Trip Type : Private Guided
Atacama ( Chile ) And Uyuni ( Bolivia ) tour
Andes Mountains Atacama Desert Atacama ( Chile ) And Uyuni ( Bolivia ) Trip

Atacama ( Chile ) And Uyuni ( Bolivia )

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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
Lodging Level: Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels. Value - 3 star
6 days
From: $ 930 $ 155 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Travel to Chile
  • Enjoy Bolivia Tours
  • Visit San Pedro de Atacama
  • Explore Atacama Desert
  • Experience Moon Valley Tour
  • Enjoy Geysers Tour
  • Experience  Uyuni Tour, Bolivia Adventure trip

Short Description

Starting at San Pedro de Atacama, a laid back oasis town on the edge of the driest desert on the earth and continuing with the immense sea of salt, in the South of Bolivia, this tour will stay with you for all the years to come!

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
Mid-range budget with accommodations ranging from comfortable lodges, guesthouses, and homestays to three star hotels.
Lodging Level Value - 3 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City San Pedro de Atacama
End City Uyuni

Trip Includes

  • Transfers mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 3 nights in San Pedro de Atacama.
  • 3-Day 4WD Adventure to Uyuni with lodging in shared huts.
  • Moon Valley Tour
  • Geysers Tour
  • Daily breakfast and meals mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Bilingual guide (English / Spanish) during the excursions in San Pedro de Atacama.
  • During the 4x4 adventure from Atacama to Uyuni, you will be accompanied by a Spanish speaking driver.

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Itinerary

Day 1: San Pedro de Atacama - Travel to Chile

Welcome to San Pedro!

San Pedro de Atacama is a small town in the driest desert of the world. Little adobe houses, cozy restaurants are the base to explore one of Chile’s most spectacular sceneries.

Upon arrival you will make your way to your hotel on your own.

Day 2: Atacama Tours: Moon Valley Tour

After such active days, and the long bus drive of yesterday, today you will have a relaxed morning.

In the afternoon, you will be picked up for your excursion to the impressive Valle de la Luna (Moon Valley).

The trip will take you to unique forms of salt and clay, as you will see in the “Three Marias” area. There you will be visiting the geological shapes located in one of the world¨s driest and most hostile zones, the Atacama Desert.

You will appreciate the great molding power of the natural forces of our planet, be amazed with the delicate work of nature over thousands of years, contemplate and photograph incomparable sculptures. Enjoy an exciting experience in the Salt caves, surprising shapes in the middle of the salt mountain range. The highlight of your adventure will be waiting for the Atacama sunset, opening your senses to the wonderful landscapes and colors of the mountains, with the Licancabur Volcano as the age-old witness of a new evening in the desert.

After the excursion, you will be dropped off in downtown Atacama, and from there you can make your way back to your hotel on your own.

Day 3: Atacama Tours: Tatio Geysers & Machuca

Very early in the morning (about 4am) you will be picked up from your hotel to go for more than 100 kilometers from San Pedro of Atacama into the Andes mountain range. There you will participate in one of the most astonishing phenomenon produced by nature, see contrasting colors produced by the steam columns in the highest Geothermal field in the world.

Take the most impressing photographs walking across the tracks over the field. Here you will have the unique opportunity to swim in the The Tatio spring waters, rich in minerals.

While enjoying the views and the complete magnificence of the area you will enjoy a complete breakfast.

On the return you’ll go along the imposing Andes mountain range, and participate in the adventure of observing native plants and animals in their natural habitat, as well as visiting a local village.

After the excursion, you will be dropped off in downtown Atacama, and from there you can make your way back to your hotel on your own.

Day 4: 4WD Adventure to Uyuni - Bolivia Trips

Today you will start the 3 day adventure in the stunning landscapes between the Salar de Uyuni and the Atacama Desert (Chile). It is a fantastic and different experience from anything you might have seen before.

You will be going into the Bolivian salt flats, with the contrasting blue sky against the background of the mountains, volcanoes and geysers.

In the early morning you will be picked up from your hotel and head to the Bolivian border, passing by Chile and Bolivia immigration offices. Once on the Bolivian side, at 14,435 feet above sea level, you will change to a 4WD Jeep with a maximum capacity of 6 people.

During the first day the group is in the Bolivian high plain visiting places like Laguna Verde and Laguna Blanca, located at the feet of Licancabur Volcano, continuing to Dali Desert where you can admire a surrealistic landscape, thermal water pools, Sol de Mañana geysers –intermittent springs coming up at a 194º F – and fumaroles, cracks with emerging volcanic lava. The journey ends up at Laguna Colorada, the main nesting center for more than 30,000 flamingos of 3 different species.

*This day you will be crossing the border between Chile and Bolivia. Please note that Bolivia request  the certificate of yellow fiber vaccine to enter the country.

Day 5: 4WD Adventure to Salt Hotel - Uyuni Tours

During the second day of the journey you will visit Siloli Desert where there are a set of rocks formations as a result of wind erosion. Later, we will continue to high plain lagoons also known as colored lagoons, Laguna Honda, Chiarcota and Cañapa. Then, we continue to Chiguana salt flat and San Juan town. The second night is spent at the Salt Hotel, shared rooms.

Day 6: 4WD Adventure to Uyuni

Departing in the morning you will take a general tour around the Uyuni salt flat 39,400 feet2.

Continuing towards the eyes of the salt flats, you will arrive at Colchani town, located in the limits of Uyuni salt flat

From here you will head to the tranquil Bolivian Uyuni city, where you will arrive in the late afternoon.

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"I learned about Say Hueque through the internet – mainly trip advisor. It was an easy choice to work with you because there were not many available recommended tours. I also liked the easy communication through the online chat and that it was possible to make last minute bookings. I also consulted my sister who owns a travel agency in Singapore and she mentioned that the prices offered by you guys seem quite reasonable.
Being able to make changes to my tour at the very last minute was my highlight of traveling with you - thank you for helping to arrange! The tours were also in very small groups of just 3 people so it was more cozy. Hotel Peninsula Valdes was ok, didn't stay at other hotels.
My favorite excursion was Doradillo excursion but this was done by another tour agency (i think it's Flamenco travel as Huinca travel didn't have available tours. Huinca travel was really great in being able to help me do the last minute arrangements too). In addition to watching the whales, the guide took us to other locations which had beautiful views and we even went on a mini trek!
The initial itinerary provided to me had a tour to Punta Tombo to see the penguins, and I was only told that Punta Tombo is not available AFTER i made confirmed the tour by making the payments. The itinerary provided should have been an up-to-date one since it is customized. I had 2 options as replacement for my Punta Tombo tour (2nd day): Punta Loma and Doradillo. Initially i chose Punta Loma but on the whale watching tour during the first day, the guide told me that the sea lions are in the Valdes area and not Punta Loma this season so Punta Loma would be pretty empty.....hence i made the last minute request to change to Doradillo. This was a lucky decision for me because i met other tour customers who went to Punta Loma and told me there was no sea lions to see at all. While I' m happy that you guys managed to grant my last minute request, this information should have been made known to me when the tours were offered also to avoid disappointment.
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Guides gave lots of information, in Spanish and English and full of humor!

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"We just returned from a 3week South America trip. It was great.
We searched on internet and learned about Say Hueque. We decided to travel with you because the comments over the 6day trip Attacama-Uyuni were really good.
I would say our highlight were the good guides who gave lots of information. We only stayed in e one hotel, the Don Tomas hotel in San Pedro.
We had short excursions and one large: the three day 4wd to Uyuni. The El Tunio exursions was great. Early to get up but worth it. The 4wd tour was awesome with highlights and depths (the overnight stay in the refugee: ‘basic’ accommodation was an understatement). Although an experience, it took many hours to recover from it.
I forgot the name of the guide to the El Tunio geysers – he was awesome (I believe he is an San Pedro artist). He gave lots of information, in Spanish and English and full of humor
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Mendoza and surrounding area is beautiful.

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"Mendoza and surrounding area is beautiful. I have appreciated the checkins at both locations.
I would like to say that there are some parts of my trip that were great and others that were not that good unfortunately.
The airport transfers have been wonderful and very timely. The hotels have been beautiful and clean; with staff being very helpful.
However, the tours and some aspects of the tours were very disappointing. I am aware there was an error for the city tour pick up. I am greatful that alternative plans were arranged allowing me to see the great historical elements of Buenos Aires. However, the tour was rushed. I had the opportunity to walk around certain monuments. However, I did not get the chance to walk around and explore the different areas for extended periods of time. I think I was expecting a walking tour and I am not sure if the usual tour involves driving around to different sites. The Tango show and meal was amazing.
The tours I have had with Huenata are well organized however, I was placed in all Spanish group for both of the tours. The tour guides were able to speak in both Spanish and English however; it was difficult for me to interact with the group. As a solo traveller group tours are usually the opportunity to met and socialize with different people. I was looking forward to seeing award winning vineyards in Mendoza and unfortunately the wine tour was average.
The full day tour through Acongua mountains to Uspallata was absolutely beautiful! However, the restaurant we went to for a late lunch was not good. The service was poor and the food was very poor. This meal cost 200 pesos; for a meal that was half eaten. I paid 280 pesos for a fantastic meal at the hotel. The full day tour should include lunch.
I thought I would be getting a better quality for the tours especially considering it is low season. I am not sure that this tour has given me great value for my money.
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We will tell everyone about you

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I have been meaning to drop you a line. We had a wonderful time, beautiful scenery...stunning landscapes.. everything was perfect. So well organized and wonderful people. We absolutely loved our accomodations...it was really special. Please say a big Thankyou to Karen for us...she did us proud...and to all of you at Say Hueque...we will tell everyone about you. Regards Shona.
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I have been meaning to drop you a line. We had a wonderful time, beautiful scenery...stunning landscapes.. everything was perfect. So well organized and wonderful people. We absolutely loved our accomodations...it was really special. Please say a big Thankyou to Karen for us...she did us proud...and to all of you at Say Hueque...we will tell everyone about you. Regards Shona.
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It was an awesome trip!

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"Thank you for your welcome back email. We arrived home yesterday afternoon. :)
It was an awesome trip! Words can't describe the beauty of Torres del Paine. I wanted to thank you for setting up our Cave tour in Puerto Natales. And I also wanted to extend our gratitude to Carolina (our guide). Carolina was very friendly and very knowledgeable.
I will keep your information, specially when we travel to Argentina. We have Cape Horn and Ushuaia, Buenos Aires in mind.
Again, thank you soooo very much.
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Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International or Domestic Flights or Buses.
  • National Park Entrance fees
  • Transportation after the tour on Day 6.
  • Accommodation after the tour on Day 6.
  • Visa for Bolivia (citizens from United States & Australia, we recommend to find out if you are from another country )
  • Travel / Medical Insurance

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