On a clear day, Salar de Uyuni’s horizons stretch as far as the eye can see. Discover cacti-filled islands and the shimmering salt flats on a 4WD tour, stopping for some mind-bending photo opportunities.. Explore the village of Jiria at the foot of the dormant Tunupa volcano, and walk among abandoned locomotives in Uyuni’s so-called ‘train cemetery’.. Learn from your local guide about the mysterious stories that try to explain the ancient mummies and ceramics found deep in the Coquesa Caves..
In just three days, venture from high-flying La Paz to some of Bolivia’s most surprising and extraordinary natural wonder. Embark on a 4WD adventure over Salar de Uyuni – a vast expanse of salt plains and cacti-filled islands. Visit unique geological formations, learn of the region’s prosperous mining past, and discover the mysterious mummies that have called the Coquesa Caves home for thousands of years. With the ideal balance between guided experiences and independent travel time, this bite-sized Bolivian adventure is just the ticket.
Breakfast Included: 2 Lunches Included: 1 Dinner Included: 1
Welcome to La Paz – the highest city in the world! On arrival at La Paz Airport, take a complimentary Peregrine transfer to your hotel. Today is an arrival day so there are no activities planned until an important welcome meeting at 6 pm. Afterwards, consider a local meal in the city – ask your briefing leader for some delicious recommendations.
La Paz – Uyuni
This morning, head back to the airport for a flight to Uyuni. This remote town sits on the edge of the high altiplano, extending towards the border with Argentina and Chile. The town was once a hub for trains carrying minerals on their way to Pacific Ocean ports. In the 1940s the mining industry collapsed, and many trains were abandoned, and depending on when you arrive into Uyuni, you'll get to visit one of these so-called ‘train cemeteries’ either today or tomorrow. You’ll also spend the day exploring Uyuni’s salt flat lake by 4WD. Make sure you snap some classic perspective-bending photographs with your group. Discover the cacti and coral-like structures on the rocky Isla Inca Wasi and visit the town of Colchani, learning how locals farm and process salt from the plains. Afterwards, head to tiny Jiria, situated at the foot of the Tunupa Volcano. Here you'll visit the Coquesa Caves, which are home to ancient ceramics and mummies who have remained untouched for over 1200 years. After all your sightseeing is done for the day, drive to your accommodation for the night.
Uyuni – La Paz
This morning travel across the salt flats to the Galaxy caves. Stalactites and stalagmites form floor-to-ceiling columns in this bizarre natural formation. Afterwards, stop for lunch and visit the Pulacayo mine, before heading back to Uyuni. From here, transfer to Uyuni airport to take a flight back to La Paz, where your trip comes to an end on arrival.