ENJOY THIS COMPLETE EXPEDITION ACROSS THE LAND OF THE CREEKS, PASSING THROUGH THE UYUNI SALT FLATS, THE LAGOONS OF COLORS AND THE DESERTS OF THE BOLIVIAN SOUTHWEST, ENDING THIS ADVENTURE IN SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA. FIXED DEPARTURES FROM TUPIZA: EVERY WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY.
We begin our journey in Tupiza, where the arid climate and the strong winds were responsible for forming rock figures from a fictional story. We will walk through the Quebrada de Palala that keeps these figures carved naturally for thousands of years. Then we go to the top of Sillar from where we can see these impressive formations.
We will continue the trip to the San Vicente Mine, the main stage of the last assault of the bandits Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid. We visit the museum to learn a little more about this curious fact and then we go to the viewpoint to see the artisanal mining activity in the area. Then we pass by Las Lomas de Arena our last stop to stretch our legs before arriving in Uyuni.
The second day we will explore the entire length of the Salar de Uyuni, from the most iconic points such as the Incahuasi Island or the Ojos de Sal, to the most hidden places on the north shore, to mention a few: La Cueva Chiquini, the Tunupa Volcano, the Coquesa mummies and more.
On the third and fourth day we enter the vastness of the Andean deserts and the lagoons of colors. We visit the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve to marvel at the endemic fauna and flora of the place. We’ll say farewell in Laguna Blanca before you continue the adventure in San Pedro de Atacama.
Acommodation in the best hotels of the route: TAMBO AYMARA, TAYKA DE SAL and TAYKA DEL DESIERTO with private rooms, private bathrooms, heating and hot water.
(If hotels do not have availability for their travel dates, we will make the change to a similar option, however, these changes may have additional costs, please reserve in advance).
Perfect tour for: families, couples, photographers and explorers who wish to have the complete experience with safety and comfort; away from the tourist crowds.
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NOTE: This is a DRY SEASON program, if your travel dates are between May and November please continue reading, if you plan to travel between mid December and April please go to our RAINY SEASON section.
Transfer in: Hotel in Tupiza.
Tour begins: 10:00 a.m.
Visit: Tupiza - rock formations - Quebrada del Palala - Viewpoint ¨Las Coloradas¨- Mirador ¨Sillard¨- Butch Museum Cassidy and Sundance Kid in San Vincente - Mirador de la Mina - Sand hills - Uyuni
Meals: lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Tambo Aymara in Uyuni or similar
Tour begins: 10:00 a.m.
Visit: Uyuni - Train Cemetery - Colchani - Incahuasi Island - Lunch in the Salinas - Salt Desert - Tunupa - Coquesa - Tahua
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodation: Tayka de Sal in Tahua or similar
Tour begins: 07:30 a.m.
Visit: Tahua - C'ijini - Fish Island - Campanian Islands - Burnt Village - Lunch in Tayka de Piedra - Andean Lagoons (Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarkota, Honda and Ramaditas) - Siloli Desert - Partridge Eye
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Accommodation: Tayka del Desierto in Ojo de Perdiz or similar
Tour begins: 07:00 a.m.
Visit: Ojo de Perdiz - Arbol de Piedra - Laguna Colorada - Gueiseres - Thermal waters - Dalí Desert - Green Lagoon – White Lagoon – Hito Cajón – San Pedro de Atacama.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Transfer out: Semi private transfer from Hito Cajón to San Pedro de Atacama
Arrival: 4:00 PM approx.
NOTE: Travel times and location stays may vary according to the group; coordinate with your driver the best times for each stop so you have the most out of this amazing place.
* IMPORTANT NOTE: in occasional storms during rainy season and very heavy snowfalls that occur in this area in winter, between June and August, the authorities of one of the two countries close Hito Cajones, so the border pass is transferred to Avaroa / Ollague, north of the route. In this case, additional costs apply that must be covered in full by the passenger. Creative Tours will help with the organization of this change and the modification of the route. The additional costs are:
|DESDE UY: DIFERENCIA DE PRECIOS X CAMBIO DE HITO A OLLAGUE. $us NETOS por pax|
|Dif. entre compartidos (contra confirmación del comp. de Ollague a SPA en el momento)||-23||-23||-23||-23|
|Dif entre privados||-250||-125||-83||-63|
|Dif entre compartido a privado||-340||-165||-107||-78|
|Dif entre privado a compartido (contra confirmación del comp. de Ollague a SPA en el momento)||67||17||Conviene priv.|
|Dif entre compartido a bus regular (contra confirmación del bus y del espacio en el momento)||-23||-23||-23||-23|
|Dif entre privado a bus regular (contra confirmación del bus y del espacio en el momento)||67||17||0||-8|