After reading many reviews in TripAdvisor I finally decided to go with Ruta Verde and I was glad I... read more
Hi Hugo You have breakfast and dinner in the hotel. You have lunch while on the tour. When we did our tour , our driver Victor ( who was amazing ) , would stop at a unique spot and we would have a picnic lunch . The food... More
Hi Hugo You have breakfast and dinner in the hotel. You have lunch while on the tour. When we did our tour , our driver Victor ( who was amazing ) , would stop at a unique spot and we would have a picnic lunch . The food was very good. We would have either beef or chicken with vegetables and salad and pasta. I didn't eat the fresh salad as I was worried about the water purification in Bolivia . So, I just stuck to cooked foods. For dessert we had fruit ( bananas, apple etc) things we could peel. The food was very good but the scenery for having the lunches was even more spectacular. Victor pulled out stools , a table, umbrella for shade and we had real cutlery . It was all very nice. In Atacama - we stayed at Hotel Pascual Andino . It was a very nice boutique hotel which was very centrally located. Atacama is much more expensive than Bolivia . The town of Atacama is very small. We walked around it in less than 30 min. It was extremely hot when we were there in late Nov. We flew into Uyuni from La Paz and flew from Atacama into Santiago . We didn't do the bus as we were on a time constraint. Make sure you pack some Altitude medications as you will be going to some high heights. I took the medication but my boyfriend did not - and he felt it. When I looked around the prices and you compare equally - Ruta Verde was on par with the other companies ( I looked at them all ). Ruta Verde might have been just a tad more but all the reviews were fantastic and I couldn't find one bad one on Ruta Verde. You are going to love Bolivia . If you have time to go to La Paz - we also did a one day tour to Lake Titicaca on Bolivia Hop and it was great.