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4 Day trip from Tupiza to Uyuni

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Roberto Orihuela

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4 Day trip from Tupiza to Uyuni

Visiting the salt flat of Uyuni from Tupiza is magic, you see the most beautiful part of Bolivia from the best way, not crowded, visiting the colored lagoons in the perfect time, the salar of uyuni at the end of the tours, the incredible sunrise in the salar, and the biggest mirror effect on the earth, what an incredible experience. Fabulous experience.

DAY 1

D1: Tupiza to Quetena

Today you will visit the Quebrada de Palala, a spectacular jagged rock formation, formed over many years by intense erosion of the mountainside. After this you will head on to the Sillar where you will have a few minutes to get out and enjoy this dramatic landscape before we continue on through Nazarenito, a small gold mining community. Finally, you will arrive at San Pablo de Lípez (4250m), population 250), Then you will go to San Antonio de Lípez. You will head through the abandoned ghost town of San Antonio, a village once famous for its wealth in gold. After San Antonio you will pass Laguna Morejón and the area of the same name, with formations of eroded volcanic rock. You will pass through the towns of Quetena Chico. Where we are going to spend the first night. Read more

Basic Accommodation
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DAY 2

D2: Quetena to Laguna Colora

your first lagoon- Laguna Kolpa. Here large amounts of raw material are extracted for making soap. If you want, you can get out and take a few photographs before continuing on through the Salar the Chalviri to arrive at the hot springs in time for a swim and some lunch. You will have about an hours stop here. Your next stop after lunch will be the Laguna Verde (4250 msnm) is a saltwater lake located in the high Andes National Wildlife Reserve Andean Eduardo Abaroa, Bolivia in the Potosí highlands. It has a size of 3.7 kilometres long and 2.3 kilometres wide and covers an area of 5.2 km2. It is coupled with the White by a small lagoon close, and presents an emerald green coloration due to the high mineral content of magnesium in its waters. Coastal has a perimeter of 10 kilometres, found at the feet of Volcano Licancabur (5868m), which represents the border between Chile and Bolivia. For your interest: Laguna Verde´s rich green colour is caused by the high arsenic and magnesium content in the water. El Desierto de Dalí (110 km2) is our next stop, a place with mountains of surrealist colours, reminiscent of the photos of Salvador Dalí and rock formations of petrified lava. Then you will arrive at the ‘Sol de Mañana’ Geysers (5000m above sea level). Then we will spend the 2nd night in Huayllajara (Basic Accommodation). Read more

Huayllajara
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DAY 3

Laguna Colorada to Salt Hote

After the breakfast you will go to Laguna Colorada, the stone tree and the rocks valley.From here you will drive past a series of lagoons to arrive at Laguna Hedionda to have lunch. Here you will see flamingos, vicuñas and possibly even an Andean fox, then you will go to San Juan, small town, after lunch we will pass by volcano Ollagüe, which is classed as semi-active, as its crater is constantly releasing smoke and continue through the Salar de Chiguana, San juan and finally Puerto Chuvica (Basic Salt Hotel). Read more

Salt Hotel (Basic Accommodat
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DAY 4

Salt Hotel to Uyuni Salt Flat

Today we will cross the immense Salar de Uyuni (3650 msnm); at 12,000 km2, the Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt plain in the world, stretching away in all directions as far as the eye can see. From here you can see volcano Tunupa impressively overhanging. The salt flats are made up of 11 separate layers with a thickness that ranges from 2 to 10m. The depth of salt is 120 meters, which is composed of overlapping layers of brine and mud lake.It is the biggest reserve of minerals such as lithium, magnesium, potassium , nitrogen, phosphorus and borax in the world. It has 14 small islands, the most important is the Incahuasi Island. Around the island you can see the Ojos del Agua; literally translated as ‘eyes of water’, these are springs which act as pores for the salt flats. Leaving the salt bed we will visit Colchani, the village where the salt is processed. Here there are various artesanias to buy, both salt and Alpaca, which are the two main industries in the area. Finally the tour finishes in Uyuni at 2:00 pm in the central part of the city. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Quetena Chico
Hotel Hostal Braulia
Day 2
Location Laguna Colorada
Hotel Hostal Laguna Colorada
Day 1
Location Villa Candelarai
Hotel Hostal of Salt
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Quetena Chica
Hotel Hostal Julian
Day 2
Location Laguna Colorada
Hotel Hostal Roman
Day 3
Location Villa Candelaria
Hotel Hostal de Sal
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location San Pablo de Lipez
Hotel Hotel Sumaj Jallpa
Day 2
Location Ojito de Perdiz Desierto Siloli
Day 3
Location Colchani

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transport during the tour
  • Accommodation
  • Meals

Package excludes

  • English or French Speaking Guide (140 USD for the whole trip)
  • Entrance Fee (around 32 USD per person)
  • Airfare
  • Personal expenses
  • Visa, consular fees or any other formalities.
  • Tips
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers

REVIEWS

2 Reviews

Leonardo Fetado, Italy

We have passed 4 days with La Torre Tours of Tupiza. We had the chance to see beatiful lagunas, ciudad encantada, sillar,geysers at 5000m, salar de uyuni and many other breathtaking places. We really reccomend La Torre tours and, in particular, we reccomend you Felipe, our extraordinary and amazing guide, and Clotilde our spectacular cooker. A great thanks to all of them! Read more

Ayelet Mey Tal, Israel

Everyone in the company was very helpful! The driver was amazing, he was nice, helpfull and drove really carefully. Our English guide- Aide/Ayde was like a mom to us! We got cold on the trip and she helped us a lot!! Thanks again for everything!

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