La Paz - (Uyuni Salt Flats) - Potosi (total of 3 days) - Code: SLPBPOTTBENRLG1

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    Group of 2 to 6 people 479 $ 

  •  La Paz - (Uyuni Salt Flats)  - Potosi  (Arrival by bus and train "Expreso del Sur"  - Departure with midmorning bus)

  • Day 1: La Paz – Oruro – Uyuni
    Train Tuesday and Friday "Expreso del Sur"; departure for Uyuni at 15h30
    At 08h00 you are transferred from your hotel (La Paz centre) to the bus terminal in La Paz. The bus station is famous for having been built by Gustave Eiffel (Eiffel Tower in Paris, France) and used to be the railway station of La Paz. At 09h00 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 12h30 and our team will pick you up and take you to the train station. We recommend you have lunch at the restaurant Las Retamas which is located in Calle Murguia No. 930 and Washington. You should be back at the train station no later than ½ an hour before departure. The train “Expreso del Sur” leaves at 15h30 on Tuesdays and Fridays and arrives in Uyuni at 22h20. Upon arrival you can go directly to your hotel for a good rest before the tour tomorrow.

    Day 2: Uyuni – Colchani – Salar de Uyuni (Uyuni Salt Flats) – Incahuasi – Uyuni 
    We start our journey 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) . We return to Uyuni where the evening is free. B/L

    Day 3: Uyuni – Potosi
    After breakfast we head to the bus station in order to take the bus to Potosi. We cross the beautiful landscape of the Cordillera de los Frailes. It basically consists of two parts; the western region is a volcanic field which dates back to the late Miocene and the eastern part, the so-called Maragua Syncline, which is much older, is a mountain range of sedimentary rock of Cretaceous-Paleocene origin in a north-south thrust. We arrive in Potosi after approx. 3 ½ hours and the rest of the day is free. B End of our services.
  • General Information.

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

    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 "Expreso del Sur" (Tuesday and Friday) - Departure for Potosi with midmorning bus

    Difficulty Level:
    Short walks

    Comfort:
    2 nights in hotel with private bathroom

    Elevation:
    Tour starts in La Paz between 3600m/11.810ft and 4200m/13.780ft, Uyuni 3650m/11.980ft/11.980ft/11.980ft and Potosi 4070m/13.350ft

    Included in the price:
    - Transfers and transport as indicated in the day to day program
    - Accommodation in hotel in Uyuni (2 nights)
    - 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
    - The assistance of our local teams; driver(s) and logistics department (24/7)

    Not included in the price:
    - Entrance fees to parks, sites and museums (allow for approx. 60 bs (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
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