A Pinch of Uyuni- Extension

Bolivia,

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12 people
3 days
Code: GSUY
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Overview of A Pinch of Uyuni- Extension

Bolivia is a landlocked nation complete with towering mountain peaks, high altitude plains, colonial cities and lush farming lands. With nearly 65 percent of the population belonging to the Aymara, Quechua and other indigenous groups, it is the most ‘Indian’ nation in South America.

Trip Summary for A Pinch of Uyuni- Extension

Start Location: La Paz,   End Location: La Paz

Countries Visited: Bolivia, 
Meals Included: Breakfast: 1   Lunches: 1   Dinners: 0
Highlights:

    • If you’ve ever dreamt of walking on water (well, at least on a lake), this is your chance. Cross the epic white expanse of Bolivia’s salt lakes in a 4WD with a local guide
    • You know those trippy photos of tiny travellers standing on spoons and skateboards? They were probably taken on the Salar de Uyuni. So get snap-happy and start bending some perspectives. Remember, there is no spoon…
    • Where does a train go when it dies? To a graveyard of course! Pay your respects to the rusty, abandoned trains at Uyuni’s eerie Train Cemetery
    • Step inside a surrealist painting as you explore the rocky Isla Wasi. Rising out of the salt pans and covered with giant cacti, this is not your run-of-the-mill island. It is WAY cooler

 

Day 1 - La Paz
Touch down in lovely, but dizzying, La Paz. Dizzying because it sits at a spectacular 3,660 metres above sea level. Perched on the edge of a canyon and backed by the looming Mount Illimani, La Paz makes sipping a cup of Bolivian tea a jaw-dropping experience. Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned until an important welcome meeting at 6 pm in the hotel our local representative. Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place.

Day 2 - La Paz -Uyuni
This morning you will take an unescorted flight from La Paz to Uyuni. The flight time will be advised at your evening meeting on Day 1. In Uyuni you will be met by another local representative who will accompany you for the duration of the Salt Flats tour.
The remote town of Uyuni sits on the edge of the high altiplano, which extends towards the border with Argentina and Chile. The town was once a distribution hub for trains carrying minerals on their way to Pacific Ocean ports. In the 1940s the mining industry collapsed and many trains were abandoned. Depending on when you arrive into Uyuni, you'll visit a Train Cemetery either today or tomorrow.
Uyuni's salt flats are a 12,000-square-kilometre expanse of perfectly flat salt. Spend a full day exploring the lake by 4WD. Make sure you snap some classic perspective-bending photographs with your group. Discover the cacti and coral-like structures on the rocky island of Isla inca wasi and visit the small town of Colchani, where you'll see how the locals farm and process salt from the Salar.
This evening we’ll watch the sun set over the Salar, before heading back to our hotel in Uyuni Town.

Day 3 - Uyuni- La Paz
This morning you'll take an included flight back to La Paz airport, where sadly your adventure comes to an end. If you are booking a departure flight from La Paz for the last day please ensure it's no earlier than 2pm. Alternatively if you wish to fly out earlier please check with us within 30 days from departure and we can advise you what time your flight from Uyuni is due to arrive in La Paz.
If you need additional accommodation in La Paz and/or a transfer into the city, we'd be happy to help. Just have a chat with your booking agent.

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Accommodation, Food (as stated), Transport, Selected Activities
Meals Included: Breakfast: 1 Lunches: 1 Dinners: 0
Highlights:

If you've ever dreamt of walking on water (well, at least on a lake), this is your chance. Cross the epic white expanse of Bolivia's salt lakes in a 4WD with a local guide
You know those trippy photos of tiny travellers standing on spoons and skateboards? They were probably taken on the Salar de Uyuni. So get snap-happy and start bending some perspectives. Remember, there is no spoon...
Where does a train go when it dies? To a graveyard of course! Pay your respects to the rusty, abandoned trains at Uyuni's eerie Train Cemetery
Step inside a surrealist painting as you explore the rocky Isla Wasi. Rising out of the salt pans and covered with giant cacti, this is not your run-of-the-mill island. It is WAY cooler

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