Set into a canyon and surrounded by snow capped peaks, Bolivia’s de facto capital La Paz, makes quite the impression with its cultural cauldron of tradition.
La Paz City Tour and Moon Valley On this privately guide half-day tour, visit the city’s most representative sites such as the Church of San Francisco, Plaza Murillo government palaces and the oddly fascinating mercado de brujas witches market. Later travel into the residential neighborhoods and meander in the Valle de la Luna moon valley park which is made up of unique natural geological formations. Your private guide will go at your pace and tailor the experience to your wishes.
Surely one of the most ghostly towns you are ever likely to visit, Uyuni’s primary reason for existence is to serve as the gateway to the world’ s largest and truly impressive salt flats – the Salar de Uyuni.
Uyuni 3D (part 1/3) Salt Lake & Lagoons to Chile night in Uyuni Experience the mystique of the world’s largest salt flat. This other-worldly landscape that is visible from space can be dazzled at directly. Across the salt crust that extends over 10,000 square kilometers you can witness the mesmerizing and eternal white surface surrounded by regal mountains fading in the distance. Pass through pyramidal salt mounds, ground-gaping eyes (lagoons) and perspective-bending horizons. A visit to an island in the middle of the salt flat provides an absolutely magnificent panoramic view as you explore its trails lined with 1,000 year old cacti. Here on the island you will rest and enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties. Head back onto the salt surface to further deepen your experience and enjoy the changing horizon as the light shifts before returning to your hotel in Uyuni at the end of the day. (Duration 7 hours, to begin directly after your arrival in Uyuni. Private Activity. Lunch Included).
As remote a setting imaginable, Ojo de Perdiz is located right in the middle of the desert Siloli which forms part of the extensive Atacama Desert considered the driest in the world.
Ojo de Perdiz 3D (part 2/3) Salt Lake & Lagoons to Chile night in Ojo Leaving Uyuni in the morning venture out to explore the remote and beautiful desert on your way to Ojo de Perdiz. Along the way you will see many spectacular sights and natural attractions; although, the order and the route may be changed slightly due to conditions of the desert and the weather. You will pass through the small local communities of San Cristobal and Alota and then explore the Rock Valley famous for its unique rock formations. View the impressive Ollague Volcano and travel through the Siloli Desert, known as the ‘Salvador Dali’ desert for its stunning colors and morphing forms. In the late afternoon arrive at Ojo de Perdiz. (08:30 to 17:00, approximant timings. Private Activity, Lunch Included).
San Pedro de Atacama lies in the middle of one of the driest deserts of the world – Puna de Atacama.
Full Day Visit to El Tatio & Puritama Hot Springs Begin this exhilarating full day excursion in the very early morning hours to visit the famous El Tatio Geyser, nestled in the geothermal field at 4320 masl and flanked by soaring peaks. After that, you’ll be driven to the hot springs in Puritama, where you can enjoy a relaxing soak before returning to San Pedro de Atacama. (Approximately from 5:00 to 13:00, Total distance: about 200 km, Breafkast and Entrance Fees included, Swimsuit required, Private Activity)
Uyuni-Atacama 3D (part 3/3) Salt Lake & Lagoons to Chile night in Atacama Beginning early in the morning set off from Ojo de Perdiz for another day of exploration in the desert. Again, you will see many spectacular sights and natural attractions; although, the exact order and the route may be changed slightly due to conditions of the desert and the weather. On this day visit the Sol de Mañana (Morning Sun) Geysers to view the impressive bursts of steam emitted in the morning and then go for a relaxing soak in the Polques Hot springs. View the stunning Licancabur Volcano, the Rock Tree (Arbol de Piedra) and the many different colored lagoons, such as the Red Lagoon (Laguna Colorada) and the Green Lagoon (Laguna Verde). Cross the Bolivian-Chilean border where you will switch cars in order to reach San Pedro de Atacama in mid afternoon. (07:00 to 15:00, approximate. Private Activity. Lunch Included.)
With excellent infrastructure, political stability, and vibrant culture, the Chilean capital of Santiago de Chile is the pride of contemporary South America.
City Tour of Santiago On this half day tour explore the colonial heritage and modern flair of Chile’s capital city. View the historic center of the city with its San Francisco church, the oldest building in the entire country and the Lastarria neighborhood, known for its vibrant European charm. Visit Plaza de la Constitución (Constitution Square) and learn about La Moneda Palace, the president’s office, located on the square. (Duration about 4 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity).