Uyuni Salt Flat - Colored Lagoons
Pax: Min 2 - Max 12
- May: 04-05-06
- Jun: 15-16-17
- July: 13-14-15
Net rate per Person: USD 864.-
Day 1: Uyuni Incahuasi Island San Pedro de Quemez
Depart from uyuni and visit Colchani. Walk on a plant where salt with iodine is processed by the locals. Visit to the small market where handcrafts are made on salt.
Enter the magnificent Sal Flats, see the way local people gather salt for processing it. Discover why the eyes of the Salt Flats are boiling.
Continue your journey on the Salt Flats and have a unique photo session in a great plain of Salt where perspective is only a theory.
Visit Incahuasi Island, where gigantic cacti grow, making the landscape even more unique. Walk on a petrified coral path and enjoy lunch on the Island.
Drive to the southern shore of the Uyuni Salt Flats, to the Galaxy Cave, called so, because of its resemblance to an out of earth site.
This is an underwater cave of remote times and next to it, is the Devil’s Cave, and ancient cemetery of pre Incan cultures, the Lípez, that lived in the area.
Continue trip to San Pedro de Quemez, walk on the small Andean town and visit the ruins of the old burnt town.*Dinner and overnight at the Tayka Stone Hotel of San Pedro de Quemez.
* Itinerary subject to change in the rainy season
Day 2: San Pedro de Quemez – Minor Lagoons – Ojo de Perdiz
Breakfast and beginning of a journey of amazing landscapes such as the Stone Army, entry point to the Chiguana Salt Flats, a vast extension of borax plains. Visit a valley with natural formations that still show the motion of the flowing lava and allow us to imagine the past times in this region. From this point, admire the only active volcano of the area, the Ollague Volcano. Box lunch on route.
Continue trip to the minor lagoons. The most interesting ones are Laguna Cañapa and Laguna Hedionda, for their natural inhabitants: the flamingos that parade on the shore on the company of other smaller birds. Enter the vast Desert of Siloli.
Dinner and overnight at the Tayka Desert Hotel of Ojo de Perdíz
Day 3: Ojo de Perdíz – Colored Lagoons - Uyuni
Breakfast and departure from Ojo de Perdiz, driving on the isolated but at the same time amazing Desert of Siloli where we see the vicuñas feeding and where the famous Stone Tree stands.
Arrival to the western side of Laguna Colorada, an important nesting place for 3 varieties of South American flamingoes.
Visit the Sol de Mañana Fumaroles, where we see the earth in activity.
Continue to the Chalviri Lagoon where, if desired, one can take a bath in the hot springs of this region.
Drive through Dali’s Desert until Laguna Blanca and Laguna Verde, where the turquoise green of the waters make a surreal landscape. Box lunch on route. Return to Uyuni passing by the eastern side of Laguna Colorada, where the red water of the lagoons, the flamingos flying just above the water and the colored mountains, make landscapes worth enjoying and photographing.
Drive through Villamar and the Andean Villages, passing by the Valley of the Rocks.