Salar de Uyuni, Colchani Incahuasi island, and the cemetery of trains

Salar de Uyuni, Colchani Incahuasi island, and the cemetery of trains

“The Salar de Uyuni” is the world’s largest. The Salar de Uyuni is located west of the department of Potosi in a semi-desert region of volcanic lands. The Salar de Uyuni encloses resources of great economic importance as a reserve of 9 million tons of lithium and other minerals; and landscapes of outstanding natural beauty.
Driving through this salt lake is an extraordinary experience, especially during the winter when the deep blue sky contrasts with the bright white of the salt crust.
Where the horizon becomes blurred and disappeared, making it impossible to differentiate the earth from heaven – when the weather is overcast the “White out” effect. Colchani Uyuni a population represents the main access to the saline coast because it is situated on the Great Salt Lake, where you can observe the intense activity of extraction of salt in rudimentary form and also artisanal activity is concentrated in this population. The Incahuasi island is a peculiar attraction. The Incahuasi island located in the middle of Salar de Uyuni.


The Incahuasi island is formed on the remains of a volcano of petrified limestone. It has a forest of cactus that is an extraordinary site for photography and contemplation of the landscape of the Salar de Uyuni.
For this excursion it is proposed that the tour of the Salar de Uyuni, Colchani first visit was to see how to make the extraction of salt in a traditional way and then have time to appreciate the crafts. Then, it is proposed to go to the Museum of just entering the Salar salt, formerly the Museum of Salt was a vacation center that operated in the Salar, but it closed as a hotel that could cause contamination within the salar. Here it is proposed to cross the Uyuni salt desert to Incahuasi island, known for the flora and fauna that staying in such a hostile environment. After it intends to move north of the Salar de Uyuni to observe flamingos. Finally he turns to Uyuni to visit the train cemetery, a vestige of the great industrial period of the region.

The cost of the tour includes:
Private transport – back
Food (breakfast, lunch 1st and 2nd lunch)
Refreshments during the rides (water and fruit)
Visits to tourist attractions mentioned
Interaction with the locals to take pictures,
Depending on visitors, there is a guide in Spanish, French, English, German, Dutch, Italian, Portuguese.

The cost of the trip does not include:
Hat sunscreen
Thick and warm clothes against the cold and wind
Extra walking shoes in case they get wet or embarren first walking shoes
Socks, towel, swimsuit
Waterproof clothing
Attachments to observe the strengths of the chullpas (flashlight)


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