San Pedro de Atacama - Sud Lipez - Uyuni 3 days FULL ITINERARY
Day 1 SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA – LAGUNA VERDE – LAGUNA COLORADA
07:30 am check IN at our office in San Pedro de Atacama.
8:00 a.m. departure from San Pedro to Hito Cajones (border Chile Bolivia),
where the migration spot
is located and exchange the 4WD to continue the circuit towards "White" and "Green" lagoons,
located at the foot of "Llicancabur" Volcano (4,350 masl). Here you can see the green color of such
lagoon due to its high content of magnesium and the geological formations of the area. Our next stop
are the hot springs of "Polques" where you can relax in natural waters and continue the path to the
geysers and fumaroles (volcanic area) known as "Morning Sun" to reach Laguna Colorada, which is
located in the Eduardo Abaroa National Park, here we will see the reddish color of the lagoon which is
also populated by numerous flamingos before we reach our first night in basic accommodations.
WE RECOMMEND: Warm clothing, sleeping bag, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat and bag of toiletries.
Day 2 RED LAGOON Stone Tree SAN JUAN / Chuvica
After breakfast we continue the expedition through the "Siloli" desert, where we find an interesting rock
formation called "Stone Tree", consisting of a mixture of moisture, wind and sand. Continuing the tour
we will stop at the following lagoons; Cañapa, Hedionda, Honda Chiarcota and other that are not so
deep but populated by different types of flamingos. After lunch we will stop at the viewpoint of the
active volcano "Ollague" located at a height of 5.865 m, after our arrival in the afternoon, we get to visit
to the town of San Juan where we receive our basic accommodation.
Day 3 SAN JUAN / Chuvica SALAR INCAHUASI COLCHANI Uyuni VILLA MAR
After breakfast we continue the expedition to the largest salt desert in the world, visiting Isla del
Pescado (Incahuasi) that is located in the middle of the salt desert, known as "Fish Island" and
populated by enormous cactus with over 10 meters of altitude, from the top of the island you can
admire the wonderful landscape of the Salt Flats. After that, we continue to the Salt Hotel, which is
certainly a unique architecture, built with blocks of salt, both externally and internally, here you will find
tables, chairs, spatially rooms and decorative art, all made of salt. We plan to reach Colchani around
noon, a village located on the shores of the Great Salt Lake and the main entrance to the salt desert,
here you can see the extraction of salt in a small scale for consumption. Completing the journey to
visit the train cemetery, here you can see old trains and locomotives from 1899; these trains were part
of an industrial past and most trains circulating wagons loaded with minerals, but today they became
an historical and tourist attraction.
The tour ends in Uyuni at about 5pm, contact us for further help on booking bus tickets or hotel.