the view point. Afterwards the car will take you to the shelter to spend the second night ( hot coffee, or chocolate at the tee time and a delicious supper ) will be waiting for you when arriving there.
This day starts bit early around 5:00 am. Then 1 hour after you left the hostel you will get the top of a big volcano called Sol de Mañana 5000 high where you get in to the crater and will see the fumaroles and boiling mad pots (volcanic activity 150 to 200 Cº hot)…after the volcano this will be down the hill to the hot spring to take a bath in nice clean water 35 Cº hot so don’t forget you swimming suit for this. After the bath you will take the breakfast in the same place (some pancakes, yogurt, milk corn flakes etc……….) to get energy for the rest of the day. The next place to visit will be the Dali Desert (small colorful nice desert). And then forward to the Green Lagoon (toxic copper water at the foot of the big volcano Licancahur 6000 high) close to the border line…some people from this point get a connection to San Pedro de Atacama Chile. so from the border we take the way back to Uyuni taking a shorter cut straight back, making some stops in the way to stretch the legs out, toilets. Get some air and a stop to get the third day lunch….to be back in Uyuni at 6:00 pm. around.
OTHER OPTIONS FOR THE SALT FLAT (SALAR DE UYUNI)
- CONNECTION TO SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA CHILE
- 4, 5 OR 9 DAYS OF TOUR CLIMBING UP VOLCANOS (LICANCAHUR-THUNUPA-IRUPUTUNCO-UTURUNCU AND OTHERS) ALSO VISITING OTHER LAGOONS LIKE (BLUE LAGOON-YELLOW LAGUN)
- TOURS ENDING UP IN TUPIZA AND VILLAZON – ARGENTINIAN BORDER
OTHER SERVICES AROUND BOLIVIA
- TOUR TO SAJAMA MOUNTAIN (HIGHEST IN BOLIVIA 6650 m.)
- PRIVATE TRANSPORTATION TO LA PAZ, ORURO, POTOSI, SUCRE
- TOURS IN LA PAZ TO COPACABANA LAKE, COROICO DEATH ROAD, TIWANACO RUINS, CHORO AND TAQUISI INCA TREKS
- TOURS IN PAMPAS AND JUNGLE RAIN FOREST OF MADIDI - RURENABAQUE BENI