Uyuni Salt Lake Tour
The Uyuni town (3676 meters) is located in southwest Bolivia in the Department of Potosí at a distance of 552 km from the city of La Paz.
Uyuni is the starting point for visiting important tourist attractions, especially the Salt Lake (10,582 km²), considered the largest salt desert in the world. This beautiful white landscape contrasts with the highland landscape of the region, with mountain ranges of volcanoes, deserts, and coloured lagoons, which are within the National Reserve Eduardo Avaroa. Another important feature of this region is the Andean fauna such as the Andean pink flamingos, Andean geese, llamas, vicunas, etc.
You can access Uyuni from La Paz by airplane (1hour) and by bus (9hrs.), or by train (7hrs.) from the city of Oruro.
The tour begins at 10:30 visiting the Cemetery of Trains. Then we heading toward the village of Colchani, where we look at the processing and piles of salt where you can buy salt handicrafts. At 13:00 we visit the eyes of the Salt Lake and the salt hotel which are in the middle of the Lake where we have lunch . Later we go to Fish Island (Incahuasi Island) whose features are the giant cacti which can measure more than 8 meters. On this island we have 2 hours of free time to get to know the location and take pictures of this landscape unique in the world. If the weather permits, we will be able to enjoy the sunset in the Salar. Around 19:30 we arriving and finishing the tour in Uyuni.
Tour includes: Jeep 4×4 on the tour, driver speaks Spanish and is also guide, meal at noon.
Tour does not include: Entrance ticket to Fish Island, water and snacks.
Price per person: 39 USD (minimum 1 person – backpacker service).
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