UYUNI SALT FLATS IN BOLIVIA
MARCH 1 TO MARCH 10, 2023
$5900 PER PERSON IF 6 TO 8 PARTICIPANTS
$6500 PER PERSON IF 5 PARTICIPANTS
$7500 PER PERSON IF 4 PARTICIPANTS
Salar de Uyuni, amid the Andes in southwest Bolivia, is the world’s largest salt flat. It’s the legacy of a prehistoric lake that went dry, leaving behind a landscape of bright-white salt, rock formations, a myriad of deserts and cacti-studded islands.
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This photography expedition is a deep exploration of this otherworldly expanse that takes us to one of the most remote places on the planet where few image-makers have ventured. We travel at the end of summer to take advantage of the water-laden salt flats, optimal for photographs of stunning reflections. Our journey takes us through countless lagoons, volcanoes, dramatic desert scenery and magnificent displays of wildlife.
There is no way of describing the beauty of these vast expanses. Glaciers of green grass flow from the most barren of lands, strings of dormant volcanoes robed in endless color adorn the horizon, lakes of red flourish as thousands of flamingos paint the water with brushes of pink, endless meadows of Llamas come alive and mirrors of magnificence reflect the vastness of the sky. This is a timeless land where the sounds of ancient flutes and the whispers of Quechua reveal secrets of beauty.
The remoteness of this area makes it one of the premier locations for astrophotography, a key component of this voyage. This is by far the most complex journey we have ever developed. As with all our trips, it has been custom designed to provide you with the ultimate photo exploration of the region as well with the maximum comfort possible within the limitations of this territory. We are proud to provide the VERY BEST experience available in the market.
This is not a journey for the faint of heart this is trip for serious image seekers who are willing to face adventure, high altitude, dramatic weather and exciting drives on rough terrain.Private vehicles and guides give us the flexibility of reaching areas few people are able to access and of stopping for unique photo opportunities.
*Price is per person, single occupancy.
Airfare from/to your home cities, airport transfers, meals not listed above, alcohol, personal expenses, visas if required are not included.
A deposit of $ 500 is required to reserve your space.
Arrive early into the city of Cochabamba, where you will be transferred to our hotel. Enjoy a free afternoon so you can relax and get ready for our adventure. Early evening, we will have our orientation meeting followed by the welcome dinner. “Gran Hotel Cochabamba”
After breakfast, we depart for the airport for our transfer to the town of Uyuni. Uyuni occupies a desolate corner of South Western Bolivia, standing in defiance of the desert-like landscape that surrounds it. Straight from the airport we start travelling to the highlands. During our drive we will stop to photograph Laguna Negra and the Kattal the wetland (Bofedal). The site is full of Llamas and several species of birds. We continue our travels until we reach the village of Catena. After checking into the refugee, we will have dinner. “Lamphaya Lodge Andino”
Early breakfast before departing for the Salvador Dali desert with its impressive multicolored layers. The vast expanses will take your breath away. Further down the road we arrive to the Licancabur Volcano and Laguna Verde, a stunning contrast between the mountain and the turquoise-colored lake. After lunch we head to the Kollpa Lagoon for our first encounter with the Flamingos. Finally, we arrive to our refugee, a quick break and on to photograph sunset at Laguna Colorada.
Our day begins photographing the Milky Way and sunrise at the geysers and fumaroles of Sol de Mañana. Return to the refuge for a quick breakfast before heading out to Laguna Colorada to capture the magnificent landscapes surrounding the lagoon. This is a prime location to photograph wildlife as it is inhabited by thousands of Flamingos. Lunch follows, then time to take a break before heading out for another fabulous sunset.
Beautiful scenery unfolds as we venture into the Siloli Desert, on our way to Laguna Honda, a body of water surrounded by snowcapped mountain. A few more mile and we arrive into the wonderful Flamingos Hotel situated right at the shores of Laguna Hedionda. This lagoon is filled with hundreds of Flamingos that play and eat amongst the gorgeous extinct volcanos. After lunch we rest followed by an epic sunset shoot. Enjoy a wonderful dinner in the intimate setting of their restaurant.
UYUNI SALT FLATS
After breakfast, we start our long drive back to Uyuni. After checking in the wonderful Luna Salada Hotel, we head out deep into the salt flats to photograph the wonderful reflections of the sunset. We cap the day with dinner at our hotel
Luna Salada Hotel
UYUNI SALT FLATS
In the early morning hours, we venture into the salt flats to photograph the Milky Way from within the “salar”. Millions of stars are reflected in the water providing an outstanding photographic experience. A little patience and we will be rewarded with followed by a majestic sunrise. After breakfast is time to relax a little bit before heading off to the salt flats again to have lunch and explore its vastness until sunset.
Luna Salada Hotel
Early morning breakfast and transfer to the airport to catch our flight to Santa Cruz. Upon arrival we will check into our hotel and have a late lunch. You will have the option of leaving that night or the next day. Transfer to the airport will be three hours before the flight.