Altiplano Adventure, Uyuni Salt Flats

A wonderful trip to The Altiplano (Spanish for high plain), in central South America, where the Andes are at their widest, is the most extensive area of high plateau on earth outside of Tibet. Lake Titicaca is its most known geographical feature.

The Altiplano is an area of inland drainage (endorheism) lying in the central Andes, occupying parts of Chile, Argentina, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador. Its height averages about 3,300 meters (11,000 feet), somewhat less than that of Tibet. Unlike the Tibetan Plateau, however, the Altiplano is dominated by massive active volcanoes of the Central Volcanic Zone to the west. The Atacama Desert, the driest area on the whole planet, lies to the southwest of the Altiplano. In contrast, to the east lies the humid Amazon Rainforest.

At the end of the Pleistocene epoch, the whole extent of the Altiplano was covered by a vast lake, Balliv ián, the present remnants of which are Lake Titicaca, straddling the Peru/Bolivia border, and Poopó, a salt lake that extends south of Oruro, Bolivia. Salar de Uyuni, locally known as "Salar de Tunupa", as well as Salar de Coipasa are two large dry salt flats formed as well after the Altiplano paleolakes dried out. ( Wikipedia)

What's Included?

• Private car Kasani Peru border- Copacabana- La Paz
• Private boat Copacabana- Isla del Sol with a vissit of the Chañi floating island
• Private City tours with all ticket fees
• Flight La Paz to Uyuni.
• Three nights accommodation. Palacio de sal hotel/Hotel Jirira/ Mallku Cueva Hotel ( best hotels).
All Prices are per person based on 2 people and / or twin share accommodation. Good Prices for groups.
• Nourishment the days of the tour.(4 Brekfast/ 4 Box lunch- 3 Dinners)
• English speaking guide
• Ticket fee for the national park .
• Transport from Bolivia border to San Pedro Atacama in Chile

Duration

6 days

Destination Covered

Salar de Uyuni, Copacabana, Isla del Sol and La Paz

Best Suited

Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 1: Kasani -Copacabana – -Isla Del Sol Chañi – Copacabana –La Paz
10:00 am Bolivian time. Pick up at Kasani Border. transfer from the border to Copacabana Town 20 minutes. Departure by private boat to Isla del Sol (1h30) with magnificent view of the lake and Inca terraces.
A short hike along the crest of the Island . We cross a group of Inca temples like Piklkokaina, the village of Yumani, the sacred inca fontaine an nice garden from inca empire.
After the vissit we will go to vissit Chañi floating island, a very old construction system of reeds on the Titicaca lake
Lunch ( Appthapi) included.
17:00 pm. We will continue our journey from Copacabana to –La Paz 4 Hrs. Hotel Rosario..

Day 2: City tours - La Paz – city tour.
You have the choice of joining a 3 hour city tour, visiting amongst other, a great variety of markets: Witches market, Handicraft market, and later on an interesting open fruit and vegetable market.
We visit the gold museum, and while in this area, we will walk around the old cobbled streets of La Paz, surrounded by colonial churches, and the republican houses dating from the beginning of the century.
Once at Murillo Square, a brief explanation about the political situation of Bolivia.
Also the Teleferico ( Cable cab) will be included when we will descend to the Moon valley, to stroll around in the area, observing how wind and weather during millions of years has shaped the moon-like landscape. Rosario Hotel

Day 3: La Päz- Uyuni-Isla Incahuasi- UYUNI SAN PEDRO- 4D/2N
Pick up and Transfer from Uyuni airport. Flight Z8:07:00 arriving 07:40 Breakfast an departure to –Uyuni Salt flats - Isla Incahuasi- Palacio de SalT hotel. B.L.D.

Day 4: Uyuni salt flats – Tunupa volcanoe – Jirira
Kokesa caves – Aique Pucara fort/ Tunupa Volcano- galaxy caves –Jirira Hotel. B.L.D.

Day 5: Caral Lagoon and ciuad de Piedra
Last day on the salt flats- Uyuni Train Cementery , stone city , Charal lagoon . Rupestrian paiting of Tomas Lacka . Hotel Mallku Cueva. B.L.D

Day 6: Flamingoes – Red lagoon- Green Lagoon – San Pedro Atacama
Red Lagoon- Green Lagoon Siloli desert- San Pedro Atacama. .
Departure by car from Bolivian Border Hito Cajones to San Pedro Atacama.
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