Uyuni Salt Flats 3 days classic tour - Departure from Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni tour is one of the greatest attractions of Bolivia. We will leave from Uyuni and during 3 days we will go through an amazing landscape, a white horizon that is lost in infinity. In the largest salt desert in the world we will visit such wondelful places as the train cemetery, the cactus island (a spectacular ecosystem), the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, the high plateau lagoons, the Siloli desert or the geysers field “Sol in the morning”, unforgettable landscapes that turn this area into a unique place in the world.ItineraryDay 1: Uyuni - Train Cemetery - Refinery - Incahuasi Island - Salt HotelStop At:
Train Cemetery, Uyuni Bolivia
We will leave at 10:30 am from Uyuni and make our first stop at the fantastic train cemetery, where several abandoned old locomotives lie on the white ground, creating a very peculiar and spectacular landscape. Then, we will go to the spectacular Colchani village, where we will 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.
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Isla Incahuasi, Salar De Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia
We will enter the salt desert at 12:00 pm and we will visit the salt heaps, the incredible “ojos del salar” (small holes where you can see the underground water) and the fascinating hotel built solely with salt blocks. The next stop will be Incahuasi Island, a place that hosts a unique ecosystem full of giant cacti and thanks to its elevation, becomes one of the best vantage points to enjoy the fascinating landscape and take photographs from a different perspective.
Duration: 1 hourStop At:
Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia
Later we will take a short walk and we will have lunch in the white plains before continuing our adventure. We will arrive at our accommodation, the Salt Hostel, at roughly 7:00 pm. During our way to the hostel we will have the chance to enjoy the wonderful in the salt flats. 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).
Duration: 5 hours
Accommodation included: Salt hostelDay 2: San Juan - Eduardo Avaroa Park - Siloli Desert - Laguna ColoradaStop At:
Laguna Canapa, Uyuni Bolivia
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 Hedionda, Cañapa, Hona and Ramadita lagoons, known as the altiplanic or colored lagoons.
Duration: 2 hoursStop At:
Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve of Andean Fauna, Bolivia
We will reach the spectacular Eduardo Avaroa national park passing through the Siloli Desert, located more than 5000 meters (16,404 feet) above sea level, which offers us absolutely incredible volcanic landscapes of different colors and its famous stone tree. We will stop along the way to eat.
Duration: 9 hoursStop At:
Laguna Colorada, Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Abaroa, Uyuni Bolivia
Finally, we will reach the Laguna Colorada, inhabited by 3 different species of flamingos. There, we will have some free time and we will also 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 lodging 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 (6 beds) or in a private room (available as an extra of the tour).
Duration: 2 hours
Accommodation included: Shared room, with shared toilet and cold shower or private room with toilet and warm showerDay 3: Sol de la Mañana - Hot Springs - Salvador Dalí desert - Laguna Verde - UyuniStop At:
Geiser Sol de la Manana, Avaroa National Reserve, Uyuni Bolivia
We will get up very early to start the journey to the “Sol de la Mañana” geyser field, since the activity is higher during the first hours of the day and only then will we be able to see the many active geysers, fumaroles and even a small crater with volcanic lava.
Duration: 3 hoursStop At:
Salvador Dali Desert, Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve Bolivia
The trip continues to the hot springs where we can swim in a pool of natural thermal water. 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.
At this point we have two options: take another vehicle that will lead us to the center of San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) arriving at 1:00 pm, or start the road back to Uyuni that crosses the Black Laggon, the valley of rocks and the San Cristobal village church. We will arrive to Uyuni town around 5:00 pm.
Duration: 2 hours
No accommodation included on this day.
"Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability"
"A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Transportation is wheelchair accessible"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers"
"Face masks required for travelers in public areas"
"Face masks required for guides in public areas"
"Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas"
"Gear/equipment sanitized between use"
"Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized"
Duration: 3 Days
Traveler pickup is offered
Pick up at the bus station will be upon arrival (around 6:00 AM).
Pick up at the airport will be upon arrival.
Pick up in hotels will be 15 minutes before the tour starts, at 10:15 AM.Airports
Cancellations and refunds:
- Uyuni Joya Andina Airport, Uyuni Bolivia
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.