Uyuni Salt Flats (To/From Uyuni)

From Uyuni to Uyuni
  • Bolivia
  • Custom
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Tour Description

The Uyuni Salt Flats, the largest in the world, encloses in its interior natural resources of extraordinary beauty.  Scattered amongst the sea of salt are small islands including Incahuasi Island.  Populated with a cacti species that measures up to 12 metres high and on the shores of the Salt Flats the Tunupa Volcano is home to the well preserved Coquesa Mummies. 

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Discover this breath-taking and awe-inspiring part of the Bolivian Altiplano

Witness the biggest salt flat, nicknamed the mirror of the world

Visit the train cemetery and Incahuasi Island (also known as Fish Island)

Tour Itinerary

Customisable ? This tour can be customised to suit your tastes and timing. Enquire here for more information.
Day 1
Uyuni Salt flats San Juan

Visit the train cemetery and after that road trip to the Great Salt Flats, on the way you’ll see the village of Colchani, where we are going to visit an artisanal salt processing plant, also you’ll watch the salt extraction methods. Continue the trip to Incahuasi Island (also known as Fish Island) where you will see the amazing giant cactus. Lunch. Visit Pucara de Ayque fort and the nearby chullpares on the foothills of Thunupa Volcano. Continue the trip to San Juan.
Includes Picnic lunch and dinner
Overnight in Salt Flat Region

Day 2
San Juan REA – Villamar

LONG DAY! Early morning trip entering the REA (National Reserve Eduardo Abaroa), visiting Laguna Colourada (2 hours), declared a RAMSAR site due to the nesting of over 30,000 flamingos at 4,278 m. Then up to geysers “Sol de Mañana", pass alongside Challviri lagoon, with its hot spring in the shores of Polques. Cross through the high desert of Pampas de Dali, with amazing views, to finally reach Laguna Verde (3 hours), in the foothills of the Licancabur Mountain. After that, all the way back north to Villamar.
Includes picnic lunch and dinner
Overnight in Salt Flat Region

Day 3
Villamar Uyuni

After breakfast visit the Cave Paintings and Fort of Tomás Lakjas. Continue to Uyuni, visiting on the way the Rocks Valley and going through Alota and San Cristobal villages. Lunch and return to Uyuni.
Includes Picnic lunch

• Winter Season (June, July August): water may freeze in the pipes and could take several minutes to heat up
• Rainy season: (January to March) Roads might be in bad shape. Uyuni Salt flats are flooded. Access to Tahua or Incahuasi might be difficult or impossible. Program might have to be changed due to these reasons.
• As roads in Uyuni aren’t paved, we will use 4x4 cars, each one with a maximum of 4 passengers. To avoid high costs, guide and / or Tour Conductor will go in the back part of the cars if it will be necessary.
• Highest Hotel in the area is Tayka del Desierto (4.531 meters above sea level).
• Extend your stay in Uyuni for a more in depth tour. Please ask for more details

What’s Included

  • Included Copy 20 2 nights accommodation in standard hotels
  • Included Copy 20 Breakfast daily, and other meals as outlined in the included sightseeing tours
Fees & Services
  • Included Copy 20 4 guests per 4WD car
  • Included Copy 20 All transfers on either a shared or private basis
  • Included Copy 20 Sightseeing on a shared basis as outlined in the tour itinerary with English speaking guides
  • Included Copy 20 All entrances fees
  • Included Copy 31 Flights can be added at additional costs
  • Included Copy 7 Flights Not Included
  • Included Copy 31 Minimum 2 people. Single supplement applies
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3 days

Price from

$1,260 USD

Per person, twin share

Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (days that the Oruro-Uyuni train operates).