Uyuni Salt Pans 3D – 2N
Pachatusantrek’s tour begins in Uyuni and covers all of the ground around the Bolivian Salt Pans over three full days.
Salar de Uyuni, located in the Andes in southwest Bolivia, is the world’s largest salt flat. It’s the legacy of a prehistoric lake that went dry, leaving behind a desertlike, nearly 11,000-sq.-km. landscape of bright-white salt, rock formations and cacti-studded islands. Its otherworldly expanse can be observed from central Incahuasi Island. Though wildlife is rare in this unique ecosystem, it harbors many pink flamingos.
This tour takes you through the Salt Flats over three days and shows you all of the surrounding sights that are equally fascinating and amazing. A tour guide will be with you at all times to explain everything and everywhere that you will go and see. Please see our ‘detailed itinerary’ page for specific details.
Your adventure step by step
Day 1: Cusco – Cochayoq
We leave the city of Cuzco in our private transport, early in the morning, heading towards the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, to the town of Calca to later take the road to the Lares Valley. The highest point on the road to Lares is 4400 masl, at a pass of the same name.
We continue on the dirt track beyond Lares, to the village of Ccachin, where we will visit some artisans who will demonstrate their abilities in textile confection. We will have the marvellous opportunity to be able to buy from them directly some of the garments that, surely, we will like.
Here we will have lunch, to later have the chance to walk or continue in our transport, to the community of Cochayoq; where we will have dinner and camp.
Meals: lunch and dinner
Maximum Altitude: 3877 masl / 12719 ft
Minimum Altitude: 3309 masl / 10856 ft
Distance Travelled: 7.75 km / 4.81 ml
Approximate Walking Time: 3 hrs
Day 2: Cochayoq – Qelqanqa
We leave Cochayoq and its typical Andean landscape, to climb to the mountain pass of Abra Tirihuayjasa, where we will have a magnificent view of the Tirihuay peak and the Yuraqocha and Yanaqocha lakes. The descent to the community of Qelqanqa is through the ecological level known as Puna, where the rearing of camelids is the principal activity of the local people. We will have dinner and spend the night in this community.
Meals: breakfast, lunch and dinner
Maximum Altitude: 4430 masl / 14534 ft
Minimum Altitude: 3798 masl / 12460 ft
Distance Travelled: 16 km / 9.94 ml
Approximate Walking Time: 7 hrs
Day 3: Qelqanqa – Ollantaytambo
We leave Qelqanqa to tackle the last high pass of our trek, from where we will have a breathtaking view of the Urubamba mountain range. We will descend through a beautiful pampa to the sector of Punta Carretera, from where our transport will transfer us to the community of Patacancha to later go on to the town of Ollantaytambo. Continuation of your trip to Machu Picchu or back to Cuzco.
Meals: breakfast and lunch
Maximum Altitude: 4350 masl / 14271 ft
Minimum Altitude: 3809 masl / 12496 ft
Distance Travelled: 10 km / 6.21 ml
Approximate Walking Time: 5 hrs
Ask for our rates
- Private round trip transportation in all tours and visits
- English speaking guide
- Admission fees to places to visit
- Meals as detailed in program
- Mineral water during all the journey
- Note: 4 people per vehicle – 4×4
Services not included
- Drinks at restaurants in meals detailed
- Airport taxes (domestic and international)
- Private expenses of any kind
- Flight La Paz/Sucre- Sucre/La Paz
- Accommodation as detailed in program
- Flights – Approximate Price Per Person (ADULTS):
- La Paz – Uyuni from USD 97 to USD 155
- Uyuni – La Paz from USD 95 to USD 152
We recommend that you bring
- Water-resistant trekking shoes and sandals
- Warm clothing (thermal underwear, fleece, hat, gloves, socks)
- Waterproof clothing (poncho)
- Synthetic or cotton clothing (socks, trousers, shorts, t-shirts)
- Sunhat and sunglasses
- Sun cream and insect repellent
- Water bottles such as Nalgene
- Basic medications
- Walking sticks
- Swimsuit and towel
- Personal items
- Personal snacks
- Previous acclimatization in Cuzco city, for at least 2 days and general good health. Pachatusantrek offers easy one day and half day routes which can be completed before the main trek
- DNI / Original Passport
Ask for our other combinations of 4 days programs, we have more possible alternatives
The mentioned prices are based on hostels, please ask our prices for other kind of lodging and categories of hotels
This program can be quoted in private services too
Payments by bank deposit or wire transfers. payments with credit cards apply 10% of commission
Important Environmental Note
Pachatusantrek is committed to following the principles of ecotourism in our operations, and request the understanding and cooperation of trekkers, especially by not contaminating the waters and in the adequate disposal of non-biodegradable waste. We must also respect the customs and traditions of the local people.
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