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The Uyuni town (3.676 meters), is located in southwest Bolivia in the Department of Potosí at a distance of 552 km from the city of La Paz.
Uyuni is the starting point for visiting important tourist attractions, especially the Salt Lake (10,582 km2), considered the largest salt desert in the world. This beautiful white landscape contrasts with the highland landscape of the region, with mountain ranges of volcanoes, deserts, and coloured lagoons, which are within the National Reserve Eduardo Avaroa. Another important feature of this region is the Andean fauna such as the Andean pink flamingos, Andean geese, llamas, vicunas, etc.
You can only access Uyuni by land, either by bus (10 hrs.) from the city of La Paz or by train (7hrs.) from the city of Oruro.



Day 01: La Paz – Uyuni: Departure from La Paz toward Uyuni city, crossing the high plateau until the southern regions to arrive Uyuni going through the mining city of Oruro. By 4x4wd, the trip takes 8 hours. Arrival to Uyuni city, night in a hotel.

Day 02: Uyuni Salt Lake- Isla Pescado – San Juan: After breakfast, start our journey to the Uyuni to the biggest Salt Desert; visit the train cementery, Colchani theDry Port”, Hotel of Salt, Isla Pescado. Crossing to Uyuni salt lake we arrive to San Juan town and spend the night in a local accommodation.

Day 03: San Juan - Lagoons – Colorada Lagoon: We continue our adventure going to the Colorada lagoon, we will have a view of Ollague volcano, also having stops close the lagoons of Cañapa, Hedionda (Stinking), Chiarcota, Honda and Ramaditas lagoons that are populated by flamingos. In the afternoon we will continue our journey crossing to the desert of Siloli where we will observe the Tree of Stone. We will arrive to the Laguna Colorada. Walk surroundings of the lagoon appreciating big quantities of flamingos, Night in a local accommodation.

Day 04: Laguna Colorada – Laguna Verde – San Pedro de Atacama: This day we will leave very early (05:00 a.m). to be able to appreciate the Geisers better - fumaroles (volcanic area), but well-known as “Sol de Mañana” then we continue to the thermal waters - Polques, there we have breakfast, break, then continue to the Lagoons “Blanca” and  “Verde” located at the feet of the volcano Llicancabur. After it we will make the change of transport and continue to San Pedro of Atacama (Chile), Arrival approximately to 13:00 Hrs.  And end of our services.

The Organized Service Includes

  • Private round trip transport 4x4.
  • Specialized Overland guide.
  • Local basic accommodations.
  • Three meals during the day. (L.D.B.)
  • Entrance tickets to the national park.
  • National Park entrance fees.
  • Communications by handies and mobile phone during the excursion.
  • General Assistance.

Not included:

  • Personal equipment. (All the equipment we have for hire).
  • Water (2  liters required), Chocolate or high calorie sweets /snacks
  • Hotel and restaurant service in La Paz city And Uyuni city.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Any expense due to a rescue operation.
  • Tips.
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the expedition or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone or mail.

Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Season: March – December
Contact: info@highexpeditionsbolivia.com
Phone: 591-2-2461902
Movil.: 591-79530949 / 73030569