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Crossing the Salt Flats: Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama

  • 3 Day(s)
  • Trip Code : STLPBFLA

Cross the spectacular Salar de Uyuni and see some of the world's most amazing landscapes. On this three day tour, witness the fascinating Playa Blanca salt hotel, Great Train Graveyard and Fish Island. You'll pass through the red waters of Laguna Colorada, the fantastic rock formations of Desierto de Siloli and the dramatic volcanic landscapes of Sol de Mañana. Keep your camera handy at all times - you're going to want to remember every single second! Cross the spectacular Salar de Uyuni and see some of the world's most amazing landscapes. On this three day tour, witness the fascinating Playa Blanca salt hotel, Great Train Graveyard and Fish Island. You'll pass through the red waters of Laguna Colorada, the fantastic rock formations of Desierto de Siloli and the dramatic volcanic landscapes of Sol de Mañana. Keep your camera handy at all times - you're going to want to remember every single second!

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Day 1 Uyuni

After leaving Uyuni your first stop is the the fascinating Great Train Graveyard, filled with (you guessed it) hollowed out trains that have completely rusted over. Next, it's on to Colchani, the town that produces most of the salt consumed in Bolivia. Fit in a visit to the hotel Playa Blanca, made entirely from salt - from its salt brick walls, floors and roof down to the tables, chairs and even the beds. Continue on to Fish Island, located at the centre of the Salar. Some of its most interesting features are right below your feet - fossilised seaweed known as Estromaltolitos, to be exact - and nature here is rather prickly, with cacti that grows to six metres high. After lunch, make your way to San Juan for the night.

Day 2 Laguna Colorada

Drive south past beautiful lakes towards the red waters of Laguna Colorada, stopping en route at minor lagoons - prepare yourself for Laguna Hedionda's strong sulphuric smell, which the flamingos and Andean gulls and ducks don't seem to mind. Pass through Desierto de Siloli and see the Arbol de Piedra where volcanic activity and wind have created amazing shapes in the rocks, including the famous Stone tree!

Day 3 Sol de Mañana / Laguna Verde / Chile

On your last day, visit the dramatic landscapes of Sol de Mañana. An area of intense volcanic activity, it's covered in volcanic wells and steam pools with boiling mud. The highlight? Going for a swim in the Termas of Polques hot springs. It's on to another natural phenomenon - Laguna Verde! The hint is in the name - the intense green colour of its waters are due to the high content of magnesium - and it's the perfect place to observe the imposing beauty of the Llicancabur volcano which rises from the beaches of the lagoon. Pass through border control and make your way to San Pedro de Atacama as, sadly, the journey has come to an end.

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  • TRIP NAME: CROSSING THE SALT FLATS: UYUNI TO SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
  • DURATION: 3 DAYS
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  • TRIP CODE : STLPBFLA
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  • Bolivia > Chile

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  • Trip Style: Mini Adventures
  • Comfort Level: Basic

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  • Tour guide
  • Transfers and excursions
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 dinners