3 Days 2 Nights
Enjoy a planned and well organized trip from San Pedro de Atacama Chile, visiting all the attractions of the Andean Fauna Reserve EDUARDO AVAROA, and arriving to Uyuni, in private and personalized service, meeting local people, customs of Bolivian life.
|Type of service:||Private Tour|
|Degree of difficulty:||Medium|
|Starting time:||10:00 am|
|End time:||17:00 am|
|Price 1 person US$:
Price 2 – 4 persons US$:
Price 5 – 8 persons US$:
980 (p/ persona)
960 (p/ persona)
» What to bring: gloves, hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, good quality, warm clothing, extra batteries for your camera with good storage capacity for photos.
» If you have special requests please let us know (food, allergies, etc)
» All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
Pick up is from the Hotel in San Pedro at 06:30 am, for the crossing of the border at Hito Cajones. As soon as we enter Bolivia, a strange scenario opens up, dominated by the Licancabur Volcano and the two-body mirror of the Laguna Verde, one of the treasures of the Eduardo Avaroa Flora and Fauna Reserve and the first point of our expedition in 4X4, unparalleled in the world. We will approach the Laguna Verde, at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano. As we move away another large extension will open to our front: the Valley of the Ladies of the Desert, followed by the Termas de Polques, where we can take a full-body bath before leaving for the Geysers of Sol de Mañana, a surprising sign of the activity volcanic area. Continuing through desert areas, the diadem of the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve, the Laguna Colorada, the main nesting center for the three species of flamingos, whose algae activated by solar radiation and wind give both the lagoon and pink color, will open to our eyes. to the legs and part of the plumage of these exotic birds. These fantastic deserts are owners of the entire terracotta palette. Reds, oranges, ochres, bronzes, coffees and beiges follow one another in every curve of the road, fighting the attention of the traveler. Here we will know the stone tree and in the route we will find the untamed vicuna, auquénido of proud figure, that is seen by small groups. We will continue on our way to Ojo de Perdiz where the Hotel Tayka del Desierto receives the traveler with private bathrooms, hot water and heating
Breakfast: Box Breakfast • Lunch: Local food in open field ( Picnic) • Dinner: Delicious food in HOTEL TAYKA DESIERTO Accommodation included: Overnight in HOTEL TAYKA DESIERTO or Similar.
Today we will continue our trip to the Ramadita, Honda, Chiarkota, Hedionda and Cañapa Lagoons, where a large number of flamingos, of the three species in the area, will be seen and photographed at will. Other birds, such as Andean gulls and ducks, accompany the flamingos in these lagoons flanked by volcanoes, often snowy, that when they descend have a green skirt (straw brave, yareta and thola) to finish in the ocher colors that the winds have been drawing for millennia. , or in the rare colors from the borax and sulfur of these strange lagoons. We will continue to the Mirador del Ollagüe where we will have our picnic lunch. To continue with our journey we will start in the 4X4. After about an hour, you will arrive at the abandoned farmhouse of Cuye, where you can see the first view of the Salar. Then we will go to the Komancha canyon in Sinalaco, deep crevice in the rock carved by the bed of a river with flow only in the rainy season. Crossing the canyon for about 90 minutes in a walk that should cover secondary difficulties of level changes, amid the desire of the cameras to recover the stage of high side walls with formations of figures and rocky textures of mysterious beauty. Overnight at the Salt Hotel of the Tayka Network, which has private bathrooms, hot water and environmental heating.
Meals included: • Breakfast: Buffet in Hotel Tayka Desierto • Lunch: Local Food in Hotel Tayka Piedra • Dinner: Buffet in Hotel Tayka Sal
Accommodation included: Overnight in HOTEL TAYKA SAL or Similar
Today we will dedicate ourselves to the unknown salt for tourism or Salar Sensual. By the crust of salt we will direct our 4X4 towards Ch'jini, very little visited by the tourism in spite of its beauty without pair. From here we will continue through the salt crust and we will direct our 4X4 towards Coquesa, to the north, from where the ascent will start in 4x4 to gain an appreciable height in the Thunupa, from where the views of the Monumental Salt Flat are impressive. Start of a short walk to see the chullpar, cave with ancient burials, in which a local guide will explain the history of the mummies. On our way to the hotel we will visit the Chantani Museum, with its sample of ceramics, whimsical stone forms that resemble animals and their silent mummies that refer to the ancient burials in these lands. Next we will visit the Ch'jini cave, resulting from an underwater geological formation with calcareous bodies, product of the dissolution of calcium carbonate in contact with the subterranean and meteoric waters formed in the pre-glacial period 16,000 years ago. The beauty and fragility of these geological formations have forced the community to organize the visit in small groups no larger than 5. After this visit we will continue bordering the north and west banks of the Salar, with brief stops at some points to steal images of angles never seen by tourism. It is an intimate corner of the Salar Sensual, of incomparable landscape beauty, but also of a spiritual presence that emanates from the stone buildings, more than a thousand years old, that makes us think about the way of life of the populations ancestral Return to the car. Then we will return to the Salar towards its center, the Incahuasi Island, tourist attention center that has an ascension path to its summit that turns into an extraordinary 360 degree viewpoint and that surprises by the amount of giant cactus (Echinopsis atacamensis) that populate the Island, which is also a manifest sample of the petrified volcanic lava-like rock on top of the rocks and that its origin is the "Blue Alga" or Fossil Stromatolites, one of the oldest life testimonies of the earth. The underwater bacteria that formed them have developed in the times of Lake Michín (40 thousand years ago) and Lake Tauka (11 thousand years ago) that kept the whole island under water. We will continue our journey to the Colchin Salt Mounds, after brief stops at the Hotel de Sal Museum and a water hole. They will be the last stops in the Salar, for the final photographs with the sunset where we will taste national cocoteles and exotic drinks for this event. Half an hour later we will arrive to Uyuni and we will finish our services with the security of having given them an unforgettable experience in this corner of the world.
Arrival in Uyuni at 7:00 p.m.
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