7 day trip from tupiza to Uyuni
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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 you will go to San Antonio de Lípez and finally to Quetena, where you will spend your first night in a Basic Accommodation.

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 drive for around 2 hours to visit Laguna Celeste and after that, we will go back to the accommodation to rest.

Note: The trekking to this volcano is not difficult, but could be a little hard because of the altitude. Visit to Laguna Celeste is totally optional, if you prefer to rest on the accommodation, it is ok.

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 can swim for some minutes. After lunch, we will travel for 1 hour approximately to visit Laguna Colorada and after that, we will return to the hot springs to rest.

We will leave early in the morning, around 03:00 and travel for around 1 hour and we will arrive to the Licancabur Volcano‘s feet (4450 m.a.s.l.), around 04:30 we will start the trekking to the volcano. It takes around 6-7 hours to get to the top of the volcano, where you will see its crater. After that, you will start to go down to the car (takes around 3.5 hours). During the afternoon 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 drive to Desierto de Dalí, a place with mountains of surrealist colors, reminiscent of the photos of Salvador Dalí and rock formations of petrified lava.  Finally, we will travel back to hot springs to stay one more night.

Note: The trekking to this volcano is the most difficult of the area, it requires good physical condition.

If you are not so tired, we recommend you to depart early in the morning to go to Geysers Sol de Mañana to see the sunrise. After that, we will travel for around 2-3 hours to Villamar and 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 climb the Tunupa Volcano, so we will leave from accommodation early in the morning, around 04:30 and drive for around 1.5 hours to Coquesa, where we will have our breakfast. After that, we will drive for 15 minutes and arrive to the 1st viewpoint of the volcano (4200 m.a.s.l.) and once there we will start the trekking to the Tunupa Volcano, takes approximately 5 hours to the highest point that we can arrive (around 5200 m.a.s.l.), unfortunately, the access to the top of the mountain is not easy and special equipment and experience is required. After that, we will go down to the 1st viewpoint and then to Coquesa. Around 15:00 we will have our lunch and rest for sometime. Optionally, you can walk a little and see a nice sunset at the border of the salt flat.

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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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
$ 367 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • 6 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Sleeping bags
  • 5-bed dorm with shared bathroom
  • Shower as extra service (when available)

COMFORT

4 people maximum per car
$ 517 Per person
  • Transportation in a 4x4
  • Oxygen for emergencies
  • Spanish Speaking Driver-Guide and Cook
  • All food during the tour
  • 6 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Sleeping bags
  • 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
$ 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
  • 6 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Twin with shared bathroom
  • Shower as extra service (when available)

COMFORT

Based in 2 people
$ 887 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
  • 6 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Twin or Double room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room
Popular

DELUXE

Based in 2 people
$ 1087 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 Accommodation
  • 1 Night in Palacio de Sal Hotel or similar
  • 1 Night in Tambo Coquesa Hotel or similar
  • Twin or Double room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room

BASIC

Based in 3 people
$ 537 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
  • 6 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Triple with shared bathroom
  • Shower as extra service (when available)

COMFORT

Based in 3 people
$ 637 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
  • 6 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Triple room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room
Popular

DELUXE

Based in 3 people
$ 837 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 Accommodation
  • 1 Night in Palacio de Sal Hotel or similar
  • 1 Night in Tambo Coquesa Hotel or similar
  • Triple room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room

BASIC

Based in 4 people
$ 417 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
  • 6 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • Quadruple with shared bathroom
  • Shower as extra service (when available)

COMFORT

Based in 4 people
$ 517 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
  • 6 Nights in Basic Accommodations
  • 2 Twin or Double room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room
Popular

DELUXE

Based in 4 people
$ 717 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 Accommodation
  • 1 Night in Palacio de Sal Hotel or similar
  • 1 Night in Tambo Coquesa Hotel or similar
  • 2 Twin or Double room with private bathroom
  • Hot shower in the room

EXCLUDINGS

  • Entrance fees, USD 37 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 Guides to climb Uturuncu, Licancabur and Tunupa, USD 260 per group: In order to climb the voclanoes, we must pay for a local guide since it is a help for the community.
  • English guide, USD 350 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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