4 days in the Uyuni salt flat from San Pedro de Atacama

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4 days in the Uyuni salt flat from San Pedro de Atacama

Depart San Pedro de Atacama on an unforgettable 3-day expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land cruiser through the desert of southwest Bolivia and into the vast and blinding-white salt flats of Uyuni. Along the way, visit tiny villages, multi-colored lakes with flamingos, geysers, and thermal hot-springs at 5,000m.

This guided tour is a great choice for those budget travelers who wish to visit the highlights of the Atacama Desert without weeks of planning. It includes accommodation, transportation and meals, so you can go to the places you most want to see easily, including the Red Lagoon, the Salar de Chiguana Salar and the Uyuni salt flats. This tour begins in San Pedro de Atacama and will leave you in La Paz, so you can continue your trip without missing anything.

4-day tour of the Atacama desert from San Pedro de Atacama
Visit the highlights of the Atacama desert with ease.
All accommodations and most meals are included, with no surprise charges.
Transportation on a Toyota Land Cruiser 4x4 and bus included.

Day 1:
San Pedro de Atacama-Laguna Verde-Dalí Desert-Geysers Morning Sun - Red Lagoon (B / L / D)
For in: Laguna Colorada, Laguna Colorada, Potosi Department
Departure from San Pedro de Atacama at 7:00 am by minibus for an exciting 3-day excursion.
Cross to Bolivia, passing through the immigration offices of Chile and Bolivia. Once on the Bolivian side, at 4400m above sea level, we change the vehicles to a 4WD Jeep with a maximum capacity of 6 people.
We start in the high Bolivian plains, visiting places the Laguna Verde (toxic copper water) and the Laguna Blanca, located at the foot of the great Licancabur volcano at 6000m.
We will continue towards the Dali desert, where Salvador Dalí was inspired by the rocks sprayed in the middle of the desert. There you can admire surreal landscapes, thermal pools, the geysers of the Morning Sun, intermittent springs that rise to 100 ° C. Walk carefully next to the fumaroles and the smoking craters filled with pots of boiling mud at 150-200 ° C.
The trip ends at Laguna Colorada, an intense red lake that acts as the main nesting center for thousands of flamingos of 3 different species.
Duration: 7 hours Meals included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner Accommodation included: Night in the bedroom.

Day 2: Siloli Desert-Chiguana Salt Flat (B / L / D)
Stop in: Salar de Chiguana, Bolivia Breakfast early and leave around 8:00 a.m. from this morning.
Pass through the Siloli desert at 4,550 meters (the tallest and driest in the world) where there is a set of rock formations as a result of wind erosion.
Take a picture next to a large rock formation of tree-shaped lava.
Continue to the tall and flat lagoons, also known as colored lagoons; Laguna Honda, Chiarcota and Cañapa. Then we go to the Chiguana salt flat, on the south side of the Uyuni salt flat and surrounded by volcanoes.
 The night is spent at the Salt Hotel (a hotel made of salt), in double or triple rooms.
Duration: 7 hours Meals included: - Breakfast - Lunch - Dinner
Accommodation included: Night at the Salt Hotel in double or triple rooms.

Day 3: Salar de Uyuni-Uyuni (B / L)
Stop at: Uyuni, Uyuni, Potosi Department Leave at 8:00 a.m. and navigate the vast expanse of white salt today.
 Visit Inca Wasy (Fish Island), located in the middle of the salt flat, with beautiful cactus and rock formations made of petrified coral.
Take the time to organize your group for a fun perspective and distorted photos on the blinding white surface of the salt flats.
Pass by lots of salt in the small town of Colchani, a salt miners workshop next to the salt flats.
Finish your unforgettable trip to the city of Uyuni around 3:00 pm and say goodbye to your new friends.
 At 8 PM, board your night bus back to La Paz.
Duration: 6 hours Meals included: - Breakfast - Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight by bus to La Paz

Day 4: Arrival to peace
Arrive in La Paz early in the morning and enjoy your day off, or continue your journey forward.
No food is included on this day. No accommodation is included on this day.

Start Time: 07:00 AM
Duration: 4 Days
Start location: All hotels in downtown San Pedro de Atacama
Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


  • 3x Breakfast
  • 2x Dinner
  • 3x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • 1 Night bus Uyuni - La Paz (no tour leader on bus)
  • Transportation in 4WD with rooftop luggage rack during tour
  • Local Driver
  • Shower on the 2nd night but very basic (Hot Shower for 10 Bs)

Not Included

  • Entrance Fees: Isla Incahuasi (30 Bs*), Reserva Eduardo Avaroa Protected Area (150 Bs*
  • Please note that these fees must be paid in Bolivianos and are subject to change without prior notice.
  • English Speaking Guide
  • Shower on the first night Tips
  • Please keep in mind that tipping is common in Latin America and would be greatly appreciated.
  • Airport Transfers
  • Personal Expenses
  • Travel Insurance


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