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San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni, high Andean crossing

The jeeps follow the tire tracks. You travel through incredible landscapes. For 3 days you are in pure nature. 

High Andean crossing San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni
San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni, high Andean crossing
Program and customer conditions
San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni.pdf (1.26MB)
San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni, high Andean crossing
Program and customer conditions
San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni.pdf (1.26MB)


3 days/2 nights or 4 days/3 nights, crossing the high Andean flat from Chile to Bolivia. Passing beautiful mountain lakes with 1000th of flamingos, geysers, volcanos, an empty landscape, llamas, vicuñas, thermal baths. A must-do.

This tour starts in San Pedro de Atacama. You can do this tour in 3 days and continue to Bolivia.

Program day 1

Today, you leave from San Pedro de Atacama to Hito Cajon, the border between Chile and Bolivia at 4300 meters altitude. Here you get to know your driver and get into a 4x4 jeep. You travel through a vacant and vast empty landscape, along Green and White lake. You will cross the desert of Dali and take a bath in Polques. The highest point in this trip is the impressive geyser Sol de Mañana at 4800 meters altitude. Very impressive is the coloured lake, where often more than 30,000 flamingos make their home. You will spend the night in a simple lodging near Laguna Colorada or San Juan.

Program day 2

You continue your high plains adventure towards the desert of Siloli where you can admire some strange geologized rock formations, of which the tree of stone is the best known. You travel along the Chiarcota, Honda, Hedionda and Cañapa lakes and through the desert of Chiguana to end up in the village of San Juan del Rosario. You are sleeping in hostel Sal Samarikuna.

Program day 3

Today is Uyuni salt flat day, 3600 meters high and 12,000 km2, the second largest salt flat in the world. You walk around the island of Inca Huasi with the huge cacti and at the top a bird view on the salt plains. You make the 

typical salt flats pictures. You learn about salt mining in the village of Colchani and you visit the Uyuni train station, where thousands of kilos of rusted steel make a surfealistic scene against the azure sky. You are sleeping in a hostel in Villa Mar.

Program day 4

Today, you will travel back to Hito Cajon, the border between Bolivia and Chile. There you get into a minibus or car and continue your way to San Pedro de Atacama. Tonight you sleep in a hotel in San Pedro de Atacama.

Program day 5

After breakfast you have free time to discover more of San Pedro de Atacama. You can end your journey here, extend it or travel on by yourself.

Highlights

The incredible barren landscape, the volcanos, geyser, lakes, flamingos, the Uyuni salt flat and the Uyuni train cemetery.

Degree of difficulty

Difficulty physically: High due to altitude.
Technical difficulty: Low.

When

All year around. In July and August cold, From November until March more rain.

Included

4 nights very simple accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner during the tour, tour in jeep. You can upgrade the accommodation to three star hotels.

Not included

Personal expenses, tips. everything not mentioned.

What to bring

Warm/rain clothes, sunscreen, woollen hat, cap, mittens, good shoes, swimwear and towel.

Price

Depending on luxury class, form of transport and amount of people. Request quote