4 days in the Uyuni Salt Flat and the Colored Lagoons -Shared

4 days in the Uyuni Salt Flat and the Colored Lagoons

Shared tour from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile with Accomodation with Budget Hostels. 

OVERVIEW

  • Laguna Colorada
  • Andean highlands and lagoons
  • Salt Hotels
  • Incahuasi Island
  • Uyuni Salt Flat
  • Train Cemetery
  • … and many more
    Please check the Itinerary.

Trip Itinerary

DAY 1: GREEN AND WHITE LAGOON – POLQUES HOT SPRINGS – GEYSERS – LAGUNA COLORADA.
Start from Hotel with private shuttle at 7-7.30am to the Bolivian border,at a height of 4,400 m.a.s.l. We change vehicles from a minibus to a jeep Toyota LAND CRUISER 4WD with a maximum capacity of 6 pax with driver/guide in spanish.

Highlights
  • Laguna blanca (Laguna verde: better visit on way back)
  • Desierto salvador dali
  • Terme de polques
  • Geyser sol de mañana
  • Laguna colorada.


    • Accomodation: 1ST NIGHT hostel in Villamar
DAY 2. VILLAMAR – STONE CITY – LAGOONS – ANACONDA CANYON – CHUVICA.
The second day we will continue through the Stone City, to observe how the natural sculpted rocks in the desert. Then along the altiplano we will visit Altiplanic Lagoons (Laguna Catal and Vinto) , inhabited by birds such as flamingos. We will be able to observe the Anaconda Canyon, where llamas and other Andean animals live. We will continue visiting Typical Towns of the highlands .

Highlights
  • Worldcup
  • Stone Cammel
  • Catal Valley
  • Anaconda Canyon
  • Train Cementery

    • The second day of the tour will end in the town of Puerto Chuvica , to spend the night in a Hotel de Sal (Salty Hotel).
DAY 3: UYUNI SALT FLAT – INCAHUASI ISLAND – SALT MUSEUM – VILLAMAR.
On third day of the tour we enter the Salar de Uyuni, a place full of beauty to see the sunrise , in a place that invites us to come into contact with the wildest of nature, to explore the vast white expanse of salt, where We will also visit the great Incahuasi Island , we will hike to the top of the island to see giant cacti and petrified coral rock formations. We will take some time so that you can take some fun photos with the perspectives on the white surface of the salt flat. Then we will visit the Ojos del Salar and a Salt Museum made entirely of salt. We will visit the small town of Colchani, to see traditional and salt crafts, we will also visit the Uyuni Train Cemetery to see the first Bolivian locomotives. We will make a break of (approx. 2 hours) in Uyuni so that you can get to know the small city and buy crafts. Then we will start the return transfer. .

Highlights
  • Incawasi Island
  • Dakar Monument
  • Ojos de Sal
  • Colchani arts and craft
  • Uyuni train cemetery
  • Uyuni Town
The third day will end in the town of Villamar, to spend the night in a family hostel.
DAY 4: VILLAMAR – HITO CAJON – SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA.
On the fourth day of the tour, early in the morning we will return to Hito Cajon. Later we will take the bus transfer to San Pedro de Atacama. Back to San Pedro at h13:00 aprox. End of Service

Accomodations

SCHEDULE

  • Starting point –   From  your accommodation
  • Departure –  07:00 to 08:00 AM
  • Duration – 4  days (approx.)
  • Arrival point –  Office or parking lot (Center of San Pedro de Atacama). 
  • Arrival –  1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. (approx.). It could be delayed 1 to 2 hours due to weather problems.  

IT INCLUDES

  • First night   – basic family accommodation (Villamar). Dorms for 6 people / Showers not available.
  • Second night – Hostal de Sal Double rooms. (Hostal de Sal) / double rooms / Showers available, (may have a small local cost 10 bs)
  • Third night  – Villamar family hostel / double rooms or dormitories depending on availability / Showers available (may have a small local cost of 10 bs)
  • Transfer by minibus   – from San Pedro de Atacama – Hito Cajon (Chile – Bolivia border).
  • Transfer by minibus – from Hito Cajon – San Pedro de Atacama (Chile – Bolivia border).
  • Transport in 4×4 –  (group size is up to 6 people per car).
  • Driver guide  – Local guide in Spanish.
  • Meals –   4 breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 3 dinners.

 


NOT INCLUDED

  • Entrance –   Eduardo Avaroa Protected Area (150 Bs), Polques Hot Springs (6 Bs), Incahuasi Island (30 Bs), Border Tax (17 Bs) (these costs are subject to change without prior notice)
  • Snacks  – additional snacks and bottles of water.
  • Use of bathrooms –   on the way (20 Bs approx.)
  • Hot showers – on the second and third night. (20 Bs approx.)
  • Tips  – (optional)
  • Transfers to the airport.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Travel insurance.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Passport and/or   Identity Card  – Do not forget to bring the necessary documentation to leave the country. Foreigners bring an entry card to Chile (PDI)
  • Lantern – lights go out when the generator runs dry.
  • Extra money in Bolivian pesos – We recommend taking a minimum of 300 Bs p/p for entrance fees and other additional expenses en route.
  • Sunglasses – The salt flat is white, this can affect your vision.
  • Camera, extra battery  – To not run out of battery, to take the best photos of your life. If doing the 3 day tour you will usually be able to recharge your batteries on the first night (3 hours of electricity) and a bit on the second night (24 hours of electricity with a generator).
  • Extra water – The tour provides only during meals. An additional 2 liter bottle per day.
  • Sun cream and hat – At more than 3,600 meters above sea level there are high levels of ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
  • Sleeping bag – It can be rented in the lodges, but it is better to bring one. You will be sleeping up to 4,300 meters temperatures can drop to -15ºC during winter.
  • Warm clothing  – Wear several layers of clothing.
  • Sandals  – Bathrooms are shared.
  • Bathing suit – For the Polques hot springs
  • Toilet paper – Hostels in regular services are basic.
  • Towel – Not available during the tour.
  • Snacks   – The food is adequate in quantity but you can bring something extra for between meals.
  • Lip Cream – Sun and wind and dry air crack them.
  • Luggage  – Per person you can bring a handbag and a backpack or suitcase.

Please Note: 

Our Uyuni Salt Flat itinerary is subject to change during the rainy season, which may result in attraction closures or accessibility issues due to floods or road interruptions.

from $270

Payment Options

We will gladly accept online payment in the methods below, as well as cash or cheque in person.

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Tour Pricing

Shared Dorm
Up to 6 people
$270/person
  • First night – Dorms for 6 people / Showers not available.
  • Second night – Hostal de Sal Double rooms. Showers available,
  • Third night – dormitories / Showers available
  • Transfer by minibus – from San Pedro de Atacama – Hito Cajon (Chile – Bolivia border).
  • Transfer by minibus – from Hito Cajon – San Pedro de Atacama (Chile – Bolivia border).
  • Transport in 4×4 – (group size is up to 6 people per car).
  • Driver guide – Local guide in Spanish.
  • Meals – 4 breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 3 dinners.
Private Room
Single or Double Room
$350/person
  • First night – Private Room with Bathroom.
  • Second night – Private Room with Bathroom.
  • Third night – Private Room with Bathroom.
  • Transfer by minibus – from San Pedro de Atacama – Hito Cajon (Chile – Bolivia border).
  • Transfer by minibus – from Hito Cajon – San Pedro de Atacama (Chile – Bolivia border).
  • Transport in 4×4 – (group size is up to 6 people per car).
  • Driver guide – Local guide in Spanish.
  • Meals – 4 breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 3 dinners.

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