SALTA – SALTA OR SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA OR UYUNI FIXED DEPARTURE: WEDNESDAY/PRIVATE: MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY. 10 & 7 days

CIRCUIT: CULTURE/ADVENTURE.

DEPARTURES: WEEKLY SUNDAY AND TUESDAY.

DURATION:10 & 7 DAYS.

CONDITION: MINIMUM 2 PERSONS

ACCOMMODATION:DOUBLE + SINGLES SUPPLEMENT.

ITINERARY:

 

DAY 1: Sun/Tues Salta – Purmamarca (Hostería Terrazas de la Posta)

 

08:00                  Salta – Purmamarca / Accommodation at the hotel.

                               Walk through Los Colorados

                               Leisure time through the town.

 

DAY 2: Mon/Wed  Purmamarca - Huacalera (Solar del Trópico Hotel) (B)

 

06:00                  Sun rise at the Seven Color Mountain

                               Breakfast in the hotel

                               Purmamarca – Tilcara

Visit the Pucara

                               Visit the Archeological Museum

                               Transfer Tilcara – Humahuaca

                               Walk to the Monument of Freedom

                               Humahuaca – Huacalera

 

 

DAY 3: Tue/Thurs   Huacalera - Tupiza (Mitru Hotel) (B, L)

 

08:00                  Transfer Humahuaca – Yavi

                               Visit to the church and museum

                               Border cross

                               Transfer Villazón – Tupiza

 

DAY 4: Wed/Fri    Tupiza – San Pablo de Lipez (Tayka de los Volcanes Hotel) (B, L, D)

 

08:00                  Hotel - Sillar - Cruce de los vientos (winds crossing)

San Pablo de Lípez (Lunch at Tayka Volcanoes hotel)

Jatun Órgano - Oke Torres o Catedral de las Astillas (Oke Towers or the Cathedral of Las Astillas)

Sunset

Return to Hotel

 

 

DAY 5: Thurs/Sat   San Pablo de Lipez - Tahua (Tayka of Salt Hotel) (B, L, D)

07:00                  San Pablo de Lípez - Uyuni

Salt factory – Salt mounds

Incahuasi Island (lunch)

                               Chantani musseum - Tahua (accommodation)

Hotel

 

DAY 6: Fri/Sun    Tahua – Ojo de Perdiz (Tayka of the Desert Hotel) (B, L, D)

07:45                  Tahua – Ojo de Agua – Chiquini cathedral

Chiquini Cave – Campanas Islands - Charagua

Yonza – San Pedro de Quemes

Burnt Town (Optional llama shepherding12 $us additional payment per pax)

Lunch at Tayka Stone Hotel

Cañapa Lagoon – Hedionda Lagoon

Chiarkota Lagoon – Honda Lagoon

Ramaditas Lagoon – Ojo de Perdiz hotel

Hotel

 

DAY 7: Sat/Mon    Ojo de Perdiz – San Pedro de Atacama (option  Uyuni)(Casa de Don Tomás Hotel) (B, Bx)

05:30                  Ojito de Perdiz – Stone tree

                               Colored Lagoon – Morning Sun Geyser 

                               Polques Hot Springs (Chalviri Desert and Salt flat)

                               Polques Hot Springs – Valley of Las Damas

 Green Lagoon – Hito Cajon

10:00                  Border Cross and shared Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama

Free afternoon

 

End of the program in San Pedro de Atacama

 

Optional to Uyuni

10:15                  Green Lagoon – Colored Lagoon (Box Lunch)

Capina Mine – Culpina K

                               Culpina K – Uyuni

 

End of the program in Uyuni

 

DAY 8: Sun/Tue   San Pedro de Atacama – San Pedro de Atacama (Casa de Don Tomás Hotel) (B)

In the morning                                Toconao Oasis –Jerez Valley – Atacama Salt Plain – Chaxa Lagoon

In the afternoon             Death and Moon Valley. Sun set.

 

 

DAY 9: Mon/Wed   San Pedro de Atacama – San Pedro de Atacama (Casa de Don Tomás Hotel) (B)

In the morning                                Tatio Geyser. Machuca Town

In the afternoon             Free

 

 

DAY 10: Tue/Thurs   San Pedro de Atacama – Salta (B)

10:00                                  Transfer to the bus terminal

11:00 – 22:00                               Regular bus for 11 hours. Photographies from the bus

22:00                                  Aprox. Transfer to hotel and accommodation

 

End of the program in Salta

 

Includes:

·         Logistical support and on call emergency services are available 24hs a day.

·         Driver / guide in Spanish highly specialized for travel in the region.

  • Transportation in private or shared, according to program.

 

o   In Argentina Hyundai H10 or similar.

o   In Bolivia Toyota Land Cruiser 4X4 maximum 6 persons. Equipped with satellite cell phone

o   Shared transfer Hito Cajón – SP de Atacama.

o   In SP Atacama shared buses.

o   Between SP de Atacama and Salta we`ll be transported in a touristic bus without stops (except at the border), with snacks included, air conditioning and bathroom accommodations.

·         Accommodations in double standard rooms.

In case of unavailability, hotels of the same category will be proposed.

 

o   In Purmamarca Hostería Terrazas de la Posta www.terrazasdelaposta.com.ar.

o   In Huacalera Solar del Tropico

o   In Tupiza Mitru Hotel.

o   In San Cristobal Community Basic Hotel

o   In Tahua Tayka Salt Hotel. www.taykahoteles.com.

o   In Ojito de Perdiz Tayka Desert Hotel

o   In SP Atacama Casa de Don Tomás Hotel. www.dontomas.cl.

 

·         Food key (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner).

·         Entrance fees to visited places only in SP Atacama (Chile) tours.

·         All services mentioned in the itinerary.

 

Does not include:

·         Guide in required language.

·         In the route TPZ – SPA/UY mandatory additional of $us 75 per car, because of the great car demand in this month.

·         Llama shepherding in San Pedro de Quemes.

·         Food not mentioned in itinerary.

·         $us 56 (in Argentina $10 per ticket to Pucara and Tilcara Museum; in Bolivia $46,00 per tickets to Incahuasi, $us 1 per pax to Tahua and Ojo de Perdiz, Chantani Museum, Chiquini Cave and E. Avaroa Reserve).

·         International and national plain tickets.

·         Airport taxes.

·         Travel insurance, tips or other expenses of personal nature.

 

OBSERVATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

 

·           The private transport is quoted in a single vehicle 4 x 4 up to 6 pax (for the tract Uyuni-Uyuni) 

·           There are two tracts that are carried out shared the tract Uyuni-Uyuni and the tract La Paz-Copacabana-La Paz, the first one only with chauffeur that guides sometimes and the second is with chauffeur plus guide. In both cases the transport is exclusive for tourists 

  • The trip to Uyuni Salt Plains: The landscapes are really spectacular, it is probably a unique place in the world where the tourism begins to grow considerably, it is worthwhile to know it, but it is necessary to keep in mind that the infrastructure is very scarce.   This is an adventure circuit in an area of singular interest, for its landscape as well as for its ecology, for those who want to enjoy nature that is manifested in quite peculiar forms, some of them unique in their gender.  This expedition through the deserts of the south of Bolivia demands an effort... But everything is worth it and we guarantee that your memories and pictures won't have competition. For our part we will be in charge of taking the trip from the beginning to the end, with all the measures of security and comfort within our reach.  In the trip it is 4 x 4 through the Salt plains up to 6 tourists per vehicle. 
  • To avoid sorojchi or altitude sickness: We recommend not to do a lot of exercise on the first day, eat light (digestion in altitude is very slow), drink coca infusions and try not smoking and drinking.There are pills called Sorojchipill, available at all pharmacies, which can be useful. In case you have no medical contraindications, Nolotil can be taken as a preventative.
  • Recommendations for the Uyuni Salt Plains:The salt plains is very cold, windy and with high solar radiation. The day is usually sunny and the temperature is pleasant. We recommend:

o  A warm sweater.

o  Thick jacket.

o  Wool gloves.

o  Wool socks.

o  Wool hat.

o  Sun cap.

o  Boots.

o  Towel.

o  Lip moisturizer.

o  Sunscreen 30 or more.

o  Very dark sun glasses with UV filter.

o   Flashlight.

o  Between December and April we recommended you wear a raincoat or windbreaker.

o  Bathing suit (you can swim in the hot springs).

 

Important:   As measure of security, each traveler will take photocopies of his passport and individual insurance

Notes:  

  • Mentioned hotels are indicative under availability in the moment of the reservation of the circuit. 
  • In the event of unavailability, hotels of same category will be proposed. 
  • The company isn't responsible for extraordinary costs caused by cancellation of flights or changes by external reasons (geographical accidents, strikes, climatic factors, state of roads, authorities' disposition, etc) 

GENERAL CONDITIONS

 

  • The Itinerary of trips can be modified according to the air schedules and to the  climatic and social conditions present in each area to visit.
  • The rates are subject to modifications without previous warning, due to changes in the regulation of the local politics of suppliers or for external reasons.  
  • The present rate doesn't imply any reservation and/or confirmation of the services; being, as much itinerary as price, subject to reconfirmation and/or modifications until the moment of the reservation.  

 

 

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