The amazing salt flat  and color lagoon tour includes guide  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 last night sleep in Salt hostel in double , matrimonial, quadruple room.

Duration: 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS
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Private transportation along the tour, English guide service.

Description 1 Person 2 Person 3 Person 4 Person 5 Person 6 Person
Shared tour with  English Speaking guide 270 USD 270 USD 270 USD 270 USD 270 USD 270 USD

 

Shared Mid-Range Tours
Amazing Salt Flat Plus Sunrise ,Laguna Colorada,Laguna Verde in Reversed Night of Stars.Including English-speaking guide ,Uyuni by Andes Salt Expeditions. Tour to colored lagoons & Salt Flat 4D / 3N Inverse (Private tours only or full 6 passengers)

Itinerary

Lipez Tour Day 1

Heading to South Lipez office hours Andes Salt Expeditions to 10:00 am in 4x4WD vehicles Toyota land cruiser on a tour Conversely, a tour where there is crossed with a multitude of vehicles, this tour is reversed visit the Salar of Uyuni the last day, where every day is discovered wonderful scenery, 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 (Lunch) 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. We reached the town of Villa Mar 5:00 pm in the afternoon visit to the cave paintings of Tomas Laka In the Town where we rest the first night accommodation twin or double room. (Tee time, Hot dinner) exploring the village of Villa Mar and rest.

Lipez Tour Day 2

This day is undoubtedly the most spectacular early departure 5:00 hours a.m. , 2 hours to reach the Sol de Mañana volcano , with geysers, fumaroles, at 4850 meters high, we were there about 30 minutes later is low to the hot springs of Polques lagoon, swimming in the hot springs with a temperature of 30 ° C, subsequently Salvador Dali Desert ,with giant rocks along desert is crossed to reach green lagoon in 1 hour, which shows pyro plastids impressive volcanoes with a stop of 20 minutes, then the volcano rises to 4800 m, then go down to the plain white lagoon, then green turquoise lagoon, sublime magic is discovered, do not get too early the wind is what produces the color of the green lagoon on the water surface. Before this time the GREEN LAGOON is gray, it patchable not arrive earlier, did not stay at this place 15 minutes after lunch with another thermal water white natural swimming pond, heading toward the Laguna Colorada, arrival a lagoon and trekking around the same 210 km south of San Juan, its height is 4278 meters Laguna and a diameter of 60 km.
The red water (laguna colorada) that stands out is a result of microorganisms living in this saline water at the edge white deposits of borax, magnesium, hot springs are located. We also have the presence of three species of flamingos (Phoenicopterus James, Phoencopterus Chillensis) in native language called the tokoko, the Chururu and jututu. This lagoon is a breeding center for pariguanas with more than 40,000 flamingoes, the group can take a walk around the lake to appreciate wildlife flamingo 3 classes, 15:00 hours p.m. visit the lookout black tips, where you see many pink flamingos, then the second main viewpoint of the red lagoon where looks very red, then headed to the town ofHuayllajara 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.

Lipez Tour Day 3

Departs at 8:00 hours a.m., Stop at the TREE OF STONE, red cliffs ,viscachas SILOLI DESERT, for 80 km then we proceed, visit a 5 lagoons totally beautiful Ramaditas Lagoons, HONDA Lagoon, then CHIAR KOTA, the most beautiful HEDIONDA Lagoon with lots of pink flamingos. Walk about 1 hour, lunch, last lagoon CANAPA visit the OLLAGUE volcano view point where we appreciate the view a semi active volcano lava petrified. Passed to Army Rocks , GALAXY CAVE and we VISIT CHULLPAS CEMETERY , then headed to the town of San Juan or Awaquisa 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.

Lipez Tour Day 4

Departure to Salt Flat – Uyuni at 04:00 hours am , early to attend the sunrise over the Salt Flat, to the great Uyuni salt flat where we enjoyed the sunrise and entering the Salt  traveling 40 km, reaching the   INCAHUASI ISLAND, appearance of sun 6:00 hours  a.m. proceeded on foot to impregnate the atmosphere of the places. We arrived at INCAHUASI Island at 07:00 am , and we take our last breakfast, then climb on top of the island. MAGIC MOMENT.Fish Island( isla incawasi) 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°. Fish Island is an oasis with a unique and isolated ecosystem that is populated by cacti up to 9- 10 metres high. Photographers will find that Fish Island is one of the best sites in the world to indulge their passion. Out of sight. We were there 2 hours and dream. We left the place at 10:00 am, crossing in full the Salt Flat  from north to south 80 km on the Salt Flat  up,visit  eyes of salt, salt triangles, pyramids of salt, lunch, Arrival at COLCHANI, lies beside the Salar de Uyuni and is the home of the Cooperative Rosario – the main plant for the iodisation of salt. It is the processing plants to observe the methods of salt extraction from the Salar,here ovens are used to dry the salt, which is then formed into cakes where you will witness the iodisation of salt for national consumption,visit to the salt factories, then headed to the island Incahuasi where you can climb and have a panoramic view of the entire salar and appreciate the giant Cactus that reaches 10 to 13 meters tall spent hal the Salt Flat perfect place to take pictures with perspective continue to the salt hotel where we can see the construction of blocks of salt and salt monument of Dakar through the eyes of the salar ( eyes water , piles of salt , we Colchani where we see a fair amount of basic craft of salt and crafts based fiber llama, alpaca had to train cemetery where observe machines or old locomotives arrived at the City Uyuni. At 05:30 pm .end our services in Uyuni

Do not forget to bring the Following items

  1. Sun Block Cream
  2. Comfortable shoes for trekking.
  3. 4 liters 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.
  9. 300bs for extras.

Value includes

  1. TRANSPORT IN TOYOTA LAND CRUISER O NISSAN PATROL 4X4 WD MORE COMFORT SAVE
  2. NIGHT STAY SALT HOTEL LUNA SALADA DOUBLE OR MATRIMONIAL BED PRIVATE TOILET,HEATING
  3. ENGLISH OR SPANISH GUIDE ACCORDING TO CUSTOMER REQUIREMENT
  4. OXYGEN BOTTLE
  5. 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

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 the superior 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.

Important Recommendations

Expeditions to salt flat and colored lagoons begin 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.

Maximum group size in land cruiser

The capacity of the Toyota land cruiser is 6 tourists 1 driver guide, with the following distribution 1 passenger ahead with driver-guide, 3 passengers in the middle of the vehicle seat and 2 pax in the row of seats in the 3 Days of tour the passengers are rotating of seat.

Private Tour

we also organize tours in private for your comfort in the vehicle only for you, your friends or family, with more space, from 1 pax up to 6 pax, likewise with luxury hotels with the hotel line Tayca, hotel Salty moon, hotel Palacio de sal, hotel cristal samaña with heating, restaurant, wi fi, based on double, triple, quadruple beds, with private water, private bathroom, heating with the difference that the price would have to pay for 6 passengers with additional cost.

Accommodation

The 1st night of the tour will be in salt hostel, based on double beds, triples, Quadruple rooms, with shared bathroom, with shared hot water, we also offer 2 star hostels, with private bathroom, private hot water, based on double, double, triple, quadruple beds at an additional cost not very expensive.

Rainy season, winter season

The months of January, February, in Uyuni it is rainy weather because of this the salt flat is flooded with 20 centimeters of water because of this is complicated and dangerous the view to the incawasi island of 80 Km , For the foresight and safety the tourist p is not visited incawasi island in this rainy season, is also recommended between the months of May, June, July, August is winter time where the temperature drops to 15 degrees below zero in Laguna Colorada during At night and at dawn, on the day the temperature is 20 degrees above zero, so it is advisable to wear warm clothing, such as leggings, hats, scarves, thermal mountain shoes, jackets, gloves, sunglasses, sweaters.

Size of the luggage for the tour 4 days / 3 nights

The most important thing for the tour of 3 days, 4 days, is required to bring, winter clothes, sleeping bag with option to rent at the tour operator, mineral water 4 liters, sunglasses, snacks like chocolate, sweets , Biscuits to eat before lunch, dinner, camera, iPod, all this in a separate suitcase, the large suitcase that is not used in the 3 days of tour can deposit it in the office of Andes Salt Expeditions without any charge, the reason is That the way of the tour is very bad way of the desert, to avoid breaking the suspension of the Toyota land cruiser, but the passengers that finish the tour in san Pedro of Chile we take everything with preference.

How to make the purchase of the tour

For the validity of the reservation and purchase of the tour is required to fill the reservation form, lines below this virtual platform, and when you finish click on the “shopping cart”, the purchase of the service should appear in the mini cart in the Right side, then go to the box by clicking on the “checkout” link on the right side of this page. All this must be done with clarity and responsibility to avoid mistakes and confusion. Of course you can ask any questions via emails, we will respond with pleasure.

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