8. La Paz: 4-Day Death Road & Salt Flat Bike Tour
Explore the beautiful nature, history, and culture of La Paz on this thrilling multi-day tour of some of the most famous and breathtaking points of interest.
First Day - Start mountain biking early in the morning at 7:30 a.m. After preparing the full-suspension bike and bike equipment (helmet, gloves, jacket, trousers) you are ready to start the adventure.
Leg 1: Develop confidence and become familiar with the bike on this 22 km downhill asphalt road. At the police checkpoint (after 45 min.) all visitors pay Bs. 50 for the entrance fee. Bike with an easy mind as the safety van is always behind the group and enjoy the stops for water, photos, and bike checks.
Leg 2: Dive into the trip on “Death Road” about 10 Km., which is always in a compact group and followed by a break for snacks.
Leg 3: Begin your final stretch of the day with viewing a beautiful waterfall and about 32 Km. before arriving in Yolosa. Finally, relax in a hotel with showers, a swimming pool, and lunch. Enjoy new stunning sights at around 4:00 p.m. as you go back to La Paz driving along a new road.
Get dropped off at the Bus Office (La Paz to Uyuni), and make sure to bring your bags as the bus departs at 9:00 p.m.
Second Day - Arrive in Uyuni City at 7:30 a.m. then have free time to visit the stunning city. Then start your tour at 10:30 a.m. where you will visit the Train Graveyard, Colchani (salt miners' workshops next to the salt flats), handicrafts made of salt, and textile art made of llama and alpaca fiber. Next, Ojos de Agua Salada, a hotel museum made completely of salt, Flags of the World, Dakar Monument, and Isla Incahuasi.
Then, pose for some fun perspective and proportion-distorted photos, taken against the backdrop of the striking white surface of the salt flats. Head to a spacious area at the end of the day for the unique experience of seeing a beautiful sunset, spreading its dazzling colors all over the salt flats, and finally, arrive at Ajencha town to have dinner where you will stay the night in the hostel.
Third Day - Start at 7:00 a.m. with a filling breakfast, then visit Ollagüe, the rocky road “El Pasito Tuntun”, the famous Cañapa, Hedionda, and Chiarcota Lagoons in which flamingoes can be seen.
Finally, enter “Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve”, where you can see Desert of Siloli, Rock tree, and the immense Red Lagoon to see more pink flamingos in their natural habitat. Stay the night at a hostel in Huayllajara.
Fourth Day - Get off to an early start around 5:00 a.m. to visit: Sol de Mañana Geyser, a bath in Hot Springs Polques, Dali Desert, Green Lagoon, and White Lagoon on the foot of Licancabur volcano.
Then head back to the Bolivia-Chile border (Hito Cajon), where your guide will assist with your border crossing at 10:30 am, and finally arrive at San Pedro de Atacama at 2:00 p.m.