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6 Days / 5 Nights

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DAY 1

    • Overland drive in 4x4 San Pedro de Atacama/Chile to Hito Cajon (border Chile/Bolivia) to Uyuni , including visits to the Red and Green Lagoons as well as the Geysers Sol de Mañana. Box lunch included. Dinner and overnight at local hotel

DAY 2

    • Full day excursion to the Salt Lake Uyuni & Isla Pescado including lunch. Dinner and overnight at the Salt Hotel

DAY 3

    • Transfer to the airport in Uyuni. Flight to La Paz (not included). Arrival and pick up from the airport. Half day City Tour in La Paz, afterwards overland drive to Huatajata - Lake Titicaca. Dinner and overnight at the Inca Utama Hotel & SPA

DAY 4

    • Hydrofoil Cruise from Huatajata to Sun & Moon Islands (lunch on Sun Island) and Copacabana. Overland drive from Copacabana to La Paz. Overnight at local hotel

DAY 5

    • Transfer to La Paz airport. Flight to Uyuni (not included). Half day tour to Thunupa Volcano and Jirira village. Lunch included. Transfer to the train station for night train to Villazon

DAY 6

    • Reception in Villazon and transfer to La Quiaca border Bolivia/Argentina.

Specifications

  • Day 1:Pick up from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama and transfer to Hito Cajon (Border Chile-Bolivia). Once in Bolivia, enter to the National Park Eduardo Avaroa, (714,745 acres), at the SW of Potosi. Unique species are adapted to the extreme conditions of the region, some of them endangered. Lakes, salt pans, volcanoes, snowcapped peaks, plains, thermal springs, rivers rich in algae and plankton, geothermal geysers, flora and general topography, makes of this area something unique. Visit Laguna Verde, looking as a dazzling giant emerald, due to high magnesium content and continue to Licancabur Volcano (5,865 m.o.s.l) and then to "Sol de Mañana" Geysers, with fumaroles and volcanic craters of spectacular formation at an altitude of 4.900 mtrs, spouting mixed water and superheated steam reaching 80 to 100 mtrs height; this geothermic phenomena dates from the beginning of the earth. The road to Laguna Colorada runs through a unique landscape of deserts and mountains. With an area of 60 km2, Laguna Colorada it is characterized by the red tone of its waters, inhabited by flocks of flamingoes of three species: tokoko -with red plumage-; chururu -with whitish plumage- and jututu, with pink plumage. The scenery is exceptionally beautiful at these heights, set off by the impressive redness of the Lagoon, considered the most important flamingo watching site in the region. Also vicuñas, llamas and vizcachas can be seen. After the visit, continue to Uyuni. Box lunch is served on route. Dinner and overnight at a local hotel in Uyuni
  • Day 2:Pick up from the hotel for your excursion to the Uyuni Salt Lake and Isla Pescado. Uyuni is the largest salt flat on Earth, located on the Bolivian Andean Altiplano with 12.000 square Km; the Bolivian Andes offer stunning sceneries which can be hardly matched. The sound of silence makes the heart beats faster and the surreal pentagons of crystalline salt, the pure sky, the color lagoons, the cacti and the flamingos, certainly makes you feel that there is no other place like this in the whole world. Lunch at Isla Pescado, also called "Incawasi", an oasis with formations of algae and fossils. It is covered by thousands of giant columnar cacti, which can be more than a hundred years old, growing to a height of over 12 mtrs. The landscape against the background of the salt pans extending to the horizon makes it an ideal place for photography hunters. Dinner and overnight at a unique Salt Hotel at the shores of the Uyuni Salt Lake
  • Day 3:Transfer to the airport for your flight to La Paz. Pick up from the airport and City Tour in La Paz. The City of La Paz and its surroundings can transport you to a mysterious past where any corner, any street, is a hidden treasure where adventure begins; a living history which treasures the pre-Hispanic times with all their traditions and magic rites on its streets. The indigenous, colonial and modern areas, Indian Market, Witch Doctor's Market & breathtaking panoramas are all framed by the majestic "Illimani" mountain. Visit the Moon Valley, a clay formation resembling the face of the Moon. Enjoy an overland journey to Huatajata at the shores of Lake Titicaca. On arrival, visit the Andean Roots Eco Village: The Altiplano Museum; Handicrafts village, the Mud Igloos and the mortuary towers of the Urus Chipayas. Meet the Limachi family, builders of the RA II and Tigris for epic expeditions across the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy our elegant vicuñas, llamas, alpacas and the mythical Suri. Audiovisual and night experience at "The Mystic World of the Kallawayas", natural healers of Bolivia. They believe that you first have to heal the soul in order to heal your body. Tata Benjo, -our Kallawaya- will bless visitors and answer questions by casting his sacred coca leaves. Welcome drink and Candlelight dinner. By night, visit the Native Observatory Alajpacha. Learn from the Aymaras Cosmovision and watch the southern constellations. Overnight at the also unique "Inca Utama Hotel & Spa"
  • Day 4:After breakfast, take a Hydrofoil cruise to Moon Island; visit the Sun Virgins Temple "Iñak Uyu". Continue to Sun Island. Visit the "Inca Grand Stairs" and the Sacred Fountain; taste the water believed to give eternal youth and happiness. Lunch at the Uma Kollu archaeological Restaurant; Visit the small handicraft market. Hydrofoil cruise to Copacabana, located at the shores of Lake Titicaca. Once in Copacabana, visit the shrine and the Dark Virgin. Continue to La Paz by an overland journey; drop off at your hotel in La Paz. Overnight at local hotel in La Paz
  • Day 5:Transfer to the airport of La Paz for you flight back to Uyuni. Pick up from the hotel and excursion to Tahua Village at the foot of Thunupa Volcano. Stroll through the village and hike to the cave of the Coquesa Mummies. Box lunch included. Return to Uyuni and transfer to the Train Station for your midnight train to Villazon.
  • Day 6:Arrival to Villazon and transfer to La Quiaca Bridge – Border Bolivia/Argentina
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