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Malala - 5 Days in Bolivia: Uyuni Salt Flats & Andean Adventure

Bolivia: The Salt Flat Experience - RY Marketplace
Malala -  5 Days in Bolivia: Uyuni Salt Flats & Andean Adventure
Malala -  5 Days in Bolivia: Uyuni Salt Flats & Andean Adventure
Bolivia: The Salt Flat Experience - RY Marketplace
Bolivia: The Salt Flat Experience - RY Marketplace
Bolivia: The Salt Flat Experience - RY Marketplace
Bolivia: The Salt Flat Experience - RY Marketplace
Bolivia: The Salt Flat Experience - RY Marketplace
Malala -  5 Days in Bolivia: Uyuni Salt Flats & Andean Adventure
Bolivia: The Salt Flat Experience - RY Marketplace
Bolivia: The Salt Flat Experience - RY Marketplace
Malala -  5 Days in Bolivia: Uyuni Salt Flats & Andean Adventure
Malala -  5 Days in Bolivia: Uyuni Salt Flats & Andean Adventure
Bolivia: The Salt Flat Experience - RY Marketplace
Bolivia: The Salt Flat Experience - RY Marketplace
Bolivia: The Salt Flat Experience - RY Marketplace
Bolivia: The Salt Flat Experience - RY Marketplace
Bolivia: The Salt Flat Experience - RY Marketplace
Malala -  5 Days in Bolivia: Uyuni Salt Flats & Andean Adventure
Bolivia: The Salt Flat Experience - RY Marketplace

Malala - 5 Days in Bolivia: Uyuni Salt Flats & Andean Adventure

$990

CHOOSE OPTIONS

Day

Date

Description

Included

Day 1

May 01

Upon your arrival at El Alto Airport, our team will be there to greet you and take you to your hotel for the day. No need to worry about fatigue – enjoy a refreshing breakfast and have access to showers to invigorate yourself for the exciting day ahead.

Uncover the Secrets of La Paz

Embark on a city tour that will unveil the hidden and cultural gems of La Paz. Traverse through the bustling markets and witness the harmonious blend of traditional and modern life. Our guide will provide you with a deeper understanding of this enchanting city. Don't forget to capture those Instagram-worthy moments!

Lunch is included!

After an exhilarating day of exploration, retreat to your hotel: Take the time to freshen up and prepare for the next leg of your journey - Dinner not included, although our guide will provide you with recommendations

For the night you'll be cruising on a comfort+ bus towards Uyuni!

Transport
Arrival transfer

Overnight comfort bus to Uyuni


Accommodation

Overnight comfort bus


Activities

Tour around the city La Paz


Meals

Lunch


NOTE: - Large Luggage
Big suitcases can be left with Abelino (driver) who'll store them safely.  So you can go to Uyuni with the essentials (normal size backpack), and then after the adventure Abelino will be waiting for you with the big suitcases and take you to the airport to continue to next RY City on Day 5

Day 2

May 02

Uyuni welcomes us with open arms for a full day of exploration!

We’ll have an early morning pickup from the bus station. An optional shower and breakfast await. 

Then, we’ll have a day of exploring the Cementerio de Los Trenes and the Colchani community where you will be able to take pictures, admire the abandoned trains, and buy souvenirs from the local community.

The adventure continues speeding into the salty horizon! You’ll have the opportunity to see the Salt Pyramids, Ojos del Salar, the Isla Incahuasi, and more! 

We cap it off with a local drink while watching the sun dip below the horizon, then it's off to your hotel for a delicious dinner and  rest in a hotel made out of salt!

Transport

All included


Accommodation

Salt Flat Hotel


Activities

Cementerio de Los Trenes

Salt flats tour
Ticket fee to the Cactus Island

Sunset Cocktail

Unbeatable sunset


Meals

Breakfast
Lunch

Dinner

Day 3

May 03

Early rise and breakfast at the hotel.
AM departure towards San Cristobal town near the mine with the same name where you will visit a church built in the XVII century.  

You will then go to the lookout of the Volcán Ollague where you will see this active volcano in action.  

Continuing with the day, you will visit the group of lagoons Alto Andinas:  Laguna Cañapa,  Laguna Hedionda y Laguna Honda. You will see flamingos and other types of nature from the area. 

Afterwards you will move towards the Paso del Inca which is an impressive ravine made of rocks where you will see the Conejos Andinos and the giant rocks forming this stretch path. To end the day, you will go to the Siloli desert and you will stay the night at the most remote ecohotel ever! 

Transport

All included


Accommodation

Siloli desert


Activities

San Cristobal visit

Amazing Lookouts
Lagoons and Flamingos


Meals

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner

Day 4

May 04

Early wake-up, enjoy breakfast and off to visit the famous Arbol de Piedra made of volcanic rock. 

Then you will head to visit the Laguna Colorada. 

You will continue the day visiting the Geiseres Sol de Mañana where you will be able to see active geiseres and the boiling clay of the nature of this area. 

You will then head to the hot springs following with a visit to the Dalí desert finishing at the bottom of the Volcán Licancabur where you will visit the Green Lagoon and the White Lagoon. 

You will then return to Uyuni with an extraordinary drive back, seeing the nature of the Bolivian Plateau. You’ll be back in Uyuni to enjoy delicious bolivian-influenced pizza before catching your bus back to La Paz.

 

Transport

All included


Accommodation

Overnight comfort Bus


Activities

Arbol de Piedra

Laguna Colorada

Geisers Sol de Mañana

Dalí desert

Volcán Licancabur - Green Lagoon and the White Lagoon

Thermal bath at Hot Springs


Meals

Breakfast

Lunch

Dinner - Pizza

Day 5

May 03

Abelino and your suitcase will be waiting for you to be taken to the airport and off to your next RY destination.

Transport

All included


Accommodation

N/A


Activities

N/A


Meals

N/A

 

What’s Included

Transportation

Airport Transfers from and to El Alto, La Paz International Airport

Comfort+ bus La Paz >< Uyuni

4 wheel drive from Uyuni and back 

Accommodation

4 Nights in various accommodation as specified above   

Meals

Breakfast Days 1, 2, 3 and 4

Lunch Days 1, 2, 3 and 4
Dinner Days 2, 3, 4

Activities

Tour around the city of La Paz
Cementerio de Los Trenes, visit to the abandoned trains
Salt flats tour
Cactus Island 
Sunset Cocktail
Volcán Ollague
Group of lagoons
Paso del Inca
Arbol de Piedra
Laguna Colorada
Geisers Sol de Mañana
Dalí desert
Volcán Licancabur - Green Lagoon and the White Lagoon
Optional Hot Spring Bath



What’s Not Included

Meals

Meals not listed, drinks, and alcohol, except where stated

Activities

N/A

Services

Travel Insurance, Tips for your staff, guides, cooks, porters $15-20 USD per person recommended, Incidental expenses

Visa

You are responsible for your own visa for entry into Bolivia – Most passports are Visa on arrival. 

Payment is  USD or local currency, estimated  cost is 160 USD.  You will  need proof of leaving the country. Colored Passport Copy (x1), Passport style picture 4cm x 4cm (x2), Bank statement, Tour Itinerary (provided by RY), Accommodation Booking (provided by RY).



More Information

Booking deadline

April 1st, 2024

International Flights and RY Transition

For Malala the recommended way is to book the Transition Option offered by RY’s Travel Director, you can check more details in your Program Info Tab, Transition section in your Program Space in the Hub.

If you have further questions feel free to reach out to your Community Leader

In short: You’ll be leaving Medellin a couple of days early, have an amazing time in Bolivia and then fly to Lima right on time to start your program in Peru.


Please note:

Once booked there are no refunds or changes allowed as we book a no refund no change fare.

In addition, once you take this flight option:

  • You will be taken out of the group flight and this will become your transition flight.

Weather Dependent

No, this adventure is not considered weather dependent. Although please note, the weather conditions can be related to desert climate, which basically means warm/hot temperatures during the day, and cold nights. Our primary focus is always on providing a memorable experience while ensuring the safety of our participants. In case of inclement weather, we reserve the right to make changes to the itinerary as needed. 

Difficulty Level

Medium / Difficult - Although this adventure was designed to not be physically challenging, the altitude in this region of the world is no joke. Unfortunately, no one can foresee how each person will react to the altitude. If you’ve been exposed to altitude sickness previously does not mean you will not get sick again.  Each ascension is different and usually depends heavily on how you are preparing yourself for the days prior. We strongly suggest you keep yourself hydrated, eat healthy and avoid alcohol pre and during the trip. Alternatively, you can prepare yourself by getting altitude sickness pills and getting a proper amount of sleep. Our staff on the ground is prepared to support you if necessary, however we strongly recommend doing research and being proactive for your personal comfort.  

Special Altitude Information

No drinking alcohol 24 hours before the trip

Hydrate extra and take altitude pills

8h sleep at a min the night before - please plan accordingly

Special Clothing Required

Clothes for cold and hot weather, dressing in layers is recommended. Altitude pills recommended, carsick medication if you are sensitive. Cash in both USD and Bolivian Pesos. Toiletries and sanitizer, moist towelettes. Rain gear, jacket and/or rain poncho if rainy season. Sunscreen, sunglasses (must), personal medical kit and insect repellent. Camera and extra batteries are always a good idea. Lighter Style trekking boots with good ankle support or tennis shoes that you can walk with for a long time, T-shirts and trekking pants that zip-off to short pants. Or pants that can be warm and also light (leggings). Clothes that are warm at night and for the early mornings. Swimming suit for hot springs if you desire to go in. Medium Backpack to carry your personal items.

Special Dietary Restrictions

Please inform us upon booking.  Special diets will be accommodated.

Food and Drink

Water is advised to be purchased in Bolivia. In La Paz there are plenty of opportunities to buy bottled water. Once in Uyuni and dessert the vendor has water jugs, but water should be rationed. Usually the hotels also sell water. 

Food is authentic and delicious.

Extra Cash

Needed for tipping or extra spending. Think about additional meals, optional activities, souvenirs and personal expenses. A suggested starting point would be to budget an additional Lunches and Dinners that are not included. On average, the cost of a mid-range restaurant meal for one person without drinks or tip is approximately $8 to $15. Higher-end restaurants can cost $20 to $30. Other expenses might include, tipping and personal expenditures (health insurance, medical expenditures, purchase of gifts, etc.) However, you should adjust this amount based on your personal preferences and comfort level. It's always better to have extra cash on hand and be prepared for unforeseen expenses.

Accommodation

You’ll be staying in 3 star hotels or above. One of them being eco friendly. All rooms will be Shared Rooms between two people max. If you have special rooming requests, please let us know upon booking or before the start of the trip. The later you inform us of special rooming requests, the less likely we will be able to accommodate. Bear in mind you’ll be staying in remote areas so wi-fi service may be limited or non-existent.

Electrical Plugs

In Bolivia, power plugs and sockets (outlets) of type A and type C are used. The standard voltage is 115 / 230 V at a frequency of 50 Hz. Yes, you need a power plug travel adapter for sockets type A and C in Bolivia.

Transportation

All the ground transport to our planned activities are included in your trip. That's right! No hassle, no stress, just sit back and enjoy the ride to all the itinerary's hotspots. 

Internet Availability

This adventure is all about living life to the fullest, not being tied to work. With limited work opportunities and limited Wi-Fi, it's your chance to disconnect and truly immerse yourself in the flavors, the people, and the moments. Although you may be able to check and respond to a few emails, embrace the adventure and savor every authentic experience.

Positive Impact & Responsible Tourism

🤝 Local Collaboration: We work exclusively with local partners, ensuring a greater share of revenue supports the community and promotes sustainable livelihoods in the La Paz and Uyuni communities

💰 Boosting the Local Economy: 100% of the cost goes directly into the local economy in Bolivia, fostering growth and development within these families and communities.

💪 Community Empowerment: You actively contribute to the well-being of our partners' families, friends, and communities, driving positive change. Each traveler who visits our partner hotel makes a contribution to ACOTA project from Zoniquera which benefits the entire community. This contribution is used to improve roads, create sewage systems or provide a bonus to the elderly.

🌳 Environmental Awareness: You'll gain insight into the local environment and our collective impact, inspiring conscious travel and responsible decision-making.

 

Pricing in USD

EARLY BIRD 

Shared Room Twin Bed

$990 per person (you share with someone)

Buy 2 spots for  $1,900

Private Room Double Bed

$1,190 per person (your private space)

Buy 2 spots x people  $2,300 (each get a private room)


INSTALMENT RATE

Shared Room Twin Bed

$1200 per person (you share with someone)

Payment Terms for Monthly Instalments on Shared Twin Room only:

You have the option to pay in three equal monthly instalments, exclusively available for the Instalment Rate on shared Twin room basis.

By selecting the instalment rate, you agree to settle each month’s required payment by the 15th of that month.

Instalment Terms: 

February, 2024: First instalment upon signing up  - $400

March 15th, 2024: Second instalment payment due - $400

April 15th, 2024: Final instalment payment due - $400

You will be sent an invoice to settle the second and Final payment.

The instalment option is non-refundable and will be given in credit only. You can use this toward Marketplace experiences or future programs.

If by the time we have met the minimum required to operate and you are unable to join, you have the option to accept credit or you can find someone to take your place, the financial responsibility will be yours to finalize with the person taking your place.

Any further questions, reach out to nation@remoteyear.com 

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