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Idioma / Laguage

2 Days Tour

1st Day:

From RIPLEY TOURS office the tour leaves at 10:30 am. In vehicles Toyota land cruiser 4x4 full time. Starting the tour the first thing to visit is the train cemetery, where you'll see the first locomotives in Bolivia. Afterwards you go to the small village named Colchani (where you can see and buy some souvenirs or handcrafts all of them made o salt and the cactus wood, next to the salt flats) to see the factories and the rustic way of table salt production, after this you get entering to the great salt flat of Uyuni (Salar de Uyuni) where you first will see the salt mining and the pyramids of salt (small mountains of salt) , then you go to see the eyes of the salt (big holes in the salt flat where the water from underneath of this death lake still comes out by high pressure), after that you go straight to the hotel made out salt (the only hotel allowed inside of the salt flats) where you take you time for pictures taking a look of the rooms, salt sculptures and the lobby of the hotel (Playa Blanca) and having Lunch in the same place, after lunch you will go forward to the central point of the salt which is the Inca Wasi island (called also Fish Island) where you see the giant cactus and the Rock formations of Coral petrified, besides you can visit big caves to take many pictures of those amazing places.

There will be always time to stop in the middle of the salt to see the unusual formations in the salt flat that look like (hexagons and pentagons) on the surface of it.

And something that you definitely have to do here are the pictures of illusion with the huge perspective (where people looks so tiny and funny). After some fun you go north way and get to the big Thunupa’s Volcano (5434 m.o.s.l.) Where exist some basic hostels with clean rooms with beds doubles or in groups’ where you’ll sleep the first night (optional), some nights you can see the stars in the heaven.

2nd Day:

This day do you have the option of wake up early and see the sunrise it begins at 05:30 a.m. Then normally let’s start at 7:00 am. walking up for breakfast and then get ready to begin an amazing day (check out the rooms when packing up don’t leave anything).

After leaving the hostel we go forward the big Thunupa’s volcano (5.435 meters over lever sea), once in the volcano the 4x4 drive will get you up to 4.200 high. And from this point you can climb up according to this three options depending how you feeling in the heights.

  • One time until to begin the climb to the volcano we visit for a few minutes a big cave where you’ll see mummies that belonged to an old Pre-Inca culture called (North lipez 1200 BC).
  • After this the group has to climb up for half an hour to the closest viewpoint to see from the distance the crater of the thunupa’s volcano up north and turning around to the back see the immensity of the huge Uyuni salt flat (salar de Uyuni). Back to the car again get down from the mountain to a small village (Coquesa at the foot of the volcano) where you get the Lunch. And relax in there. In the afternoon you have to take the Car back to Uyuni. In the way back, by the shore of the salt lake you going to have the chance to see some wildlife flamingos and llamas grazing in the fertile planes, after this You cross the salt again to be back in Uyuni around 4:00 to 4:30 pm.
  • If you want do you have an option, climb up for 3 hours to the volcano up to the crater and see it from its age, once in the top you get the Box Lunch and some refresh to recover the energy and relax in there looking the crater and the big salt lake (salar de Uyuni) from the heights. Later you start to walk down to the starting place in about two hours. Back to the car again get down from the mountain to a small village (Coquesa at the foot of the Volcano) after Coqueza by the shore of the salt lake you going to have the chance to see some wildlife flamingos and llamas grazing in the fertile planes, after this You cross the salt again to be back in Uyuni around 6:00 pm.
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Direccion: Av. Arce lado Hotel Palace
Telfs.: (591 - 2) 6933102 - (591 - 2) 6933551
Cel.: (591) 72429376
Email: ripley_tours@hotmail.com
Uyuni - Potosi - Bolivia