4th day trip from san pedro de atacama to Uyuni or tupiza
climbing uturuncu

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ITINERARY

You will depart from San Pedro de Atacama around 6-7am and travel to the border. I takes just 1 hour, but you need to wait in the chilean migration office around 1-1.5 hours more. Around 09:30 you will arrive to Bolivia and we will start our tour. We will start visiting Laguna Blanca and Laguna Verde. Then we will drive for around 40 minutes and visit Desierto de Dalí. Close to midday, we will arrive to Polques, the hot springs, where you can swim while we prepare the lunch. Around 13:00 we will drive for 30 minutes to arrive to Geysers Sol de Mañana, this is the highest point of all the circuit, 5000 m.a.s.l. approximately. After visiting this amazing place, we will go to Laguna colorada and stay there for around. 1hour. Around 15:30 we will drive for around 2 hours to our accommodation in Quetena.

Today, we will depart early in the morning, around 04:30 and drive for around 1-2 hours with direction to Volcán Uturuncu. We can go with the car until 5300 m.a.s.l. approximately. Around 07:00, we will start our trekking on the volcano which takes around 3 hours to get to the top of the Uturuncu Volcano (6008 m.a.s.l.) and around 2 hours more to go back to the car. Then, we will go to back to Quetena for lunch, arriving approximately at 13:30. After lunch, we will continue our trip to Villamar.

Note: The trekking to this volcano is not difficult, but could be a little hard because of the altitude.

After the breakfast, we will start visiting Valle de Rocas, where you will see many rocks formations like Copa del Mundo and El Camello. Then we will go to Italia Perdida, where you will have some time to walk around the rocks. After that, we will go to Laguna Catal or Laguna Negra. Next is Cañón de la Anaconda which is a canyon where the Anaconda river runs. Some towns like San Agustín and Julaca will be passed in order to arrive to Villa Candelaria to stay there. This night you will stay in a basic salt accommodation.

Basic and Comfort options: We stay in Candelaria during dry season and go to Colchani or Uyuni during rainy season.
Deluxe option: we always stay in Colchani.

Today we will cross the immense Salar de Uyuni (3650 m.a.s.l.) early in the morning to see the Sunrise in the Uyuni Salt Flat. With 12,000 km2, the Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt plain in the world, stretching away in all directions as far as the eye can see. From here you can see volcano Tunupa impressively overhanging. The salt flats are made up of 11 separate layers with a thickness that ranges from 2 to 10m. The depth of salt is 120 meters and with that it is the biggest reserve of minerals such as lithium, magnesium, potassium, nitrogen, phosphorus and borax in the world. It has 14 small islands, the most important is the Incahuasi Island. Around the island, you can see Ojos de Agua, these are springs which act as pores for the salt flats. Leaving the salt bed, we will visit Colchani, the village where the salt is processed. Here there are various salt souvenirs and alpaca or llama wool clothes. Finally, we will go to see Cementerio de Trenes, where you will see a lof of ancient trains. Then we will go the central part of the city to finish the tour around 1-2pm. After that, the jeep has to come back to Tupiza arriving around 5-6pm., if your next destination is Salta, Purmamarca, Tilcara, Argentina North or you want to enjoy the Bolivian wild west, to visit Tupiza is a must. The night is in our Hostal La Torre in Tupiza. (The dinner in the last night is not included)

Today the breakfast start at 7am in our hotel, and from this city you can find public transportation every half hour to La Quiaca, Argentina, and the ride takes around 1.5 hrs from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. The prices from Tupiza to border is around 3 USD per person, and the private taxi around 30 USD from 1 to 4 pax

ROUTE OF YOUR EXPERIENCE

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PRICES FOR THIS EXPERIENCE

shared tour

private tour

A shared tour is the best option if you are traveling alone or if you want to meet other people during this amazing adventure. We will complete the group with other people, so you do not have to worry about that.

BASIC

5 people maximum per car
$ 267 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • 3 Nights in Basic Accommodations & 1 Night Hostal La Torre in Tupiza
  • Sleeping bags
  • 5-bed dorm with shared bathroom
  • Shower as extra service (when available)

COMFORT

4 people maximum per car
$ 357 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • 3 Nights in Basic Accommodations & 1 Night Hostal La Torre in Tupiza
  • Sleeping bags
  • Private room (twin or double room for 2 people)
  • Hot shower in the room
  • Free Bus Tickets Arrangement to Argentina
  • Pick up from any accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama
Popular

A private tour is the best option if you want to travel with more comfort and like to travel on your own without following standard times for stops and photographies.

Please, select the size of your group

2 people

3 people

4 people

BASIC

Based in 2 people
$ 547 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Guaranteed Departure
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • Sleeping bags
  • Free Bus Tickets Arrangement to Tupiza
  • Pick up from any accommodation in Tupiza
  • 4 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Twin with shared bathroom
  • Shower as extra service (when available)

COMFORT

Based in 2 people
$ 617 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Guaranteed Departure
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • Sleeping bags
  • Free Bus Tickets Arrangement to Tupiza
  • Pick up from any accommodation in Tupiza
  • 4 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Twin or Double room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room
Popular

DELUXE

Based in 2 people
$ 817 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Guaranteed Departure
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • Sleeping bags
  • Free Bus Tickets Arrangement to Tupiza
  • Pick up from any accommodation in Tupiza
  • 2 Nights in Basic Accommodation
  • 1 Night in Mallku Cueva Hotel or similar
  • 1 Night in Palacio de Sal Hotel or similar
  • Twin or Double room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room

BASIC

Based in 3 people
$ 377 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Guaranteed Departure
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • Sleeping bags
  • Free Bus Tickets Arrangement to Tupiza
  • Pick up from any accommodation in Tupiza
  • 4 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Triple with shared bathroom
  • Shower as extra service (when available)

COMFORT

Based in 3 people
$ 447 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Guaranteed Departure
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • Sleeping bags
  • Free Bus Tickets Arrangement to Tupiza
  • Pick up from any accommodation in Tupiza
  • 4 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Triple room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room
Popular

DELUXE

Based in 3 people
$ 647 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Guaranteed Departure
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • Sleeping bags
  • Free Bus Tickets Arrangement to Tupiza
  • Pick up from any accommodation in Tupiza
  • 2 Nights in Basic Accommodation
  • 1 Night in Mallku Cueva Hotel or similar
  • 1 Night in Palacio de Sal Hotel or similar
  • Triple room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room

BASIC

Based in 4 people
$ 287 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Guaranteed Departure
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • Sleeping bags
  • Free Bus Tickets Arrangement to Tupiza
  • Pick up from any accommodation in Tupiza
  • 4 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Quadruple with shared bathroom
  • Shower as extra service (when available)

COMFORT

Based in 4 people
$ 357 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Guaranteed Departure
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • Sleeping bags
  • Free Bus Tickets Arrangement to Tupiza
  • Pick up from any accommodation in Tupiza
  • 4 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • 2 Twin or Double room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room
Popular

DELUXE

Based in 4 people
$ 557 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Guaranteed Departure
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • Sleeping bags
  • Free Bus Tickets Arrangement to Tupiza
  • Pick up from any accommodation in Tupiza
  • 2 Nights in Basic Accommodation
  • 1 Night in Mallku Cueva Hotel or similar
  • 1 Night in Palacio de Sal Hotel or similar
  • 2 Twin or Double room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room

EXCLUDINGS

  • Entrance fees, USD 32 per person: there are many entrance fees during the tour, but in total for the whole trip is Bs 221 (USD 32 approx.). *You need to have this amount in bolivian pesos.
  • Local Guide to climb Uturuncu, USD 80 per group: In order to climb the Uturuncu volcano, we must pay for a local guide since it is a help for the community.
  • English guide, USD 250 per group: This cost is for the whole trip and whole group and it is totally optional. *In case you are taking a shared tour and the other members of your group don’t need english guide, you would have to pay the full amount in order to take this service.
  • Use of public bathrooms, when available. Around Bs 5-7 (1 USD) per use.
  • Hot shower, for Basic option in shared or private tours.
  • Tips, this is totally optional and there is not a minimum nor maximum amount.

NEED TO BRING

  • Warm clothes
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun cream
  • Sun glasses
  • Toilet paper
  • Towel
  • Personal care products

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