La Paz - (Uyuni Salt Flats) - La Paz (total of 4 days) - Code: SLPBLPBTBWSPH2

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    Group of 2 to 6 people 479 $ 

  •   La Paz - (Uyuni Salt Flats) - La Paz  (Arrival by bus and train "Wara Wara"  -    Departure with touristic night bus) 

  • Day 1: La Paz – Oruro – Uyuni
    Train Wednesday and Sunday "Wara Wara”; departure for Uyuni (from Oruro) at 19h00
    At 13h00 you are transferred from your hotel (La Paz centre) to the bus terminal in La Paz. The bus station is famous because it was built by Gustave Eiffel (Eiffel Tower in Paris, France) and used to be the railway station of La Paz. At 14h00 we start our journey to Oruro which was named Real Villa de San Felipe de Austria (Royal City of Don Felipe of Austria) in honour of King Philip III of Spain and was an important mining centre first for silver and then for tin. Oruro is now famous for its annual carnival which takes place in February and attracts thousands of people each year. We arrive in Oruro around 17h30 and our team will pick you up and take you to the train station. The train “Wara Wara” leaves at 19h00 on Sundays and Wednesdays and arrives in Uyuni at 02h20.

    Day 2: Uyuni – Colchani – Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) – Incahuasi – Tahua
    We start our journey from Uyuni around 10h30 in the morning and our first stop will be the locomotive cemetery which is a vestige of more prosperous times. From here we continue to Colchani which is a small village situated on the edge of the Salar and who’s inhabitants live from salt exploitation. In Colchani we discover how the salt is processed manually and we visit the small salt boutique, which also serves as a museum, where we can see large salt carvings and other objects (pottery, jewellery, tools, etc.). After this impressive visit with the craftsmen on the top of the world we enter the famous Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) ; the biggest salt desert in the world with acreage of 10.582km²/4.086mi2. One of the particularities of the Uyuni Salt Flats is that it contains a reserve of 9 million tonnes of Lithium which represents 40% of world production. We head to the Island Incahuasi which mistakenly is better known as the Fisherman’s Island. This geological formation is a remnant of petrified coral and is covered in giant cacti that can get up to 12m/39.37ft high. From the top of the island we have a wonderful 360° view of the Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) . After lunch we continue to the north of the Salar to Tahua at the foot of the Tunupa where we spend the night. L/D

    Day 3: Tahua – Thunupa – Uyuni – La Paz
    Nach dem Frühstück besuchen wir das archäologische Zentrum der Chullpares (Gräber) von Tahua und ihre Umgebung. Es geht dann weiter um den Tunupa bis zu seinem Aussichtpunkt zu besteigen (Sie haben die möglichkeit mit dem Auto zu fahren), von wo wir einen Panoramablick über den Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) haben. Auf dem Weg zurück passieren wir die “Bofedales” (Feuchtgebiete) wo wir die rosafarbiegen Flamingoes sehen können. Wir kehren dann nach Uyuni zürück und wir haben Zeit für ein Abendessen bevor wir den Bus nach La Paz nehmen. B/L

    Day 4: La Paz Arrival
    We arrive in La Paz around 06h30 and a member of our team will bring you to your hotel (La Paz centre). End of our services.

  • General Information:

    Highlights: Uyuni tour 2 days, Uyuni tour 1 day, Train cemetery, Colchani, Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) , Incahuasi island, Tahua, Tunupa

    Support Team: Spanish speaking driver/guide or Spanish speaking driver and English speaking guide depending on chosen option

    Guaranteed departure: from 2 people

    Group size: 2 to 6 people

    Transportation: Arrival from La Paz with bus and train "Wara Wara" (Wednesday and Sunday) - Departure for La Paz with touristic night bus

    Difficulty Level:
    Short hikes and high altitude trek to the Tunupa view point

    2 nights in hotel with private bathroom, 1 night in bus

    La Paz between 3600m/11.810ft and 4200m/13.780ft, Uyuni 3650m/11.980ft/11.980ft, Tunupa viewpoint 4900m/16.080ft
    Included in the price:
    - Transfers and transport as outlined in the program
    - Accommodation in hotel in Uyuni (1 night)
    - Meals as indicated in day to day program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch and D=Dinner)
    - The assistance of your driver/guide or driver and guide depending on chosen option and his expenses and fees

    Not included in the price:
    - Entrance fees to parks, sites and museums (allow for approx. 60bs (bolivianos – national currency) per person – this is an estimate and actual prices may vary)
    - Everything not mentioned in “Included in the price”
    - Obligatory personal travel insurance
    - Possible visa expenses
    - Personal equipment

    Expenses during the tour:
    - Tips, drinks and other personal expenses
    - Meals not mentioned