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La Paz - Uyuni Salt Flats
Arrival to La Paz and transfer to your hotel.Day 2: La Paz (Breakfast)
Morning city tour of La Paz, with a unique topography containing few flat areas and protected by its eternal guardian, the snow peak of Ilimani (6402m). Housing the seat of government, La Paz is a city of contrast, between both ancient and modern. A visit will also be made to the Valley of the Moon. The city centre sites include the Plaza Murillo (with its presidential palace, national congress and metropolitan cathedral), museums, and many interesting markets. Free afternoon.Day 3: La Paz - Uyuni (All meals)
Very early transfer to the airport for the 6.30am flight to Uyuni. Arrival at 07.15 and pick up for the private tour to Colchani. Colchani is a village that lives off the Salt production on the Salar. We will see how they mine and process the salt with their rustic instruments and tools. From Colchani we will drive west into the great Salar de Uyuni. Stopping at the Salt Mounts where the locals dry the salt before they process it. Next we will drive into the blinding whiteness of the Salar and head towards the Isla Incahuasi. This is the official visitor's island on the Salar. Here we hike around one of Bolivia's most amazing sites. The surreal island surrounded by a sea of salt is home to huge cacti, some over 1000 years old. As well as a stranded colony of Vischachas (hopping rabbits akin to the chinchilla family). After hiking on the 'Island', a packed lunch before continuing towards Ojo de Perdíz, visiting en route 'la Gruta de las Galaxias' (famous for its geological formations). We will arrive to the Hotel Tayka Del Desierto for dinner and accommodation.Day 4: Laguna Colarado - Laguna Verde - Villmar (All meals)
After breakfast, we traverse the incredible desert and apprecaite the interesting formations such as the rock trees along with witnessing llamas, vicuñas and the small rabbit like rodent, the vizcacha. We enter the National Reserve of Andina Eduardo Avaroa and visit the magical Laguna (lake) Colorada, with its beautiful red coloration due to the accumulation of sediments and specific algae present in the water. Box lunch is included.
The lake is of vital importance for the survival of 3 different species of flamingos in the area We continue the trip and visit the Sol de Mañana, famous for its geysers and volcanic activity. We finally arrive to Laguna Verde (greeen), an incredivle mirror like lake of emeral brilliance, most noticable in the morning and afternoons. The colour is due to the presence of magnesium in the algae. Close to the lake you will be able to see the Volcano (5,868 m.)
Continue the journey onto Villamar and your lodge where you will have dinner.
After breakfast, we shall depart Villamar towards Uyuni visiting enroute the valley of the La Paz. Transfer to your hotel.Day 6: La Paz (Breakfast)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your connecting flight home.