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Uyuni Salt Flat Tour – Full Day

Uyuni Salt Flat tour full day

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Uyuni Salt Flat Tour – Full Day

FULL DAY
  • Uyuni Salt Flat tour full day

Description

Uyuni Salt Flat Tour – Full Day

10,000 km² of salt flat spread out across Bolivia’s remote southwest. Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world, an endless sheet of hexagonal tiles (created by the crystalline nature of the salt), dotted with pyramids of salt. Despite the desert dryness, freezing night temperatures, and fierce desert sun, this landscape is not devoid of life. Pink flamingos, ancient cacti, and rare hummingbirds all live in the  Uyuni salt flat.

During the wet season, the salt desert is transformed into a enormous salt lake, albeit one  that is only six to twenty inches deep, traversable by both boat and truck. During this time,  the shallow salt lake perfectly mirrors the sky, creating bizarre illusions of infinity. In the  middle of this seemingly infinite salty lake is a hotel built entirely out of—naturally—salt;  we recommend a visti  if your time permits.

Also worth traveling to are the nearby Laguna Colorado and Laguna Verde. Laguna  Colorado is a red-hued lake filled with thousands of pink flamingos, while Laguna Verde is  a blue-green salt lake found at the foot of the volcano Licancabur. Its shifting aqua color is  caused by copper sediments and microorganisms living within the lake.

Normally, the tour is conducted in 4×4 vehicles (usually Toyota Landcruisers) with 6 or 7 people, with the driver often times cooking.  Most 3- and 4- day tours have the same itinerary for the first 2 1/2 days, a day on the salt plains, then heading south to the southwest corner of Bolivia, and then splitting off from there.  The specific sites that are seen can be dependent on the tour, but group input can define which sites are visited and how much time will be spent at each.

Altitude: 3653 m.a.s.l.
Location: Uyuni – Bolivia
Duration: Full day

Itinerary

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We will visit the Train Cemetery, then continue to the indigenous community of Colchani to see the production of iodised salt in its rustic form. We enter the vast white deserts with typical scenes of salt extraction as mounds of salt, salt eyes and the first salt hotel, now a museum. We visit Sajchilla Island with millenary cactus, a site still unexplored where we will take a walk of about 20 minutes. We continue to Coquesa, located at the foot of Tunupa Volcano, and explore the surroundings where we can see the famous pink flamingos. Lunch. In the afternoon we return to Uyuni visiting Incahuasi Island, a typical place where we can find giant cactus in a habitat of volcanic rock.

Included

Included:

  • 4×4 Transport
  • Spanish and/or English speaking driver guide
  • Entrances fees
  • 01 bottle of water
  • Lunch
  • First aid kit

Duration: 7 1/2 hours

Schedule: 09:30 – 17:00

Frequency: Daily

Rate per person

Rate Per Person

Without Hotel Duration of hours 1PAX 2PAX 3PAX 4 PAX CHD
Service With Guide 8 hours approximately 414 220 168 138 125
Service Without Guide 8 hours approximately 335 178 137 114 102

Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions

Our Rates:

  • Rates in American Dollars (US$)
  • Rates subject to change without prior notice.
  • Rates for children apply under 8 years old.
  1. In order to improve the service, may change the order of the tours.
  2. The programs have been quoted in the cheapest room category of the hotels. For higher categories, consult your sales executive.
  3. The check-in and checkout schedules are set by each hotel. Usually, the rooms are available for entry between 12:00 m. and 3:00 p.m. and departure must be before 12:00 p.m. Subsequent departures may mean additional charges. it is important to follow the recommendations of the attendant who accompanies them at the time of check-in at the hotel and/or ask at the hotel the respective schedules in case it´s not published in reception.
  4. The requirements of double rooms (double or twin), triple rooms, extra beds, cots are subject to confirmation.
  5. The triple rooms in some destinations and hotels are composed of 2 double beds, which means sharing these beds.
  6. The tourists are obliged to conduct themselves respecting the rights of the people, the environment, the cultural and natural heritage of the nation, as well as the multi-ethnic conditions of Peruvian.

Insurance

We recommend passengers to get trip cancellation, travel repatriation and international medical insurances to cover any inconveniences that may arise during the trip. We also urge them to check with their doctor to update vaccines and review medical concerns regarding international travel.

Air Tickets

Prices of air tickets are subject to change without previous notice until their final issuance. Flight schedules are subject to change by the airline companies up until the day of the flight. Additional restrictions, limitations, penalties and/or specific conditions may be placed by the airlines.

Luggage & Liabilities

PERU AGENCY recommends that all of the guests arrive to Peru with their own travel insurance, and that it covers for lost luggage.

PERU AGENCY cannot be held responsible for:
* Baggage lost or delayed during international or domestic flights.
*Lost carry-on items, handbags, or personal articles.
*Items forgotten by guests at hotels, vehicles or venues, or during tours.

We recommend our guests not to include any valuable items in their checked baggage during land transfers.

Protocols – Covid

New Policies of Customer Service POST PANDEMIC:

We reinvented ourselves to look after you!

  1. All transfers to and from the airport or station are still operated as a private service.
  2. In Bolivia we are keeping our policy of private service. Our guides are trained to seek adequate spaces when guiding the group.
  3. Our guides, support staff and drivers have been trained to maintain an adequate distance from other groups of tourists during visits to attractions.
  4. Guides, support staff and drivers will use masks at all times during any service provided to tourists.
  5. All our vehicles have alcohol gel on board and tourists are required to use it before getting in and out of the vehicle.
  6. All our vehicles carry an oxygen tank, in case of emergency.
  7. We request that our clients also use a mask during the excursions; help us to look after those who are looking after you.
  8. At the end of each service, vehicles and equipment will be thoroughly washed and disinfected.
  9. We have restructured our services, offering more outdoor experiences and minimizing wherever possible visits to enclosed spaces.
  10. We have agreed strict protocols of cleaning and disinfection of equipment, surfaces and staff with all our providers of accommodation and catering, such as hotels, lodges, and restaurants, among others. Staff will use gloves and masks, anyone handling food will also wear a hat.
  11. We look after you from start to finish; from the moment you contact us, providing you with current, reliable, trustworthy information about attractions to visit, accommodation, food, climate, appropriate health protocols in each destination, etc; during the booking process we offer secure payment options and very competitive rates, we believe that we offer the best value for money; and from the start of your trip, in an airport, station or wherever you begin your experience, until your departure, there is a travel specialist to look after you, your health, and in the event of an emergency can get in touch with your loved ones back home; it’s therefore important you provide us with a contact number in your country of origin.
  12. We are applying all of the above measures. If there is anything further you would like us to do, please feel free to ask when you reserve, we would be happy to accommodate any request you have.