TOP 5 Tours in Huayllajara

From Uyuni: Red Lagoon & Uyuni Salt Flats 3-Day Guided Tour

Highlights

  • English Certificated Speaking Guide included
  • Get to know the impressive Salar de Uyuni and lagoons colors
  • 3 Lunches / 2 Dinners / 2 Breakfasts – Meat or Vegetarian Option
  • See flocks of flamingos up close
  • Take epic photos

Description

Day 1:
Begin your tour at 10:30 am with a drive to the Uyuni Salt Flats. The first stop is the intriguing “Train Graveyard” located on the outskirts of Uyuni. Next, visit the small settlement of Colchani, where you can explore salt miners’ workshops and find handicrafts made of salt and textile art made of llama and alpaca wool. These make great souvenirs to take home. Continue on to the Uyuni Salt Flats, where you can see salt water eyes, a hotel made entirely out of salt (now a museum), flags of the world where you can contribute your own flag, and a monument of Dakar racing. Enjoy lunch near “Isla Incahuasi” (Fish Island), and take a hike to the top of the island to see giant cacti and petrified coral rock formations. Have fun taking perspective-distorted photos on the salt flats before ending the day with a stunning sunset over the flats. Arrive in Agencha town for dinner and a night’s stay in a hotel.

Day 2:
Begin the day with breakfast at 7:00 am. The first stop is the Galaxy Caves, followed by a visit to the Chiguana Desert on the south side of Uyuni salt flats. Marvel at the surrounding volcanoes, such as Ollagüe. Continue along the rocky road known as “El Pasito Tuntun” and visit the Cañapa, Hedionda, and Chiarcota Lagoons where you can spot flamingos. After lunch, enter the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve and visit the Desert of Siloli, the highest and driest desert in the world. Take a photo next to the famous “Rock tree” and enjoy the view of the Red Lagoon, home to pink flamingos. Spend the night in a hotel in Huayllajara.

Day 3:
Start the day early at 5:00 am to visit the Sol de Mañana Geyser, where you can walk next to fumaroles and steaming craters filled with boiling mud pots. Take a dip in an open-air hot spring with 35 Cº water. Next, explore the Dali Desert, famous for its boulders scattered throughout the landscape, and the Green and White Lagoon, known for its toxic copper water at the foot of the Licancabur volcano. On the way back to Uyuni, admire the beautiful scenery and enjoy a picnic lunch by the roadside. Pass through Rock Valley, Alota settlement, and San Cristobal Village, where you can see a baroque church and colonial paintings. Arrive in Uyuni town at 6:30 pm.

Included

  • First night in hostel (3-beds, 4-beds, 5-beds, and 6-bed rooms) with private toilets
  • Second night in shared 6-bed room (same group at the jeep car) with shared toilet
  • Transportation in 4WD with rooftop luggage rack
  • Local driver
  • Tour guide
  • 3 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
  • 2 Breakfasts

Price

From $254 per person

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La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats & San Pedro de Atacama 3-Day Tour

Highlights

  • Discover the wonders of the Uyuni Salt Flats finishing in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Get the most out of your trip with transportation and accommodation included
  • English Speaking guide
  • See highlights like the Sol de Mañana Geyser and the Green Lagoon
  • Experience unforgettable landscapes

Description

Day 1:
At 9:00 p.m., board the bus from La Paz to Uyuni.
Day 2:
Arrive in Uyuni at 7:00 a.m. and have free time.
At 10:30 a.m., begin the tour of Uyuni Salt Flats.
Day 3:
Continue the tour of Uyuni Salt Flats and National Reserve.
Day 4:
Continue the tour of Uyuni Salt Flats and National Reserve.
At 10:30 a.m., transfer to San Pedro de Atacama.
Arrive in San Pedro de Atacama at 2:00 p.m.

DAY 1:
Arrive at the bus office by 8:30 p.m. for check-in, and the bus departs at 9:00 p.m.
The bus offers various amenities such as dinner options, breakfast, snacks, water, hot drinks, heating, toilets, blankets, Wi-Fi, and a first aid kit.

DAY 2:
Arrive in Uyuni City at 7:30 a.m. and go to our office located one block away from the bus station.
Take some free time to buy refreshments and use the facilities.
The tour of Uyuni Salt Flats starts at 10:30 a.m. Visit various attractions such as the Train Graveyard, Colchani settlement, salt crafts, textile art, “Ojos de Agua Salada,” Isla Incahuasi, and enjoy taking fun perspective photos on the salt flats.
End the day with a sunset viewing and have dinner and accommodation in Ajencha.

DAY 3:
Start the day at 7:00 a.m. with breakfast and visit attractions like the Ollagüe Volcano lookout point, “El Pasito Tuntun” rocky road, Cañapa, Hedionda, and Chiarcota Lagoons, and the Red Lagoon in the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve.
Stay overnight in a hostel in Huayllajara.

DAY 4:
Begin the day at 5:00 a.m. and visit the Sol de Mañana Geyser, Hot Springs, Dali Desert, Green Lagoon, and White Lagoon at the foot of Licancabur volcano.
Cross the Bolivia-Chile border at Hito Cajon with the assistance of a guide at 10:30 a.m.
Finally, arrive in San Pedro de Atacama at 2:00 p.m. with the drop-off point being the main square.

Included

  • Bus ticket One Way La Paz – Uyuni.
  • Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama.
  • Accommodation for 2 nights. – Shared Rooms between the car group tour.
  • Transportation in 4WD with rooftop luggage rack.
  • Local Driver.
  • English Speaking Guide.
  • Meals served on board the bus: 1 Dinner / 1 Breakfast
  • Meals during the tour: 2 Lunches / 2 Dinners / 2 Breakfasts.

Price

From $360 per person

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Amazing Salar Uyuni 3 Days / 2 Nights.

Highlights

  • Uyuni salt
  • Adventure
  • Starry night

Description

Day 1: Train Cemetery – Colchani – Hotel de Sal – Incahuasi Island
Our tour begins with a visit to the train cemetery, where we will see old locomotives.
Next, we head to Colchani, the gateway to the Salar, where we can explore rustic handicraft workshops and witness the micro-processing of table salt.
Continuing our expedition, we make various stops to observe salt extractions, the eyes of the salar, and the Playa Blanca Salt Hotel, which now serves as a museum.
Our final destination for the day is Incahuasi Island, the most popular island in the Salar. Here, we can take a walk and marvel at the vast cactus fields, sea rock fossils, and breathtaking 360 ° views from the viewpoint.
At the end of the day, we retire to our salt lodge for some rest.

Day 2: Ollague Volcano Viewpoint – High Altitude Lagoons – Siloli Desert – Stone Tree – Laguna Colorada
After breakfast at the salt lodge, we start our day by visiting the Ollague Volcano viewpoint, which offers a stunning view of the volcanic desert landscape and the unique high-Andean vegetation.
Next, we visit Chiarkota Lagoon, Laguna Hedionda (known for its sulfur smell), Onda Lagoon, and Ramaditas Lagoon, all of which serve as feeding and resting points for flamingos during their migratory movements. We enjoy lunch along the way.
Continuing our journey, we reach the Siloli Desert, where the Stone Tree, a peculiar rock formation, can be found. Our final stop of the day is Laguna Colorada, renowned for its reddish hue. We then head to the town of Huayllajara, where we have dinner and spend the night in a community family lodging.

Day 3: Fumaroles – Polques Thermal Springs – Green Lagoon – Valley of the Rocks – San Cristóbal – Uyuni
The day starts early with breakfast, followed by a visit to fumaroles and earth cracks emitting volcanic lava and sulphurous gases.
We then make our way to the Polques Thermal Springs, known for their healing properties for arthritis. Here, you can take a relaxing bath in the waters with temperatures ranging from 25 to 32 °C.
Continuing our journey, we explore the Salvador Dalí Desert, which offers spectacular panoramic views resembling the artist’s paintings.
Next, we visit the Green Lagoon, named for its high mineral content, situated at the base of the Licancabur Volcano (5,916 masl).
Finally, we head toward the town of Uyuni, making stops along the way to visit Villa Mar, Valley of the Rocks, the town of San Cristóbal, featuring a Stone Church, and conclude our tour in the town of Uyuni.
Optional Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama: After visiting the Green Lagoon, you have the option to transfer to the Hito Cajones border between Chile and Bolivia. From there, you can continue your journey to San Pedro de Atacama in shared transport (additional cost applies for the transfer, please inquire for pricing).

Included

  • Pickup at your hotel in Uyuni.
  • Shared transportation (4×4 for 6 people).
  • Spanish-speaking driver.
  • Basic accommodation.(Shared bathroom)
  • First night of hotel private room with private bathroom
  • Second night in hotel private room with private bathroom
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • 2 breakfasts (in Lodgings)
  • 3 lunches (1 on the route)
  • 2 dinners (in Lodging)

Price

From $225 per person

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From San Pedro de Atacama: Uyuni Salt Flats 3-Day Tour

Highlights

  • Get to know the impressive Salar de Uyuni From San Pedro de Atacama
  • English Certificated Speaking Guide included
  • Visit the National Park Eduardo Avaroa and Uyuni Salt Flats
  • Private Service

Description

Day by Day Itinerary:

Day 1: San Pedro – Hito Cajón – Colored Lagoons – Huayllajara

The tour begins at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. at the hotel pick-up in San Pedro de Atacama.

After stopping at the migration offices at the Chile-Bolivia border, depart from Hito Cajon at 10:00 a.m. in a 4WD car with an English-speaking guide.

During the day, visit: the Lincancabur Volcano viewpoint, Green Lagoon, White Lagoon, Salvador Dalí Desert, Polques Hot Springs, Sol de Mañana Geysers, and spend the night at HUAYLLAJARA Hostel.

Meals: Lunch and dinner.

Day 2: Huayllajara – Colorada Lagoon – Andean Lagoons – Agencha

Start your day with breakfast at 7:00 a.m. and visit the Red Lagoon, Stone Tree, Siloli Desert, Honda Lagoon, Hedionda Lagoon, Cañapa Lagoon, Ollague Volcano Viewpoint, Chiguana Salt Flats, and Stone Valley. Spend the night at a hotel in Agencha.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Day 3: Agencha – Colchani – Uyuni Salt Flat – Uyuni

On the final day, visit the Uyuni Salt Flat, Incahuasi Island (if accessible), a salt hotel used as a museum, flags of the world, the Dakar monument, and “Ojos de Agua Salada.” Then, visit the salt miners’ workshops in Colchani to see salt crafts and textile art. Finally, conclude the tour in Uyuni City, with a visit to the train graveyard for photos.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch.

Important Information
*During the rainy season (January to April), access to Incahuasi Island is not possible. The accommodation location may also change due to road conditions.

Included

  • Pickup from San Pedro de Atacama.
  • Accommodation 2 nights. – Standard Hostels.
  • Private Transportation in 4WD with rooftop luggage rack.
  • Private English Speaking Guide.
  • Private Local Driver.
  • Meals: 2 Breakfasts / 3 Lunches / 2 Dinners.

Price

From $891 per person

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From Uyuni: 3-Day Tour of Salt Flats finishing in San Pedro

Highlights

  • English Certificated Speaking Guide included
  • Start in Uyuni city and finish in the main Square of San Pedro de Atacama
  • Meals and Hotels included

Description

Starting from Uyuni City in Bolivia, the journey begins at 10:30 a.m. with a visit to the Train Cemetery, where remnants of locomotives from the 18th and early 20th centuries can be observed and captured in artistic photographs. The next stop is Colchani village, where visitors can learn about salt production and explore the artisanal market and museum. Afterward, the tour continues to the expansive Uyuni Salt Flats, situated at an altitude of 3,663 meters and covering an area of 12,000 square kilometers. Along the way, notable sights include salt eyes, a Salt Hotel-Museum made entirely of salt blocks, the Dakar Monument, and Flags of the world. The journey culminates at Incahuasi Island, offering breathtaking views and a chance to admire the giant cactus. In the evening, guests can enjoy a sunset with a glass of wine and retire to their hotel in Ajencha for a well-deserved dinner.

On the second day, after breakfast, the tour proceeds to visit the renowned lagoons of Cañapa, Hedionda, and Chiarcota, all home to vibrant flamingoes. A delicious lunch is provided, followed by a visit to the Siloli Desert and the famous Stone Tree. The day concludes with an arrival at the Red Lagoon, inhabited by numerous flamingoes, including Chilean, James, and Andean varieties. Guests will then head to the Huayllajara community for dinner and rest.

The third day kicks off with an early morning visit to the “Sol de Mañana” geysers, showcasing volcanic activity such as fumaroles and bubbling mud. The journey continues to the hot springs of Polques for a relaxing bath amidst stunning landscapes. Next, the Salvador Dali Desert offers awe-inspiring views and colorful rock formations from the volcanoes. The tour then proceeds to the viewpoint of the Green Lagoon, White Lagoon, and Lincancabur Volcano. At 10:00 a.m., tour guides will assist with border crossing, and guests will arrive in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile at 1:30 p.m. The drop-off point is the main square of San Pedro de Atacama.

Please note that during the rainy season from January to April, access to Incahuasi Island may not be possible. Additionally, road access may result in a change of accommodation location.

Included

  • English Speaking Guide.
  • Local Driver
  • Transportation in 4WD with rooftop luggage rack.
  • Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama – 3rd day of the tour
  • 2 Lunches / 2 Dinners / 2 Breakfasts.
  • Accommodation:
  • First night Agencha: Shared 3/4/5/6-bed rooms + Private toilets.
  • Second night Huayllajara: Shared 6 –bedroom (Same Group at the jeep car) + shared toilet.
  • Optional: you can Upgrade for extra charge private room + private toilet – 2 Nights – Check the 2 prices***

Price

From $305 per person

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