In the morning, depart from your hotel in La Paz, and transfer to the airport. Take a 1 hour flight to Uyuni, the heart of the salt flats. Upon arrival, meet your guide and head off for a day of adventure. Start with a visit to Colchani, a village where the majority of the salt consumed in Bolivia is produced. The Uyuni Salt Flats are the largest on earth: miles and miles of dazzling pentagons of crystalline salt and the noise of silence makes the heart beat faster. Certainly, there is no place like this on the planet. After visiting "Ojos de Agua" where you can see mineral-rich water bubbling up through the salt, then continue to Isla Pescado, also called Incawasi, for lunch. Isla Pescado is a true oasis, a complex of recovered islands of low elevation with formations of algae and fossils. It is covered by thousands of giant columnar cacti, over a hundred years old, growing to heights of over 6 feet tall. After lunch, transfer to hotel Luna Salada for the night.
Today, visit to Thunupa Mountain. This is a dormant volcano considered sacred by local people and revered by the Aymara culture. Coquesa, the ancient village at the base of the volcano, is home to 24 different archaeological sites, where findings include ceramic, gold, and copper artifacts hinting at little-known but highly developed cultures. Take in the amazing site of the salt flats that spread around the base of the volcano, including the surrounding lagoon populated by pink flamingos. Next, head partway up the slope to see the Coquesa Mummies, located in a cave on the volcano's side. The mummies may be 3,000 years old, though little is known about them. In the evening, head back to the salt hotel for dinner and overnight.
After breakfast, transfer to airport for flight to La Paz.