3-Day Uyuni Salt Flats Air-Expedition
Discover the infamous Salar de Uyuni on this amazing 3-day air-expedition. Fly from La Paz and embark on an unforgettable expedition through the vast and blinding-white salt flats of Uyuni and into the desert of southwest Bolivia. Along the way, visit tiny villages, multi-colored lakes with flamingos, geysers, and thermal hot-springs at 4,000 - 5,000m. At the end of this amazing adventure, fly back to La Paz.
• Included flights from & to La Paz
• Drive through the Bolivian Altiplano’s moon-like deserts
• Marvel at breathtaking red & green colored lakes
• See active volcanoes & relax in therapeutic hot springsItineraryDay 1: Uyuni Salt Flats (L/D)Stop At:
Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia
At the scheduled time, you'll be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport (driver only) to take the flight to Uyuni. Upon arrival, you'll be picked up from the airport. Today we will first visit the Train cemetery (very old locomotives from the Carbon era), the town of Colchani, where we will see the manual processing of salt, handicrafts and salt museum. Then, we will enter the Uyuni salt flats (12,000 km2) and will see the “Montones de sal'' and how locals extract the salt. We will visit Playa Blanca hotel and the Incahuasi Island with its giant cacti that is located in the middle of the salt flats. We will have lunch here, enjoying an amazing view. Then, we will continue our trip to the town of San Juan or Atulcha (3,700 masl). Night at a small salt hostel.
Duration: 18 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight in San Juan or Atulcha in a salt hotel.Day 2: Salar de Chiguana, lagoons and Siloli desert (B/L/D)Stop At:
Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia
Today we will depart at 08:30am. We will visit Salar de Chiguana, viewpoint of the Ollague Volcano (active), to later continue the tour and visit the Andean lagoons of Cañapa, Chiarcota, and Hedionda, located at an average altitude of 4,300masl. Here, we can see flamingos, vicuñas or other Andean fauna. We will then pass through the Siloli desert and visit the Stone Tree, formed due to the erosion. In the afternoon, we will visit Laguna Colorada (4,300masl) where we can see more wild animals, such as flamingos or vicuñas. We will continue to Huayllajara, where our small hostel is located at an average altitude of 4,300masl. Please consider that the temperature is very low at night (even -20 °C), therefore it is recommended to bring a sleeping bag.
Duration: 1 day
Accommodation included: Overnight in Huallajara in a small hostel.Day 3: Sol de Mañana, Dali Desert and return to La Paz (B/L)Stop At:
La Paz, La Paz, La Paz Department
Today we will depart at 05:00am to visit the active geysers of Sol de Mañana, which are located at an altitude of 4,900masl. We will see the fumaroles or boiling lava at a temperature of 90° C. Then, we will continue to the thermal waters of Polques, where we can take a hot bath. We will pass through the Dalí desert until we reach the Laguna Verde and Laguna Blanca, located at the foot of the Licancabur volcano. . After this, we will return to the Uyuni town (approx. 7 hours) without many stops except at noon for lunch and a visit to the rock valley in Villamar. Arrival around 17:00hrs. Time at leisure to eat and visit the town. Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to La Paz.
Duration: 18 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"During the rainy season from January to April, the Salt Flats fill up with water so it is not possible to cross them in the same way as during dry season. As a consequence, the itinerary is modified during that period. On day 1, we might sleep at another location. Instead of stopping at the Inca Wasy (Fish Island), we stop at a place where the water reflects the sky and where it seems that the sky and the ground merge into one."
"This trip takes place at a very high altitude. The salt flats are around 5,000 meters above sea level, and most guests will be able to feel the effects. We recommend acclimating yourself to above 3,000 meters before the trip and bringing along medication for headaches and tablets for altitude sickness in case you feel unwell. And remember, the real key is to drink lots of water!"
"The reality of visiting a remote area and immersing yourself in nature is that you will be far from modern facilities and the services will sometimes be slow and quite basic. Due to the harsh terrain, vehicle breakdowns are not uncommon, but the drivers are very used to fixing them and wait times are rarely excessive. The accommodations will be very basic, with cots and shared rooms, and the electricity and running water in the National Park are not as dependable as they are back at home. Toilet facilities may have a small local cost and the shower is only available on Day 1. Make sure to bring snacks, some water, toilet paper, and plenty of warm clothes. That said, with some patience, preparation, and an appetite for adventure, this trip will certainly be a positive and unforgettable experience."
"Sun hat, sunglasses (to protect your eyes from the bright glare off the salt panes), sunblock, coat, gloves, wool hat, trekking shoes, warm socks, swimsuit and towel for hot springs at Sol de Manana Geysers,"
"We recommend bringing a 5 Liter bottled water so you can have enough water for the whole trip), snacks, personal medication. Flashlight/torch, camera, extra batteries and memory card, charger (electricity available in most hotels), hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit. You will be sleeping up to 4,300 meters above sea level and depending on the season, temperatures can drop well below zero (reaching less than -15 degrees Celsius in the winter months of June and July) and the wind chill can be harsh, so bring plenty of warm clothing like a scarf and wool hat for the chilly evenings."
"As you will come back to your departure point, please ONLY BRING the necessary material & clothes during the tour."
"Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions."
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
Duration: 3 Days
Traveler pickup is offered
Please get in touch with us at least 2 weeks before your departure so we can arrange pick-up from your accommodation.
Cancellations and refunds:
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.