UYUNI SAJAMA - 5 Days

Day 1
La Paz (3600m) – Tomarapi (4220m) – Sajama village (4300m)

We drive from La Paz through El Alto and onto the Altiplano (4000m), which is a vast undulating and dry landscape. We will see brightly dresses locals in this region herding their flocks of llamas and alpacas. Along the way we will stop at church Carahuara de Carangas. One hour before the village we get our first views of Sajama standing like the lonely mountain in The Hobbit. We will stay the night in the village of Tomarapi, taking time out to visit the hot springs and Laguna Huaña Khota. 4 -5 hours driving (LD) Hotel Tomarapi 3*

Day 2
Sajama Village (4300m) – Coipasa Salt Flat - Jirira (3680m)

We make an early start for the beautiful drive to Jirira. We pass close to the Chile/Bolivian border, making stops along the way to visit Lake Macaya, ancient Inca Tombs, We will cross the Salar de Coipsa, one of the most beautiful places in the area. Finally we stop at Salinas Gracia de Mendoza for Gasoline before reaching Jirira. 7 – 9 hours driving (BLD) Hotel de Sal 2*

Day 3
Jirira (3680m) - Uyuni Salt Flats (3653m) - Isla de Incahuasi – San Juan (3720m)

Today is perhaps the most spectacular. We visit the salt flats of the Salar, first stopping at Coquesa where we make a short walk to some caves and visit some mummified remains. Next is Isla Incahuasi in the middle of the salt flats where you can explore the island by foot. We will stop for lunch here, so there’s plenty of time to take photos of this natural wonder. Then we will go straight to San Juan, where we will spend the night, where we spend the night. 5 – 6 hours driving (BLD) Hotel Lipez

Day 4
San Juan (3720m) – Laguna Colorada (4287m) – Huallajara (4300m)

On the road again, we pass lots of lakes with different shimmering hues and we see a variety of wild life including elegant and brightly colored Flamingos Cañapa Lagoon, Hedionda Lagoon etc . Through out the valleys of this arid area are vast rock formations with colors of reds, yellows and whites, exposed by the massive up thrust of the Andes over millions of years Arbol de Piedra. Following more dusty roads we enter the National park called Eduardo Avaroa where we stop off at Laguna Colorada 6 – 7 hours driving (BLD) Hotel Altitud – Huallajara Private Acomodation

Day 5
Huallajara (4300m) – Laguna Verde (4400m)– Uyuni (3660m)

Our first stop is Sol de Manana before moving on to Polques hot springs. Near the end of the road we visit Laguna verde and Laguna Blanca, stunningly colored lakes in this sepia landscape. Then we make our way back to Uyuni. 8 – 9 hours driving (BL)

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