Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Salar de Uyuni Tour Highlights:
- 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 trip will begin with a 09:30 transfer to the La Paz bus station where you will catch the local bus towards Oruro (4 hours). Once you have arrived in Oruro you will enjoy a Bolivian lunch in a local restaurant before catching the Expreso del Sur train towards Uyuni which departs at 15:00 and arrives at 22:00. A guide will greet you at the station upon arrival and transfer you to your hotel for the night. Night at 3*** Hotel (Lunch)
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 somewhat 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, after which you will continue onwards to Coquesa where you will visit a cave containing pre-Incan mummies which were stranded and petrified there as the result of a volcanic eruption. A surreal sunset will set the scene for the drive back to Uyuni. Free time for dinner just until the train to Oruro leaves at midnight. (Breakfast, Lunch)
Arrive in Oruro at around 07:00 and transfer to the bus station where you will board local transportation and continue on to La Paz. Breakfast is not included.
Includes: Private transportation in Uyuni, 1 night at 3 star hotel in Uyuni, bilingual guide (English- Spanish), entrance fees, ticket to Oruro, local bus to La Paz, accommodations, transfers and meals as noted.
Please Note: This tour is only operated on Tuesdays and Fridays