During the tour we'll visit the most representative towns around Uyuni. In order to promote the tourism in the region and help the economical development of San Cristobal, Culpina K and Vila Vila they have been transformed in "Model Cities".
San Cristobal town was relocated 21 km because the town was placed in huge Silver and Zinc deposits. During our visit to this town we'll appreciate the beauty of its church, removed stone by stone from its original location. The mine of San Cristobal is considered the biggest silver mine in the world.
Culpina K also named the Metal tree town due to some art pieces designed by the Bolivian artist Gaston Ugalde. The art pieces are located at the main square, there are several metal trees and a central piece of nail stone. The whole town has been built entirely from natural materials. The houses are painted with natural pigmentation.
The tour aims to provide a cultural experience to the visitors showing deserted landscapes where life exists in extreme conditions, Quinoa crops and Andean Fauna: llamas and vicunias.
The tour includes:
- Private transportation in 4WD, professional driver
- Water and soft drinks during the tour
- Tourist Guide Available in English and Spanish
- Entrances to all the sites as per itinerary
Location and Map
The Tour will take place in Villages around Uyuni. The tour cover visits to San Cristobal, Culpina K y Vila Vila located at about 100 Kms far from Uyuni town. The area is 3700 m.a.s.l. and is semidesert not good for agriculture reasons why it's one of the poorest regions of the country.The temperature of this area is about 8 degrees. Travelers can visit the area the whole year. The rainy season is from December to March while the coldest season is from May to August.