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Uyuni Salt Flats tour information

location_onUyuni
timer 3 days
chat Spanish *
* The driver knows the area and speaks very basic English. For a more detailed explanation of the visited places, a professional bilingual guide is also available as an extra.

Starts

10:30 a.m. at your accommodation in Uyuni

Ends

option A: 1:00 p.m. in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile / option B: 5:30 p.m. in Uyuni

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Ready to enjoy the Salar de Uyuni tour?

The Uyuni salt flats is the greatest attraction of Bolivia. The Salar de Uyuni is Bolivia's greatest attraction, and is among the most desired by Latin American travelers. You will depart from Uyuni and during the 3 days you will travel an amazing landscape through all the idyllic places of lagoons, desert, hot springs and geysers that surround the salar.

During the first day, you will visit mainly the salt flat of Uyuni and you will spend 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 'Morning Sun'.

In total you will go across 560 miles (900km) in a 4x4 of 7 seats, occupied by a maximum of 4 travelers accompanied by our driver. Who in addition to helping you discover the area will ensure quality and safety during the tour.

Tour itinerary

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

access_time10 : 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 handicrafts shops.
Local handicrafts shops in Colchani
access_time12 : 00 PM
Arrival to the Uyuni Salt Flat The group will then enter the salt desert at noon, visiting the salt heaps, the ‚Äúojos del salar‚ÄĚ (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
access_time1 : 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
strong>Atardecer en el Salar de Uyuni - Hostal de Sal 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

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

access_time7 : 00 AM
Altiplanic Lagoons We will begin the day with an early breakfast in order 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 some more panorama views. Afterwards, we will visit the Ca√Īapa, Hedionda, Hona and Ramadita lagoons, known as the altiplanic or colored lagoons.
Altiplanic Lagoon in Salar de Uyuni 3 days
access_time9 : 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 stop along the way to eat.
Eduardo Avaroa National Park stone tree Uyuni Salt Flats Howlanders
access_time6 : 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 to 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 in 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

todayDAY 3 Sol de la Ma√Īana - Hot Springs - Salvador Dal√≠ desert - Laguna Verde - Uyuni

access_time4 : 30 AM
Geysers field ‚ÄúSol de Ma√Īana‚ÄĚ We will get up very early to start the journey to the ‚ÄúSol de la Ma√Īana‚ÄĚ 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 Ma√Īana with volcanic lava
access_time7 : 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
access_time9 : 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, make 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 that crosses the Black Lagoon, the valley of rocks and the San Cristobal village church. We will arrive to 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

Tour details

Included

  • Expert driver
  • Accommodation
  • 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)*
*It is important to know that the indicated price is per person and for the entire tour, as well as the fact that payment is made at the destination. Also, it is recommended to indicate this when booking to ensure availability.

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Due to the rainy season (January to March), the end of the tour may be delayed considerably until the end of March, so we recommend not taking any transfer or flights on the last day of the tour. The actual itinerary can change depending on weather conditions or due to other concerns to guarantee the travelers' safety. 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.
SAFE ADVENTURE ‚Äď Covid 19
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


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.

What to bring to Uyuni Salt Flats

When preparing your luggage, remember that the rainy season in the Salt Flats is between December and March. Winter, between May and August, is especially cold, so we recommend you to bring:
  • 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 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 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 tour reviews with Howlanders

4.5
Overall rating
Advice
4.6
Guide
4.7
Quality-price ratio
4.7
Transportation
4.5
Accommodation
3.8
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