Uyuni Experience – Independent

Uyuni Experience – Independent

From $ 1,415 AUD

Description

Embark on a tour of this arid, immense and complex salt plain area to uncover another side of Bolivia. Visit unique geological formations and spend time visiting the tiny town of Jiria, marvelling at the huge cacti atop Isla Pescado and exploring the Coquesa Caves (and the mummies within). Wander with llamas and enjoy the feeling of remoteness that comes with this otherworldly environment.

Trip Name
Uyuni Experience - Independent
Last Updated
2019-07-24
Days
3
Capacity
4
Highlights
  • Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt lake. Cross the perspective-bending white expanse in a 4WD with a local guide, making several fascinating stops along the way
  • Uyuni was once a distribution centre for trains carrying minerals to the Pacific. Walk among rusty, abandoned trains in the old Train Cemetery
  • Explore the village of Jiria at the foot of the dormant Tunupa volcano
  • As you explore the rocky island of Isla Wasi, rising from the salt pans and covered with flowering cacti, you might feel like you've stepped inside a surrealist painting
  • Look upon ancient mummies and ceramics in the Coquesa Caves. This is a great chance to explore a remote part of Bolivia

Itinerary

WET SEASON ITINERARY ALTERNATION From December to March during the wet season it’s likely we will not be able to cross the Salt Lake due to flooding, therefore your itinerary will be altered slightly and alternative activities will be scheduled. During this time there are countless photo opportunities. The water covering the slat lakes creates a mirror effect.The mirroring effect of the water results in the striking illusion of there being two skies, two sunsets and two sunrises. You will still have a full day on the salt lake and it will be mainly spent driving around searching for best photos. The night usually spent in the Salt Lake hotel will instead be spent in the hotel in Uyuni town Flight from La Paz to Uyuni: This itinerary outlined in the Essential information is designed around having an early morning flight from La Paz to Uyuni on day 2 of the tour. On occasions due to avalability we may not be able to secure an early morning flight or alternatively the airline may cancel flights, which of course is out of our control. Should this occur on the date you are confirmed on, we will confirm an afternoon flight to Uyuni for you and the program will be moved one day forward. Day 2 - Upon arrival to Uyuni, transfer to hotel. No activities on this day. Day 3 - Full day program (usually on day 2) This day includes a sunset on the salt flats. We will do our very best to book a late enough flight back to La Paz so you can enjoy the sunset, however on occasion and expecially during the summer months when the sun sets later, it may not be possible.

Day 1 - La Paz
Welcome to La Paz, the highest city in the world! On arrival at the airport, take a complimentary transfer to the Peregrine joining hotel. Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned until an important welcome meeting at 6 pm with your leader and group. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place.
Day 2 - La Paz- Uyuni
Today take a flight from La Paz to Uyuni. The flight time will be advised at your evening meeting on Day 1. The remote town of Uyuni sits on the edge of the high altiplano, which extends towards the border with Argentina and Chile. The town was once a distribution hub for trains carrying minerals on their way to Pacific Ocean ports. In the 1940s the mining industry collapsed and many trains were abandoned. Depending on when you arrive into Uyuni, you'll visit a Train Cemetery either today or tomorrow. Uyuni's salt flats are a 12,000-square-kilometre expanse of perfectly flat salt. Spend a full day exploring the lake by 4WD. Make sure you snap some classic perspective-bending photographs with your group. Discover the cacti and coral-like structures on the rocky island of Isla inca wasi and visit the small town of Colchani, where you'll see how the locals farm and process salt from the Salar. Head to the tiny village of Jiria at the foot of the Tunupa Volcano. Here you'll visit the Coquesa Caves, which are home to ancient ceramics and a mysterious family of mummies who have remained untouched for over 1,200 years. At the end of the day, drive to your accommodation on the salt plains. Note: If you are travelling between December and April (the wet season), please see the 'Important Notes' section of the trip notes.
Day 3 - Uyuni- La Paz
This morning travel across the salt flats to the Galaxy caves. Stalactites and stalagmites form floor-to-ceiling columns in this bizarre natural formation. Afterwards, stop for lunch and visit the Pulacayo mine, before heading back to Uyuni. From here, take a flight back to La Paz airport, where this trip comes to an end. Important: If you are booking a departure flight from La Paz for today please ensure it's no earlier than 1800/6pm. Alternatively if you wish to fly out earlier please check with us within 30 days from departure and we can advise you what time your flight from Uyuni is due to arrive in La Paz. If you need additional accommodation in La Paz and/or a transfer into the city, we would be happy to assist. Please speak with your booking agent. Note: During the wet season, it won’t be possible to visit the Galaxy caves, although you will see the Pulacayo mine. At Peregrine, we are always looking for ways to improve our trips. Your feedback is invaluable to us and to our tour guides. It tells us what we're doing right and what improvements could be made to help future travellers choose and enjoy Peregrine. At the end of your adventure, we ask that you to take a few minutes to complete our on-line feedback form. Just go to http://www.peregrineadventures.com/tour-feedback. We’d love to hear what you have to say!
Day 4 - Uyuni- La Paz
Witness the mummies, tombs and ancient ceramics of the Coquesa Caves. Take a flight back to La Paz in the afternoon. Drive to the village of Coquesa and make friends with the local llamas. Visit the Coquesa Caves - located in a small village on the edge of the Uyuni Salt Flats. Beware that it can get quite claustrophic inside these cave. View the eerie human mummies of a family of Chiparas, who were killed as sacrifice by Aymaras and their remains left in foetal positions and on display openly in these caves. In the afternoon, tranfer to the airport and take a flight back to La Paz. Your trip ends on arrival at La Paz airport. If you are booking a departure flight for today, please ensure it's after 8pm. For trips starting on Wednesday and ending on Saturday departure flights must be out after 11pm on the final day. If you require extra accommodation in La Paz and or a transfer from the airport to the hotel, we can arrange this for you. Please speak to your travel agent regarding this. At Peregrine we are always looking for ways to improve our trips and your feedback is invaluable to us and to our tour guides. It tells us what we're doing right, what you believe could be done better and what improvements you feel could help future travellers choose and enjoy Peregrine. At the end of your trip we ask that you to take a few minutes of your time to complete our on-line feedback form. Just go to http://www.peregrineadventures.com/tour-feedback for our easy to fill out questionnaire. We’d love to hear what you have to say!

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Accommodation

Comfortable hotel

Transport

4WD vehicle,Plane

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