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Idioma / Laguage

3 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 west direction to the small Village of PUERTO CHUVICA’S Place (Nearest to the salt flat) to spend the first night. Arriving to be in a rustic accommodation made of salt, there you’ll enjoy some mate (coca leaves), hot coffee or chocolate at the tea time and later a delicious dinner.

- Acommodation: (rustic place all made of salt) 10bs by each person extra for hot shower

2nd Day:

This day starts at 7:00 am. Waking up for breakfast and then get ready to begin an amazing day (check out the rooms when packing up don’t leave anything). The second day after 1 hour you left Puerto Chuvica villages you got to be in the small desert of Chiguana south side of Uyuni salt flat. This desert is surrounded for many volcanoes…like dormant ones, extinct ones and one Semi active called Ollague (5840 high) which you see from the lookout and enjoy the steam that still comes out from the top of it.

Afterwards taking the way south direction you will get the Andean lagoons where flamingos are hanging around in hundreds (along the year three spices of flamingos can be seen) after this nice landscapes, going farther south you will get the big desert of Siloli at 4550 high (highest and driest in the world), once you crossed this desert in the other side of it you will see the Rock tree (lava cooled- rock formation). Later that day the last stop will be in the amazing Red Lagoon to see some pink flamingos and the redness of the water from the view point. After this we get back to the point of control of the national park (Reserva de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa), where first do you have to buy your ticket the which one gives you the access to this park. Then the car going to take you to the basic accommodation to take a rest for this night, into the accommodation the company gives you the tea time (mate (coca leaves), coffee or chocolate with cookies), afterward near to seven thirty you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner, We recommend after dinner in order to relax and drink a glass of wine in darkness watching the stars.

-Accomodation: (basic accommodation, big dorms for 5 or 6 people, in some accommodation’s sometimes they have hot shower with a price of 15 Bs.)

3rd Day:

Early morning after we leave the accommodation at 4:30 a.m. the car will take you to the top of a big volcano called Sol de Mañana 5000 meters high where you get in to the crater and will see the fumaroles and boiling mud pots (volcanic activity 100 Cº hot), after the volcano you go down the hill to get to an amazing place called hot springs where we have rustic swimming pool with nice clean water 35 Cº hot so don’t forget you swimming suit for this. After this we give you a good breakfast (some pancakes, yogurt, milk, corn flakes etc.) to get energy for the rest of the day. This day also we visit the Salvador Dali Desert (small colorful nice desert). And then forward to the Green Lake (toxic copper water at the foot of the big volcano Licancahur 6000 high) from green lake you take the way back to uyuni 7 hours ride. Stops in the way for legs stretching, toilets, and lunch. At middle of the day taking back to Uyuni at 06:00 p.m.

Transfer to Chile Service:

The company can also organize your transfer to San Pedro de Atacama from border line if you want to end the tour in Chile. The third day in the morning after you visit the Green Lake the car will take you to the border line which is 35 minutes far from the green lake. Once at the border the company staff will help you to swap in to a Bus. This bus will take to San Pedro from border (1 hour ride/ the bus ticket is not included in the tour price) you will get San Pedro by 1:00 in the afternoon Chile time the third day of tour.

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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