Discover the infamous Salar de Uyuni on this amazing 3-day air-expedition. Fly from La Paz and embark on an unforgettable expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land cruiser through the vast and blinding-white salt flats of Uyuni and into the desert of southwest Bolivia ... More info ›
Discover the infamous Salar de Uyuni on this amazing 3-day air-expedition. Fly from La Paz and embark on an unforgettable expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land cruiser through the vast and blinding-white salt flats of Uyuni and into the desert of southwest Bolivia. Along the way, visit tiny villages, multi-colored lakes with flamingos, geysers, and thermal hot-springs at 4,000 - 5,000m. At the end of this amazing adventure, fly back to La Paz.
- Included flights from & to La Paz
- Drive through the Bolivian Altiplano’s moon-like deserts
- Marvel at breathtaking red & green colored lakes
- See active volcanoes & relax in therapeutic hot springs
Day 1: La Paz Pickup - Flight to Uyuni - Train Graveyard - Colchani - Uyuni Salt Flats (Incahuasi Island) - Atulcha (L/D)
You will get picked up at your La Paz accommodation to be taken to the La Paz Airport to catch an early flight to Uyuni. On arrival you will be transferred to the provider office to start your tour at 11 am with a visit to Uyuni's 'train graveyard' to see the first locomotives in Bolivia. Then we will visit the small village of Colchani to visit a salt factory where they process the salt mined from Uyuni, have lunch, and enjoy some free time to explore the local museum or shop for souvenirs. Next we will continue to the great salt flats of Uyuni. Take photos as you cruise along the vast white expanse of salt, and visit a hotel made completely of salt. Next we will visit Incahuasi (Fish Island) where you will have time to take a hike to the top of the island to see giant cactus and rock formations made of petrified coral. Enjoy the stunning sunset over the salt flat before spending the night at the tiny village of Atulcha in a salt hotel.
Day 2: Sora Canyon - Andean Lagoons - Desert of Siloli - Red Lagoon - Sol de Mañana Geysers - Polques (B/L/D)
Start off at 7:00 am for breakfast at the hotel and then head toward the villages of Julaca and San Agustin where we will take a short walk to the Sora Canyon to observe incredible views and flocks of llamas. Our next stop is at the Volcan Ollague viewpoint, where we will have lunch before heading to the beautiful Andean lagoons inhabited by 3 species of Andean flamingos. Visit the Desert of Siloli at 4550m (the highest and driest in the world) and take a photo next to the 'Rock tree', a lava rock formation. Before arriving to our final destination today, we will stop at the overlook point by the Red Lagoon to see more pink flamingos and admire this intense red-colored lake, and then at the Sol de Mañana geysers. In the evening we will enjoy the open air hot springs and take a bath in naturally 35 Cº water before spending the night in nearby Polques.
Day 3: Dali Desert - Green Lagoon - Flight Uyuni to La Paz (B/L)
Get off to an early start around 7:30 to the Dali Pampas and then to the Green Lagoon (toxic copper water at the foot of the big Licancabur volcano at 6000m, a few kilometers from the Bolivia-Chile border). Then head back to Uyuni passing by beautiful scenery along the way and eating a picnic lunch along the roadside. Arrive to Uyuni around 5pm and get transferred to the airport to catch your return flight to La Paz, where this amazing adventure will come to an end.
Note: This itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to weather conditions, strikes, roadblocks, or force majeure events which are beyond our control. We will always do our best to follow the itinerary as close as possible.