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Round trips between San Pedro and Salar De uyuni

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Round trips between San Pedro and Salar De uyuni

Hi.

Does anyony know if any tour companies in San Pedro run trips taking you to Salar De Uyuni in Boliva and back again to San Pedro.

We would like to see the Atacama landscape but do not intend to travel onward through Bolivia.

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1. Re: Round trips between San Pedro and Salar De uyuni

You can do it for a slightly higher cost per person. It should be about US$10 more. You just say what you want when you book it. There are several companies which do the tour from San Pedro.

The Atacama landscape, which can be seen around San Pedro, is different from the landscape on the salt flats. http://wikitravel.org/en/Salar_de_Uyuni

It is quite a rugged trip with high altitude and fairly primitive sleeping arrangements. Take lots of warm clothes and things to eat and drink.

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2. Re: Round trips between San Pedro and Salar De uyuni

Colque Tours offers return trips to San Pedro for a bit more than a one-way trip to Uyuni. I wouldn't really recommend them though.

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3. Re: Round trips between San Pedro and Salar De uyuni

Try with Cordillera Traveller.

I work in the tourism industry and Colque has not the best reputation to be honest....

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4. Re: Round trips between San Pedro and Salar De uyuni

i was just reaading the German forum and there was a huge accident involving many deaths at the Salar de Uyuni tour - this one run by Colque tours. several Germans involved in the accident, also eye witnesses, wrote a very long report detailing the accident, including some immence critisim of this company.

the accident was on July 13, 2008.

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5. Re: Round trips between San Pedro and Salar De uyuni

you can still see the place of the accident when driving in Salar (on a way from the island to the salt museum)...

I did a trip with Cordillera in december 2008 (9 tourists in two cars, nice accomodations) and it was fine and could recomend it... Some people went straight back to San Pedro with them...

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6. Re: Round trips between San Pedro and Salar De uyuni

oh, Cordillera was a bit more expensive than Colque... but we didn't have to pay extra for anything, while with Colque they had to pay extra entrance fees to the parks... (you didn't need bolivianos until Uyuni)

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