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Uyuni Sunrise Private Tour

Cross the Uyuni Salt Flats under the stars and the sunrise

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What to bring

Uyuni Sunrise Private Tour tour information

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* The tour will be conducted in Spanish. The driver knows the area and speaks very basic English.


From your accommodation in Uyuni at 3:30 a.m.


To Uyuni at 7:00 a.m.


  • Private Transport 4X4 (Toyota Land Cruiser or Nissan Armada)
  • Expert driver in the area
  • Water boots
  • A hot tea drink

Not included

  • Other meals

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The Uyuni Sunrise Private tour includes pick-up at your accommodation in Uyuni. At the end of the tour, you will be able to choose where you want the 4x4 to drop you off: at the Uyuni airport, at the bus station or once again at your accommodation. Remember to indicate the selected place in the reservation form so we can coordinate it with your guide.

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

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.
The most incredible sunrise in Bolivia is waiting for you and we take you to meet it.

Uyuni Sunrise Private tour: enjoy an unforgettable sunrise and ride the Uyuni Salt Flats under the stars and the first rays of the sun with this private 4x4 tour. Enjoy this experience in Uyuni in the most comfortable and safe way possible. We pick you up at your hotel door and take you back at the end of the tour. And also a hot drink will be waiting for you during the tour, so you can enjoy it in the heart of the Uyuni Salt Flats.

Were you ready to fall in love again? Keep reading and we will tell you how your morning will be under the sunrise at the Uyuni Salt Flats:

Tour itinerary

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Pick-up in Uyuni Don't forget to set your clock alarm, the day starts early today! The Uyuni sunrise is waiting for us ;) The guide will pick you up at your accommodation in Uyuni at 3:30 a.m. Wrap up warm and don't forget your camera. The water boots will be taken by us. We will get on the 4x4 vehicle and set a course for the Uyuni Salt Flats, the largest salt desert in the world.
Uyuni Sunrise We will go into the more than 4,000 square miles (10,000km2) that form the Uyuni Salt Flats. And we will cross its famous Ojos del Salar under the stars. Until we arrive at the most expected moment: the sunrise in the Uyuni Salt Flats. The guide will look for the perfect location so you can enjoy the exact moment when the sun starts to appear behind the horizon. What are you waiting for? Get your camera out now!
We will get off the 4x4 vehicle and with the help of the guide we will put on our water boots. Whether you travel to Uyuni in the rainy season (mid-December to mid-March) or not, stepping on the Salt Flats in a good pair of water boots will make you enjoy this experience in the most comfortable and safe way. And now, just relax, and enjoy this unique sunrise: the Uyuni Salt Flats sunrise. If you need it, don't hesitate and ask your guide how to take the best sunrise pictures at Uyuni. He knows it all, and will gladly help you to go back home with the best pictures of the sunrise at the Uyuni Salt Flats.
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Return to Uyuni The journey in the Uyuni Salt Flats will come to an end, but not before tasting a good local hot tea. The guide will prepare us this delicious and warm drink right there so that we can enjoy it in front of some dreamy views. After having warmed up, we will go up again to the 4x4 that will take us back to Uyuni. Remember that the Uyuni Sunrise tour is a private tour, and you can choose where you want to finish it: at the Uyuni airport, at the bus station or at your accommodation. And now, after enjoying this unforgettable sunrise at the Salar de Uyuni, what will be the next stop on your trip to Bolivia?

What to bring to Uyuni Sunrise Private Tour

When you prepare your backpack to enjoy the sunrise in Salar de Uyuni, remember that we will leave early, and it will be cool! Also keep in mind that the rainy season in Uyuni goes from mid-December to March. And that the winter months (between May and August) are especially cold. Taking this into account, we recommend you to take with you at sunrise in the Salar de Uyuni:
  • Passport
  • Warm clothing
  • Raincoat
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunscreen and lip balm
  • Camera

Where does the tour Uyuni Sunrise Private Tour start

If your starting point is La Paz you can get to Uyuni by plane or by bus. The plane trip is operated by Amaszonas and Boa airlines. In the case of the bus trip, we recommend taking the night tourist bus that leaves La Paz at 8 p.m. with the company TransOmar. This bus has more comfortable seats and an option with a bed so you can sleep during the trip.

Questions & Answers

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

When can we see the mirror effect?
The mirror effect is produced during the rainy season, January, February and March months. It is a phenomenon also known as reflections, it makes the sky reflect in the own salar.

How can I get yo Uyuni from La Paz?
The best way to get to Uyuni from La Paz is by plane or by bus. By plane, you can fly the same morning that the tour starts, since it starts at 10:30 a.m. and the flights arrive earlier, moreover the pick up from the airport the same day is included. If you prefer the bus option, from Howlanders we recommend you to take a night bus from the company Transomar. This bus arrives to Uyuni at 6:00 a.m. and the pick up from the bus station is also included. This bus and many others can be booked through this web page:

How can I avoid altitude sickness?
Due to the altitude of the Salar is possible to have altitude illness, a big amount of travelers arrive from La Paz so their bodies are used to the altitude, but anyway we recommend drinking a lot of water, eat lightly, stave off alcoholic drinks and if you think you will need it, having with you pills for this illness.

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