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Expedition in Uyuni Desert – Tupiza to Atacama 4D (Dry Season)

Visit the incredible rock figures and natural formations in Uyuni desert and end your journey in Atacama.

USD $1,110.00USD $1,894.00

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Impress yourself by exploring the astonishing natural landscapes in Uyuni Desert

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.

Highlights

  • Discover the fascinating local rock figures
  • Visit the most popular Salar de Uyuni
  • Explore the incredible desert and colorful lagoons
  • Travel through San Vicente Mine where is famous by two bandits
  • Spend time in the local museum

Tour Information

Duration: 4 days
Start location: Hotel in Tupiza
End location: San Pedro de Atacama
Availability: Wednesday and Friday

Itinerary

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

What Is Included

  • Transportation
  • Meals listed in the itinerary
  • Private rooms with private bathrooms
  • Heating and hot water in hotels
  • First aid kit, oxygen tank and satellite phone in the car
  • Spanish tour guide and driver
  • Vegetarian option available

What’s Not Included

Important Notes

  • This is a semi-private tour.
  • Book this tour at least 2 weeks in advance
  • Minimum 2 and maximum of 4 passengers per car
  • Discounts for children available (from 3 to 12 years old)
  • Travel times and hotels may vary according to the group. Please coordinate with your driver and negotiate the best times for each stop.
  • This is a dry season program which is only available between May and November.
  • Additional cost would be charged if the heavy snowfalls occurred in the winter, especially in June and August. The border pass would be transferred to Avaro/Ollague, the north of the route. The passenger needs to cover all the additional cost on this occasion. The route will also be modified accordingly.

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