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Uyuni Tour 2/2: Laguna Colorada, Arbol de Piedra & Geysers (Travel Video Blog 044)

The stone tree is one of the most photographed attractions on this tour

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Lagoons & Flamingos, Colorful Volcanos & big rock formations as well as Geysers have been on the menu for Days 2 and 3 of our Jeep Tour through the Uyuni. Laguna Colorada, Arbol de Piedra & Geysers at the Solar de Manaña basin – the itinerary was loaded with stunning places!

 

The Video: Laguna Colorada, Arbol de Piedra & Geysers

When we went to bed in our Salt Hostel after experiencing the worlds largest salt flat we thought it would be hard to beat that. We woke up with curiosity because we literally had no idea about the exact route or the stops we would have during the second part of our trip.

Day 2 started with 5 different lagoons, flamingos and a lot of time on the road. The contrasts on this altitude are big: colorful mountains, a wide desert area and huge rock formations as well as colored lagoons like the mentioned red shining “Laguna Colorada”. The following night/morning was freezing cold as we stayed on aprox. 4.500m and had to get up early to see the sunrise at the geysers.
Before we finished the tour we jumped into the hot springs and said goodbye in front of the volcano Licancabur.

For more information about the tour operator and some cool shots check out the post 23 stunning photos from Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia I published earlier.

 

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My accommodation in La Paz was supported by Hostelbookers.com – together with Traveldudes they help me to show you South America on my #HolaGringo trip.
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  • Sofi

    Hola Steve!!! Estoy viendo de ir a Uyuni y evaluando los tours… Mi pregunta es, do you remember how much time you spent driving on the first day from Cementerio de trenes to Isla Pescado, about an hour maybe?
    And then on the second day to the Green Lake from Isla Pescado or was it from the Salt Hostel near Uyuni city? And how long did it take?
    Liebe Grüße und vielen Dank im Voraus!

    • Wow – 3 languages in one post ;) Sure I can help you out!
      After the cemetery of the trains it took us at least 3 hours to get to the island as we head lunch there – but before we’ve been to an area with tourist stuff and a lot of shops…then the place with all the flags and then we drove to the island…we slept in the salt hotel on the first night which was located next to the salt dessert. We spend the second night in a hostel near the laguna colorada…then we headed to chile.

      So: it depends from where you’re coming – east to west or west to east. We did east to west!

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