Uyuni Salt Lake Tour
2 Days / 1 Night
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 when we visit the Cemetery of Trains whose characteristic are locomotives of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. After this visit, we go to the village of Colchani, where we look at the salt processing and piles of salt and we can also buy salt handicrafts. At 13:00 we visit the Eyes of Salt and the salt hotel which are in the middle of the Salt Lake where we have lunch. Later we go to Fish Island (Incahuasi Island), whose feature are the giant cacti which grow over 8 metres. 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 19:00 we go towards our simple hostel which is in the village of Coquesa and is located outside of the Salt Lake. At 20:00 we will have dinner.
We start the day at 07:30 with breakfast and then walk towards to the Tunupa volcano which is located near the town of Coquesa. On the way to the volcano there is a lookout point from which we have a wonderful view down to the salt lake. Here we can visit Aymara mummies in a small cave. Around 15:30 we return to Uyuni getting there and ending the tour at 17:30.
The tour includes: Jeep 4×4 on the tour, driver speaks Spanish and is also guide, complete board on the tour.
The tour does not include: Sleeping bag, entrance ticket to Fish Island and Tunupa Volcano, water.
Price per person: 94 USD (minimum 1 person – backpacker service).
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