03DAYS UYUNI + HIGHLAND LAKES + COLORED LAGOON
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.
03DAYS UYUNI + HIGHLAND LAKES + COLORED LAGOONS
|(PRIVATE TRANSPORT 4×4 + PRIVATE GUIDE)
|INCLUSIONS / EXCLUSIONS
|US$1280.00 (based on 01 person)
|Inclusions: Pick up from bus station or airport, private transportation 4WD for 03Days, english-spanish speaking guide, stops during, accommodation at local lodges, all meals. Besides mineral water, wine and snacks. Note: The local lodge has basic services
Exclusions: Entrance fees, toilet fees, extras, tips and others not mentioned in the program.
First Aid Kit & Oxygen: On board during the trip.
|US$1280.00 (based on 02 persons)
|US$1340.00 (based on 03 persons)
|US$1340.00 (based on 04 persons)
|US$1430.00 (based on 05 persons)
|DAY 01: Train cemetery: 10:00am
Colchani village: 11:00am. Visit salt shops
Isla Incahuasi: 13:00pm + stops at salt hotel & lunch
Departure to Chuvica Village: 16:00pm. Overnight
|Uyuni town – Chuvica village: 00km
Time of travel:
|DAY 02: Chuvica – Lagunas altiplanicas: 08:00am. Including stops en route
Arrival at Lagunas altiplanicas: 12:00pm. Lunch en route
Siloli desert – Stone tree: 14:00pm + stops
Arrival in Huayllajara: 16:00pm.
|Chuvica village – Huayllajara: 00km
Time of travel:
|DAY 03: Huayllajara – White & green lagoons: 08:00pm + stops en route
White lagoon – Villa Alota: 11:00pm + lunch & stops
Arrival in Uyuni village: 17:00pm..
|Huayllajara – Uyuni: 00km
Time of travel:
03DAYS UYUNI + HIGHLAND LAKES + COLORED LAGOON
DESCRIPTION OF ITINERARY:
DAY 01: UYUNI – TRAIN CEMETERY – COLCHANI – INCAWASI ISLAND – CHUVICA: 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. Then we enter to the salt flats to see salt water eyes (ojos de agua salada) from where the salty water is emerging. The 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. Then we enter to salt desert to explore the salt water eyes (ojos del Salar) natural conduits that end in holes through which salt water circulates. Then lunch included during trip. Afterwards we continue 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. Afterwards we go ahead to Chuvica, typical village located south side of Uyuni salt flat, to 48km from Incawasi island, making stops en route. Afternoon explore the surroundings. Dinner included at local lodge. Overnight in Chuvica village.
DAY 02: LAGUNAS ALTIPLANICAS – STONE TREE – COLORED LAGOON – HUAYLLAJARA: Breakfast at the lodge. We start our journey passing the Chiguana salt flat, which has a lower salt concentration, then we continue in direction to highland lakes (lagunas altiplanicas), observing mountain of colors en route, besides stop at viewpoint of Ollague volcano (5870 m.a.s.l) located to 15km of distance on the border of Bolivia and Chile which is still active and on the left side the impressive mountain Tomasamil. We arrive to the lagunas altiplanicas as Cañapa lake, Hedionda lake, Chiarcota lake and honda lake, the lagoons are surrounded by mountains and during the winter snowy peaks, en route can be seen flamingos and mountain rodents (vizcachas). Lunch included during trip. Afterwards we continue with our trip, making stop at Siloli desert and stone tree. Finally we arrive to Huayllajara, where is located colored lagoon and also our lodge. Colored lagoon (laguna Colorada) lies 151 km away south of San Juan village at an altitude of 4278 metres and covers an area of 60 km², where there are more than 40,000 flamingos. The rich red colouration is due algae and plankton, and its minerals, where the shoreline of lagoon, is fringed with brilliant white deposits of sodium, magnesium, borax and gypsum. Afternoon explore the surroundings. Dinner included at local lodge. Overnight at Huayllajata lodge.
DAY 03: GEISER MORNING SUN – WHITE & GREEN LAGOONS – SAN CRISTOBAL – UYUNI: Early morning, a guide and driver will pick you up and then you will be driven to visit the Geysers – fumaroles (volcanic zone) Sol de Mañana, as known as “Morning Sun”at 4,850 m.a.s.l, where lies a geyser basin with bubbling mud pots, hellish fumaroles and aroma of sulphur fumes boiling at 150-200 Cº. This small crater of intense volcanic activity, remind us the age when earth was formed. Then breakfast included. Afterwards we continue with our journey passing the thermal baths of Polques – Challviri, here have the opportunity to take a bath in outdoor hot springs at 35 Cº water, laguna Salada (salty lagoon), Salvador Dali desert (the highest and driest desert in the world). Following our trip we visit to the Lagunas Blanca y Verde (White and Green lagoons) located at the foot of the volcano Licancabur (5,960 m.a.s.l), the green colour of this lake is due to high concentrations of lead, sulphur and calcium carbonate that have the geological formations of the area. Lunch included during trip. Afterwards free time. Then, a return trip from Laguna Verde to Uyuni; passing by Rock Valley – Villa Alota village – Kulpina k – San Cristobal where a baroque church and colonial paintings can be seen. Arrival in Uyuni around 17:00 Hrs. Transfer to hotel.
CHOICE 01: Return from Laguna Verde to Uyuni.
CHOICE 02: Transfer out to the border (Chile).
WHAT IS INCLUDED: Private transportation 4WD with luggage rack on roof for 03Days, spanish speaking driver-guide
Day 01: Visit en route at train cemetery, Colchani village (salt processing), salt eyes, Playa blanca museum, isla Incawasi, lunch-picnic, accomodation in Chuvica or Atulcha vilage.
Day 02: Breakfast, Chiguana salt flats, highland lakes (lagunas altiplanicas), lunch-picnic, Siloli desert, stone tree, colored lagoon, accommodation in Huayllajara, dinner.
Day 03: Geiser Sol de mañana, breakfast, thermal bath, Salvador Dali desert, white & green lagoon, lunch-picnic, rock valley, San cristobal church.
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, Eduardo Avaroa National Park 150 Bs, toilet fees 20 Bs, hot spring fees, extras, tips and others not mentioned in the program. Please bring cash in bolivian currency (bolivianos Bs), local people don’t accept dolares USD during the tour.
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.