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CLASSIC – Salar de Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama | ONEWAY

Created with Sketch. Uyuni - San Pedro de Atacama | ONEWAY | PRIVATE - CLASSIC
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Duration

3D / 2N

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people

Languages

Espanol, Francais, Italian, Portuguese

Overview

Salar de Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama ONEWAY

PRIVATE TOUR 3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS | CLASSIC

Group size:  6 Max per each vehicle.
For better comfort we suggest 4 adult passengers per car. If your group is larger than 6 participants, no problem: we can add any amount of vehicles you need.

Standard Language: Español 

Upgrade for languages: English, Français, Italian, Portuguese and German (extra $350 usd 3-days)
Please note: language guide is an extra person (language speaking guide) on board.  So staff will be: driver + guide.

Upgrade for sunrises or sunsets:
We include either one sunrise or one sunset on the Uyuni salt flat. If you are interested in both, please consider an upgrade of $40 usd, which is the overtime services of our driver/guide.

Upgrade for Direct CJC Airport transfer:
We can provide transfer to Calama or Airport (CJC), directly from the frontier or from the airport to frontier.

Hotel selection:
1° night:
Tayka de Sal in Tahua or Tambo Coquesa in Coquesa. Both Locations are in the northwest sector of the Uyuni salt flat at the foothill of the Volcan Tunupa.

2° nights:
Hotel Mallku Cueva in Villamar or Tayka del Desierto in Ojo de Perdiz  (hotel at 4500 meters).

Please note:
Hotels subject to availability. Upon reservation we can confirm. If you have preferences, please advise.
The circuit may be done as described below or it may slightly change according to the hotels booked, which are located in different areas of this region.
We suggest booking with ample anticipation to allow confirmation of the precise itinerary.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Laguna Colorada
  • Andean highlands and lagoons
  • Salt Hotels
  • Uyuni Salt Flat
  • ... and many more! Please check the Itinerary.

Itinerary

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Day 1

Departure 10:00am from hotel in Uyuni
We visit first the Cementerio de trenes in the surroundings of the town of Uyuni.
30km drive to the salar de Uyuni with previous stop at the margins, to the Crafts village of Colchani.

Once entered the salar the main places visited are:
- Minas de sal: salt digging spots
- Museo de sal: former hotel made of salt and gathering place for visitors to have lunch. It is also the spot where you find the Bolivia monument (former Dakar) and the world flags.

- Isla incahuasi: impressive coral rock hill. It is a sanctuary of giant cactus. You can hike up to the summit or wander through the labyrinth of cactus around it. The view is amazing floating on the immense extension of whiteness. This is also the place to have a nice picnic for the day.

We continue across the salar with northwest direction to the foothills of the volcan Tunupa, the largest volcano around it. We reach the "coastal" village of Coqueza. With good fitness conditions, you may reach the mirador of the volcan Tunupa and the Mummie Caves.

First Night Hotel Tambo Coquesa or Tayka de Sal in the nearby Tahua.

The dinner is included at the hotel.
Please note: the water and beverages during dinner are not included. 

Day 2

Departure 07:00am from hotel.
We go south and start our stops around the village of San Pedro de Quemez, with its burned up ruins.

In the route the main places visited are:
- Mirador Caltama
- Pueblos altiplánicos
- Salar de Chiguana
- Mirador Volcan Ollague
- Ruta de Joyas: scenographic trail along the multi-colored lagunas altiplánicas

Desierto Siloli: this vast area with soft ondulations of the desert is where the hotel is located, alone in this out the world landscape.

Second night at Hotel Tayka del Desierto in Ojo de Perdiz, at 4500 meters altitude. This is the highest and most remote hotel of the trip.
The dinner is included at the hotel. Please note: the water and beverages during dinner are not included. 

Day 3

Departure at 07.30-8.00am from hotel.
Today we go towards Chile southbound.

Main places visited are: 
- Árbol de piedra: stone tree in the highland desert
- Laguna Colorada: an explosion of red in a handpainted valley. And thousands of pink flamingos in the red lagoon... 
- Geyser sol de mañana:  we reach kind of a "andean hell". It is the highest point of the trip, almost 5,000 meters. This place may be dangerous if you do not watch your step and keep distance from the shooting geysers and the fuming boiling mud pits. In Bolivia there are no barriers to these natural manifestations but we stop with an ample safety distance.
- Termas de polques: a hotspring pool where you can bathe. It is very rustic but equipped with changing cabins.The entrance is 6 bolivianos, roughly $1 usd. We also have a picnic in this area.

Other places visited:
- Laguna chalviri
- Laguna verde: at the foothil of the volcan Licancabur (5950 mts.)
- Laguna blanca: at the gates of the natural reserve and the frontier at 10km distance.

Frontier pass Hito Cajon to leave Bolivia and enter Chile, around 1-2pm.
The final streth is a drive of 45 km in descent from the Andes to the Atacama desert and arrival to San Pedro de Atacama (2400 mts.) around 2-3pm. 
In summer season the arrival at frontier may also be later, if you prefer.

Arrival time may vary since many factors are in place, the road is a dirt trail and can be slowed down by climate conditions.

The customs clearance may be delayed by other vehicles in line and a random speed of operations by the customs officers of both sides.
We leave you in San Pedro de Atacama, hotel or wherever you prefer.

Included/Excluded

  • Private transfer from San Pedro to frontera Hito Cajon (45km)
  • Driver / Local Guide in Spanish
  • Transportation in Vehicle SUV 4x4 exclusive (max 6 paxs)
  • All meals (except beverages during dinners)
  • Lodging included for 2 nights
  • Beverages during the dinner
  • Tickets Natural Park fee in Bolivia payable only cash (BOL$ 210 each aprox.)

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