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Uyuni Salt Flats Day Tour

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Tour Details

Uyuni Salt Flats Day Tour is designed to offer an exclusive tour of the world’s largest salt flats. 

Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flat popularly known as Salar De Uyuni is one of the exceptional sights in South America. Years ago Lake Minchin evaporated leaving behind these thick crust of salt. It is the world’s largest salt flats, spread over 4,050 square miles. 

Every year, after monsoon the salt flats gets even more attractive. Thin layer of water transforms the salt flat into the world’s largest mirror.

Although you won’t be visiting the remote parts of the region on this tour, we have curated the Uyuni Salt Flats Day Tour to offer you the most. On this full day tour you will be visiting some of the iconic sites. This includes the cemetery of train, cactus island (Isla Incahuasi) and the flag monument. To make this more exciting, we offer lunch in a small setting made entirely of salt blocks. 

Our guides have excellent photography skills. So you can simply handover your camera to get the best perspective Insta pic. Explore Salar De Uyuni, the worlds largest Salt Flats with our local English Speaking guide. 

Departure & Return Location

Uyuni Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Price Includes

  • Transport
  • Bi-lingual Guide
  • Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Guide Gratuity (Optional)
  • Entrance to Isla Incahuasi (Bs.30)
  • Any Personal Expenses

Things To Carry

  • Daypack to carry your things
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Bolivianos in cash
Trip Summary
  • 10:30 Depart Uyuni, visit the Train Graveyard
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Stop in Colchani Village, salt crafts and textile art
  • 12:30 - 13:00 Stop in Salt Flats, Dakar Monument, Flag Monument, Hotel Playa Blanca
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:30 - 15:30 Visit Incahuasi, and see the giant cactus and rock formations
  • 18:30 Arrive back to Uyuni (see the sunset before you leave)
Itinerary

10:30 AMDeparture (Train Cemetery - Colchani - Uyuni Salt Flats)

Our tours begins with a drive to the renowned Train Cemetery of Bolivia.

In the 19th century Bolivia stepped into a new era of trade. And to facilitate this, they introduced the train system. The plan was to transport goods to the neighbouring countries. Sadly, this project was unsuccessful due to limitations in resources. These trains were left to rust and fade away. Over a hundred trains were abandoned here. Now these locomotives with graffitis are a popular sight for pictures. 

We will then drive to a small town named Colchani. Colchani is home to salt processing unit. Here we will give you a tour and demonstrate how the locals use the traditional method to process salt. 

There are also some traditional handicraft stores around here. 

01.00 PM – 02.00 PMSalar De Uyuni - Dakar Monument - Flag Monument - Playa Blanca Hotel

Welcome to Uyuni Salt Flats! We will be driving on the world’s largest salt flats. On the way to Hotel Playa Blanca, we will make many stops to try and get the perfect perspective photo.

Hotel Playa Blanca, was the first salt hotel built entirely of salt blocks. However due to lack of proper drainage system this caused environmental hazard and was eventually transformed to a museum. 

The hotel is next to the Dakar Monument, a place where the popular Dakar Rally starts every year. 

There is also a flag monument next to it.  So while you are posing with your country’s flag, we will have your lunch ready at Hotel Playa Blanca. 

02:10 PMUyuni Salt Flats - Isla Incahuai (Cactus Island)

After lunch, we will drive around the salt flats. Our guide will take you to the right spot where it would be just our group. Here you will have plenty of opportunity to pose for the perfect Insta Pic on the world’s largest salt flats. 

We will then visit Incahuasi Island. This island is popular for the giant cacti. You will have some free time to walk around and explore. From the top of the island, you will have be able to see the enormity of the salt flats. At dusk, we will start our drive back to Uyuni. 

On the way back we will be stopping in a couple of places so you can witness the sunset on the world’s largest salt flat – Salar De Uyuni. 

We will be reaching Uyuni by 0630 PM. 

 

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Gregory Stephenson

Solo Traveller

Total positive experience. Jose is a friendly guide and extremely helpful and well organised. He made a lot of difference on this trip. He was very patient and extremely accommodating. We had a very nice and safe time. Thanks Encuentros Peru Adventure.

December 27, 2019
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