01DAY UYUNI + INCAWASI ISLAND + TUNUPA
RUMBO EXPLORA have carefully selected the best private transport options, tour to Uyuni salt flats, all year around. RUMBO EXPLORA offer you the possibility to make your transport reservation, due that not all transport companies have an automatic booking system. We will confirm your reservation within 24 hours.
01DAY UYUNI + INCAWASI ISLAND + TUNUPA
|(4WD PRIVATE TRANSPORT & PRIVATE GUIDE)
price per vehicle
|INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS|
|US$380.00 (based on 01 person)||Inclusions: Pick up from bus station or airport, private transportation 4×4 for 01Day, stops during trip, english-spanish speaking guide, lunch picnic during trip, mineral water, wine and snacks.
Exclusions: Entrance fees, toilet fees, extras, tips and others.
First Aid Kit & oxygen: On board.
|US$380.00 (based on 02 persons)|
|US$380.00 (based on 03 persons)|
|US$380.00 (based on 04 persons)|
|US$410.00 (based on 05 persons)|
|AM: Uyuni village to Train cemetery: 10:00am
Train cemetery – Colchani village: 10:45am. Visit salt shops & local museum
Colchani – Isla Incahuasi: 11:30am. Including stops at salt hotel & mummies
|Distance Uyuni village – Uyuni salt flat: 165km
|PM: Arrival at Isla Incahuasi: 13:00pm. Then lunch & free time to explore the surroundings
Return Isla Incahuasi – Uyuni village: 16:00pm, including stops en route
Arrival in Uyuni village: 19:00pm.
|Distance Uyuni village – Uyuni salt flat: 165km|
01DAY UYUNI + INCAWASI ISLAND + TUNUPA
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: UYUNI – TRAIN CEMETERY – COLCHANI VILLAGE – TUNUPA VOLCANO – ISLA INCAWASI – UYUNI: Morning around 10:00am a driver & guide will pick you up from the hotel in Uyuni (Bolivia) then you will be driven to Train Cemetery: The first railroad in Bolivia, which worked on the route from Uyuni to Antofagasta in 1899, as freight and passenger train, carrying minerals from Huanchaca mine. The age of the trains lasted a short time; locomotives that were stopped by lack of maintenance were transferred for storage to Uyuni and so it was born the train cemetery, which now is part of an industrial past. The railway expired definitely with the capitalization in 1993 and the systematic dismissal of nearly 1,000 workers. Then we continue to Colchani Village, a small town located on the shores of the Great Salt Lake, 22km away from Uyuni, with a population of few hundred Indians, which is the main entrance to Salt Mines, the biggest salt deposit in the world. Colchani is 3680 masl and with an area of 12,000 km ², which was formed by the evaporation of ancient seas, where the main activity is the extraction of salt in traditional way as the process of drying, grinding and bagging. Colchani is only 2 km away from Salt Lake where it was extracted the salt. This salt plain is made by about 11 layers of salt; its thickness varies between 2 and 10 meters. It is estimated that there is 10 billion tons of salt, so it would be one of the biggest reserves of lithium in the world. we will visit the eyes of water and the salt hotel (a hotel made of Salt), afterwards we will head towards Chijini, the unknown Salar Sensual, a spectacular place and very little visited by tourist in spite of its unrivalled beauty. We ascend to the cathedral hill, which is a mound of about 40 m high where the pukara or ruins of stacked stones are found. This part offers one of the most exceptional viewpoints in the world. Next we will visit the Chijini cave, a result from an underwater geological formations with calcareous bodies, product of the dissolution of calcium. Then lunch, while overlooking the salt desert. After lunch, we will ascend by car to the Volcano to visit the Mummies of Coquesa, with excellent views to the Salt Flats in the distance. In the afternoon we will go ahead to Incahuasi Island. Arrival to Isla Incawasi, located in the desert of salt, the Incawasi Island is populated by numerous giant cactus with up to 10m height, from the top you can admire the wonderful landscape of the salt plain and it has an area of 12,000 km ². The island is completely deserted, like all the other islands of the salt plain. Free time to explore Isla Incawasi. Finally a return trip to Uyuni village. Arrival in Uyuni village around 18:00pm. End of our services.
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Private transportation 4WD, english-spanish speaking guide, entrance fees, visit en route at Train cemetery, Colchani village (salt processing), mummies, Playa blanca museum in Uyuni salt flat, lunch and stops during trip. Besides pre-trip information + organization and all local sales taxes. There are no hidden extras in our prices.
NOT INCLUDED: Entrance fees to isla Incawasi 30 Bs, toilet fees, extras, tips and others not mentioned in the program.
IMPORTANT: Our land transportation vehicles have comfortable seats + oxygen & first aid kit + panoramic windows + 2 types of insurances as Certificate of Statutory Accident Insurance Transit SOAT, besides has vehicle Insurance Policy to all risks in record exclusive for foreign. Rumbo Explora provide to visitors all possible choices. Beware with illegal local Tour Operators or middleman, who do not pay the real costs to suppliers (transport, local restaurants & guest houses, tour guides & drivers). Help us avoid the explotation.
|Technical specifications: 4x4WD Toyota Land Cruiser or Nissan Patrol) (05 seats)||Equipped with: Reclining seats, retractile seat belts, air conditioner, heating system, plugs for mobile devices.|
|First Aid Kit & Oxygen: Oxygen bottle & first aid kit in all our excursions & transfers||Insurance policy: Our vehicles have National permit circulation and (Certificate of obligatory Insurance for accidents of transit SOAT, besides all vehicles have Insurance Policy to all risks in record)|
You can see that in Rumbo Explora we have developed for you tailor-made itineraries with the best price as competitive as possible, providing an excellent service and paying our guides 10% above the legal wage agreed with the tour guides in Peru. Our staff are some of the best paid in Cusco & Machupicchu, Puno & Lake Titicaca, Arequipa & Colca canyon, Lima and Nazca & Paracas, which allows us to attract only the Best Tour Guides, Motor Boats and Land Transportation with national permit, to none other local company, that can only provide a cheaper price by providing a far inferior service and saving on staff costs, ¿How? Hiring tour guides in training without experience and not paying them, besides avoiding taxes to government.
Big Travel companies from Europe, North America, Australia and others work with the Peruvian Tour Operators located in Lima-Peru, who work as middlemen receiving from them good prices from the Tours & Packages, and paying to us 40 to 50% minor the normal price, besides 2 to 3 months delayed, being this the reason that Rumbo Explora have decided to offer tours & packages directly to travelers.
VISAS / PASSPORTS:
If you travel to Bolivia, visa is not necessary for U.S Citizens and most other nationalities. If you hold a passport from another country, we will send all information necessary otherwise check with your local consulate or embassy about requirements for travel to Bolivia. All passengers traveling internationally are required to have a passport. Please carry proper identification on you and do not leave in your suitcase or hotel room. In most of places like airports, train-bus stations, frontier or at any other check points you must to show passport, because some countries have laws that require you to carry your passport with you at all times and anywhere. If you are in any doubt please contact the nearest Bolivian Embassy.