Day 19Ojo de Perdiz & Uyuni Tour
Rise early and depart for a full day tour. Start the tour with a short stop to see the Stone Tree, an impressive standing stone in the shape of a tree. Continue to the Morning Sun Geysers. The best time to see the geysers is early in the morning when they are most active. Walk past the boiling mud, smoky and noisy vapor springs and snap a few photos of the impressive feat. Here marks the highest point of the trip (5000 m above sea level). It can be cold, so be sure to bring a warm jacket.
The desert and Salt Plains of Chalviri are some of the most incredible landscapes. The mix of colors in the desert and the blue waters of the lagoons are sure to leave an everlasting impression on even the most seasoned traveler. The adventure continues to Polques, where you will have the option to take a bath in the Polques hot springs. Continue to the Valley of the Ladies Desert, majestic site showing how the winds sculpt the rocks into interesting shapes. Continue to the Green Lagoon, in the foothills of the Licancabur Volcano and watch as the waters change colors from emerald green to deeper shades of green.
Next stop is the Laguna Colorada (Colored Lagoon) a common nesting area for flamingos. The red lagoon comes from solar radiation and algae that. On the way back to Uyuni, stop at the town of San Cristobal to see and bear witness to a strange social-economical occurrence. You see, this whole town, along with the church, was literally lifted from the original site and put into place in a different area to permit the exploitation of minerals that belong now to one of the biggest mining endeavors in the world, the San Cristobal Mine.
In the late afternoon, arrive in Uyuni and proceed to Colchani. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at the Salt hotel.