Perfect for: Nature enthusiasts
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Salar de Uyuni Tour Highlights:
- Spend the night in a hotel made entirely of salt
- Explore an ancient cactus covered island
- Marvel at incredible views of the vast salt covered ground
- Take your own versions of the famous salt flat perspective photos
Your day will begin with a visit to Uyuni's train cemetery where dozens of the transportation machines of old are now laid to rest. The cemetery has become something of a large adult playground, where visitors can climb and explore the defunct trains. From there the tour continues on to Colchani village, known for its salt processing plants. After a quick tour of one of the salt facilities you will continue on to the exclusive Palacio de Sal & Spa, the first hotel in the world made fully out of salt. Following the hotel visit, it is on to the great salt flats. Stops include a visit to Los Ojos de Agua where you will witness the pyramid piles that result from manual salt extraction in the area. A hike up cactus covered Inca Wasi (also referred to as Incahuasi or Fish Island) is next. At the island you will marvel at the formations and views created by the centuries old gigantic cacti. Lunch will be served on the shores of the island. From there you will continue across the salt flats to the Altiplano, or high plateau, reaching the community of Tahua around sunset where you will spend the night at a salt hotel.
After breakfast, the tour will start with a trip to the Chiquini Caves and Coquesa where you will visit a cave containing pre-Incan mummies. Continue the drive uphill towards a lookout located at the base of the Thunupa Volcano where you will enjoy of incredible views of the Salt Flats. Drive back over the salt flats towards Uyuni where your tour will end.
Includes: Private transportation, bilingual guide (English - Spanish), 1 night at Hotel Tayka de Sal, entrance fees and meals