Start the journey visiting the Train Cemetery and continue towards Colchani where you will visit the salt processing and distribution centers. Drive through the Uyuni Salt Flats and see how local people extract blocks of salt. After 1 ½ hour drive, reach the Jirira town which is located at the base of the Thunupa Volcano, make a short hike visiting the mommies’ tomb, at least 1300 years - old and reach the first or the second viewpoint of the holly mountain according to the local inhabitants. End in Doña Lupe hotel.
Today we journey through the salt flats and visit the Fish Island (Inkawasi), where you will find the tallest cactus in the world, walk up to the top of the island and enjoy the views of the Salt Flats.
We take our lunch at Mongos restaurant After lunch we exit the Salar heading for San Jaun where we spend the night in a simple hostal made of salt.
After breakfast at 8.30 a.m. we will continue on our adventure going to the Red Lagoon, visiting the lagoons of Cañapa, Chiarcota that are populated by flamingos. At mid day we take a break on the road to have lunch. In the afternoon we will continue our journey passing the desert of Siloli, where we will observe an interesting rock formation known as the Tree of Stone. Later we will arrive to The Red Lagoon located in the National Park of Andean Fauna Eduardo Avaroa. We will walk around the lagoon watching large flocks of flamingos. The red colour of the lagoon is caused from the zooplacton silts, fitoplacton and others. Spending the night and having dinner in a family hostel.
On this day we will leave very early on our tour (07:00 a.m). to be able to appreciate the volcanic geysers, also known as "Sun of Tomorrow" and then continue to the thermal waters – Polques. Here we can bath in the warm waters. Here we will eat. Then we proceed across to the far side of the lake and connect with the road to Villa Mar. We pass the beautiful Laguna Hedionda , passing through the small villages of Quetena Grande and Quetena Chico. After stopping at the park ranger station we continue to Soniquera and arrive at Villa Mar. Here we have dinner and spend the night in a hostel.
great days riding through spectacular mountains. Some deep river crossings.
We spend the night in the small town of San Pablo
We drive down through temperate valleys to the small town of Tupiza, at an altitude of 2,900 mts. A charming place with a warm climate and fantastic views of the red mountains .Here we have dinner and spend the night in a hostel..
Today we will ride 240 km (7 Hrs ) on secondary roads. Some parts dirt roads and some parts asphalt. On the way we stop for lunch in Atocha.
Arriving back in Uyuni at about 6.30. Tour ends.
|TYPE ROUTE||gravel hard pack with stones, deep loose sand with corrugations|
|PRICE||$ 1.890 USD for 1 person.
$1680 per person for 2 or more bikes.