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UYUNI SALT ADVENTURE OHE 02

Uyuni Salt Lake, an area of magnificent beauty. It looks like an ocean of salt, impressive in its vastness and smooth white surface. It contains the largest bed of lithium of the world. Nearby, large sculptures of eroded rocks can also be seen.  On its edge, visitors can see natives extracting salt with lost in time methods. Drive across this salt flats to “Isla Pescado” an oasis, where you can find unique flora and fauna, which was completely isolated for thousands of years by a vast plain of salt. Uyuni is roughly 25 times the size of the better-known Bonneville Salt Flats in the United States. Salar de Uyuni is estimated to contain 10 billion tons of salt of which less than 25,000 tons is extracted annually. All miners working in the Salar belong to Colchani’s cooperative. They work from dawn to dusk and most of them do not take a lunch break in order to take advantage of time, getting energy by chewing coca leaves. Every November, Salar de Uyuni is also the breeding grounds for three species of South American flamingos - Chilean, James’s and Andean.

Experience the highest and largest Salt Lake in the world (10.000 Km2) surrounded by an impressive panorama. Drive across this salt flats to “Isla Pescado” an oasis, where you can find unique flora and fauna, which was completely isolated for thousands of years by a vast plain of salt.

PROGRAM

Day 01: La Paz – Volcan Thunupa: Departure from La Paz to Oruro crossing Huari on asphalt road, we continue the trip  on dirt road to Coquesa. Where we can appreciate the Volcan Thunupa (5.400 m.) and enjoy the unique sunset on the shores of the lake.  a visit to Coquesa, a small picturesque town where time has stopped at the base of the extinct volcano Tunupa and walk to the Chullpas.  Night in a local accommodation.

Day 02: Isla Pescado – Isla Incahuasi: After breakfast, we visit the chullpares, the ancient cementery in Coquesa, then full day excursion to the Isla Pescado and Incahuasi Island, where we set up the tents.

Day 03:  Uyuni – La Paz: This day we come back to La Paz city but first we visit the Colchani town to see the salt factory, observe the ways of salt recollection and the cold water springs. On the return trip to Uyuni you will visit the Eyes of Salt and its impressive views of the geology of the Salt Lake.  By 4x4 transport arrival to your hotel in La Paz, at about 8 pm and end or 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.
  • Insurance of any kind.
  • Any expense due to a rescue operation.
  • Tips.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
If you wish to discuss any aspect of the expedition or your suitability for it, please contact us by telephone or mail.

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