La Paz & Uyuni
The world's largest salt flat sits at a lofty 3653m (11,985ft) and blankets an amazing 12,000 sq km (4633 sq mi). It was part of a prehistoric salt lake, Lago Minchín, which once covered most of southwest Bolivia. When it dried up, it left a couple of seasonal puddles and several salt pans, including the Salar de Uyuni. The savage beauty of this vast salt desert makes it one of South America's most awe-inspiring spectacles.
From: $ 810 per person
Arrival Day: La Paz
Arrival at La Paz´s airport, you will be taken to your selected hotel. Overnight stay at the selected hotel.
City Tour: La Paz + Moon Valley
Breakfast at the hotel. HD Tiwanaku Pick up from the hotel to begin the excursion, an antique pre-Incavarcheological city that is located 72 km from La Paz city. It was listed as a World Heritage Site in 2000 by UNESCO. We will visit Ceramic Museum, important temples such as Akapana Pyramid, Semi-subterranean Temple, Kalasasaya Temple next to the famous “The Gate of the Sun”, Ponce Monolith and Puma Punku. Return to La Paz and small stop to visit crops of potatoes and quinoas.
Arrival at the hotel.
HD City Tour La Paz (La Paz Downtown +Cableway) + Moon Valley Pick up from the hotel and visit the Traditional Markets from La Paz city, sightseeing San Pedro Jail. Then, we will take the cableway from where we can enjoy a wonderful panoramic view of La Paz. And visit Moon Valley it is located 10 km. from downtown of La Paz´s city. Finally, we will visit the Historic Center of La Paz where we will visit Witches´ Market, San Francisco Church, Murrillo Square, Executive Palace, Legislative Palace, Metropolitan Cathedral and Killi Killi Viewpoint.
Return to the hotel. Overnight stay at the selected hotel.
La Paz – Uyuni: Full day excursion
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up from the hotel to the airport. Arrival and transfer to Uyuni city.
Train Cemetery + Colchani (salt processing) + Salt Mounds + Eyes of water + Salt Museum + Sajchilla Island + Lunch + Incahuasi Island.
Visit the train cemetery (old steam locomotives that were used to transport minerals), we will then continue the journey to the village of Colchani, where the processing of salt can be observed (drying, grinding and packaging of salt) you will also have the opportunity to purchase handicrafts made of salt.
Then we will be able to see the Salt mounds (first stage in processing the salt, the drying), Eyes of water (groundwater that flow to the surface) and the Salt Museum built from salt. Then, visit Sajchilla Island where you will be able to walk around for 20 minutes to explore the island. Lunch. We continue to Incahuasi Island (a rocky island in the middle of the salt flat where we can observe giant cactuses, some of them are more than 100 years old, from the top you can see the salt flats in its entirety).
Return to Uyuni.
Overnight in Uyuni city or Colchani.
Transfer Out: Uyuni – La Paz
Breakfast at the hotel.
Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport. (B)
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