DAY 1 – UYUNI – COLCHANI – INCAHUASI / ISLA PESCADO – ATULCHA
We will leave Uyuni in the morning around 10.30 / 11:00 am and first visit the train cemetery where you can see the old rusting trains from decades ago. After this we process to Colchani and witness how the salt is processed before we arrive to the Salt Flats themselves and see the “Ojos de Sal” where water bubbles up through the salt plains. We will see where the salt has been laced in mounds ready to be transported, the original salt hotel (no longer used for guests) and visit Inca Huasi (Fish Island) to see the giant cacti and have great views of the salt flats all around. There will be plenty of time for taking amazing photo and the salt before we head toward the village of Atulcha where we will spend the night (the salt hotel is called Kachi Wasi).
DAY 2 – Atulcha – Lagunas – Laguna Colorada – Geysers – Hot springs – Polques
We awake early and have breakfast before leaving to travel further south. You will first have the chance to visit the Sora Canyon and see llamas in their natural environment before continuing through the Chuguana desert area where the scenery will include a number of extinct volcanoes plus the semiactive Ollague. As the journey continues we will pass by high altitude lagoons that are home to 3 species of flamingo before arriving into the desert of Siloli and the “tree of rock”. We then move onto the “Laguna Colorada”, an amazing red colored lake full of flamingos. Here is where we enter the Eduardo Avaroa National Park. In late afternoon we then go to visit the “Sol de Mañana” geysers and see the bubbling mud pools and steam jets. We will then continue to Polques where we find the hostel where we will spend the night. After dinner, you can decide to relax in the warm water pools of the local hot springs while enjoying the breathtaking starry sky.
DAY 3 – LAGUNA COLORADA – GEYSERS – LAGUNA VERDE – UYUNI
Today we have an early start at 5.00 am to visit “Sol de Mañana” geysers and see the bubbling mud pools and steam jets. We will then continue to some hot springs where you will have a chance to relax in the warm water pools and we will also breakfast here (hot springs are sometimes visited the evening of the second day). After our relaxing break we continues via the “Dali desert” to see “Laguna Verde” where, if conditions are correct, we see the green mineral waters of this lake at the foot of Volcan Licancabur (from here we do the transfers to San Pedro de Atacama – there is an additional fee for this transfer and it is available on 3 day tour only, you arrive in San Pedro approximately midday). We then start our return journey back to Uyuni where we arrive approximately 16.30 / 17.00, perfectly on time if having a late flight or an overnight bus back to La Paz.
If you want to go Chile the third day after the green lake the company can also organize your transfer by bus that will take you to san pedro de Atacama.
Included in tour:
Transportation in 4×4 vehicle
Driver (sometimes guide can also be driver depending on availability)
Meals during the tour (take extra snacks as food can be quite plain)
Accommodation (first night in double / triple rooms, second night in dorm style rooms)
Transport to Uyuni
Sleeping bags (can be rented the morning of the tour during the check-in for 50 Bs per person)
Entrance fees 200BS total for the 3 days
Breakfast on first day, dinner on last day
Group size is up to 6 customers per car.