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Expedition by 4wd brings together the “unforgettable” of the Bolivian highe plateau.  Designed for the lovers of open spaces and the Andean heights.  Ascent to the highest volcanos in South Lípez: the Licancabur and the Tunupa, on the borders of the Uyuni Salt Flats (the biggest salt sea of the world). An expedition during which adventure and mystery blend together.


Day 01: La Paz – Uyuni: Pick you up from the hotel and departure from La Paz toward Uyuni going through the High Plateau (Altiplano) until the southern regions to Uyuni crossing by the mining city of Oruro. The trip is done by 4wd it takes 8 hours. Arrival to Uyuni and night in a hotel.

Day 02: Uyuni Salt Lake - Coquesa: In the morning, departure to the Uyuni Salt Flats; the biggest in the world. From Coquesa, at the foot of the Tunupa volcano (5400 m alt.),  where we will discover Aymara tombs. From there, we will walk through the foothills of the volcano before reaching an exceptional view from the Mirador (4700 m.a.s.l.). Night in  a local accommodation.

Day 03: Coquesa – Isla del Pescado _ San Juan: We will cross the Salt Flats from north to south. Along the road, visit to the salt mines of Colchani and the salt hotels. We make a stop in the heart of the Salt Flats, the Incahuasi Island. This place, covered by estromalitos of volcanic origin, is also known as the Isla Del Pescado (Fish Island). Possibility of a walk acroos a part of the enormous salt sea. We will pass through the community of Chuvica before reaching the community of San Juan. Night in a local accommodation.

Day 04: San Juan - Laguna Colorada: Breakfast and departure and crossing the Chiguana Salt Flats to Laguna Colorada. From 3.600 meters, the road ascends to approximately 4.200 m.a.s.l. Skirting the Chilean border, we will pass by the foot of two important volcanos: Tomasamil (5900 m.a.s.l.) and Ollagüe (still active). Later on, we will descent to the south along the so-called “Route of Jewels”: lagoons Cañapa, Hedionda, Honda, Ramaditas and Chiarkota, sanctuaries of 3 varieties of flamingos. The path continues through the magnificent landscapes of the Siloli desert before arriving to Laguna Colorada (the colored lagoon) in the afternoon. Night local accommodations.

Day 05: Laguna Colorada – Laguna Verde: We will continue our trip to the geyser Sol de Mañana (4.850 m.a.s.l.), a volcanic crater with gushes of vapors of sulfur and mineral waters. Later on, we skirt the Salted lagoon before crossing Dali’s desert (called like this because of the landscapes that remind us one of the master’s paintings). Later on, we will arrive to Laguna Verde (at the foot of Licancabur volcano – 5.900 m.a.s.l.) Afternoon rest and prepared for next day. Night local accommodations.

Day 06 : Ascent to Licancabur Volcano (5900 m.): Early in the morning we begin our  ascent of Licancabur volcano. It takes about 5 hours. After that, a descent of 4 hours. Time to rest and later on trip to Alota. Night in a local accommodation.

Day 07 : Alota – Uyuni: Departure from  the community of Alota to Uyuni city. Along the road, visit to the Rocks Valley (strange formations of volcanic eruptions). Stop in  Río Grande, an area populated by vicuñas and ñandus (members of the ostrich family). Arrival to Uyuni, visit the train cemetery. Night in a hotel.

Day 08: Uyuni – La Paz city: In the morning, departure to La Paz city crossing canyons, high plateau. Trip for about 8 hours by 4x4wd. Arrival to your hotel and end of our services.

The Organized Service Includes

  • Private round trip transport 4x4.
  • Specialized Overland guide.
  • Nights in local basic accommodations.
  • Three meals during the day. (L.D.B.)
  • Entrance tickets to the national park.
  • Logistical material communication.General Assistance.

Not included:

  • Personal equipment. (All the equipment we have for hire.
  • Extra expenses out mentioned.
  • Hotel and restaurant services in the cities.
  • Drinks and tips.
  • Personal insurance of any kind.
  • Tips
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the expedition or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone or mail.

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Season: March – November
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569