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Uyuni Salt Flats

Bolivia

3 days

Summary

The southwestern corner of Bolivia contains unforgettable and truly unique landscapes. Our Uyuni Salt Flatss overland tour takes you to explore the endless white plains of salted distort perception.

Travel along the large Uyuni Salt Flats plains, drive past the lagoons coloured in vivid green, blue and red. Add flocks of Pink Flamingos for a truly surreal experience.

Continue the adventure by travelling to the Atacama Desert, the driest desert on earth, rich in Pre-Columbian culture, where otherworldly landscapes – extensive salt lakes, volcanos and geysers – are framed by the Andean mountain range. Private overland trips can be designed to finish in the Chilean city of San Pedro de Atacama, or in Salta, Argentina.

Highlights

  • Overland through the world’s largest salt flat.
  • Visit the Colchani Salt Mine and see how locals traditionally extract the salt.
  • Drive to Isla Incahuasi with enormous cacti growing on the island and stunning 360 degree views of the salt plains.
  • Visit Laguna Colorada with a population of pink flamingos and the Geysers Sol de Mañana around the rim of Laguna Chalviri with natural hot springs.
  • Alternative to cross the border into Chile and continue to San Pedro de Atacama. The Atacama Desert is the driest desert in the world.

ITINERARY

Day 1 Uyuni/Tahua

Depart Uyuni by 4WD on one of the most surreal and breathtaking overland trips in South America. See how locals traditionally extract the salt during a visit to the Colchani salt mine before you travel onto Tahua and overnight in a hotel constructed entirely from salt.

Day 2 Tahua/Villamar

Drive to Isla Incahuasi, famous for the enormous cacti growing on the island and its stunning 360-degree views of the salt plains. Continue across the Altiplano to Alota and Villamar.

Day 3 Villamar/San Pedro de Atacama

Today’s highlights include a visit to Laguna Colorada with a population of pink flamingos, and the Geysers Sol de Mañana around the rim of Laguna Chalviri with natural hot springs. Continue through Las Pampas de Dali and on to Laguna Verde, located at the base of the Licancabur Volcano. From here you cross the border into Chile and continue to San Pedro de Atacama.

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