- Witness the spectacular sky’s reflection on the Salt Flat
- Observe the methods of salt extraction from the Salar
- Explore remarkable and otherworldly landscpaes
Andes Salt Expeditions, is a private receptive tourism operator in the south west of lipez for the provision of tourist services in Uyuni, Potosi, Sucre Bolivia
Our main objective is to provide satisfaction to our customers through products and services of excellent quality, guaranteed the conservation and valuation of the natural and cultural heritage of all Bolivia and giving sources of work to the municipality of Uyuni for him economic support of Potosí, the economic development of Bolivia.
We offers services with experienced local bilingual guides, experts from the region with more than 10 years’ experience as a chauffeur of the salt road and lagoons of colors, with a wide knowledge of mechanics, that enrich your exploration and adventure trips that are the only ones Opportunities to interact with nature, fauna, flora, the cultural experience of the Andes of Bolivia.
Do not forget to bring the Following items:
Sun Block Cream
Comfortable shoes for trekking.
1 Litres Water
For extra energy:chocolate, snickers
Sunglasses, camera iPod. Sun Block Cream
50 bs for extras.
- Day 1 - 1 full day – Tour
Departure time at 10:00 am
From Andes salt Expeditions office the tour leaves at 10:00 am. In a Toyota land cruiser 4×4 WD. We are going to visit the Train Cemetery, where you can see the remains of nineteenth and early 20th century steam locomotives and which is a good place to take artistic photographs. Arrival at COLCHANI, lies beside the Salar de Uyuni and is the home of the Cooperative Rosario – the main plant for the iodization of salt. It is the best place to observe the methods of salt extraction from the Salar. Here ovens are used to dry the salt, which is then formed into cakes. We will visit the salt refinery where you will witness the iodization of salt for national consumption, taken to the great salt flat of Uyuni (salar de uyuni) where you first will see the salt mining and the piles of salt (pyramids of salt) after this you go to see the eyes of the salt ( big holes in the salt flat where the water from underneath of this lake still comes out by high pressure) later you go straight to the ex-salt hotel Playa blanca made out salt (the only hotel allowed inside of the salt flats) where you take time for pictures taking a look of the rooms, salt sculptures and the lobby of the hotel and having Lunch in the same place llama meat optional veggie (omelette )after lunch lunch , the Toyota Land Cruiser goes to Incawasi Island ( Inca house Island) is located in the center of the salar at 100 km from Uyuni . This is the main destination for most salt-desert tours. It is a remarkable and otherworldly place – a hilly outpost covered in trichocerus cacti and a flat, White Sea of hexagonal salt tiles. A large population of stranded viscachas (Andean rodents) inhabits its rocky slopes which also afford views of the salt flats that are reminiscent of the Polar region, dominated by the colors blue and white, but with images of hills turned to one side by 45°. Isla incawasi(Inca house) is an oasis with a unique and isolated ecosystem that is populated by cacti up to 10 meter high.
Photographers will find that Fish Island is one of the best sites in the world to indulge their passion,
You will be able to see the sky’s reflection on the Salt Flat, commonly known as the world’s largest mirror. These impressive scenarios can be appreciated where there is water concentrated. This is a very popular place for tourists because you can take extraordinary pictures of the sunset end at 19:30pm in Uyuni or airport.
- Transport in toyota land cruiser o nissan patrol 4×4 wd .
- Spanish speaking guide driver
- Water boots
- Personal Expenses
- Additional snacks and beverages