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Uyuni Bolivia Salt Flats and Tunupa Volcano 2 days

Get exceptional viewpoints on the Salt Flats of Uyuni from the top of a multicolored volcano, and experience the grandeur of Bolivian landscapes

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Uyuni Bolivia Salt Flats and Tunupa Volcano Tour

Tunupa volcano, rising from blindingly white salt sea, is rainbow-hued cone poking out of an alpine wonderland.
The landscape is dominated by vast salt plains, with deep red lakes inhabited by Pink flamingos. And above all, the Tunupa Volcano stands, dormant and often snow-covered peak that climbs up to 5.32 km (17.457 feet).
A viewpoint at 15,500 feet (4.72 km) provides visitors a sweeping, panoramic perspective of the Salar de Uyuni, although climbing up to the frigid summit requires some mountaineering skills. While the air is cold, thin and wind-whipped the view from the Tunupa volcano’s slopes is unforgettable.

Highlights 

  • Visit the train cemetery
  • Scale the dormant Tunupa Volcano
  • Tour salt flats hotel

Tour Information

starts at 10:30 AM Please arrive at least 30 mins before the tour

Duration: 2 days 1 night

Start Location and End Location: Av Ferroviaria, Uyuni, Bolivia

Itinerary

Entering the Salt Flats

Your first stop is at the Train Cemetery, where you will see train wrecks of the 19th century.
Then visit the town of Colchani to see small shops where they exhibit handicrafts made of alpaca and llama wool; and where you can find small souvenirs made of salt.

Afterwards, arrive to the iconic Salar de Uyuni and witness the various salt mounds that hide in the landscape.
Then drive to Ojos De Salar; where water bubbles pop off the Salt Flats, from natural conduits of water circulating under.
And visit Playa Blanca, the first salt hotel amidst the Salt Flats which now serves as a museum of salt.
There, stop to take some photos with the emblematic Dakar Monument and a little part of the Salt Flats where flags of different countries are perched.

After lunch, go to the middle of the salt flats to take the pictures with perspective. Our guides and drivers are experts in this and will be glad to show their photographic skills.
Then you’ll drive to the town of Coqueza at the foot of the Tunupa Volcano to see llamas, flamingos and a beatuful the sunset. You will be spending the night here at the Salt Hotel.

  • Hot cup of tea (maté)
  • Dinner
  • Basic salt accommodation
  • Choice of rooms with private bathroom (extra)

The Volcano

After breakfast, go to the volcano to see the mummies of Coquesa, then ascend it to reach the first or second viewpoint. If you want, you can skip the volcano. We will return to the population of Coquesa for lunch and then continue to the Incahuasi Island where you will witness a panoramic view of the entire Salar and see the giant Cactus that reaches 10 to 13 m. From height after the Island we return to the city of Uyuni we arrive at 05:30 p.m.

What’s Included

  • Meals
  • Accommodations
  • 4X4 Vehicle
  • Bi-Lingual Guide

What’s Not Included

  • Entrance to Isla Incahuasi (Bs. 30)
  • Entrance to Tunupa Volcano (Bs.30)
  • Mineral Water during the tour
  • Hot water for shower (Bs.15)
  • Local Guide fees – per group (Bs. 500)

What to Bring

  • Original passport and some copies
  • Travel insurance (and some copies)
  • Backpack to carry your things
  • Phone and Camera charger and adapter
  • Camera
  • Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March)
  • Flip-flops or light sandals
  • Sunblock and sunglasses
  • Water bottle or canteen
  • Bolivian Cash
  • Sun hat
  • Toilet paper, and face tissue paper
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)

 

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What Happens After I Book?

After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.

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