The Salar de Uyuni is an all time favorite for me. This tour must have been the fifth time I travelled here. And each time I get amazed again and discover new details. We made the tour in two days from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama. In viventura on our Peru-Bolivia-Chile Tours this is the standard length. The common tour is three days though, but you basically get to see the same things. By going two days you avoid the “Jeep Caravan”, about 30 jeeps start the tour every day… Another tipp: make sure to stay at one of the Salt Hotels around the Salar…
The tour starts in Uyuni at the train cemetery.
Then maybe the biggest highlight waits for you: the biggest “Salar” in the world, the Salar de Uyuni.
and the famous Isla Inkahuasi (also known as Isla del Pescado)
The tour goes on towards the end of the Altiplano. A huge plateau at around 3500 to 400o Meters von Cuzco, Peru to Uyuni, Bolivia. The two mountain ranges kept the ocean water while the Andes where rising millions of years ago. The Salt Water formed a huge lakes, the only remains today is the Titicaca Lake. Going from the Salar de Uyuni towards San Pedro de Atacama will give you the most picturesque scenes:
After the green and blue lake you leave Bolivia, from the border it’s a 50 minutes drive to San Pedro de Atacama. And each and every time I get on the chilenean road I believe to have arrived in another world.