Days: 4 Transport: Private SUV 4x4 Driver/Guide: Spanish
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A wonderful journey between Chile and Bolivia through the Atacama Desert to discover the salar de Uyuni.

You will be accompanied to the discovery of this extraordinary wild landscape by reliable drivers and guides that will make your trip pleasant, relaxing and safe.

The salar de Uyuni, an immense magic mirror, unique in the world, where heaven and earth come together, where you can perceive the beauty and magic of our planet.

Activities:
Our team is pleased to support you in all your requests for walking/hiking, trekking, birdwatching or any wildlife observation, photography/multimedia location projects, geology, archeology or any special interest always in safe condition.

Available hotels:
Hotel de Sal Luna Salada (Colchani) ★★★★
Hotel Palacio de Sal (Colchani) ★★★
Tayka Hotels (see The Tayka Route proposal) (Tayka del Desierto, Tayka de Sal and Tayka de Piedra)

Changes due to force majeure The itinerary could always be subject to change due to force majeure according to weather conditions, sudden volcanic eruptions or strong earthquake shocks or any unexpected event that cause to lower safety conditions for travelers. Moreover, for cross-borders tours it is possible that the tours could undergo itinerary changes based on unexpected stop in border.

Please plan ahead your exit trips or transferts at the end of our services, with ample margin of flexibility, since there are many possible causes of delays and we are not responsible for your planning tight schedules connecting the end of our services. We are not responsible for loss of connecting flights, bus rides or transfers.

Itineraries

Day 1

From San Pedro de Atacama to the Bolivia border

Pick up from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama chilean migration at customs, then we drive to Hito Cajon, the border between Chile and Bolivia. Migration to enter Bolivian territory. Breakfast. You are assigned your jeep 4×4 The road trip in Bolivia starts: Enter Abaroa Natural Reserve, Laguna Blanca and Laguna Verde at the feet of Licancabur Volcano. Salvador Dali Desert Polques Hot Spring Geysers of Morning Sun, at 5000 meteres. Then arrival to the spectacular Red Lagoon (Laguna Colorada) where you can appreciate thousands of flamingos. Overnight stay and breakfast at the hotel in a comfortable room with private bathroom. Dinner and breakfast at the hotel included.
  • The accompaniment of a guide / driver in Spanish *
  • Private vehicle SUV 4×4
  • Hotel lodgings
  • Meals (breakfast and dinner in hotel / lunch en route)
  • * If you need an exclusive guide in English or any other language, please send us a request that we will verify the availability of the guide for your tour
  • International flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Drinks during the included dinners
  • Options and extensions
  • Tips to guides and to the driver
  • Visa costs
  • Airport taxes
  • Travel Insurance

The driver/guide is bolivian from Uyuni. He does not speak english, but our drivers are tourism-oriented and will assist you in anything you need, and it is a norm for us/them to travel for days with spanish non-speaking visitors. We have acknowledged how, statistically, many visitors that do not speak spanish, do not opt for the guide, and they do not have difficulties during the tour, anyway. Why? I offer and sell this tour, because I have been for many years a mountain guide and also a guide on this same tour. In my experience, I have understood: 1. The Uyuni tour is a panoramic, "feeling" tour. The places visited are so vast and impressive, that usually visitors... want to be left alone, to wander around the lagoons, relax, and connect to the nature in peace and quiet. With the driver waiting, by the car. Even when the guide is present, perhaps it is more for talking in the car, during the travel, but no so much needed in the sites visited. 2. Logistics info: the situations in which you really need to be translated are limited. The procedures of customs and frontiers are done with a "hostess" that leads you thru this. 3. If you like a more "technical info" approach, we absolutely understand that. That is why we offer the extra french or english speaking guide. This has an extra of $250 usd to the tour. The private tour is all included. You may leave your wallet in San Pedro! Except for the drinks during the dinners in hotel, those are literally the only not included. For the rest, once you start the tour, you will not be asked to pay for anything.