You will be collected from your hotel at the appropriate time and transferred to the airport for your onward flight. On arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to Uyuni.
Uyuni, founded in 1889 by Bolivian president Aniceto Arce, is still an important military base. It lies in south-western Bolivia, 3,670 metres above sea level and situated on the edge of the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. The Salar de Uyuni covers over 10,000 square kilometres of the Bolivian Altiplano and is fringed by the mountains of the Andes. Beneath it lies the world’s largest lithium reserve estimated to be about 100 million tons and accounting for around 70% of the world’s lithium reserves. The salt in the salt flats is over 120 metres deep. The area is remote, arid and cold, stark, yet stunning, boasting extraordinary beauty and a silence that is captivating.
From Uyuni, we enter the Salar de Uyuni and visit Colchani village, where we observe the methods of salt extraction and salt processing. We then set out across the salts flats, a vast natural wonder that extends for over 10,000 square kilometres. We drive for 2 hours to Incahuasi Island (better known as Fish Island) - an oasis with a unique and isolated ecosystem that features algae and fossils. The area is covered with giant columnar cacti up to 10 metres high, some over 100 years old. Against the backdrop of the salt flats extending to the horizon, this landscape makes for spectacular photos. A picnic lunch is included.
We then make our way to our hotel for the night, where dinner is included.