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Atacama & Uyuni

Chile - Bolivia

Explorations in
Atacama & Uyuni

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TARA

Lodge Uyuni
Bike
Moderate
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
Bike
Moderate
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.

FIESTAS ANDINAS

Lodge Uyuni
Overland
Easy
Half-day

The Andean area features a strong religious syncretism, with several festivities and celebrations throughout the year. The traveler...

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FIESTAS ANDINAS
Overland
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    The Andean area features a strong religious syncretism, with several festivities and celebrations throughout the year. The traveler can take part in activities related to the occasion, depending on the season of the year.

    Some festivities include: Chantani, Santo Patrono Virgen de la Candelaria (February 2); Chiltaico, Santa Veracruz (May 3); Año Nuevo Aymara, (June 21); Inti Raimi, Fiesta del Sol (June 22); Carnival, Santa Rosa de Lima (June 25); Tahua, Santo Patrono San Juan Tata (June 26); in addition to the flowering and the anniversary of nearby people.

ASTRONOMÍA ANDINA

Lodge Uyuni
Sky
Easy
Half-day

For all travelers interested in the cosmos and the stars, Andean skies have unparalleled conditions Stars and constellations appear...

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ASTRONOMÍA ANDINA
Sky
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    For all travelers interested in the cosmos and the stars, Andean skies have unparalleled conditions. Stars and constellations appear with unusual clearness due to minimal light and air pollution. Depending on the season, main visible features are the Southern Cross and Orion. In addition, the Milky Way and its shadows are closely related to the history of Andean people.

KINUA

Lodge Uyuni
Overland
Easy
Full-day

We tour the south area of the Tunupa Volcano, featuring extensive kinua plantations, an essential food staple for Andean peoples...

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KINUA
Overland
Easy
Full-day
  • Exploration Path

    We tour the south area of the Tunupa Volcano, featuring extensive kinua plantations, an essential food staple for Andean peoples. This area barters with other places in Bolivia and Chile. We will visit crops and learn from the area’s agrarian history and culture.

KILLA

Lodge Uyuni
Overland
Easy
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
Overland
Easy
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
Overland
Easy
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
Overland
Easy
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.

PUEBLOS DEL SALAR

Lodge Uyuni
Overland
Easy
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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PUEBLOS DEL SALAR
Overland
Easy
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
Overland
Easy
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
Overland
Easy
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
Overland
Easy
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
Overland
Easy
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.

ISLA MAIMURA

Lodge Uyuni
Bike
Easy
Half-day

We start at Caquena and tour the village that features sustainable actions. While exiting we see crops and orchards, as well as llama...

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ISLA MAIMURA
Bike
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We start at Caquena and tour the village that features sustainable actions. While exiting we see crops and orchards, as well as llama and sheep herders in their daily routine. We then enter the salt flat up to Maimura Island. We drive back to the lodge.

PASTORES

Lodge Uyuni
Hike
Easy
Half-day

This exploration borders the salt flat to reach a shepherds’ area and watch herds of llamas, sheep, and goats. We get to watch estancias...

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PASTORES
Hike
Easy
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    This exploration borders the salt flat to reach a shepherds’ area and watch herds of llamas, sheep, and goats. We get to watch estancias and rest areas, some of which are old and others in use at present. A contemplative walk that gazes the rural lifestyles of Andean area’s locals.

URQU

Lodge Uyuni
Bike
Advanced
Half-day

We drive to a high point in the Tunupa Volcano and begin our way down riding our bikes. Along the road there is a broad view of the...

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URQU
Bike
Advanced
Half-day
  • Exploration Path

    We drive to a high point in the Tunupa Volcano and begin our way down riding our bikes. Along the road there is a broad view of the Uyuni Salt Flat, crossing grazing lands, particularly of llamas. Along the road we get to see a large number of stone walls (pircas), of a pre-Incan origin, with diverse construction, protection, and grazing uses by Andean peoples.