The Uyuni Salt Flats of Bolivia are one of the world’s most spectacular sights - a vast plain that turns to a sheer mirror when the rain falls. Travel to Uyuni, then onwards to La Paz, Bolivia’s lively city and encounter the treasures of the Altiplano on this epic exploration into the high deserts of South America.
El Hotel del Desierto" (Spanish for Hotel of the Desert) is only 40 minutes away from the Red Lagoon (Laguna Colorada), amidst a beautiful scenery of high Andean desert landscapes. This site is accessible from Uyuni (220 km) and San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (200 km).
“El Hotel de Piedra” (Spanish for Hotel of the Rocks) is made of volcanic rock and is located on the Southern border of the Uyuni Salt Flat, only 170 km from the city of Calama, Chile. The design of the hotel is inspired by the picturesque environment on the side on which it has been built, an ancient Indian village dating back to pre-Columbian times.
As its name describes, our Hotel de Sal (Spanish for Salt Hotel) is almost entirely made of pure salt from the Uyuni Salt Flats and is located near the village of Tahua, on the foothills of Thunupa volcano, only 110 km away from the town of Uyuni. The hotel faces the Salt Flats and offers overwhelming views over the surrounding desert of 12,000 square Km.
Private departures on request.
If you are interested on a regular departure please quote with us.
The trip starts at your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama on the date requested and finishes on the 4th day at your hotel in La Paz, Bolivia.
This trip does not demand physical activity other than walking normally over rather flat terrain. Nevertheless, as you will be touring in high altitudes so oxygen deprivation (altitude sickness) will affect everyone to some extent. The guide will have an oxygen tank every day at disposition if someone feels sick during the tours.
The vehicle will be a Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 with a maximum of 6 people capacity.
In the Atacama region, the weather follows a typical desert pattern of hot days and cold nights. The Atacama Desert is considered to be the driest place on earth and rain is rare most times of the year, although it should be noted that between December and March, Bolivia's wet winter weather can sometimes cause unexpected rainfall in the Atacama.
**Important: We recommend to all our clients to bring their vaccination certificate for yellow fever for their trip to Bolivia.
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We reserve the right to change the order of the days in any itinerary under the sole discretion of the trip guide and based on operational considerations. The trip guide can also modify, change or eliminate part of the itinerary based on safety/weather considerations.