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3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama
3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama
3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama
3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama
3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama
3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama
3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama
3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama
3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama
3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama
3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama
3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama
3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama
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Atacama to Uyuni Round Trip

3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama

San Pedro de Atacama
3 days
Spanish
Starts: Between 7:00 a.m. and 7:30 a.m. from your accommodation in San Pedro de Atacama
Ends: At 1:00 p.m. in San Pedro de Atacama
Free cancellation!
Briefing

Discover the Uyuni Salt Flats from San Pedro de Atacama in only 3 days with this private tour. We work with the best guides and accommodations to offer a quality experience. And the tour includes two nights of lodging with a private room and bathroom. On the way we travel through a very diverse Andean landscape, passing through the Salvador Dali desert, the Polque hot springs, the geyser field, the spectacular altiplanic lagoons, the Eduardo Avaroa Natural Reserve, and the great Salar de Uyuni.

Are you ready to enjoy 3 unique days with the greatest comfort? We tell you all the details below.

🔊 This is the shortest option to visit the Uyuni Salt Flat starting and ending the tour in San Pedro de Atacama.

Tour details

Included

  • Transfer San Pedro de Atacama - Hito Cajón Border Crossing Point
  • Private transportation in a 7-seater 4x4 vehicle during the tour
  • 2 nights of lodging (based on the selected option)
  • Sleeping bag
  • 2 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Guide in Spanish (English guide available as an extra)

Not included

  • Eduardo Abaroa National Park Entrance Fee (150 BOB)
  • Entrance to Hot Springs (6 BOB)
  • Incahuasi Island Park Entrance Fee (30 BOB)
  • Bolivian Border Exit Tax (15 BOB)
  • Other border fees required according to nationality

Important information

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

🚨 This tour includes two border crossings to access Bolivia and return to Chile. Access regulations may change, and we ask travelers to make sure they meet the requirements for access to the country both in terms of health and immigration (visas). You can see all the information about the nationalities that need to apply for a visa and the necessary documentation to carry out the procedure by clicking here.

🕗 During the rainy season (January-March) the ending time may be considerably delayed, so we recommend not to take any transportation or flight to another place for that same day. The itinerary may vary in adverse weather conditions or due to force majeure to ensure the safety of travelers. In case it is not possible to access the Incahuasi Island, the visit will be substituted by a sunset view of the salt flat.

Cancellation policy

Free cancellation! If you have booked the tour with hostel accommodation, in a shared or private room, and you cancel at least 72 hours before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of a no-show, the booking will be considered a no-show and no refunds will be given.

If you have booked the private tour with hotel accommodation and you cancel at least 30 days before the tour starts, you will receive 100% of the amount paid. After this time, or in case of a no-show, the booking will be considered as a no-show and no refunds will be given.

Tour itinerary

DAY 1 San Pedro de Atacama - Lagunas Verde and Blanca - Hotel de Sal Tambo Loma Colcha K

Lodging (according to the selected option)

  • Private room in Tambo Loma Salt Hotel

  • Private room in Hotel Palacio de Sal (or similar) ⭐⭐⭐

7:00 AM

San Pedro de Atacama

The tour will start at 7:00 a.m. with pick up at our hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. We will board the minibus that will take us to the border with Bolivia. We will stamp our passport and get into the 7-seater 4x4 vehicle. The adventure begins!

3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama

Laguna Blanca and Laguna Verde

Our first stop will be at Laguna Blanca and Laguna Verde, located at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano. We will continue to the Salvador Dalí Desert, a large plateau surrounded by imposing mountains that remind us of the paintings of the famous painter.

3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama

Polque Hot Springs - Geysers

The trail continues to the Polque Hot Springs, where we will enjoy a bath in natural thermal water while outside the temperature is very low. Enjoy this relaxing experience!

The next stop will be the Sol de la Mañana Geyser field, full of fumaroles and small geysers that make it a unique landscape where we can feel the force of nature.

Finally, we will arrive at Laguna Colorada, one of the most spectacular of the altiplano.

3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama

Altiplanic Lagoons - Valle de Rocas - Colcha K

The tour will continue through the Siloli Desert, stopping at the Stone Tree to reach the Altiplanic Lagoons: honda, Chiarcota, and hedionda. We will stop at the Ollague Volcano Viewpoint, the Valley of Rocks, and finally the Train Station of San Agustin Julaca.

And we will put an end to our day after arriving at our lodging Hotel de sal Tambo Loma in Colcha K, where you will enjoy the comfort of a private room.

3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama

DAY 2 Uyuni Salt Flat - Villa Mar

Lodging (according to the selected option)

  • Private room at Hostal Villa Mar

  • Private room Hotel Tayka Ojito de Perdiz ⭐⭐⭐

5:00 AM

Sunrise in the Uyuni Salt Flat

Today we have to get up early for a good reason. At 5:00 a.m. we will have breakfast and head for the Salar de Uyuni. When we arrive, we will see one of the most magical sunrises in the world. Take out your camera and capture that special moment.

3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama

Incahuasi Island 🌵

We will continue to Incahuasi Island, a place that houses a unique ecosystem full of giant cacti and, thanks to its elevation, becomes one of the best places to enjoy the views and take more pictures of the Salar de Uyuni.

3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama

Colchani - Salt Museum - Dakar Monument

The next stop will be in the town of Colchani, where we will visit the Salt Museum and the refinery where it is processed, in addition to its local handicraft stores. If you want to take home a souvenir or souvenir is the best time to buy it. We will also visit the Dakar monument.

3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama

Train cemetery

We will arrive at the next stop: the train cemetery. It is a landscape formed by the remains of what was once a symbol of Bolivian development. After the visit, on the way back, we will pass through the Andean villages of San Cristobal, Culpina K, Villa Alota and spend the night in a hostel in the town of Villa Mar.

3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama

DAY 3 Villa Mar - San Pedro de Atacama

1:00 PM

Return to San Pedro de Atacama

Today we have to get up early! At 5:00 in the morning we will have breakfast and head for the border of Chile and Bolivia in a journey of approximately 4 hours.

Upon arrival, we will go through the corresponding formalities and change vehicles to the minibus to get to San Pedro de Atacama, where the 3-day uyuni tour from San Pedro and back will end.

3 day private tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat with departure and return to San Pedro de Atacama

What to bring to Atacama to Uyuni Round Trip

  • Cash
  • Passport
  • Warm clothing
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Sunglasses
  • Comfortable footwear
  • Sunscreen and lipstick
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Camera
  • Medication against altitude sickness
  • Toilet paper

Where does the tour Atacama to Uyuni Round Trip start

The tour starts in San Pedro de Atacama. If you arrive in San Pedro de Atacama from Santiago de Chile, the best option is to fly directly to Calama. At Howlanders you can also book a private transfer between Calama airport and San Pedro de Atacama

If you are arriving from Peru you will most likely be arriving from Cuzco or Arequipa. In this case we recommend you to take a bus that crosses the Arica-Tacna border and then takes you to San Pedro de Atacama, although it is a somewhat complex combination, since it is necessary to combine several buses.

Finally, you can also get to San Pedro directly from Salta (Argentina) by a direct bus that takes approximately 11 hours.

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