Private Visit To The Old Mines And Trains Of Pulacayo - Uyuni

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 am., 10:00 am., 14:00 pm., 15:00 pm.
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We pick up all travelers from Uyuni Hotels/ hostels or airport.
    Airports
    Uyuni Joya Andina Airport, Uyuni Bolivia
    Ports
    Joya Andina Airport, Uyuni, Boliviaread more
  • Return Details :
    Being a private service will be in coordination with the customer.
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Pulacayo is located 20 km from Uyuni, here are the first locomotives that entered Bolivia in 1980, joining Antofagasta - Uyuni - Pulacayo - Huanchaca.
Today it is a small town that remains as an open museum, where we can find the first locomotives that arrived in the country, being silent witnesses of one of the most important places of the country at the time, by the mining movement, the mines that We can find are very old that at present are not being exploited.

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Our tour begins with pick up from your preferred place, to take the road to Pulacayo located 10 km from Uyuni, in a comfortable private transport with air conditioning, accompanied by your professional English or Spanish speaking guide (according to your requirement).
On the way we can find llamas, and observe very beautiful Andean landscapes, we arrive to the Mirador from where we can observe and take photographs of Salar de uyuni and the town of Uyuni.
We continue with our tour and when we arrive to the historic town of Pulacayo, we head for a short walk to the open Museum of ancient trains that were the first to arrive in Bolivia.

Six locomotives are manufactured exclusively for this section, two English and four American.

At first they worked with carbon, but since in Bolivia there was no carbon imported from the outside was very expensive, in the 20's oil is discovered in Bolivia, that is why they are modified so that later they work with oil.

These locomotives only made the section Pulacayo - Uyuni, from there were other locomotives with greater width of troche that went to Antofagasta, that is why these locomotives are small, called locomotives of Mountain.

As part of these locomotives are the remains of the train assaulted by Busch Cassidy, Sundance Kid.

After taking photos and entering the past in this site, our tour continues with the exterior visit of what was one of the most important mines of the country in its time, we can observe the type of work, the machinery and much more.
After enjoying a little snacks, we continue the walk to visit the old streets that were built at that time in a German and English style, because those who ran the company at the time were foreign, that is why of the touches in the construction Of the houses that nowadays are silent witnesses of how important the place was at that time.
After enjoying a hot tea, we embark to our private mobility to return to Uyuni.
The tour ends at your preferred place.

Inclusions

Bottled water

Snacks

Professional guide

Hotel pickup (Uyuni Hotels only)

Private tour

Wine complementary

Exclusions

Gratuities

Hotel pickup and drop-off (LUNA SALADA HOTEL extra US$ 30)

Travel Insurrance

Entry/Admission - Pueblo Pulacayo

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Infants must sit on laps

Infant seats available

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

  • 08-Nov-2022

    The trip was amazing. It’s a short drive from Uyuni. The town looks awesome, it looks like a movie set. The train cars from the Butch Cassidy and Sundance kid shootout are even here! Ton of history here. Fascinating stories with an unbelievable guide. Couldn’t recommend this tour enough. We actually enjoyed it more than the salt flats!

  • 03-Nov-2017

    This trip is good but ..... very nice photo only. Small , old and dirty town with some trains - If you saw Train cementary in Uyuni - this is poor place .

  • 03-Nov-2017

    This trip is good but ..... very nice photo only. Small , old and dirty town with some trains - If you saw Train cementary in Uyuni - this is poor place .