day 9: The wonderful "Salar of Uyuni"
Private transfer to the agency (departure point of the grouped service). Departure at 10:30am.
First stop at the train cemetery, close to the town, where old steam locomotives from the beginning of the last century finish their lives quietly. Their golden age saw them transporting the silver ore extracted from the surrounding mines.
You will then continue to the village of Colchani on the edge of the Salar. Here we exploit... the salt, an abundant resource of the surroundings.
After this visit, you will get to the heart of the matter, the Salar, "white and geometric expanse" as far as the eye can see, which turns into a perfect mirror during the rainy season.
In the distance you can see the outline of the island of Incahuasi, which you will also discover. On this island lost in the middle of a sea of salt, hundreds of giant cacti grow indiscriminately.
After a good lunch on the island, where a superb panorama of this "salt lake" is offered to you, departure by the road in direction of the south, towards San Juan.
Lunch and dinner included.
Night in a refuge in San Juan.
Steps: Uyuni and Lipez's desertTrain's Cemetary in UyuniColchaniIncahuasiUyuni SalarSan JuanUyuni