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The standard expeditions 3 days salt flat and coloured lagoons is with maximum 6 tourist by Toyota land cruiser and Spanish-speaking driver guide is operated by our company Andes Salt Expeditions, with daily departures, company with good reputation for more than 25 years of experience, with 3 consecutive certifications of excellence 2015; 2016; 2017 by Tripadvisor ,the first night sleep in Salt hotel in double , matrimonial, quadruple room. This is the best option if you are travelling on a budget.Incawasi Island Fee 30BS Galaxy Cavern Fee 20 BS Eduardo Avaroa National Park Fee 150 BS Mineral Water during the tour Sleeping Bag Hot shower 10 bs Transfer Out Tickets to san Pedro 50 bs hot spring 6 bs Breakfast on first day, dinner on last day Additional snacks and beverages Torch (recommended)
Day 1 : Uyuni / Salt Desert /Incawasi Island( Cactis Island)/ Salt Hotel Itinerary
From Andes Salt Expeditions office the tour leaves at 10:00 am. In a Toyota land cruiser 4×4 drive. We are going to visit the Train Cemetery, where you can see the remains of nineteenth and early 20th century steam locomotives and which is a good place to take artistic photographs. Arrival at COLCHANI, lies beside the Salar de Uyuni and is the home of the Cooperative Rosario – the main plant for the iodization of salt. It is the best place to observe the methods of salt extraction from the Salar. Here ovens are used to dry the salt, which is then formed into cakes. We will visit the salt refinery where you will witness the iodization of salt for national consumption, taken to the great salt flat of Uyuni (salar de uyuni) where you first will see the salt mining and the piles of salt (pyramids of salt) after this you go to see the eyes of the salt ( big holes in the salt flat where the water from underneath of this lake still comes out by high pressure) later you go straight to the ex-salt hotel Playa blanca made out salt (the only hotel allowed inside of the salt flats) where you take time for pictures taking a look of the rooms, salt sculptures and the lobby of the hotel and having Lunch in the same place llama meat optional veggie (omelette )after lunch lunch , the Toyota Land Cruiser goes to Incawasi Island ( Inca house Island) is located in the centre of the salar at 100 km from Uyuni . This is the main destination for most salt-desert tours. It is a remarkable and otherworldly place – a hilly outpost covered in trichocerus cacti and a flat, white sea of hexagonal salt tiles. A large population of stranded viscachas (Andean rodents) inhabits its rocky slopes which also afford views of the salt flats that are reminiscent of the Polar region, dominated by the colours blue and white, but with images of hills turned to one side by 45°. Isla incawasi (Inca house) is an oasis with a unique and isolated ecosystem that is populated by cacti up to 10 meter high. Photographers will find that Fish Island is one of the best sites in the world to indulge their passion, see how big is it the unusual formations in the salt flat that look like ,hexagons and pentagons on top and something that you definitely have to do here are the pictures with the huge perspective where people looks so tiny and funny with Funny photos and funny videos .
This is our standard expeditions 3 day salt flats tour option including Spanish-speaking driver guide. First night in double or triple room accommodation a salt hostal in San Juan
Arriving in there you will enjoy some hot coffee or chocolate at the tee time and later a delicious dinner. Where pass the night rest.
Day 2 : Salt Hotel / Laguna Colorada
We will have a breakfast. Departure at 7:30 am. headed towards where we can see the petrified volcanic lava then we go to the viewpoint of Ollagüe volcano to enjoy a volcano with little volcanic activity is between Chile and Bolivia, after we got the Chain of lagoons highland lakes where we can appreciate the different types of flamingos, as Cañapa lagoon, laguna Hedionda (lunch) lagoon Chiarcota and lagoon Honda We shall also pass through the Siloli Desert. The route passes through spectacular landscapes with multicoloured volcanic rock formations, and reaches a height of 5000 metres then go to enter the National Reserve Eduardo Abaroa where the Stone tree whose natural form is petrified volcanic lava eroded (volcanic Ignimbrite)by wind and rain so we reach the most important of the second day attractive laguna Colorada quite amount of flamingos, then headed we shall arrive at Laguna Colorada at about 04.00 p.m. Laguna Colorado lies 151 km to the south of San Juan at an altitude of 4278 metres and covers an area of 60 km2. The rich red colouration is derived from algae and plankton, which thrives in its minerals and the shoreline, is fringed with brilliant white deposits of sodium, magnesium, borax and gypsum. The lagoon is inhabited by numerous flamingos, three species of which breed there. The Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus Chilensis) reaches a height of just over one metre and has a black-tipped white bill, dirty blue legs, red knees and salmon-coloured plumage. The James flamingo (Phoenicopterus James) is the smallest of the three species. The Andean flamingo (Phoenicopterus Andinus) is the largest of the three and has pink plumage, yell legs and a yellow and black bill. To see these pink posers strutting through icy mineral lagoons at 5000m will make you abandon timeworn associations between flamingos, coconut palms and hot steamy tropics, then headed to the town of Huayllajara where we have dormitories, optional private accommodation offering single rooms, double rooms, triple rooms with hot showers with extra payment you will enjoy some hot coffee or chocolate at the tee time and later a delicious dinner and rest.
Day 3 : Laguna Colorada - Laguna Verde - San Pedro of Atacama Chile/Uyuni
We shall depart from Laguna Colorada to Laguna verde at 05:00 AM Wake Up, we Continue Visiting the Geysers volcanic zone ‘Sol de Mañana’ (Morning Sun). Here, at 4850 metres, lies a geyser basin with bubbling mud pots, hellish fumaroles and a thick aroma of sulphur fumes. This is a site of intense volcanic activity. Inside a small crater we shall observe boiling lava, reminding us of the age in which the earth was formed., Hot Springs (Breakfast), Cross Salvador Dali Desert, Green Lake The green colour of this lake arises from high concentrations of lead, sulphur and calcium carbonate., Licancabur Volcano 5960 metres, you Have two Option:
1st OPTION CONTINUES ENDING IN SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – CHILE AT 13:00 PM.
2nd OPTION BACK TO UYUNI, VISITING THE VILLAMAR COMUNITY (LUNCH TIME), We headed to the town of San Cristobal where we can observe a church of colonial times and then go through the barrel of Villa alota continue the Valley of Rocks to observe volcanic lava petrified then we went to the canyon of Catal to observe pretty much llamas and birds , continuing headed to the lagoon Villa Mar and Italy lost natural formation of giant rocks where we can see some flamingos and other birds, and end Uyuni at 17:00pm.
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|Shared tour with Spanish Speaking driver guide with standard hostel||130 USD||130 USD||130 USD||130 USD||130 USD||130 USD|
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