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Uyuni Salt Flats Full Day Tour

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    Stop At: Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia

    The Salar de Uyuni or “salt flats” is one of the world's highest deserts, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes that reach 5000 meters above sea level.

    Meet at Red Planet Expeditions local office at 8:30am for check-in and a briefing. Start your tour at 11:00 with a visit to Uyuni's 'train graveyard' to see the first locomotives in Bolivia. Then visit the small village of Colchani (salt miners workshops next to the salt flats) before continuing on to the great salt flats of Uyuni. Along the way, see many piles of salt and the 'eyes of the salt' (big holes in the salt flats where the water, from underneath this death lake, still comes out by high pressure). Take photos as you cruise along the vast white expanse of salt, and visit a hotel made completely of salt. After lunch, travel to Inca Huasi (Fish Island), in the middle of the salt flats, where you will have time to take a hike to the top of the island to see giant cactus and rock formations made of petrified coral. Take time to organize your group for fun perspective and proportion-distorted photos on the blinding white surface of the salt flats. Return back to Uyuni around 19:00pm, stopping along the way to enjoy a fantastic sunset in the Salar of Uyuni.

    Duration: 9 hours
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    Departure Point
    Avenida Ferroviaria, Av Ferroviaria, Uyuni, Bolivia
    Departure Time
    8:30 AM
    Duration
    9h
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    Inclusions
    • Transportation in a Toyota land cruiser 4x4 drive
    • Local Driver & English Speaking Guide
    • Lunch
    Exclusions
    • Entrance Fees: Isla Incahuasi (30 Bs approx), Reserva Eduardo Avaroa Protected Area (150 Bs*)
    • Please note that these costs are subject to change without prior notice.
    • Tips for Guide and Driver (Please keep in mind that tipping is common in Latin America and would be greatly appreciated.
    • Personal Expenses
    • Travel Insurance
    • Toilets on the way (20 Bs approx)
    • Entry/Admission - Salar de Uyuni
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • SUGGESTED PACKING LIST: Sun hat, sunglasses (to protect your eyes from the bright glare off the salt panes), sunblock, coat, gloves, wool hat, trekking shoes, warm socks, water bottle, snacks, personal medication, camera, hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • WEATHER NOTE: During the rainy season from January to April, the Salt Flats fill up with water so it is not possible to cross them in the same way as during dry season. As a consequence, the itinerary is modified during that period. The main changes are usually as follows: Instead of stopping at the Inca Wasy (Fish Island), we stop at a place where the water reflects the sky and where it seems that the sky and the ground merge into one. Partial refunds cannot be made due to weather conditions.
    • Most travelers can participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    • Duration: 9h
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    • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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