Uyuni Salt Flats, Volcanoes & Colorful Lagoons

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Highlights include the Uyuni Salt Flats - the largest salt flats in the World at over 12,000 square kilometers - Eduardo Abaroa National Reserve, Laguna Colorada, the Siloli Desert, Salvador Dali Desert, the Arbol de Piedra and Ojos de Perdiz, high-altitude lagoons and volcanoes.    Wildlife you will encounter along the way includes three species of flamingos and the Andean Fox. 

Uyuni Salt Flats

Uyuni Salt Flats

 

Lost World Adventures itineraries can be tailor-made according to your plans and preferences: budget, hotel selections, travel dates, optional excursions, length of trip, etc.

Day 1 : Uyuni - Villamar

You will be met at the Uyuni Airport by your private guide and driver.

The tour starts with a visit to the train cemetery in Uyuni with several abandoned machines that will offer glimpses of the modern history of this part of Bolivia when mining was booming in the region. Excellent photo opportunities. 

Then continue across the highlands, passing the villages of San Cristobal, Culpina K to the high and rich valley of Alota with great stone formations. Continue through high valleys to the village of Villamar.

Overnight Jardines de Mallku Cueva Hotel.  Lunch and dinner included today.

Itinerary.Day] 2 : Villamar - Eduardo Abaroa National Reserve - Siloli Desert

Depart early this morning for the REA (National Reserve Eduardo Abaroa), visiting Laguna Colorada, declared a RAMSAR site due to the nesting of over 30,000 flamingos at 4,278 m. Then up to the “Sol de Mañana" geysers. Pass the Challviri lagoon, with its hot spring in the shores of Polques.

Cross through the high desert of Pampas de Dali, with amazing views, to finally reach Laguna Verde, in the foothills of the Licancabur Mountain. Continue to Laguna Colorada, enter the high deserts of Siloli, visiting Arbol de Piedra to finally reach Ojos de Perdiz.

Overnight Takya del Desierto Hotel.   Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today.

Day 3 : Siloli Desert - Uyuni Salt Flats

Today the trip starts with visits to several lagoons, such as Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarkhota, Honda, and Ramaditas, which offer views of 3 different flamingo species: the James, the Andean, and the Chilean flamingo. On the way we will observe the Ollague Volcano it is still active. The trip continues to Salt Flats. 

Lunch on the way and continue to Isla Incahuasi.  Here we can hike among the huge cacti and observe the wildlife of this rare habitat as we have 360-degree views of the endless Uyuni´s Salt Lake. 

In the afternoon we will head for to hotel to enjoy an amazing sun sunset. Overnight at either Palacio del Sal or Luna Salada.  Breakfast, lunch and dinner included today.

Day 4 : Departure

You will be met at your hotel and transferred to the Uyuni Airport.  Or, depart on an overland transfer to Potosi.

*Depending on arrival/departure logistics, the itinerary may operate in reverse. 

"We had a wonderful experience"

We went to Peru and Bolivia, Lost World Adventures agents lined out the itinerary just the way we wanted and the local tour agents and drivers were all on time and very nice and informative. I was very nervous about trusting an online travel ageny . But everything was wonderful. I would use them again.

- Christine K, Nov 2016

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