Uyuni Salt Flats - 3 Days
- See the world's largest salt flats with stops at unique cactus-covered islands
- Experience the surreal landscapes of the Salvador Dali Desert
- Learn about the unusual flora and fauna found in the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve
|Day 1||The Great Uyuni Salt Flats||Uyuni|
|Day 2||Eduardo Avaroa Andean Flora and Fauna Reserve||Villa Mar|
|Day 3||Eduardo Avaroa Flora and Fauna Reserve & Thermal Waters||La Paz|
Day 1: The Great Uyuni Salt Flats
Depart for your first foray onto the Uyuni Salt Flats. Get picked up from the airport, then begin your journey with a short visit to the famed train cemetery, full or rusting train cars which were once used to transport workers and goods to and from Uyuni.
From here continue to the salt-harvesting village of Colchani to see the local salt production method. From here it's just a short distance to the Great Uyuni Salt Flats and a visit the fascinating Incahuasi Island, famous for the enormous cacti which grow all over it. Enjoy an amazing sunset in the middle of the endless expanse of glittering salt, then return to Colchani to spend the night in a hotel built of salt bricks.
Chat with a local specialist who can help organize your trip.
Day 2: Eduardo Avaroa Andean Flora and Fauna Reserve
After breakfast, continue your highland safari through the lunar landscapes of the southern Altiplano. Head south to experience a completely different landscape of volcanoes, highland deserts, and colorful lagoons. Keep an eye out for unique Andean wildlife such as flamingos, vicuñas, viscachas, and possibly the elusive Andean fox.
Pause for lunch beside one of the region's many colorful lagoons before continuing on through Siloli Desert to the infamous Stone Tree, a formation which has been formed by years of wind erosion. After visiting the Red Lagoon, continue to your comfortable hotel to enjoy a hot shower and well-deserved dinner.
Day 3: Eduardo Avaroa Flora and Fauna Reserve & Thermal Waters
Enjoy breakfast and a quick dip in the thermal waters. From here, journey through the lunar landscapes of the southern altiplano as your turn back north and travel through the Dali Desert, passing by the Green Lagoon and enjoying the moonscape-like scenery.
If there's time left over when you return to La Paz, go for a short hike to stretch your legs after the drive. Reach Uyuni in the mid-afternoon and transfer to your evening flight back to La Paz. Safe travels!