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UYUNI SALT FLATS & ATACAMA

Desert & Altiplano, Chile - Bolivia

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UYUNI SALT FLATS & ATACAMA

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Jirira

Lodge Uyuni
Jirira
Hike icon Hike
Easy icon Easy
missing duration icon Half-day

We will start our hike from the lodge, descending towards the Salar while surrounding the peninsula. We will enjoy impressive views of the Tunupa volcano, walk among a great number of cacti and unique rock outcroppings in the area, as well as see flamingos and the K'ajchi Island. Then, we will round the peninsula to climb up the other side and finally return back to the lodge.

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Jirira
Jirira
Hike icon
Hike
Easy icon
Easy
Half-day icon
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We will start our hike from the lodge, descending towards the Salar while surrounding the peninsula. We will enjoy impressive views of the Tunupa volcano, walk among a great number of cacti and unique rock outcroppings in the area, as well as see flamingos and the K'ajchi Island. Then, we will round the peninsula to climb up the other side and finally return back to the lodge.

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    95 m 312 ft
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    95 m 312 ft
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    3719 m 12201 ft
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    3669 m 12037 ft

    Elevation Profile

Isla K´ajchi

Lodge Uyuni
Isla K´ajchi
Bike icon Bike
Moderate icon Moderate
missing duration icon Half-day

Departing from the lodge, we will head towards the Salar on bicycles. During the summer season, we will pass through the quinoa plantations before entering the Salar through the main entrance. We will experience the unique sensation of cycling through this incomparable landscape with stunning views of the Tunupa volcano. We will arrive at K'ajchi Island, where we will have the option of turning back or walking to the highest point for an elevated view of the Salar. On the island, we will enjoy a snack before continuing our exploration, perfectly timed with the sunset. Finally, we will return to the lodge by bike or jeep.

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Isla K´ajchi
Isla K´ajchi
Bike icon
Bike
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Moderate
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    Departing from the lodge, we will head towards the Salar on bicycles. During the summer season, we will pass through the quinoa plantations before entering the Salar through the main entrance. We will experience the unique sensation of cycling through this incomparable landscape with stunning views of the Tunupa volcano. We will arrive at K'ajchi Island, where we will have the option of turning back or walking to the highest point for an elevated view of the Salar. On the island, we will enjoy a snack before continuing our exploration, perfectly timed with the sunset. Finally, we will return to the lodge by bike or jeep.

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    119 m 390 ft
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    -119 m -390 ft
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    3712 m 12178 ft
    min altitude icon
    3660 m 12008 ft

    Elevation Profile

Wila Khollu

Lodge Uyuni
Wila Khollu
Hike icon Hike
Moderate icon Moderate
missing duration icon Half-day

We will start our hike from the lodge towards the summit of Cerro Wila Khollu. Along the way, we will come across a Pirwa, an ancient rock shelter used primarily for storing potato crops, as well as archaeological remains. From the summit, we will enjoy a spectacular view of the Tunupa volcano and the Uyuni salt flats. We will return by the same path until we reach the lodge again.

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Wila Khollu
Wila Khollu
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Hike
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Moderate
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We will start our hike from the lodge towards the summit of Cerro Wila Khollu. Along the way, we will come across a Pirwa, an ancient rock shelter used primarily for storing potato crops, as well as archaeological remains. From the summit, we will enjoy a spectacular view of the Tunupa volcano and the Uyuni salt flats. We will return by the same path until we reach the lodge again.

    elevation gain icon
    286 m 938 ft
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    -286 m -938 ft
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    3925 m 12877 ft
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    3704 m 12152 ft

    Elevation Profile

Trayecto Overland & Yardangs

Ramaditas - Chituca
Trayecto Overland & Yardangs
Overland icon Overland
Moderate icon Moderate
missing duration icon Full-day

We will depart by vehicle from Ramaditas towards the Laguna Pastos Grandes area, where we will hike for 4 hours around wetlands and incredible rock formations called Yardangs. It will also be possible to see cave paintings and amazing high-altitude landscapes. We will enjoy lunch with great views before continuing our journey towards the Mountain Lodge in Chituca.

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Trayecto Overland & Yardangs
Trayecto Overland & Yardangs
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Overland
Moderate icon
Moderate
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Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We will depart by vehicle from Ramaditas towards the Laguna Pastos Grandes area, where we will hike for 4 hours around wetlands and incredible rock formations called Yardangs. It will also be possible to see cave paintings and amazing high-altitude landscapes. We will enjoy lunch with great views before continuing our journey towards the Mountain Lodge in Chituca.

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    1539 m 5049 ft
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    -1945 m -6381 ft
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    4744 m 15564 ft
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    3678 m 12067 ft

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Pueblos del Salar

Lodge Uyuni
Pueblos del Salar
Bike icon Bike
Moderate icon Moderate
missing duration icon Half-day

We leave Chantani by bike and cross sectors with quinoa plantations and different villages. Villages and agriculture can be seen on this route, which passes through Tahua, Chilguilla, Alianza, Caquena and Chiltaico. Diverse wildlife like vizcachas, hummingbirds and butterflies, among others, can be observed.

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Pueblos del Salar
Pueblos del Salar
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Bike
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Moderate
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We leave Chantani by bike and cross sectors with quinoa plantations and different villages. Villages and agriculture can be seen on this route, which passes through Tahua, Chilguilla, Alianza, Caquena and Chiltaico. Diverse wildlife like vizcachas, hummingbirds and butterflies, among others, can be observed.

Salar

Lodge Uyuni
Salar
Bike icon Bike
Easy icon Easy
missing duration icon Half-day

We leave by bike from the Uyuni Salt Flat itself to Isla Pescado, where we will have incredible and sweeping views of the salt flat and the volcano Tunupa. *Available starting April 2023.

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Salar
Salar
Bike icon
Bike
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Easy
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We leave by bike from the Uyuni Salt Flat itself to Isla Pescado, where we will have incredible and sweeping views of the salt flat and the volcano Tunupa.
    *Available starting April 2023.

QHAPAQ ÑAN

Lodge Uyuni
QHAPAQ ÑAN
Hike icon Hike
Moderate icon Moderate
missing duration icon Full-day

This hike crosses an old trail marked by apacheta rocks that connects two villages. We will be surrounded by Andean wildlife and watch...

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QHAPAQ ÑAN
QHAPAQ ÑAN
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Hike
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Moderate
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Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    This hike crosses an old trail marked by apacheta rocks that connects two villages. We will be surrounded by Andean wildlife and watch species such as llamas, vicuñas, sheep, and even foxes or pumas. The trail is currently abandoned, but it has existed since Inca and even pre-Inca times.

KILLA

Lodge Uyuni
KILLA
Overland icon Overland
Easy icon Easy
missing duration icon Half-day

We drive to the Uyuni Salt Flat to see the sunset and then the moonrise (“killa” in Quechua language). The light changes in intensity...

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KILLA
KILLA
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Overland
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Easy
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We drive to the Uyuni Salt Flat to see the sunset and then the moonrise (“killa” in Quechua language). The light changes in intensity through the white ocean under our feet, and the sky lightens up in reddish tones. During full moon, the sunset can be seen to the west while the moon rises to the east.

INTI

Lodge Uyuni
INTI
Overland icon Overland
Easy icon Easy
missing duration icon Half-day

We drive to the Uyuni Salt Flat to watch the sunrise (“inti” in Quechua language). The amazing changes in the light cover the immensity...

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INTI
INTI
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Overland
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Easy
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We drive to the Uyuni Salt Flat to watch the sunrise (“inti” in Quechua language). The amazing changes in the light cover the immensity of the landscape, and gradually, the temperature rises with the sun, transforming it in a unique experience.

ANCESTROS

Lodge Uyuni
ANCESTROS
Overland icon Overland
Easy icon Easy
missing duration icon Half-day

This exploration tours small villages that are relatively isolated because they are bordering the salt flat. We begin the tour from the Tajamari...

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ANCESTROS
ANCESTROS
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Overland
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Easy
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    This exploration tours small villages that are relatively isolated because they are bordering the salt flat. We begin the tour from the Tajamari River to arrive in Guajala, a farming area with irrigation channels. We then travel to Caquena, a village we can tour and appreciate an Andean ranching. We will also visit a small school in Chiltaico.

APU

Lodge Uyuni
APU
Overland icon Overland
Easy icon Easy
missing duration icon Half-day

We drive up to a plain with queñoas and llareta moss. This particular type of vegetation grows in high areas, contrasting with the immutable...

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APU
APU
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Overland
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Easy
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We drive up to a plain with queñoas and llareta moss. This particular type of vegetation grows in high areas, contrasting with the immutable horizon of the salt flat. There will be views to the Tunupa Volcano and the Uyuni Salt Flat while we wander through scarce woods. Several birds follow along.

LA PUKARA

Lodge Uyuni
LA PUKARA
Overland icon Overland
Easy icon Easy
missing duration icon Half-day

We drive from the lodge to the Salar viewpoint, with views to the vastness of the white landscape. We then have the option of walking...

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LA PUKARA
LA PUKARA
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Overland
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Easy
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We drive from the lodge to the Salar viewpoint, with views to the vastness of the white landscape. We then have the option of walking to the Pukará. This stronghold is a stone construction that served as protection for villages; there are still vestiges as a token of its role. These buildings are full with the history of Andean peoples.

TARA

Lodge Uyuni
TARA
Bike icon Bike
Moderate icon Moderate
missing duration icon Half-day

We leave by bike and begin to ride until we cross a large section of the Uyuni Salt Flat. We hear the sound of the wheels cutting the salt...

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TARA
TARA
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Bike
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Moderate
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We leave by bike and begin to ride until we cross a large section of the Uyuni Salt Flat. We hear the sound of the wheels cutting the salt and far views to the horizon. We arrive in Isla Pescado, to feel the vastness of the surrounding white plains. We return along the same road.

    *Available starting April 2023.

COLORES DEL TUNUPA

Lodge Uyuni
COLORES DEL TUNUPA
High Mountain Ascent icon High Mountain Ascent
Advanced icon Advanced
missing duration icon Full-day

We arrive in the village of Coquesa to follow a communal route, escorted by a local guide. Up the trail we see the elevated landscapes...

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COLORES DEL TUNUPA
COLORES DEL TUNUPA
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High Mountain Ascent
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Advanced
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Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We arrive in the village of Coquesa to follow a communal route, escorted by a local guide. Up the trail we see the elevated landscapes of the Uyuni Salt Flat. We cross ancient Andean burial sites, a place to see their tomb systems in caves and fabric in vessels. This is an experience with tradition and culture in the area.

ISLA PESCADO

Lodge Uyuni
ISLA PESCADO
Hike icon Hike
Moderate icon Moderate
missing duration icon Half-day

We will walk across one of the salt flat’s largest islands. A prominent formation with typical Altiplano vegetation to which we climb...

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ISLA PESCADO
ISLA PESCADO
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Hike
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Moderate
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Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We will walk across one of the salt flat’s largest islands. A prominent formation with typical Altiplano vegetation to which we climb in the middle of the Uyuni Salt Flat. Gazing towards the horizon gives us a sense of vastness. The typical sound of salt extends below the vast landscape at our feet.