6 day trip from tupiza to Uyuni
Full lipez tour

Local tour operator with more than 15 years of experience

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Local guides and drivers with experiences in adventure trips

All our staff is vaccinated in order to offer you a safe trip

ITINERARY

Today you will visit Quebrada de Palala, a spectacular jagged rock formation, formed over many years by intense erosion of the mountainside. After this you will head on to El Sillar where you will have a few minutes to get out and enjoy this dramatic landscape before we continue through Nazarenito, a small gold mining community. Then we will go to visit Ciudad del Encanto, where you will see impressive rock formations. After that, you will arrive to San Pablo de Lípez (4250m), then we will go to visit Palacio Quemado, before we arrive to Guadalupe, where we will stay during the night. During the afternoon, we will see Ciudad de Roma, from the viewpoint, where you will find many interesting rocks formations.

Comfort and Deluxe Options: We will go back to San Pablo de Lípez to stay there in a Basic Accommodation with private bath

After the breakfast, we will go back to San Pablo de Lípez and then we will go to Relave, an small town in the region. Then we will go to Laguna Amarilla and Laguna Celeste, which is located at the Uturuncu Volcano’s feet. After lunch, we will travel for around 2 hours to get to Quetena and stay there our second night.

After breakfast, we will continue our trip crossing two small lagoons, Laguna Hedionda and Laguna Kollpa. Then, we will arrive to Polques, the hot springs, where you will be able to swim for a while. Then, we will drive for 15 min to arrive to Desierto de Dalí, a place with mountains of surrealist colors, reminiscent of the photos of Salvador Dalí and rock formations of petrified lava. Then we will visit Laguna Verde (4250 m.a.s.l.), which presents an emerald green coloration due to arsenic and magnesium content in its waters. It is located at the feet of Volcano Licancabur (5868m), which represents the border between Chile and Bolivia. Then, we will travel back to hot springs for lunch (takes around 1 hour). After lunch, we will go to “Sol de Mañana” Geysers (5000m above sea level). Then we will spend around 1 hour in Laguna Colorada and finally we will travel to Villamar to spend the 2nd night.

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. After that, we will drive to San Juan, where we will stay for this night.

After the breakfast, we will drive few minutes to arrive to Ejercito de Coral (coral army), where you will see a lot of petrified rocks with different forms. Then, we will continue traveling and visit an small salt flat, Salar de Chiguana, here you will have around 15 minutes to walk around and take some photos with the train rail. After this place, we will drive for around 1 hour and arrive to the Ollague Volcano viewpoint, where you will be able to walk around the volcanic rocks around this place. From here, you will see the fumarole of the semi-active volcano. 

After around 40 minutes of driving, we will arrive to Laguna Cañapa, and few minutes more, we will arrive to Laguna Hedionda, here you will see a lot of flamingos, and that is not all, in this lagoon, flamingoes are very close of the border of the lagoon, so you will be able to see them very well. We will have our lunch close to this lagoon.

After lunch, we will travel for around 80 minutes and arrive to Laguna Turquiri (also known as north black lagoon), where you will find some black andean ducks.

Some towns like Alota, San Agustín and Julaca will be passed during a drive of 2 hours in order to arrive to Villa Candelaria to stay there. This night you will stay in a basic salt accommodation. Once there, we will leave our baggage there and then enter to the salt flat to see the sunset, and after that we will return to the 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.

ROUTE OF YOUR EXPERIENCE

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-- DAY 2

-- DAY 3

-- DAY 4

-- DAY 5

-- DAY 6

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
$ 317 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • Sleeping bags
  • 5 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • 5-bed dorm with shared bathroom
  • Shower as extra service (when available)

COMFORT

4 people maximum per car
$ 467 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • Sleeping bags
  • 4 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • 1 Night in Hostal Magia de San Juan
  • Private room (twin or double room for 2 people)
  • Hot shower in the room
  • Free Bus Tickets Arrangement to Tupiza
  • Pick up from any accommodation in Tupiza
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
$ 687 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
  • 5 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Twin with shared bathroom
  • Shower as extra service (when available)

COMFORT

Based in 2 people
$ 787 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
  • 1 Night in Hostal Magia de San Juan
  • Twin or Double room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room
Popular

DELUXE

Based in 2 people
$ 987 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 Hostal Magia de San Juan
  • 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
$ 477 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
  • 5 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Triple with shared bathroom
  • Shower as extra service (when available)

COMFORT

Based in 3 people
$ 577 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
  • 1 Night in Hostal Magia de San Juan
  • Triple room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room
Popular

DELUXE

Based in 3 people
$ 777 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 Hostal Magia de San Juan
  • 1 Night in Palacio de Sal Hotel or similar
  • Triple room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room

BASIC

Based in 4 people
$ 367 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
  • 5 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Quadruple with shared bathroom
  • Shower as extra service (when available)

COMFORT

Based in 4 people
$ 467 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
  • 1 Night in Hostal Magia de San Juan
  • 2 Twin or Double room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room
Popular

DELUXE

Based in 4 people
$ 667 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 Hostal Magia de San Juan
  • 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.
  • English guide, USD 300 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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