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Uyuni Salt Flats Premium Private

Enjoy all the comforts of hotel accommodation, with all entrances included and maximum flexibility

3 days
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Uyuni Salt Flats Premium Private tour information

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Between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. from your accommodation in Uyuni


Option A: Between 3:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile / Option B: Between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to Uyuni

A three-day private premium trip to Salar de Uyuni is the best way to fully enjoy the world's largest Salar in the comfiest conditions! Thanks to a private car tour with an experienced driver, your schedule will be much more flexible because you won't have to follow the established schedules for the whole organized group. Your ride will be very convenient as there will be fewer people in the vehicle. Also, you will stay in 3-star hotels that provide high-quality service and heating in the rooms, which is especially appreciated by travelers during the chilly months (from June to September).

The tour starts with picking you up at the exact location in Uyuni - you can choose your accommodation, airport or bus station (pay attention during the booking). For three days you will have the chance to explore the most significant places: you will cross through the Salar de Uyuni and visit Incahuasi, admire the beauty of the national reserve Eduardo Avaroa, experience the mountain lagoons, the Siloli desert, the "Morning sun" geyser field and the Polques hot springs.

The whole ride is done in a 7-seat off-road car - exclusively for your group. The tour includes two nights in one of the most spectacular hotels in Salar: The Palacio de Sal built entirely from salt and Taika del Desierto.

In total, you will travel 560 miles (900km) in 4x4, with an experienced driver who will ensure your quality and safety during the journey. Additionally, you can choose a bilingual guide (English - Spanish).

Tour itinerary

todayDAY 1 Uyuni - Train cemetery - Uyuni Salt Flats - Playa Blanca museum - Incahuasi island - Palacio de Sal hotel

Your private driver will pick you up from your Uyuni accommodation between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. If you want to be picked up from the airport or Uyuni bus station, select this option in the "Extras" section.
Just after starting the tour you will make a stop at the Cementerio de Trenes, where you will be able to see the abandoned old locomotives, which create a unique landscape surrounded by a harsh desert space. Then you will be on your way to the small town of Colchani, where you will visit the salt museum and the refinery where salt is processed. In addition, you will be have a chance to visit the local craft shops in the town.
After exploring the city of Colchani you will visit the salt flat, the piles of salt, the eyes of the salt flat (Ojos de Sal) and also the Museo Playa Blanca, built with salt blocks. Then it will be time to take the most spectacular photos and have dinner at the museum - depending on the time.
Then you will go to the Incahuasi island, a full of vegetation in the middle of the desert with a unique ecosystem full of giant cacti known as “cardones”. In addition, thanks to the island's elevation, this is the best place to enjoy the view and take stunning pictures. Then you will go for a short walk, and if the weather permits, you will eat outside a hot, delicious lunch prepared by the driver!
After lunch, you will continue your adventure in the 4x4 towards the Palacio de Sal hotel. Upon arrival you will enjoy a wonderful sunset - this is one moment that will make your trip unforgettable! A delicious dinner will be waiting for you at the hotel and you will spend the night in a suite with a view of the salt flats (depends on availability).

todayDAY 2 Palacio de Sal hotel - Lagunas altiplánicas - Eduardo Avaroa reserve - Siloli desert - Taika del Desierto hotel

To visit many places, you will get up early to enjoy the daylight. You will start the 4x4 trip to San Cristobal. You will visit Valle de Rocas, Sora Canyon, and Ollague Volcano. Finally, you will arrive at the lagoons of Capañas, Hedionda, Hona and Ramadita, known as altiplanicas or coloured lagoons. You will stop at each of these lagoons and take your time to admire each one of them.
After visiting the lagoons you will enter the Eduardo Avaroa national reserve and the Siloli desert, situated over 16,000 feet (5,000 metres) above sea level. This desert has incredible volcanic landscapes of different colours and its famous stone tree. You will end the day when you arrive the Tayka Desert Hotel, where you will have dinner and spend the night.

todayDAY 3 Taika del Desierto hotel - Sol de la Mañana - Aguas Termales - Salvador Dalí desert - Laguna Verde - Uyuni/ San Pedro de Atacama

On the last day, you will wake up early to visit the Colorado Lagoon, full of pink flamingos and arrive in time to see the “Sol de la Mañana” geyser field, as the activity of its fumaroles is more frequent earlier on in the day. Only then you can see active geysers, fumaroles and also a small crater with volcanic lava.
Next, you will go to the Polques thermal baths, where you will take a relaxing bath in a natural pool with thermal water and experience the incredible sensation of warm water and cold air outside. After your bath, you will go to the Salvador Dalí Desert and visit Lagunas Verde y Blanca. You will be delighted with the views of the Licancabur volcano in the background - it's an ideal place to explore the area.
At this point you will have two options: · Take a short trip to the border to go in another private vehicle that will take you to San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) where you will arrive between 3:00 and 4:00 p.m. (available as an extra); · Start the journey back to Uyuni, making a small stop at Laguna Negra to eat until you will finally arrive in Uyuni at 7:00 p.m. If you need to return earlier to catch your transport - ask the driver.

Tour details


  • Expert driver
  • Private vehicle only for the group
  • Access to Incahuasi
  • Access to Reserva Nacional Eduardo Avaroa and Polques Hot Springs
  • First night in a suite room at Hotel Palacio de Sal (or similar)
  • Second night in a room at Taika del Desierto (or similar)
  • Meals with a vegetarian option (breakfast - lunch - dinner)
The vehicle has 7 seats, however we recommend a maximum of 4 passengers per vehicle to be more comfortable, as you spend there many hours. If you want to book more than one car, please contact us by sending an e-mail to

Not included

  • Hygiene products
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Breakfast on day one and dinner on day 3

error_outlineImportant information

Because of the rainy season (from January to March) the end of the tour may be significantly delayed during this period, so we recommend not to plan the return (especially flights) on the last day of the tour. The actual itinerary may change depending on weather or other reasons that will require the safety of the travelers. The visit to Incahuasi is not permitted, so the sunset tour at the salt flats will take place instead.
The order of the visits could be altered, but it will not affect the content of the program. The schedules of the tickets and transports could be subject to modifications.
This activity includes the appropriate protection measures to ensure your safety. In addition, our excursions are outdoor and in small groups to reduce the risk of contagion. Remember to follow the instructions of the staff during the development of the excursion.

restoreCancellation policy

In the case of cancellations made before 30 days before the start of the activity, 70% of the total reservation will be refunded. In the case of cancellation made between 30 and 15 days before the start of the activity, 50% of the total reservation will be refunded. After this date or in the case of not doing the tour no refunds will be made.

What to bring to Uyuni Salt Flats Premium Private

When you prepare your luggage, remember that the rainy season in Salar is from December until March. Winter, between May and August, is especially cold, due to this we recommend you bring:
  • Passport
  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof jacket (between December and March)
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable footwear (if possible mountain shoes)
  • Swimwear and towel (for the hot springs)
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Personal hygiene articles and medication
  • Flashlight
  • Cash for possible additional expenses
  • Camera (the Uyuni salt flat is a great opportunity for photography lovers)
  • Medication against altitude sickness (if you deem them necessary)

Where does the tour Uyuni Salt Flats Premium Private start

If you are planning to arrive from La Paz you can fly directly to Uyuni. This route is operated by the airlines Amaszonas and Boa. 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 8:00 p.m. with the company TransOmar. This providers offers more comfortable seats and even has a bed option that will allow you to sleep on the way. The bus will be arriving in Uyuni at 6:00 a.m. (approximate cost $21.00 USD one way). 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.

Uyuni Salt Flats Premium Private tour reviews with Howlanders

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Megan · October 24, 2019
The trip was very well organized. Before the trip Howlanders team explained everything to us very well and patiently replied to our questions - we were perfectly prepared. Scenery was amazing - no picture will reflect the beauty of this place. Unforgettable experience, everyone should visit that place at least once in their life. In addition - we are vegetarians and the meals on the trip were adjusted to our preferences, it was very nice :) The trip was worth every dollar!

Questions & Answers

Does the tour depart every day?
Yes, the tour starts every day at 10:30 a.m., except for the non-available dates in our calendar on the website (30 December and 31 January + 1 January).

What are the vehicles in which we will be traveling?
Tours to Uyuni are organized in seven-seater, 4x4 cars - six seats for travelers and one for the driver. Usually, it's a Toyota Land Cruiser. If you additionally choose a bilingual guide, there will be only 5 travelers, guide and driver.

Can I choose a special diet: vegetarian, gluten free…?
Of course! All you need to do is mention this in the notes during the booking process. The driver, who will cook during the trip, prepares a menu to suit your needs. You must be extra careful if you have a severe allergy to a particular type of food. When it comes to vegetarian or vegan diets, please note that they will not be available with high protein values such as tofu or tempeh. We recommend taking an additional supplement or snack for the road.

It is specially cold during the tour?
From April to September the temperatures are really low. During the day around 10ºC (50 ºF), but during the night they go down to -5ºC (23 ºF). The months of June, July and August are really cold. From October to March, the temperatures are warmer - during the day they can rise to 20ºC (68 ºF) and during the night they get down to 5ºC (41 ºF).

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