First day departure from 07:30 Am picking you up from the hostel, transfer in a minibus until Chilean and Bolivian customs offices, in the border (Hito Cajones, in case of customs close the alternative is Ollagüe) change to vehicles Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 for with minimum 4 passengers maximum 6 plus Driver-Guide in Spanish (English guide cost extra USD 100 per day). 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. Diner 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 hostal.
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 lot´s 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.
In case of the 4 days trip coming back to San Pedro the person in Uyuni office will let you know at what time you need to be at the office to begin the way back. You will be in Uyuni city for some hours; you can leave the luggage at the office and visit the city.
Before coming back you change vehicle and driver (the driver has been 4 days on route, he has rest day), you will visit the Rock Valley and San Cristobal´s Church (little village) arriving for diner and to sleep in a basic accommodation in a little village called Villa Mar, these is a short evening arriving around 21:00 Hrs. and departure next day around 04:30 Am.
In these accommodation there´s is hot shower but toilets are away from dormitories.
Next day to the border (4 hours straight driving), breakfast at the border, change to minibus, arriving to San Pedro around 12:00 mid day.
In rain season and flooded time for the Salt flat we need to change the route because is not safe to cross the Salt flat when is wet, in that case the second night is not in a salt hostal, is in a hostal in Uyuni with same kind of rooms that in the salt one, these day the visit extends the rocks valley, Turquiri Lagoon, Black Lagoon, Bofedal Alota, and small villages Villa Mar and San Cristóbal with its typical church.
The fourth day you visit the Salt flat from Uyuni and from the salt museum, not being possible to visit the fishes Island.
The price of the trip from 1st of January 2017 until 31 of December is USD 235 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.