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From La Paz: 3-Day Biking Death Road & Uyuni Salt Flats Tour

1. From La Paz: 3-Day Biking Death Road & Uyuni Salt Flats Tour

Day one - - - - The mountain biking starts at 7:30 a.m. Point 1: This is a 22 km downhill on asphalt (tarmac) road. At the police checkpoint (after 45 min.) all visitors pay Bs. 50 for the entrance to the national park. This first section is for you to develop confidence and get used to the bike. Do not worry, the safety van is always behind the group and we have stops for water, photos, and bike checks. Point 2: “Death Road” about 10 Km. always in a compact group (safety first!!!) and also snack time. Point 3: About 32 Km. it starts with a waterfall splash!! Finally, the end of the tour is in Yolosa, so the next stop is in a hotel with showers, a swimming pool, and a buffet lunch as well. At approximately 05:00 p.m. it´s time to go back to La Paz driving through the new road. At the final of the "Death Road Tour" the guide will drop off you at the bus office to your Bus La Paz to Uyuni. **Bring your bags with you because you won't return to your hotel** Bus departs at 9:00 p.m. Day two - - - - Arrive in Uyuni City at 7:30 a.m. then go to our office 1 block near from bus station, Start your tour by leaving Uyuni town for Uyuni Salt Flats (full day trip Trip) at 10:30 a.m. with a visit to Uyuni’s ‘train graveyard’ to see the first locomotives in Bolivia and take amazing pictures. Then visit the small settlement of Colchani (salt miners´ workshops), and see handicrafts made of salt and textile art made of llama and alpaca. Take photos as you cruise along the vast white expanse of salt. Then, visit “Ojos de Agua Salada”, a hotel made completely of salt which is currently used as a museum, the island of flags of the world, and the famous Dakar Monument. Lunch will be served near “Isla Incahuasi” following, have time to take a hike to the top of the island to see giant cacti and rock formations made of petrified coral. From the top admire the 360º of the Salar de Uyuni. Take time to organize your group for fun perspective and proportion-distorted photos on the blinding white surface of the salt flats. Then, head to a spacious area for the unique experience of seeing a beautiful sunset over the salt flats with a glass of wine and some chips. Return to Uyuni town to our office at 7:00 p.m. and arrive at the Bus Office 8:30 p.m. Because your bus from Uyuni to La Paz departs at 9:00 p.m. Day Three - - - - Arrive at La Paz city at 6:30 a.m. The finish point of the tour: Bus Station La Paz City

From Uyuni: Salt Flats Highlights Jeep Tour with Lunch

2. From Uyuni: Salt Flats Highlights Jeep Tour with Lunch

Explore the famous Uyuni Salt Flats on a Jeep tour from Uyuni. Ride along the expansive salt flats, visit the abandoned trains at the train cemetery, and walk through a hotel made entirely of salt, and more en route. Enjoy a local lunch, too. After your hotel pickup, head out to the iconic train cemetery, where all trains ended up once the local railroad company went out of business. Walk in and out of abandoned carriages, see leftover railroads, and more. Then, go to the town of Colchani on the outskirts of the salt flats. This small town survives from the sale of salt souvenirs and hand woven textiles. Locals also extract salt and process it for consumption - a process you can observe. Afterwards, enter the salt flats and drive towards the first salt hotel ever built. It no longer serves as a hotel but you can still see it standing proud, with its crystalline white walls, tables, and chairs - all made out of salt. Then, head to the Incahuasi, or Fish Island, where giant cacti grow up to 12 meters tall. Enjoy lunch here before trying your hand at snapping those iconic distance and size perception pictures on the salt flats. Finally, head back to Uyuni.

La Paz: 6-Day Private Best-of-Bolivia Tour with Flights

3. La Paz: 6-Day Private Best-of-Bolivia Tour with Flights

Day 1: Your tour begins with pickup from the airport (according to your itinerary of arrival). In the afternoon, your guide will pick you up up to carry out a city tour through the urban city of La Paz. You will visit Plaza Murillo, Palacio Presidencial, and Moon Valley, before taking a cable car ride. At the end of the service, your guide leave you at the Hotel Rosario to enjoy your dinner and rest. Day 2: Following breakfast, you will take a flight to Sucre. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel by your guide. Following that, explore the city of Sucre through a walk and visit the colonial streets of Sucre, La Recoleta, Parque Cretacico, and others. Day 3: Your second day will begin as you depart from Sucre in your private vehicle with your guide. From there, venture to Potosi and visit the mines, after which you will go to Uyuni. Following 4 hours of travel, you will spend the night in the Salt Hotel. Day 4: Your tour begins at 10:00AM, as you visit the cemetery of trains, the majestic Salar de Uyuni, and Incahuasi Island. Your tour eventually finishes at the Uyuni Airport from where you will take a flight back to La Paz. Upon arrival, your guide will transfer you to Hotel Gloria where you can rest. Day 5: Your private guide will pick you up at 7:30AM to take you to discover the famous Lake Titicaca, located in Copacabana. Whilst out at this famous lake, you can visit the floating islands: Moon Island and Sun Island. Following the lake, you will return to La Paz in a private vehicle. You will then overnight once more at Hotel Gloria. Day 6: On the final day of the tour, your guide will lead you to Tihuanacu where you will visit the archeological ruins. Whilst at these ruins, which are located about 3 hours from La Paz, you you will learn everything about this remarkable site as you visit the ruins of the Door of the Sun, Puma Punku, and the Monoliths. Upon returning to La Paz, your tour will conclude with drop-off at your place of preference.

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