Sunset Salt of Uyuni , Incawasi Island & tunupa volcano Night of Stars

Duration: 1 full day
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Private transportation along the tour, English guide service.

Description 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person
Shared tour with Spanish Speaking driver guide with standard hostel 60 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60 USD 60 USD

The amazing salt flat expeditions include English speaking  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.

Salt flat desert expeditions is  an unforgettable experience, operated by experienced chauffeur guides for more than 10 years each, with extensive knowledge of mechanics, it is advisable to take this adventure spirit, the mid-range tour is done by 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers, Nisan patrol among 6 people, with a driver-mechanic-tour guide.

Itinerary

1 full Day

From Andes salt Expeditions office the tour leaves at 10:00 am. In a Toyota land cruiser 4×4 WD. 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 center 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 colors 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, after the Land Cruiser goes to Tunupa volcano where will visit llama caravans, caravans of flamingos return visit to sunset and end services at 19:00 pm.

Do not forget to bring the Following items

1.-Sun Block Cream

2.-comfortable shoes for trekking.

3.-1litres Water

4.-Waterproof Clothing

5.- For extra energy:chocolate, snickers

6.-Warm clothes,gloves,wool socks,boots.

7.-Don’t forget to bring a copy of your passport

8.- Sunglasses, camera iPod. Sun Block Cream

9.-100bs for extras.

Value includes

1.-Transport in toyota land cruiser o nissan patrol 4×4 wd more comfort save
3.- Night stay salt hotel luna salada double or matrimonial bed private toilet,heating
4.- English or spanish guide according to customer requirement
5.- Oxygen bottle
6.- Water boots

Value Not Included

1.-Extra expenses and tip.
2.-Mineral Water 1 liters per person
3.- Sunglasses and sun cream
4.-Additional snacks and beverages
5.-Torch – recommended

Departures can be scheduled everyday depending on previous client confirmation.

Top questions and answers about expedition to the salt flat

Q) Does the tour have daily departures?
A) Yes. Departures can be scheduled in January,february,march months only depending on previous client confirmation.

Q) How much time in advance should I book the tour?
A) Due to high demand of the tour, we recommend to book at least a week in advance.

Q) Do I need to be vaccinated against yellow fever for the tour?
A) The vaccine against yellow fiber is not required for the tour to the Uyuni Salt and lagoons.

Q) What kind of car is used to do the tour?
A) The tour is made on a 4x4WD (Toyota Land Cruiser,Nisan patrol)

Q) How likely is suffer “sorocchi” or altitude sickness during the tour?
A) The most of the tour is made above 3665 meters to 4,000 meters high, so it is quite likely to suffer “sorocchi”, especially the first day of the tour

Q) When is it possible to see the mirror effect on the Uyuni Salt Flat?
A) The mirror effect occurs when there is water on the salt flat. This happens only in rainy periods January, February and March.

Q) Is it possible to do the tour in private service?
A) Yes. To request rates, click on thesuperior package hotel and English guide service.

Q) Is it possible to do the tour with an English-speaking guide?
A) Yes. The English-speaking guide service for this tour is included in the price.

Note

– Earlier departure time (more time to enjoy the salt flat)
-5 passengers per jeep (compared to 8 with others tour operators)
-Reserve your tour today!

 

Important Recommendations

Expeditions to salt flat begins in the office of Andes Salt Expeditions located in  Uyuni city. To reach Uyuni we have means of transportation buses, airlines like Amazonas, BOA, train, more information in the transport section.

Pick up and drop-offs

The transfer services from the airport, bus terminal is included in our costs, for this you only need to notify us your arrival in Uyuni 1 day before via email or by calling the mobile 591 72414748 to coordinate your transfer to the hotel or our office, likewise We will transfer you to the airport, bus terminal at the end of the tour.

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