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Uyuni, Departamento de Potosí, Bolivia
Uyuni private tours from 1 day to 3 days
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Uyuni SaltFlat Tour (Service Private)

ID: ES085
  • Description

    Uyuni, artisanal salt processing in Colchani, Waterholes, Hotel-museum of salt, Incahuasi Island ans extraction of salt blocks. The tour begins with a breakfast in the town of Uyuni, then board the means of transport designated for service and head towards the community of Colchani (gateway to salar), on the site we appreciate local crafts (only place shopping craft) and visit a small family artisanal salt processing salt craft technology, we will continue the tour entering the salt desert on the way to appreciate the vastness of the desert of salt and waterholes, near noon taste of a typical lunch in the region based on llama meat and quinoa real on the banks of the Incahuasi Island, this site will walk and walk along the tourist circuit and the viewpoint, where we will appreciate the beautiful landscape of salt flats, observe the characteristic flora the region (millenarian giant Cactus). Later, crossing the great white desert we drive to the shores of the salar to know and learn the activity of extraction of the salt block and have a briefly experience the form of financial support of some local families, after this unique experience to our return visit the train cemetery and finally arrival the town of Uyuni where the tour ends.

  • Itinerary
    Time Description
    06:50 AM –07:30 AM Pick up passengers from their hotels in Uyuni or Bus Terminal Uyuni.
    08.15 AM Breakfast at a restaurant in the town of Uyuni.
    09:00 AM Departure to the great Salar Uyuni.
    09:30 PM Visit to the community of Colchani.
    09:45 PM Depart to the hotel of salt Uyuni.
    10:30 PM Photo in Salt Desert - Sessions.
    11:00 PM Visit to “ los Ojos de Agua” in the Salar in Uyuni
    12:20 PM Lunch on in Great Salt Desert.
    01:40 PM Tourist circuit in the Incahuasi Island
    03:45 PM Visit the salt extraction sites and demonstration of the worker's activity “Salero” Then the train cemetery.
    05:30 PM Return to the town of Uyuni.
  • Include

    INCLUDED

    •  Private transportation to the whole tour
    •  English speaking guide
    •  Breakfast in Uyuni
    •  Lunch on the edge of the Isla Inca Huasi.
    •  Salt extraction activity by a native worker Salar.

    DON'T INCLUDED

    •  Others not mentioned above
    •  Entrance fee to Isla Incahuasi (30.00 Pesos Bolivianos per person )
    •  Entrance fee to the micro - refining factory table salt. ( 2 bolivianos Pesos))
    •  Drinks
  • Map
  • Recomendations

     

    Recommendations 

    To have a good experience please bring these props:

    1. Shoes trails.
    2. Thermal and waterproof clothing.
    3. Clothing: (thermal pole, waterproof jackets / windbreakers and long pants)
    4. Small Blanket
    5. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, caps, camera.

TOUR CLASSIC UYUNI 2d1n PRIVATE TOUR

ID: ES086
  • Description

    Description

    Day 1: Uyuni, artisanal salt in Colchani processing, Ojos de Sal, Viewpont on the volcano Tunupa, mummies in Coqueza, Chantani's Museum, Incahuasi and Grotto of the Galaxies. Pick up from their hotels in Uyuni or provisional terminal of the population of Uyuni and start the journey to the cemetery of trains passing through the community of Colchani where we know the local craft and micro-factory refining of table salt and then enter the wonderful Salar in Uyuni. We will arrive at the salt hotel, the first hotel of its kind, which now serves as a museum. On the tour we will see the fantastic optical illusions and waterholes which are small formations of this endless sea of ​​salt. At noon we arrive at the Incahuasi Island in the center of the Salar, where we can see large expanses of cactus, fossils of sea rocks, local faunas and spectacular views of the Salar from the top and then enjoy a delicious typical lunch in the area. We continue the trip to go to the center block extraction of salt, to learn the craft of salt extraction, accompanied by a worker saltshaker, completed the activity of extraction we bid farewell to the workers to go until the community of Villa Candelaria accommodation and rest in a salt hostel throughout its structure and essence, to finally end the evening with a delicious dinner accompanied by local music "Lipeña”. 

    Day 2: Visit the Salar, Interpretation of the biology of the vicuna in Rio Grande, Visit to the community of San Cristobal, visit the Church of San Cristobal, Mining circuit and return to Uyuni. The day begins with a breakfast at the hostel, then we will go to the shores of the salar to know and learn the activity of block extraction (adobes) salt to briefly experience the form of financial support of some local families, after this experience we continue our journey to San Cristobal, near the community of Rio Grande admire and learn a little about the biology of vicunas, then continue the trip to the community of San Cristobal in the site visit the church and learn the history of San Cristobal. On this site we will taste a buffet lunch prepared by women entrepreneurs called "Jayula Warmis" post-lunch visit the tourist circuit "in the footsteps of mine" visiting natural viewpoints and appreciating the largest ore deposit Bolivia Minera San Cristobal and the giant trucks called TRACKS, after the visit return to the community of San Cristobal and then go back to Uyuni.

  • Itinerary

    Itinerary: Day 1

    Time Description
    06:50 AM –07:30 AM Pick up passengers at hotels of its hotels in Uyuni or Bus Terminal Uyuni.
    08.00 AM Breakfast at a restaurant in the town of Uyuni.
    10.00 AM Depart from Uyuni to the Salt flat, depart toward the train cemetery.
    10.30 AM Visit to the community of Colchani.
    12.30 PM Typical lunch on the banks of the Incahuasi Island.
    02.00 PM Tour of the viewpoint and the millenarian cactus Incahuasi Island.
    02.30 PM Departure to piles of salt ( salt extraction )
    03.30 PM Demonstration of work extraction Sal Sal blocks with experts native villagers in the extraction of salt.
    04.30 PM Departure from Salar toward our hostel of salt (basic accommodation).
    04.45 PM Arrive to hostel of salt and reception from the owners.
    07.00 PM Typical dinner enlivened in the hostel with indigenous music

    Itinerary: Day 2

    Time Description
    07.30 AM Breakfast at the hostel.
    08.30 AM Visit to salt extraction site and demonstration of worker activity saltshaker.
    09:30 AM Photo shoot in the Salar de Uyuni.
    11.00 AM Observation and interpretation of vicuna in Rio Grande.
    11.30 PM Transfer to the community of San Cristobal.
    12.40 PM Guided tour of the church of San Cristobal.
    01.00 PM Lunch in the community of San Cristobal.
    02.30 PM Paseo por el circuito por las Huellas del Minero
    06.00 PM Walk through the circuit Mining
  • Include

    INCLUDED

    •  TOur guide during the 2d
    •  02 Lunchs (01 Isla Incahuasi , on Route 01 Lunch Day 2)
    •  01 Dinners (01 Villa Candelaria)
    •  01 night ( Hostel salt with private bathroom - Use of hot water up to 5 minutes)
    •  Entrance ticket to the San Cristobal Church..
    •  Salt extraction activities.

    DON'T INCLUDED

    •  Others not mentioned above.
    •  Entrance fee to Isla Incahuasi (30.00 Pesos Bolivianos per person).
  • Map
  • Recomendations
    • Recommendations 

      To have a good experience please bring these props

      1. Thermal and waterproof clothing.
      2. Shoes trails..
      3. Clothing : (thermal pole, waterproof jackets / windbreakers and long pants)
      4. Small Blanked
      5. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, caps, camera.
      6. Lanterns if necessary.

      IMPORTANT: 
      This service is not operated by INCA LAKE, therefore only guarantees the reservation and pre - payment of the service with the tour operator in Uyuni. Mobility leads up to 7 people (unguided). The diet consists of meat and / or accompanied by quinoa and chicken salad, drinks are served at lunch time. The operator in Uyuni reserves the right to change the course of it for reasons of force majeure or climatic conditions.

UYUNI SALT FLAT TOURS 3D2N

PRIVATE TOUR

ID: ES087
  • Description

    Day 1: Cementerio de trenes, colchani, Hotel de Sal, Isla Incahuasi, Villa Candelaria. Pick up from their hotels in Uyuni or provisional terminal of the population of Uyuni and start the journey to the cemetery of trains passing through the community of Colchani where we know the local craft and micro-factory refining of table salt and then enter the wonderful Salar in Uyuni. We will arrive at the salt hotel, the first hotel of its kind, which now serves as a museum. On the tour we will see the fantastic optical illusions and waterholes which are small formations of this endless sea of ​​salt. At noon we arrive at the Incahuasi Island in the center of the Salar, where we can see large expanses of cactus, fossils of sea rocks, local faunas and spectacular views of the Salar from the top and then enjoy a delicious typical lunch in the area. We continue the trip to go to the center block extraction of salt, to learn the craft of salt extraction, accompanied by a worker saltshaker, completed the activity of extraction we bid farewell to the workers to go until the community of Villa Candelaria accommodation and rest in a salt hostel throughout its structure and essence, to finally end the evening with a delicious dinner accompanied by local music "Lipeña”.

     

    Day 2: Villa Candelaria – Lagoons - Deserts. The day begins with a typical breakfast in our rural lodging of salt. We leave to the Salar of Chihuana to reach the slopes of Ollage volcano bordering the border of Chile and Bolivia. Continuing lagoon charcota, Edionda, Onda, Ramaditas lagoons, flamingoes in the latter, wild animals (vizcachas, llamas and vicunas in their natural habitat) for the half-day taste of our lunch in the optional place by passengers. After that we will continue our journey to the desert Siloli passing through the waters of Silala reaching the stone tree and "Laguna Colorada" , reaching the town of Huayllajara where we will taste a dinner and rest in a communal family lodge .

     

    Day 3: The day starts early with breakfast and departure to the sun morning where The Geysers are, located at an altitude of 4800 meters above sea level, following the tour of the Polques enjoyed the hot springs, continuing our journey through the second desert Salvador Dalí to the green lagoon at the foot of the volcano Licancabur, after visiting and Photo shoot return to the villages of Villa Mar, Valley of the Rocks, alota and San Cristobal, in the latter we will tour the temple of San Cristobal monument declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity and then finish our tour in the town of Uyuni. By noon we will taste our lunch on the route.

  • Itinerary
    DAY 1
    Time Description
    06:50 AM –07:30 AM Pick up passengers at hotels of its hotels in Uyuni or Bus Terminal Uyuni.
    08.00 AM Breakfast at a restaurant in the town of Uyuni.
    10.00 AM Depart from Uyuni to the Salt flat, depart toward the train cemetery.
    10.30 AM Visit to the community of Colchani.
    12.30 PM Typical lunch on the banks of the Incahuasi Island.
    02.00 PM Tour of the viewpoint and the millenarian cactus Incahuasi Island.
    02:30 PM Departure to piles of salt ( salt extraction ).
    03.30 PM Demonstration of work extraction Sal Sal blocks with experts native villagers in the extraction of salt.
    04.30 PM Departure from Salar toward our hostel of salt (basic accommodation).
    04.45 PM Arrive to hostel of salt and reception from the owners.
    07.00 PM Typical dinner enlivened in the hostel with indigenous music.
    DIA 2
    Time Description
    07.00 AM Breakfast at the hostel.
    08.00 AM Depart for the Ollagüe Volcano.
    09.00 AM Visit the volcano Ollagüe.
    09.30 AM Depart to Chiarcota, Edionda, Honda and Ramaditas lagoon.
    12.30 PM Lunch on the Road
    01.15 PM Departure to the desert Siloli and "Laguna Colorada".
    03.30 PM Free afternoon and taking pictures from the "Laguna Colorada".
    06:00 PM Arrival in Huayllajara.
    08.00 PM Dinner and overnight in the community of Huayllajara on the shores of "Laguna Colorada".
    DIA 3
    Time Description
    05.00 AM Departure to the morning sun.
    08.00 AM Visit the spa Polques (Hot Springs).
    08.20 AM DesBreakfast in Polques.
    10.00 AM Visit the Salvador Dali desert and “Laguna Verde”.
    01.30 PM Lunch at (Villa Sea / Valley of the Rocks).
    02:30 PM Visit and walk through the Valley of the Rocks.
    03.30 PM Arrive to the community alota.a
    04.20 PM Arrival in the community of San Cristobal visit to the Church, tour of the tourist circuit of San Cristobal.
    06:00 PM Arribo a Huayllajara
    04.20 PM Arribo a la comunidad de San Cristobal visita a la Iglesia, recorrido por el circuito turístico de San Cristobal.
    06.00 PM Departure heading towards the town of Uyuni and end of tour 3 days 2 nights.
  • Include

    INCLUDED

    • Private transport: (Uyuni - Colchani - Villa Candelaria - alota - Villamar - Eduardo Avaroa Reserve - Lagoons / deserts - Polques - alota - San Cristobal - Uyuni).
    •  03 breakfasts at (01 Uyuni, 01 Villa Candelaria and 01 Huayllajara).
    • 03 lunches (01 Isla Incahuasi, 01 Lunch on the route of the day 2 and on route 01 lunch day 3).
    •  02 dinners (01 and 01 Huayllajara Villa Candelaria).
    •  01 night (Hostel salt with private bathroom - Use of hot water up to 5 minutes).
    •  01 night in family lodge in Huayllajara.
    •  02 Cultural activities (Villa Candelaria : Activity, cultural night with music and campfire if possible)
    •  Entrance fe to the San Cristobal Church.
    • English speaking Guide during 3d
    •  Salt extraction activities.

    DON'T INCLUDED

    •  Others not mentioned above.
    •  Entrance fee to Isla Incahuasi (30.00 Pesos Bolivianos per person).
  • Map
  • Recomendations

     

    Recommendations 

    Para una buena experiencia se recomienda llevar lo siguiente:

    1. Shoes trails.
    2. Thermal and waterproof clothing.
    3. Clothing : (thermal pole, waterproof jackets / windbreakers and long pants)
    4. Small Blanked
    5. Sunscreen, sunglasses, hats, caps, camera.
    6. Lanterns if necessary.

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5/5
Synthia Tarrant
Wellington, Región de Wellington, Nueva Zelanda

Our tour of Uyuni was excellent and the quality provided by Incalake travel Agency was comparable with best travel agency. We recognize and appreciate that the company is owned and run by local people which allowed us to see Uyuni in all its splendor.

5/5
Oscar Vella
Nueva York, Estados Unidos

This was a wonderful trip, José was an excellent guide. I loved our tours of the Uyuni Salt Flats and Train Cemetery. We had enough free time to walk and see all the scenery.

4/5
Neda Culbreth
Tucson, Arizona, Estados Unidos

The guide was excellent, he went out of his way to cater to the wants of individuals and presented facts of Bolivia visitors may miss, Overall this tour gave us a great experience in Uyuni.

5/5
Kristeen Garlington
Dallas, Texas, Estados Unidos

The trip was flawless from start to finish. José was a complete professional and gave lots of information throughout, made us laugh, gave honest insight into Bolivian culture and arranged every details to perfection. Have had the trip of a lifetime and will definitely return to Uyuni.

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