4D / 3N
ROUNDTRIP TOUR: SAN PEDRO – UYUNI Salt-flat 3 or 4 DAYS
SHARED TOUR 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS | CLASSIC
Standard Language: Español
(VILLAMAR ROUTE, 3500 meters )
It includes complete meals and lodging in basic hostel rooms:
1° night in basic hostal in Villamar in a 3-bed dorm (hot water here)
2° night in salt hostal in Puerto Chuvica or Candelaria with double rooms (hot water here)
3° night in basic hostal in Villamar in triple rooms (hot water here)
Upgrade for private double room
You can opt for a private double room also on the first and/or third night for $25.000 clp extra (each night, total).
*Please note: does not have a private bath.*
Simply select the EXTRA options at the moment of the booking.
** most local driver/guides speak spanish only.
But we have some that speak also basic english. According to the dates you are planning your trip, we can schedule the english-speaking guide.
If you require an exclusive english guide or in any other language please find the Uyuni Private Tours page.
* Please Note:
The main route specified on the program may vary due to climatic conditions. On the fall/winter months, the Hito Cajon Frontier Pass may be closed, without prior notice, forcing us to pass thru the Ollague Frontier Pass, which is an extra 5-hour detour.
In this case, the agency in Chile or Bolivia at the start of tour, requires an extra payment of $20.000 clp each for the extra costs of the trip. Also, the time of arrival is delayed by the detour.
The serious difference between agencies are the vehicles used.
The path travelled is a trail, not a road. You are in Bolivia, in a pristine environment, fascinating and wild. Prisma Andino assists you with qualified experts of the territory and a safe trip, with vehicles that get revision after every tour.
This is why we are recommended by many travellers!
Once You recive the reservation voucher, please provide:
• Full names and nationalities
• If you already know, also name of hostel and day of arrival
You must bring to the excursion:
• Valid Passport/ID
• At least 201 Bolivian pesos in cash for the entrances, that you pay directly to the parks
• Your personal water for the trip. We suggest 6L (big bottle) for each person.
• Comfortable shoes for walking in sand, stones and… salt!
• Clothing in layers, since it can be warm during the day and chilly during the night or with cloudy weather
• Sun protection: hat, sunglasses and sun block
• Sleeping bags not strictly necessary.
The beds are equipped with sheets and heavy blankets but mostly depends on your grade of resistance to cold.
Hostels are not heated so in the coldest months, from July to September, also inside the hostels, the temps can get below 0 degrees celsius.
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.
1st Night at a hostel of the Community Mallku in Villa Mar at a height of 3500 meters
(Breakfast and dinner at the hostel).
Breakfast. We start visiting cave paintings, Valley of the Rocks, where you can see
formations like Los City Italy, World Cup, Camel, etc.
Then we visit the Black Lagoon rich in wildlife and Catal Lagoon (Laguna Misteriosa),
the Canyon Catal and picnic Lunch
Viewpoint Waterfall Agua Dulce, a valley inhabited by many highland
communities. These communities are engaged in raising Andean animals such as llamas
and alpacas. The day ends with the arrival at the community of Villa Candelaria to the
salt Hostal. Available double or triple accommodations.
At 5:00 hours we start the day to go to Incahuasi Island and observe the sunrise, in the
center of the Uyuni Salt Flat. We visit the so called Museum of salt, which is the first and
former salt hotel (Hotel Playa Blanca).
Salt Flat Eyes (Ojos del Salar) and Salt Brick-digging sites, until we reach
the Community of Colchani crafts village.
Picnic Lunch. Last stop at Train Cemetery. And the tour ends in the town of Uyuni
between 2pm - 3pm. Approximately.
* The passengers who return to San Pedro will depart from ours agency in Bolivia at
approximately 4:00 PM. We will start the transfer to Villa Mar where we will have dinner
and spend the last night there.
We start the return to the Hito Cajon frontier, at 05:00 AM,
breakfast at the shelter of Laguna Blanca and we arrive to Hito Cajón. Here we will carry
out the immigration procedures and finally our last destination San Pedro de Atacama,
arriving at approximately 12:00 PM.