Visit the incredible rock figures and natural formations in Uyuni desert and end your journey in Atacama.
Uyuni desert is not only well-known for its “mirror effect”, but also the astonishing natural creations. Tupiza is a city located in southwest Bolivia. The arid climate and strong winds shape a huge amount of rock figures with multiple shapes. They are caved naturally for thousands of years. In your journey, you will climb to the top of Sillar where you can appreciate these incredible and historical natural formations.
Also, you will definitely not miss the most popular site – Salar de Uyuni. Besides, you will explore other popular attractions, including Incahuasi Island or the Ojos de Sal, and the most unknown places on the north shore, such as La Cueva Chiquini, the Tunupa Volcano and the Coquesa mummies.
Furthermore, Andean deserts and colorful lagoons are magnificent, where you can see the artistic work of the god. Additionally, you will marvel the local endemic fauna and flora where are located in Eduardo Avaroa Reserve. You will also see the artisanal mining activity in the area.
Likewise, you will discover San Vicente Mine, where was the main stage of the last assault of the Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid. They were two famous bandits in West Wild. Their story was made as an American movie in 1969 and won an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay. Finally, you will visit the local museum to learn more about the local sites.
Start this 4 days Uyuni desert journey and have an incredible wild exploration.
Duration: 4 days
Start location: Hotel in Tupiza
End location: San Pedro de Atacama
Availability: Wednesday and Friday
Day 1: Welcome to Tupiza and explore the Uyuni desert
The first day of your journey will begin at 10:00 am at the hotel in Tupiza. You will soon see the rock formations in the area. Later, you will discover Quebrada del Palala and climb into the viewpoint “Las Coloradas”. Moreover, you will visit Mirador “Sillard” and Butch Museum Cassidy and Sundance Kid in San Vincente. Lastly, you will explore Mirador de la mina and Sandhills, and end your first day in Uyuni.
Meals: lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Tambo Aymara in Uyuni or similar
Day 2: Explore the local popular attractions
In your second day, you will discover more geographical sites. It will start at 10:00 am. In the morning, you will visit Train Cemetery, Colchani, and Incahuasi Island. You will have your lunch in the Salinas. In the afternoon, you will explore Salt Desert, Tunupa, and Coquesa. Your final stop is Tahua.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Tayka de Sal in Tahua or similar
Day 3: Visit diverse Islands, lagoons, and deserts
The third day of your journey will begin at 7:30 am. You will spend your morning in C’ijini, Fish Island, Campanian Islands, and Burnt Village. Additionally, you will have your lunch in Tayka de Piedra. In the afternoon, you will visit Andean Lagoons (Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarkota, Honda, and Ramaditas) and Siloli Desert. You will end your day in Partridge Eye.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, and dinner
Accommodation: Tayka del Desierto in Ojo de Perdiz or similar
Day 4: Discover more natural formations and the end of your journey
Your last day will begin at 7:00 am. You will first visit jo de Perdiz, Arbol de Piedra, Thermal waters, and Laguna Colorada. Moreover, you will visit other local natural formations, including Green Lagoon, White Lagoon, and Hito Cajón. Finally, you will drop off in San Pedro de Atacama and end your journey at around 16:00 pm.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
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