U.S. citizens are required to pay $135 for a tourist visa.
WHERE TO SLEEP
Hotel Luna Salada, Uyuni; 011-591-2 -2713565, http://www.lunasaladahotel.com. Unique, entirely made of salt blocks mined from the salt plain. Double room with private bath $110. On-site restaurant and airport shuttle available.
WHAT TO DO
Explora; (866) 750-6699 (toll-free U.S), http://www.explora.com. The Uyuni excursion starts in Potosi, Bolivia, with four nights' accommodations in Bolivia and three nights at Explora's Hotel de Larache in San Pedro de Atacama,
Aracari; (312) 239-8726 (U.S.), http://www.aracari.com/destinations/bolivia.html. Lima, Peru-based outfitter can arrange custom tours including a three-night stay in San Pedro in Chile, then three nights traveling to Uyuni. Includes meals and park fees. From $3,395 per person, double occupancy.
Ruta Verde; 011-591-3-3396470; http://www.rutaverdebolivia.com. Dutch tour company with two three-day custom tours between San Pedro and Uyuni. In a vehicle equipped with a satellite phone, oxygen and the best accommodations en route, $790 per person, double occupancy. With no satellite or oxygen and accommodations in basic hostels with no heat or hot water, $401 per person, double occupancy. Not included in either tour are meals, alcohol, park entrance fees or an English-speaking guide ($85 per day).
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