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WONDERS OF THE SOUTH LIPEZ (AZC 002)

Stitched Panorama

Starting from the buzzing village of San Pedro de Atacama this program takes you across the Chilean and Bolivian high plateau which its fascinating and diverse landscapes and unforgettable nature.

Type of trip: overland
Duration: 4 days
Suggested period: all year
Fitness level: none
Technical level: None

  • Lagunas Verde and Colorada
  • Desierto de Dali
  • Uyuni Salt flat

Day 1: SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA  – LAGUNA COLORADA – OJO DE PERDIZ

Early morning transfer from San Pedro de Atacama to the Bolivian border at Hito Cajón. Meeting with the Bolivian vehicles and change at the border. Transfer and visit of White and Green Lagoon at the feed of Vulcan Licancabur. Transfer to the Red Lagoon.
Overnight at Hotel Tayka del Desierto (according availability).
Alternative: local refuge. (L,D)

Day 2: OJO DE PERDIZ – SAN PEDRO DE QUEMEZ

Whole day visits through the Bolivian Lipez. We visit lagunas Cachi, Cañapa, Hedionda, Chiarkhota and Honda, natural habitat of hundreds of flamencos and other high Andes birds. We continue our drive until Las Rocas Valley and further to the boarder of the Uyuni Salt Flat. Arrival at San Pedro de Quemes where we spend the night.
Overnight Hotel Tayka de Piedra (according availability).
Alternative: local refuge. (B,L,D)

Day 3: SAN PEDRO DE QUEMEZ – UYUNI – TAHUA

Full day excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flat. We visit the Galaxy Cave with stalactites formations that date to the era when the salt flat was part of the oceans floor. We visit the archaeological site with the mummies of the salt flat. Transfer to Isla Pescado and afterwards Incahuasi Island in the heart of the Uyuni Salt Flat. After a walk to the island top through a forest of giant cactus we continue our tour through the salt flat. Transfer to Tahua.
Overnight at Hotel Tayka de Sal (according availability).
Alternative: local refuge.  (B,L,D)

Day 4: TAHUA –  OLLAGUE – CALAMA (OUT)

Long transfer back to Chile. We leave with direction to the Chilean boarder between Avaroa (Bolivia) and Ollague (Chile). We interchange vehicles at the border and continue our long way to Calama crossing the salt flats of Carcote and Ascotan. Arrival in Calama. Transfer to the airport or the hotel (HOTEL NOT INCLUIDED IN THE PRICE) (B, L)