There was a time when making the crossing between the Atacama Desert in northern Chile and the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia was synonymous with being in a pickle. Now, this coveted adventure has earned a seal of trust. The Explora group, known for offering quality service in remote and spectacular destinations, transforms this dream into a reality full of care and pampering.
That this crossing populates the imagination of many people … is nothing new. But, until now, the reports found on the Internet used to be discouraging. There was little comfort along the way and lack of structure on this beautiful and at the same time inhospitable route. Know that this has changed. The Atacama-Uyuni Crossing can be done safely from April to December 2021, in the dry season, in 4×4 cars, accompanied by a specialized guide and local driver, with stops at incredible, comfortable, essential luxury campsites, recently built in Ramaditas, Chituca and Uyuni, created by Explora in partnership with local families from the Altiplano. Perfection.
Imagine leaving the most arid desert on the planet, the Atacama, in a Chilean volcanic region full of terracotta mountains, which is one of the most impressive natural settings I have ever seen in my life, until I found the infinite whiteness of the largest salt flat in the world, the Salar de Uyuni, in a sparsely inhabited region of Bolivia, far from civilization, with the most starry sky of life and covered with deep silence. It is certainly for those who want to live a unique experience of isolation and connection with nature.
Taking into account that it is necessary to acclimatize, depending on the altitude, the trip can take 8 or 10 days. As I am in a moment to enjoy the path and enjoy the road, I indicate even the slowest route of 10 days. Passing through geothermal fields, seeing thousands of flamingos, flocks of vicuñas, colorful lagoons and surreal landscapes is a total dream.
I hope to have inspired you with this incredible destination for 2021. Dreaming and programming is necessary. We have been at home for more than five months and I can’t wait to go back to the beauty of this world again.
XoXo and see you next Tuesday.