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US$ 825Price per person, double occupancy, 3-star hotel, in private service, all intermediate transfers included. Domestic airfares included.
Duration:5 Days
Destination:La Paz, Tiwanaku, Sun Island - Lake Titicaca, Uyuni Salt Flat

5 DAY SALAR DE UYUNI SALT FLATS TRAVEL PACKAGE – OVERVIEW

In this 5 day Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats Travel Package you will journey through some of Bolivia’s most iconic and beautiful destinations.

  • Walk through the largest & most amazing Salt Desert in the world, the Uyuni Salt Flats.
  • Explore the impressive Tiwanaku ruins, reminder of a once-powerful pre-Inca culture.
  • Stay the night on beautiful Sun Island surrounded by Lake Titicaca.
  • Discover the cultural diversity and folkloric treasures of the highest city in the world, La Paz.
  • Travel to a different world in Moon Valley.

5 DAY SALAR DE UYUNI SALT FLATS TRAVEL PACKAGE –  ITINERARY

DAY 1

Morning transfer from the Airport:
International flight Lima or Cusco – La Paz (booked on your own). Private transport from the airport to your hotel in La Paz.

City Tour La Paz and Moon Valley Half Day:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel to begin your Uyuni Tour Packge by visiting the highlights of the city of La Paz. These include the Witch Doctor’s Market (where you can find herbs, folk remedies and fascinating ingredients used in Aymara rituals), and the typical handicrafts market of Sagarnaga Street.

The tour continues to the San Francisco Colonial Church (museum not included) and Plaza Murillo where the Cathedral, the Government Palace, and the National Congress buildings are located. After this, visit the charming, cobble-stoned street of Jaen, one of the last colonial streets of downtown La Paz, and home to a range of museums, shops, bars and restaurants. Transfer to Plaza España to take the Yellow and Green Lines of the city’s sky lift towards the southern area of the city. Here you will enjoy panoramic views of the residential areas of Obrajes, Calacoto and La Florida.

Finally, visit Moon Valley, with an amazing display of rock erosion patterns like something from out of this world. Enjoy the small gallery of celebrated local potter, Mario Sarabia, located in the area (duration: 4 hours). Return to your hotel.

Evening free.

Overnight in La Paz.

DAY 2

Transfer to Copacabana and Tour:
Pick up from the lobby of your hotel. Transport to Copacabana (duration: 3 ½ hours – 4, altitude: 3,840m / 12,595ft).

At your arrival, you will start your tour by visiting the Basilica, a stark, white, Moorish-looking building decorated with Portuguese-style blue tiles and rounded domes. Inside is the Shrine de la Virgen de Copacabana — a statue carved in the 15th century believed to be responsible for countless miracles. Legend says that if she’s removed, Lake Titicaca will rise in rebellion and flood the town.

Next, you may walk the 12 Stations of the Cross (optional), which devout Catholics visit throughout the Easter season of Lent. It is a great walk (duration: 1 ½ hours) as it will help you understand the layout of the town and the position of nearby islands. The views of Lake Titicaca on the way up, and at the summit, are worth the uphill walking. It is worth noting that in contrast to the strong Catholic influences found in Copacabana, you’ll also find Yatiris (masters) performing spiritual cleansings called “challas” or coca leaf readings, all part of the Aymara culture.

Transfer to Sun Island:

After your tour of Copacabana, transfer by boat to the Port of Pilkokaina in the southern part of Sun Island on Lake Titicaca–legendary birthplace of the Inca Empire– where you will be welcomed by the Lodge staff. Here, you will enjoy a traditional lunch, in the open air, called Apthapi, before continuing on your tour.

After lunch, enjoy a smooth uphill walk with amazing views of the lake and a visit to the Inca ruins of Pilkokaina Palace along the way. The lodge is situated in the halfway up of the island and requires a smooth uphill walk with amazing views of the lake and a visit to the Inca ruins of Pilkokaina Palace along the way (duration: 45 minutes). From the lodge, behold an amazing sunset (duration: 8 hours approx.). Evening free.

Overnight on Sun Island.

B, L, D at your hotel

DAY 3

Escalera del Inca and Transfer to Tiwanaku:
After enjoying breakfast, walk down to the Port of Yumani. Visit the Escalera del Inca, a stairway leading to the Inca Fountain, once believed to be a fountain of youth. Ceremonies dedicated to water and insemination of earth took place here. After a short trek with wonderful panoramic views of Lake Titicaca, take a boat back to Copacabana (duration: 1 hour) to then be transferred to Tiwanaku (duration: 3 – 4 hours).

Half Day Tiwanaku Ruins and Transfer to La Paz:
After lunch, visit the Spiritual and Political Centre of the Tiwanaku Culture, which includes beautiful monumental stone buildings that survive in the protected archaeological zones. See the Kalasasaya Temple (Sun), the legendary Sun Gate, the Semi-subterranean temple (Earth), the Akapana Pyramid, and the Puma Punku ceremonial center. Visit the local museums and enjoy an impressive collection of objects and tools of ancient civilizations, in addition to monumental monoliths (duration: 1 ½ – 2 hours). Transfer to your hotel in La Paz (duration: 1 ½ hours).

Evening free.

Overnight in La Paz.

B, L

DAY 4

Pick up from the lobby of your hotel and transport WITH WITH DRIVER ONLY to the airport to take your flight La Paz – Uyuni (not included).

Full Day Uyuni Tour (Uyuni Salt Flats):
Morning pick-up from the Uyuni airport and departure to the amazing Uyuni Salt Flats, the world’s largest salt desert. On your way, visit the train cemetery and take beautiful pictures onboard old 19th and 20th century steam locomotives. Stop at the town of Colchani (20 min. from Uyuni) where you’ll learn the artisanal salt extraction process from locals. Along the way, see piles of extracted salt and the “ojos del salar” or mineralized water springs bursting out of the salt flat

The next stop is Incahuasi Island1, located in the middle of the Uyuni Salt Flat, where you can see the famous giant cacti that are up to 10 meters high and enjoy a short walk to the top of the island and admire wonderful panoramic views of the salt flats. Lunch will be served in the middle of the salt flat for an exclusive experience like no other. This is a perfect time to take advantage of the salt flat’s extraordinary flatness and play with proportion and perspective in your photographs (during the dry season: from mid-April to mid-November, subject to weather changes).

After lunch, transfer to the Tunupa Volcano to visit the Coqueza mummies found in that area and the Chiquini Caves. On the way back to Colchani, you will stop to visit the first hotel made of salt, Playa Blanca, where you can take photos in the flag garden2 of different countries and with the Dakar monument. Transfer to your hotel made of salt in Colchani to enjoy a delicious dinner.

Evening free.

Overnight at Luna Salada

B, L, D at your hotel

DAY 5

Transfer WITH DRIVER ONLY to the airport. Take your flight Uyuni – La Paz (not included). Afterwards, take your international flight (booked on your own).

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B Breakfast.

S Snack.

L Lunch.

D Dinner.

BL Boxed Lunch.

NOTES:

The 5 Day Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats Travel Package is customizable. If you prefer to add extra days or destinations to your trip, please let us know in the Notes section of  the Get Free Quote form. You can also fill out our Present Design Your Trip form or Contact Us form with your specific needs.

  1. This 5 Day Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats Travel Package is available every day of the year.
  2. Prices include sales taxes and credit card transaction fees.
  3. Prices includes domestic flights at the current lowest airfare available and subject to availability.
  4. FUN FACT: we recommend our clients to bring their national flag in order to place it in the flag garden together with the other flags from all over the world!
  5. Incahuasi Island, Tunupa Volcano, and the Chiquini Caves may not most likely be visited during rainy season (mid-December to mid-April, subject to climatologic changes).
  6. You can visit the island of the moon instead of the tour of Copacabana for an additional. See the prices below.
  7. Discover the amazing landscape and wilderness of the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve in our 6 Day Ultimate Bolivia Vacation for Nature Lovers.

Please do not hesitate to Contact Us about customizing this trip itinerary.

5 DAY SALAR DE UYUNI SALT FLATS TRAVEL PACKAGE – PRICES

Price per person in private service

3 Stars

1 Person US$ 1,495
2 People US$ 825
3 People US$ 699
4 People US$ 635
5 People US$ 555
6 People US$ 565
7 People US$ 515
8 People US$ 575

3 Stars Superior - 4 Stars

1 Person US$ 1,525
2 People US$ 855
3 People US$ 739
4 People US$ 665
5 People US$ 595
6 People US$ 589
7 People US$ 549
8 People US$ 599

5 Stars

1 Person US$ 1,729
2 People US$ 965
3 People US$ 865
4 People US$ 775
5 People US$ 709
6 People US$ 699
7 People US$ 665
8 People US$ 715

INCLUDED IN 5 DAY SALAR DE UYUNI SALT FLATS TRAVEL PACKAGE

Private Service

Included in Tour Price

Hotel accommodations according to itinerary.

Meals according to itinerary.

All entrance tickets.

All tour and intermediate transfers.

All guided excursions in English in private service.

Embarkation fees (Lake Titicaca).

Domestic flights: La Paz – Uyuni – La Paz.

Airport taxes for domestic flights only.

Not included in Tour Price

International flights.

Visas required to enter Bolivia.

Airport Taxes for international flights.

Drinks.

Tips.

HOTELS IN 5 DAY SALAR DE UYUNI SALT FLATS TRAVEL PACKAGE

  • 3 stars: LP Columbus, Utasawa Ecolodge, Luna Salada.
  • 3 stars superior – 4 stars: Ritz Apart, Utasawa Ecolodge, Luna Salada.
  • 5 stars: Casa Grande, Utasawa Ecolodge, Luna Salada.

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