San Pedro de Atacama - Salar de Uyuni - Uyuni, private tour
You will depart around 7.00 - 7.30 hrs. from San Pedro de Atacama to the border at Hito Cajón. You will get a stamp in your passport and than you will change transport and start your tour by Jeep.
Today you will get to see Laguna Blanca (white lagoon) and Laguna Verde (green lagoon) and the nearby Volcano Licancabur. You will drive through the Salvador Dalí Desert to arrive at the natural thermal water of the hot springs (Polques).
The journey continues passing Laguna Chalviri and the geyser Sol de Mañana. Next stop will be at Laguna Colorada (red lagoon). You will spend the night in a lodge close to this lagoon.
The next day you will start with a visit to Laguna Colorada. The journey continues driving through the Silolí Desert where you will get to see the Árbol de Piedra (stone tree), a rock formation of over eight meters high.
Then you will pass the so called Lagunas Altoandinas: Laguna Ramaditas, Laguna Honda, Laguna Chiarkota, Laguna Hedionda and Laguna Cañapa.
You will arrive at a viewpoint from where you will have a good view of the semi-active Ollagüe Volcano.
Probably you will see some wildlife today as well. You will spend the night in a basic accommodation/dorm room in Aguaquiza.
On the last day you will cross the salt flats and visit cactus island Incahuasi, where you can go for a short walk over the island along the huge cacti and enjoy the fabulous views over the salt flats.
Later on you will visit the Salt Hotel, see Ojos del Salar (eyes of the salt flat), here bubbling gases escape from underneath the salt flat, and Montones de Sal (salt piles) at the spot where salt is extracted.
In Colchani handicrafts made of salt can be seen, as well as the process of making domestic salt, and the Salt Museum.
At the Train Cemetery near Uyuni you can see antique English trains that where brought to Bolivia many years ago and that are no longer in use.
Arrival in Uyuni is between 16.00 and 17.00 hrs.
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