TREKKING – ATACAMA DESERT & UYUNI SALT FLAT

TREKKING – ATACAMA DESERT & UYUNI SALT FLAT

Trekking in the Highlands of the Atacama Desert
High Mountains
Trekking
 River Crossing
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T03

Region

Andean Highlands, Chile & Bolivia

Duration

20 Days

Prices

From 3.790 USD

Next trip

25.10.2021

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Introduction

The Chilean and Bolivian high plateau is a world full of natural wonders and incomparable beauty! Due to its geographic isolation, this is not a region that is easy to explore, but its singularity and magic reward each visitor. Our trip is carried out in the Atacama Desert and the little known Lípez mountain range hidden within the Bolivian Andes. SPONDYLUS has been traveling in this remote region for almost two decades and has found many hidden gems that are off the tourist track. The treks, some of them in remote areas, make this program a type of pioneer trip. Mental flexibility and an adventure spirit are a must for all participants. The nontechnical ascents of the volcanos Irruputuncu, Uturuncu and Licancabur, considered sacred by the local people and that are included in our program, offer the opportunity of experiencing the incomparable emotion of reaching a summit and not necessarily having mountain climbing experience. If we are lucky we will pass the 6000 meter mark. A special gift is without a doubt, the exploration of the Uyuni salt flat, the largest one in the world. Between heaven and earth, a wonderful, unique encounter awaits us, full of history about the ancient indigenous cultures. Discover the Atacama Desert and South Lípez together with SPONDYLUS!

Highlights

  • The Atacama Desert is the most arid place on Earth, but holds many hidden surprises.
  • During our many treks through the Atacama Desert and the Lípez mountain range we will follow in the steps of the forefathers and their culture.
  • As a nature lover, one must see and experience the Salt flat of Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world, at least once in your lifetime.
  • Observation of the unique flora and fauna that form part of an exceptional ecosystem.
  • The ascent of the 3 sacred volcanoes, Irruputuncu (5080 m), Uturuncu (6020 m) and Licancabur (5916 m) They are nontechnical ascents and offer amazing views over the Chilean and Bolivian high Andean plateau.
  • Laguna Colorada. It is located in the highlands of Bolivia and has an impressive red colour.
  • At the geothermal field, “Sol de la Mañana”, we will feel as if we have been transported back in time to the beginning of life on planet Earth.
  • The small village of San Pedro de Atacama is an international magnet for nature and cultural history enthusiasts. The busy dirt streets that make up the historic centre invite one to spend some time to explore the village.

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