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Uyuni Salt Flats Tour 1 Day

Discover the Salar in one day in a small group of 6 travelers or a private 4x4 vehicle

(43 reviews)

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Uyuni
1 day
Spanish
Starts: From Uyuni downtown, bus station or airport at 10:00 a.m.
Ends: To Uyuni downtown at 7:00 p.m.
Free cancellation!

Briefing

This one-day tour to the Uyuni Salt Flats is perfect if you have little time to visit it. Enjoy one of the most incredible landscapes on the planet, the infinite salt desert. You will visit the train cemetery, the curious Incahuasi Island, have lunch in the heart of the Salar and watch a magical sunset. You can choose the experience in a shared group with a maximum of 6 passengers per vehicle, or the private experience.

Here's what your day in the Salar de Uyuni will be like:

Tour details

Included

  • Expert driver
  • Shared transportation in Toyota Land Cruiser Lexus 4x4
  • Lunch

Not included

  • Tickets to Incahuasi Island (30 Bolivian Pesos per person)
  • Guide

Important information

It is very important to acclimatize to the altitude before starting the tour, as the tour passes through high-altitude areas.

During the rainy season (from December to March approximately) the itinerary may be modified since 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.

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

Uyuni Salt Flats tour 1 day

10:00 A.M.

Train Cemetery

After being picked up at our hotel, we will board a 4x4 vehicle for a maximum of 6 passengers per vehicle and head to the first stop: the train cemetery, a landscape formed by the remains of what was once a symbol of Bolivian development.

train cemetery uyuni salt flats 1 day tour

Colchani Salt Refinery

We will continue our journey through the Salar and visit the Colchani salt refinery. Just a few meters away we will see the piles and the salt eyes, to understand how the extraction process works.

colchani salt refinery uyuni salt flats bolivia

Incahuasi Island

We will enter the salt flat and make a first long stop at the Incahuasi Island, the entrance fee is 30 Bolivian pesos. Walking along its paths we will see the different species of cactus that inhabit it. In addition, as it is the highest point, it offers a better perspective to appreciate the salt flat. Take the opportunity to take some incredible pictures of the place.

incahuasi island uyuni salts flats tour

Lunch at Uyuni Salt Flats

After the visit to Incahuasi Island, we will leave for lunch together in the middle of the salt flat. The guide will prepare the table and chairs and cook for us to enjoy our meal with one of the best possible views of the Salar de Uyuni.

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Salt Hotel - DAKAR Statue

After lunch, we will continue on our way to continue touring the Salar de Uyuni in one day. We will make a stop at the first Salt Hotel that was built in the Salar: the Playa Blanca Hotel. Here we will be able to take pictures in front of the famous DAKAR statue.

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07:00 P.M.

Uyuni Salt Flats Sunset

On the way back we will stop in a quiet area where we can admire the magical sunset over the salt flat before leaving for Uyuni, where we will arrive around 07:00 P.M.

uyuni salt flats sunset stop tour

What to bring to Uyuni Salt Flats Tour 1 Day

  • Passport
  • Warm clothing
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Personal hygiene articles and medication
  • Cash
  • Camera
  • Medication against altitude sickness

Where does the tour Uyuni Salt Flats Tour 1 Day start

If you are planning to arrive from La Paz you can fly directly to Uyuni. If you plan to travel to Uyuni by land you should take a bus. We recommend taking the night bus which departs from 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.

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