This tour does not go to the Lagoons. A good tour for people wishing to experience Off Road for the first time. It takes in the salt flats and surounding areas.
You need to arrive at the tour company office at 9.30a.m. After kitting you out in your riding gear, we head of to the old historic mining town of Pulacayo.
We explore the town learning about history of this famous old mine. After we ride back to Uyuni to take lunch at the Sal Negro restaurant.
After lunch we will head towards Cochani where we can learn about the salt processing and have a chance to buy some souvenirs made completely from salt. We then head to the Salt Flats themselves and ride across the great white desert toward the village of Coqueza where we can see Volcano Thunupa towering above us. Here we will spend the night in a hostel made of salt. After taking tea or coffee we walk down to the edge of the salar to see the llamas and flamingos and take photos of the sunset. Evening meal at 7.00.
Today we will wake up and have breakfast at 8.00. After we ride up the volcano to see the 1000 year old mommies in a cave. From here we have great views over the Salar. Back on the bikes we ride to Chantani, where we vist the museum and interesting sculpture garden. Next is Tauha and back on the Salar. Riding around some islands, then off to visit Isla Incahuasi / Fish Island where we can explore and see the giant cacti which sometimes reach over 10 meters tall. There are wonderful views of the salt desert from here and also you can buy lunch in the restaurant "Mongos" located on the island. After lunch we head to the port of Chuvica and exit the Salar. Now its riding on dirt roads, some sand and gravel. Our destination is the small town of San Perdo , here we spend the night in a hostel.
We will take breakfast at 8.00. Then back on the bikes we head back to Uyuni , riding through, San Jaun, Julacaca , Rio grande (where we will take lunch) and Vinto.
As we approach Uyuni we stop to visit the Train Cemetery for some photos. The tour ends at our office in Uyuni. We should arrive back between 16.00 and 17.00. giving you time to catch you evening bus or plane.
|TYPE ROUTE||gravel hard pack, loose sand and salt flat.|
|PRICE||750 USD for 1 per person
$ 720 per person when 2 or more bikes.