When all was well with the jeep :o)
Well after paying a bit extra for our trip as we thought we'd get a better service....our jeep, which turned out not to have 4 wheel drive and not to have an experienced driver by the looks of things got stuck and then lost in the salt plains. Believe me, this is not a place you want to be out in at night as it gets VERY COLD!!! We had every intention of complaining and demanding money back, but what with travelling on to Santiago, then Oz etc, we kinda let it slip. A tip if you are reading this and intending to go...A jeep takes 7 people comfortably and 8 uncomfortably (as was the case with us). Make sure you count the driver and the cook in that number. Oh and llama meat doesn't seem to keep very well, so avoid it if it's on the menu later on in the trip....and take several litres personal supply of water even if they supply some...you'll need it.
Anyway, having looked through the photos again, 9 months after the event I remember that apart from the poor logistics and dodgy salted llama lasagne, it was actually pretty cool. The scenery was amazing. The coloured salt lakes didn't exactly blow us away, but there was plenty of other stuff out there. We certainly took plenty of photos! Check out the selection. From two cameras so the order may be slightly out.