FREQUENT QUESTIONS

HOW TO ARRIVE TO UYUNI?

 

You could take different options:

 

Train

 

There are 2 companies Wara Wara and Expreso del Sur and do:

Oruro – Uyuni – Tupiza – Villazón and  viceversa.

To more information visit this web site www.fca.com.bo

 

Buses

 

La Paz – Uyuni    Uyuni – La Paz

Every day at 19:00 hrs. (approximately 11 hours of travel)

Oruro – Uyuni     Uyuni – Oruro

Every day at 19:00 hrs. and 20:00 hrs. (approximately 7 hours of travel)

Potosí – Uyuni      Uyuni - Potosí

Every day mornings and afternoons

 

Plane

 

AMASZONAS Y TAM

La Paz – Uyuni    Uyuni – La Paz

Every day

 

Esmeralda Tours can book and/or buy bus tickets, plane tickets or train tickets, we can also book a hotel and do the transfer in/out bus station and airport.

 

WHAT ABOUT UYUNI?

 

Uyuni is a small city very cold situated at 3.660 meters above sea level. There are all the services that you need such as: internet, wi fi, laundry services, bank,

 

immigration office (if you want to go to Chile), restaurants, hotels and ATM.

 

The temperature recorded betwen  8oC and 15oC during spring and summer, and betwen -10oC to -20oC during winter nights.

Therefore it is recommended to bring warm clothes during the tours and the sleeping bag in Winter is a must.

The highest altitude is located in the Geisers, 4.800 meters above sea level.

It should be noted that the months of January, February and March the routes may have some changes because is rainy season.

 

WHAT TO BRING?

 

We recommend to our customers to have with you, sleeping bag in the months of May, June, July and August, especially for the night near Laguna Colorada. You can rent one in office if you do not have one.

Do not miss sun glasses (essential on Salt Lake), sun block, hat, flashlight, water bottle, towel, warm clothes (polar, wind breaker, scarf and gloves).

 

WHAT ABOUT THE CARS?

 

All the cars that we have are Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4, which are in perfect working order to finish successfully your chosen circuit.

 

ABOUT ACCOMMODATION

 

The accommodation are basic, in Coquesa there are double rooms, triple rooms, quadruples rooms; in San Juan the accommodation is made of salt and there are  doublé rooms, triple rooms, quadruple room and of 6 beds; in Huayllajara the accommodation are in dormitories with 6 beds for all the groups and the accommodation in Laguna Verde every bed has 2 blankets.

 

DEPARTURES

 

All the tours have departures every day in a shared group or private tours. If you take the private tours you will have comfort in the car and in the accommodation and times may be changed at your convenience.

 

If you need English speaking guide you must pay an extra amount that depends on the number of people who require it.


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Estamos ubicados en la Avenida Arce N 7 Entre Avenida Ferroviaria y Potosi
   
PHONE (591) 26932130
   
(591) 73873605   -    (591) 72440515
   
esmeralda-uyuni@hotmail.com; esmeraldaivan@hotmail.com