ARGENTINA - BOLIVIA
AND SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA
Duration: 5 days
OPERATOR: BOLIVIA MILENARIA
LOCATION: ARGENTINA - BOLIVIA
DAY 1: VILLAZON - TUPIZA
We will collect you in Villazon at the border with Argentina, from there in a very nice road we will drive to Tupiza, one of the nicest this journey takes over 3 hours through many valleys and past colorful hills and scenery somewhat reminiscent of the Wild West of old.
01 OVERNIGHT IN MUTRU HOTEL – BASIC ACCOMODATION
DAY 2: TUPIZA- UYUNI
Early in the morning you will have the opportunity to do horse riding and discover the area, before lunch we will drive to Uyuni, in the later afternoon we arrive to the Salt Flat and enjoy one of the best sunsets you could see.
01 OVERNIGHT IN A SALT HOTEL
DAY 3: SALT FLATS
Breakfast and we will go to the salt flats past a small settlement called Colchani where the locals process salt. We will not stop for much time as we are aiming to get to the middle of the salt flats to see the eyes, salt mountains and salt blocks. This singular route takes us into one of the world’s most isolated areas where we will be alone surrounded by a glittering white landscape. After a couple of hours arrive at Isla del Pescado or Incahuasi Island to look at giant cacti, birds and vizcachas that have made this island their own. At midday stop for a buffet of delicious local produce in the middle of the salt flats, and then we will move on to the salt flats. In the afternoon we take one of the hundreds of routes across the salt flats to watch the sun go down in a blaze of intense colours. (B.L)
01 OVERNIGHT IN A SALT
DAY 4: AVAROA NATIONAL RESERVE
Set out early for the deserts and lakes of the region leaving the salt flats behind and moving across the majestic highland area to look out at spectacular mountains and hills over whimsical landscapes where the llamas and vicuñas welcome you to wending streams and an insight into the day to day life of the locals of the area. On the way we will continue on through the Siloli Desert to the Stone Tree and pass the Blanca, Hedionda, Chiarcota and Ramaditas lagoons to relax and have lunch prepared by our team. You can observe on the way wild vicuñas, llamas, alpacas, andean fox, andean Ostrich and different type of birds of its an amazing lonely scenery.
01 OVERNIGHT IN OJO DE PERDIZ TAYKA DEL DESIERTO
DAY 5: AVAROA NATIONAL RESERVE AND UYUNI
From Ojo de Perdiz we will go to Laguna Colorada while watching three species of flamingos dance to welcome a new day; later we will discover the Geysers, Sol de Mañana, the hot springs of Polques and Laguna Verde in the south of Bolivia almost on the border with Chile. The Licancabur Volcano stands guard over the shimmering emerald-green Laguna Verde which changes with the movement of the sun. In the afternoon transfer to San Pedro.