La Paz & Uyuni Salt Pans

4 Day Tour

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OVERVIEW

A journey through southern Bolivia's Salt Flats and Sud Lipez region will mesmerise you with one of the most spectacular mountain landscapes on the continent.

Cross the vast expanse of white salt crust from Uyuni, formed into startling geometric patterns and dotted with several islands on which giant cacti grow. Further into this desert region you traverse sparkling vivid coloured mineral-rich lakes, home to the rare James flamingos, and in whose surfaces volcanic peaks are mirrored.

DAY 1 - LA PAZ – ORURO – TAHUA

Trip from La Paz in bus to Oruro (3 hours), then transportation crossing the Quillacas highlands and crater of Tambo Tambillo to Tahua (5 hours), village in the shores of the saltflats. Enjoy a great sunset.
Overnight in Tahua. (L)

DAY 2 - TAHUA – UYUNI SALTFLATS – SAN JUAN

Transport and hike to a natural viewpoint of Chillima and ruins of Pucara, then descend hiking to the saltflats (3 hours), transportation south visiting Campana Island (1 hour), lunch. Exit of the saltflats in Chuvica (1 hour), to enter the southern highlands to the village of San Juan (1 hour).
Overnight in San Juan. (B,L,D)

DAY 3 - SAN JUAN – UYUNI – ORURO

Morning visit of the local museum and the necropolis to see ceremonial tumbs. Trip north through the southern area of influence of Uyuni saltflats, crossing the villages of Julaca, Rio Grande, to finally visit the cemetery of old trains before the town of Uyuni (3 hours). Day use of the hotel to take the midnight train to Oruro (6-7 hours). (B,L)

DAY 4 - ORURO – LA PAZ

Arrival to Oruro and transfer to the bus terminal, bus to La Paz (3 hours). (B)

PRICES ON REQUEST

There are a number of factors which will influence the price of your travel arrangements, including the standard of hotel, the season, the duration of your trip, the level of private guiding and the complexity of the itinerary.

LA PAZ AND UYUNI SALT PANS - 4 DAYS

A journey through southern Bolivia's Salt Flats (Code: CON)