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Day 01 .- LA PAZ - ORURO - UYUNI 



Transfer to the bus station at 09.00 a.m.  to continue the trip to Oruro City. Lunch. At 15.00 hours Transfer to the railway station to board the South Express train Executive Salon. 

Arrival about at 22.30 p.m. Dinner. Tambo Aymara Hotel or Gardens Hotel.

Day 02 .- UYUNI – RED LAGOON (Laguna Colorada)

Breakfast. Departure from Uyuni at 07.00 a.m. heading to the majestic SALAR DE UYUNI, on the way we can see landforms of the area, visit the town of Colchani where are refining plants of table salt, then visit the great Salar de Uyuni, lots of salt springs, salt hotel and Isla Incahuasi. San Juan. Lunch. Then traveled to the beautiful “Laguna Colorada”, we will observe the Volcano Ollague, Cañapa Lagoon, Lagoon Hedionda, Lagoon Shiarkota, Pampa Siloli, Arbol de Piedra (Stone Tree). Dinner. Camp Huayllajara - Casa de Don Roman. 

Day 03 .- RED LAGUNA - LAGUNA VERDE - SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA 

Departure at 06.00 o’clock  to visit Morning Sun, area Volcanic fumaroles. Breakfast. Polques Thermal Baths. Desert Salvador Dali, Laguna Verde, where we will observe the change of colors of this natural beauty. Break. Continue the trip to San Pedro de Atacama. In private car transfer to San Pedro de Atacama.

Day 04 .- VALLEY OF THE MOON 

At 15.00 (in summer 16.00) begins the trip to the Valley Moon and Death Valley (departs from our offices at  the corner Toconao with Caracoles ). This tour begins with a visit to Lookout Salt Cordillera which provides information on the geological formation. Then enter the Valley of Death, to the canyon valley take a bus to go to the Valley of the Moon where we will walking be a broken of the Salt Cordillera. Finally enter the Moon Valley to visit Las Tres Marias and then ascend the great dune, where will wait for the sunset. We return to San Pedro at about
19.00.

Day 05 .- SALAR DE ATACAMA 

At 08.00 starts the Tour (from Hotel) to penetrate into the Salar de Atacama and visit lagoon Chaxa, where you can see national reserve, frequented by flamingos and take a 
breakfast. Then the tour will go to Toconao, church, bell tower, will visit a craft center. We return to San Pedro about at 12.00. 
  

Day 06 .-  GEYSER TATIO- SANTIAGO DE CHILE 

At 04.00-04.30 am Early morning starts visit to the Geysers Tatio (from Hotel). You get to Tatio before 7 am to observe the phenomenon at its best time, before leaving the sun. They enjoy a breakfast (4,300 m.s.n.m.). Then there will be a trekking to visit the geothermal area of ​​the heated pool waters of the geyser, where you can also swim (bring towels).

Then begins the descent to the village of Machuca, where often you can taste samples of local food. At about 12:00 you will reached San Pedro. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Santiago 

Chile.


Uyuni Salt flat shared Service: 4 days /  3 nts

Departure time: 07:30/08:00 

Meals: B/L/D (Don’t include B the firth day, and L/D the last day) 

Tickets: Don’t include USD$ 40. - Approximately


THIS TOUR IS WITH A SPANISH-SPEAKING GUIDE 

Day 1 - SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA - HITO CAJON– LAGUNA VERDE – GEYSERS 

You will be picked up from your central hotel in San Pedro de Atacama around 8 am to be taken to the border at Hito Cajon (border of Chile /Bolivia). After passing through the border formalities it is a short jouney to reach Laguna Verde where we will see the emerald green waters of this mineral rich lake (n.b. only green if there is some wind churning up the mineral - if calm there is a beautiful reflection of the volcanoes). We then head towards the geysers "Sol de Mañana" to witness the bubbling hot mud pools and shooting of steam many meters into the air. Next stop will be Laguna Colorada - a fascinating lake with red water and we can see many flamingos feeding along its shores. Here we will stay in a basic hotel for the night.

Day 2 - LAGUNA COLORADA - DESIERTO DE SILOLI - LAGUNA HONDA - SAN JUAN 

We depart on this second day after breakfast around 8 am and we have a chance to see Laguna Colorado again as we pass by a different side of the lake. We will travel through the Siloli desert area and see surreal rock formations. Further along today we pass by Laguna Honda to witness its Sulphur smell and pass by some other high altiplanic lakes. In the evening we arrive in the town of San Juan or Puerto Chuvica in a Salt hostel, where we will stay the night.

Day 3 - FULL DAY ON SALT FLATS - SALAR DE UYUNI 

Today we will visit the amazing salt flats. Here we will see the "Ojos del Salar" were water is bubbli ng up through holes in the Salar, we will see where local workers gather salt into mounds and vis it Island Incahuasi (also referred to as Isla Pescado) where we will find giant cacti and have great p anoramic views of the surrounding salt flats. After leaving the salt flats we will visit the town of Colcha ni to see how the salt is processed and you can also ask your driver if he can take you to the train Ce metery for the final stop on the tour before arriving in Uyuni. There we will have a rest to visit the city of Uyuni about 1 to 2 hours, where you can take advantage to buy some souvenir, later we start the road that will approach us to San Pedro de Atacama. We will spend the night in an altiplanic village of the zone, we will arrive approximately at 18:30 

Day 4 - HALF DAY WAY BACK TO SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA 

At 05:00 we will leave from the hostel towards the border of Bolivia and Chile, in a trip of 4 hours. Once at the border, we will change vehicle to a minibus that will take us to the oasis village, San Pedro de Atacama at 11:30 approx.


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