6:30 AM at your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama city center
3:00 PM in the city center of Uyuni
The Uyuni Salt Flats is one of the greatest attractions of Bolivia. The departure is from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile.
During 3 days, you will discover all the charms of an area marked by an immensity of natural wonders: the Salvador Dalí desert, the Polque hot springs, the Geysers field, the spectacular high plateau lagoons, the Eduardo Avaroa natural park and, finally, the Uyuni Salt Flats, the largest salt desert in the world. Already here, and in the last day of the tour for the Salar de Uyuni, you will have occasion to contemplate one of the most magical dawns that exist and the white immensity of the desert of Salt, that captivates for always.
At 06:30 a.m. you will be picked up at your accommodation in San Pedro with the minibus that will take you to the Bolivian border. We stamp the passports and board the 7-seat 4x4 to start the adventure.
The first stop will be at the white and green lagoons and we will continue to the Salvador Dalí desert, a large plateau surrounded by imposing mountains that remind us of the paintings of the famous painter.
The road continues to the Polque hot springs, where we will enjoy a bath in natural thermal water while outside the temperature is very low, a very relaxing experience.
The next stop is the Geyser field Sol de la Mañana, full of smoke and small geysers that make it a unique landscape where we can feel the force of nature.
Finally we will arrive at the Colorada lagoon, one of the most spectacular of the altiplano, where we will have dinner and spend the night in a hostel.
We will have breakfast at 08:00 a.m. and we will go to the Valley of the Rocks, where we will find peculiar natural formations. We continue our route between the different lakes until we reach the Vinto Lagoon and the Kanal Lagoon, where after a brief stop we will continue the route to the Inca and Sora Canyons.
On the way to your accommodation, you will be able to observe the unique Andean landscape and the diverse wildlife as well. You may have the opportunity to see flocks of llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and solitary foxes. In the evening, you will go to your hostel where you will have dinner and rest.
Today we get up early, at 5:00 a.m. we have breakfast and we start our way to the salt flats, which is very close and so we can see one of the most magical sunrises in the world.
With the clarity of the day, we will be able to see its immensity and we will make a first stop in the Incahuasi Island, a small mountain full of enormous cactus. We continue our way to the eyes of the salt flat, small water holes up to two meters deep that alter the landscape.
In the salt mines, we will learn how salt is extracted and refined in the area and even used to make different figures that are sold in the town of Colchani, a small town that besides being the door to the salt flat, you can also find the Playa Blanca salt museum that we will visit.
You will go to the town of Colchani and the Train Cemetery before resuming your trip to Uyuni town. The expected arrival time is around 3:00 p.m.
The tour begins in San Pedro de Atacama. If you arrive in San Pedro de Atacama from Santiago de Chile the best option is to fly directly to Calama. Upon arrival, you can take a transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, from where the tour begins. We recommend the company Transferpampa for being the most reliable. If you arrive from Peru you will most likely arrive from Cusco or Arequipa. In this case, we recommend you to travel in a bus that crosses the border Arica-Tacna and takes you later to San Pedro de Atacama, although it is a complex combination since it is necessary to combine several buses.