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Uyuni Salt Flats Tour

Discover the best tour to the Uyuni Salt Flats in 3 days

(128 reviews)
Uyuni
3 days
Spanish
Starts: At 10:30 A.M. from Uyuni downtown, bus station or airport
Ends: Option A: 1:00 p.m. in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile / Option B: 5:30 p.m. in Uyuni downtown
Free cancellation!
Briefing

The Uyuni Salt Flats Tour is the best option to discover the biggest attraction in Bolivia. During the first day, you will visit the train cemetery and the Salar de Uyuni, spending the night in a salt hostel. On the following days, you will access the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, visit the altiplanic lagoons, the Siloli desert, and the geyser field 'Sol de la mañana'. In total, you will travel 900km in a 7-seater 4x4.

✅ Book with us and you will take the tour with the best drivers/guides who will offer you a safe and unique experience.

Tour details

Included

  • Transportation in 4X4 (Toyota Land Cruiser or similar)
  • Expert driver
  • Accommodation (first night at Salt Hostel)
  • Food with vegetarian option

Not included

  • Access to Incahuasi (30 Bs)
  • Access to Eduardo Avaroa National Park (150 Bs)
  • Acces to hotsprings (6 Bs)
  • Hygiene products
  • Sleeping bag (rent for $8 USD)*
  • Guide (available as an extra)

Important information

It is very important to make a good acclimatization to the altitude before starting the tour, as the tour runs through high-altitude areas.

🌧️ During the rainy season (December to March) the itinerary may be modified, as the salt flat is flooded and some areas such as Inca Huasi Island, or some accommodations may not be accessible. The flooded areas change constantly, so depending on the situation at that time the driver will offer the best alternative to enjoy the tour.

🚗 The tour is done in 7-seater 4x4 vehicles. If no guide is included, there will be a maximum of 6 passengers and the driver. If a guide is included, the maximum number of passengers is 5, plus a guide and a driver.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1 Uyuni - Train Cemetery - Refinery - Incahuasi Island - Salt Hostel

10 : 30 AM

Departure from Uyuni to the Train Cemetery

They'll pick you up around 10:30 a.m. at your accommodation in Uyuni. Our first stop will be a few minutes after leaving in the Cemetery of Trains, where the old locomotives are abandoned, creating a very peculiar landscape.

Train Cementery in Salar de Uyuni 3 days

Colchani and the Salt Museum

Then we will go to the Colchani village, where you will get to visit the salt museum and the salt refinery where we will get an insight into the extraction and refinement process and the local handicraft shops.

Local handicrafts shops in Colchani
12 : 00 PM

Arrival to the Uyuni Salt Flat

The group will then enter the salt desert at noon, visiting the salt heaps, the “ojos del salar” (small holes where you can see the underground water), and the fascinating Playa Blanca museum built solely with salt blocks of the Uyuni Salt Flats.

Playa Blanca salt museum Uyuni
1 : 00 PM

Incahuasi island 🌵

The next stop will be Incahuasi Island, a place that hosts a unique environment full of giant cacti and thanks to its elevation, becomes one of the best vantage points to enjoy the fascinating landscape. Be sure to take photographs from a different perspective of the Uyuni Salt flats. Later, we will take a short walk to lunch in the white plains before continuing the exciting adventure.

Traveler in Incahuasi Island Howlanders

Sunset in the Uyuni Salt Flat - Salt Hostel

We will arrive at our accommodation, the Salt Hostel, at roughly 7:00 p.m. On the way to the hostel, you will have the chance to enjoy the beauty of the salt flats sunset. Once there, we will eat dinner together and spend the night in double or triple rooms with shared bathroom (chosen according to your preferences and availability), or in a private room and bathroom (available as an extra of the tour).

Uyuni Salt Flats sunset

DAY 2 San Juan - Eduardo Avaroa Park - Siloli Desert - Laguna Colorada

7 : 00 AM

Altiplanic Lagoons

We will begin the day with an early breakfast to leave in the direction of the famous Laguna Colorada, one of the largest and most scenic lagoons in the salt flats. We will pass first through the Chiguana salt flats and stop at the Ollague volcano viewpoint for additional panoramic views. Afterward, we will visit the Cañapa, Hedionda, Hona, and Ramadita lagoons, known as the altiplanic or colored lagoons.

Altiplanic Lagoon in Salar de Uyuni 3 days
9 : 00 AM

Entrance to the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve

We will reach the Eduardo Avaroa national park passing through the Siloli Desert, located more than 16,404 feet (5000 meters) above sea level, which offers absolutely incredible volcanic landscapes of different colors and its famous stone tree. We will make a stop along the way to eat.

Eduardo Avaroa National Park stone tree Uyuni Salt Flats Howlanders
6 : 00 PM

Laguna Colorada

Finally, we will reach the Laguna Colorada, inhabited by three different species of flamingos. There, we will have some free time and trek around the lagoon for twenty minutes to see all the different animals that inhabit this haven of life.

To finish the day, we will arrive at our refuge near the lagoon and have more free time to walk around the area until nightfall. Dinner will then be served and we will sleep in dorms (six beds) or a private room (available as an extra of the tour). Please, consider that the accommodation on the second day is humble.

Guanaco in Laguna Colorada

DAY 3 Sol de la Mañana - Hot Springs - Salvador Dalí desert - Laguna Verde - Uyuni

4 : 30 AM

Geysers field “Sol de Mañana”

We will get up very early to start the journey to the “Sol de la Mañana” geyser field since the activity is higher during the first hours of the day and only then will you be able to see the many active geysers, fumaroles, and even a small crater with volcanic lava.

Tourist in Geyser Sol de la Mañana with volcanic lava
7 : 00 AM

Thermal waters: Termas de Polques

The trip continues to the hot springs where we can swim in a pool of natural thermal water. The Polques hot springs can only be visited with the Uyuni Salt Flats tour.

Travelers in Termas de Polques Uyuni Salt Flats
9 : 30 AM

Green and White lagoons

After the swim, we will go to the Salvador Dalí desert and visit the Green and White Lagoons. The incredible views, with the volcano Licancabur in the background, create the perfect setting to explore the area.

Green and white lagoons Salar de Uyuni

End of the Uyuni Salt Flats tour

At this point the group have two options:

  • Take another vehicle that will lead us to the center of San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) arriving at 1:00 p.m.

  • Start the road back to Uyuni which crosses the Black Lagoon, the Valley of Rocks, and the San Cristobal village church. We will arrive in Uyuni town around 5:00 p.m. After that, you will put an end to this incredible experience of the Uyuni Salt Flats tour.

Signal Uyuni or san Pedro de Atacama road

What to bring to Uyuni Salt Flats Tour

  • Passport
  • Warm clothing
  • Raincoat (between December and March)
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented for $8.00 USD)
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes (if possible hiking boots)
  • Swimwear (for hot springs)
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Personal hygiene articles and medication
  • Flashlight
  • Cash for possible additional expenses
  • Camera (the Uyuni Sal Flats are an opportunity for photography lovers)
  • Medication against altitude sickness (if you deem them necessary)

Where does the tour Uyuni Salt Flats Tour start

✈ If you are planning to arrive from La Paz you can fly directly to Uyuni, check the current options.

🚌 If you plan to travel to Uyuni by land you should take a bus. We recommend taking the night bus which departs La Paz at 8 p.m. with the company Bus Titicaca or Bus Cisne. Upon arrival, you will have time for breakfast before starting the tour.

*If you arrive in Uyuni on the same day as the tour starts, we offer you a free transfer from the bus station or airport to Uyuni. If you arrive in Uyuni before the day the tour starts, your pickup point will be your accommodation in Uyuni.

Questions & Answers

Uyuni Salt Flats Tour tour reviews with Howlanders

Karen
The tour was a wonderful experience in every way. Easy to book, great communication, lots of information. All staff friendly, helpful and very efficient. We are a couple in our 60s and the other members in our group were 20s to 30s, but we all got on well and had a great tour. Our driver, Placido wa...
February 17, 2024
Traveled in couple
Age: > 50
Céfora
Nota 10 Organização, passeios, guia turístico , pontualidade Tudo excelente!!
February 8, 2024
Traveled with family
Charlotte
We had an amazing time! Vladimir was the best guide. He always explained a lot and made sure everyone was comfortable. The accommodation and food was simple but very good and we also did not freeze during the nights. Definitely one of the best tours I ever did! Can 100% recommend.
February 6, 2024
Traveled with friends
Age: 18 - 25
Che
3 day tour experience that I won’t trade it for the world. The best.
January 30, 2024
Solo traveler
Age: > 50
Laura
Don domingo, la persona que se encargó de guiarnos en el tour, demasiado atento y siempre con buena disposición para todo, tras de que manejaba, preparaba la comida, nos acomodaba nos tomó unas fotos y videos espectaculares, se nota que ama lo que hace y ama mucho a su país, definitivamente lo recom...
January 21, 2024
Solo traveler
Age: 25 - 35
Markus
We really had an amazing time on our tour in Bolivia! Thanks to Skyline Traveler for the great organization and our guide Christian really took care of us. The landscape in Bolivia is amazing and the people are very friendly. We will recommend the tour to our friends and family
January 11, 2024
Traveled in couple
Age: 35 - 50
Jana
It was a well organised tour. Everything was well prepared and written down. We had a lovely Group experience!
November 24, 2023
Solo traveler
Age: 25 - 35
Andrea
This was absolutely one of the highlights of our time in South America. The salt flats themselves are very impressive, but it was the wide range of incredibly beautiful landscapes that we saw over the course of the tour that really impressed us. Our guide (Saul) was also AMAZING, and went above and ...
November 9, 2023
Traveled in couple
Age: 35 - 50
Matías
Increíble experiencia, empresa muy profesional, cumplen todo lo descrito. El guía Iván hace la diferencia: te permite disfrutar los lugares sin apuro, te ayuda con las fotos, te explica y es muy amable. Otro aspecto a destacar es que el primer día te van a buscar al terminal y te llevan a una cafete...
November 7, 2023
Traveled in couple
Age: 25 - 35
Ludmann
It's was amazing the tour guide was very implicated with us and showed us more than expected. A great moment.
August 31, 2023
Solo traveler
Age: 35 - 50

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