After breakfast, travelers will have the possibilities to choose between different activities. One of the options is to discover the surroundings of the shelter, visiting the cactus forest and the old terrace farms. Another option is to visit the village of San Pedro de Quemes, a former Spanish settlement with a panoramic view to the plateau and the Salar.
Our journey will go on towards Las Dos Estrellas, also called the cave of the galaxies, surprising
geological formations that are kept safe by the human craniums of a former cemetery. Death, present everywhere, will connect us to the myths and stories of this part of the world as well as its culture and depth.
All of a sudden, 10,000 km2 of salt will appear in front of us: the Salar de Uyuni. Located at 3,665 m.a.s.l, it is the largest and highest salt pan on earth. Trying to understand its overwhelming immensity is a hopeless thought. We will have no choice but accept our helplessness to simply appreciate its beauty and infinity.
With this idea in mind, we will explore the Salar and its immensity. We will walk through some of its islands and grasp the scale if its seemingly eternal white, cloud-like salt flats. Only our bodies will break the chromatic harmony between the salt under our feet and the infinite sky above our heads.
We will have lunch there before going on towards Tagua, a small village on the side of the Salar where, down the Tunupa volcano, we will find our third shelter.