The Salar de Uyuni or “salt flats” is a one of the highlights of a trip to Bolivia and shouldn’t be missed as it is a unique place in the world. by the desolated roads of the Urus country on the Chilean border.
This 4WD expedition caters to wide open space lovers and to those of immense scenery: Salar de Uyuni, Salar de Coipasa, sepultures of Río Lauca and finally Sajama National Park; perfect mix of volcanoes, hot springs and geysers as well as of an abundant and varied wildlife.
Take your cameras and let’s go!
We leave Tupiza going to the north at 9:00am,visit to Tambillo Bajo,Tambillo Alto, Monte Rico.The rock Porongo 50 meter vertical phallic type,San Miguel,Salo(4.000m.s.n.m),Huaca Huañusca where Buch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid did the robbery to the Aramayo Mining Company,ended their legendary epic. Visit Atocha, Telamayo, unbelievable Sand Dunes area, to finally reach Uyuni (accommodation).
We go to the Salar (3650m.s.n.m) with 12,000 km of the surface, Montones de Sal extracted and processed in Colchani mines, becoming human consumption and used in creating crafts, Ojos de Agua, the first Salt Hotel one of the most unusual hotels in the world, Incahuasi or Fish Island, consists of a cactus-covered hill up to 12m high with over a thousand years. In the afternoon, we cross the Salar until we reach its Northern extremity at the foot of volcano Tunupa. Lodging in the Aymara village of Jirira (basic comfort).
In the morning we drive to the Salar de Coipasa, with an area of 2218 km, which makes it the fifth largest salt lake in the world. It is located in the west central part of the Andean highlands, at an altitude of 3657 meters We are in the heart of the wild altiplano, in the middle of arid scenery, surrounded by volcanoes that punctuate the nearby Chilean border. We spend the night in Sabaya (basic comfort).
We head south through the country of Urus Chipaya, following sandy and treacherous dirt roads. After crossing Río Lauca, we can see some polychromatic chullpas, the most beautiful ones of Bolivia (chullpas were tombs of the Aymara lords; pre-Inca time).We reach Sajama National Park in the afternoon after a 5 to 6-hour journey.Lodging with local host (basic comfort).
Morning visit to the geysers of Walla Keris, this particularly active area offers a unique display of bubbling baths spread over hundreds of square meters at the foot of the volcano Sajama, revered by the local population (about a 2 hour walk).In the afternoon we keep on walking to Laguna Huaña Khota, where flamingoes sometimes come to mix with the ducks and wild geese. In Tomarapi the wildlife is abundant and varied: alpacas, vicuñas and ñandus (similar to an ostrich) if we are luckyand its very typical. Night in the new shelter «Albergue» (comfort of a 2-star hotel).
In the morning, we get back on the dirt road and head for the abandoned village. Option to do a short hike in the rocky chaos, before returning to the international road.On the way, we stop in the village of Curahuara de Carangas, well known for its well-adorned colonial church (perfectly preserved frescoes). Further on, we discover the chullpas, carangas sepultures, empty today after their systematic pillaging. Ends 19:00pm in La Paz.
- Private transport
- Spanish speaking driver/guide
- Basic accommodation
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, snack,mineral water
- Sleeping bag additional cost 10USD
- Mandatory travel insurance
- Oxygen additional cost
- Alcoholic drinks,Extra water, Toilet paper
- Ticket to the Pueblo Fantasma USD 3 per pax
- Ticket to the National Reserve USD 22 per pax
- Ticket to Incahuasi Island USD 5 per pax
- Tiket to Reserve Sajama USD 5 per pax
- English Guide(Ask for availability) USD 270 per group
- Use of Public Bathrooms around the tour and use of shower in basic accommodations
Exceptional walking tour of La Paz's murals, which weave a potent tale of Bolivia's political and historical intrigue and the impact thereof on contemporary society. Wonderful to "walk the talk" as it were and learn about the living history and memory of the country and refreshi
I loved my trips with La Paz , one through Apolobamba and one through El Alto and La Paz. EDU is a fabulous leader who attends to every detail and gives the hiker both a great hike and deep cultural experience. He is informal and care taking and clearly has strong
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