Description of regular trip toUyunisalt Flat 3 days finishing in Uyuni
First day departure picking up from the hostels from 07:30 Am, transfer in a minibus until Chilean and Bolivian customs offices, in the border (HitoCajones, in case of customs close the alternative is Ollagüe) change to vehicles Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 maximum 6 passengers plus Driver-Guide in Spanish per jeep (English guide cost extra USD 40 per passenger minimum 2 passengers). The service includes all the meals (Breakfast-Lunch-Diner) these ones cooked on the accommodations by cookers of the company with option for Vegetarians, Vegans and celiac, you need to advice before the trip.
After breakfast you visit White and Green lagoons where you can do short trekking, Dali desert, Chalviry hot springs, is recommendable only to take a bath for 20 minutes because the water is too hot and is very high (4500 meters over the sea Level), Sol de Mañana Geyser arriving for lunch to our shelter, after a rest you go to visit lagoon a Colorada where you can observe animals from the zone, in nesting season (between December and February) you can observe until 35.000 Flamingoes. The first night is in a mountain shelter in Huallajara (near Colorada lagoon), dormitories for 6 beds, shared bathrooms, these night there are no shower and no heating, these is a cold night, in case you don´t have a sleeping bag the company will provide one for -5°. The beds have sheets, pillows and 3 blankets per bed. Dinner is served at the shelter.
The second day departure is after breakfast, you will visit Siloli desert where you can appreciate rock formations as the stone tree, then you visit 4 Colored Lagoons (Honda, Hedionda, Cañapa and Chiarcota), in these lagoons you can do short trekking and see animals and plants of the zone most of all birds. On route will be lunch. Continuing the route you visit Laguna Añapa, small Salt flat called Chiguana, arriving the second night to sleep in a Salt hostal in a small village in the shores of the Salt flat de Uyuni called Puerto Chuvica, the rooms are for 2, 3 or 4 beds with shared bathroom, there is hot shower included these night (for being groups we ask the passengers to take 10 minutes shower) Diner at the hostel.
Third day morning, if all the passengers agree the night before, the departure is very early to go to see sunrise in the Salt flat de Uyuni in the Fishes Island. Here you can do an optional trekking of 1 hour around the island, in these case breakfast is on the way, then you continue visiting the salt flats arriving to the old salt hotel Playa Blanca that now is a museum (is forbidden as hotel because the toilets contaminates the Salt Flat), lunch on route, then visit Ojos del Salt flat (lagoons in the salt flats), salt mines (because you will expend around 5 hours in the salt flats we recommend to bring lots of sun protection, sun cream, sun glasses, hat, long sleeves), after the Salt flat you visit Cemetery of Trains, the trip will finish in our office in Uyuni around 13:30 hrs. When you saw sunrise, around 15:00 when you didn´t.
The price of the trip is USD 195 per passenger, it does not includes the entrance fees for the national parks for $20.000 Chilean pesos or USD 40 per passenger (we recommend to bring $30.000 Chilean pesos or USD 50 per passenger in Bolivian Money, these includes the fees and any extra you could need on the way as public toilets, you can change money in San Pedro without problem), we also recommend to bring water to drink (liquids are included on the meals), snacks (cookies, fruits), toilet paper, warm clothes, light clothes, bathing suit and towel.