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Uyuni Salt Flats Tour (3 Days)

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Tour Details

Uyuni Salt Flats tour takes you to an out worldly attraction in Bolivia. This is the largest salt flat in the world. Stretching over 10,582 square kilometres, this surreal place is on every traveller’s bucket list. 

Millions of years ago this was the site where Lago Michin flowed. It left behind these salt crystals. To locals, this is the place where heaven meets earth. 

Although there are shorter tours to Uyuni Salt Flats. The three days tour is ideal. It takes you to some remote and astonishing sites. We start at the renowned train cemetery or cemeterio de trenes. It is a massive graveyard, of locomotives. A few years ago Bolivian government scrapped a project of building railway line. This was to enhance their trade relationship with neighbouring countries. They left these trains here whose shallowed bodies have been rusting with the winds blowing from the Salt Flats. 

This tour takes you to more interesting sites like the Pink Lagoon or Laguna Colorada. It is home to the Pink Andean Flamingos. You will also be visiting some rock formations, different coloured lagoons and breathtaking landscapes along the way. Whats more? You will be spending a night in a hotel made entirely of salt blocks. 

Admire the beauty of mother nature with a sight of milky way and galaxy amidst the world’s largest salt flats. 

Why Encuentros Peru Adventure?

We take pride in operating our Uyuni Salt Flats tour with local crew. This would not just support their life but will also help you in getting some first hand informations from a local. All our guides speak fluent English. They will share some informations that only a handful know. 

If you wish to be dropped off at Chile instead of returning to Bolivia, please advise us while booking the tour. We can organise a transfer for 15 USD per person. 

Departure & Return Location

Uyuni Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Price Includes

  • 1 night in Hostel (double room), 1 night at a shared family lodging
  • Transportation in a 4WD with a rooftop luggage rack
  • Local driver & English-speaking guide
  • Meals: 2 breakfasts / 3 lunches / 2 dinners/snacks

Price Excludes

  • Entrance fees: Isla Incahuasi (30 Bs*), Reserva Eduardo Avaroa Protected Area (150 Bs*)
  • Natural hot springs (7 bs)
  • Toilets on the way (20 Bs)

Recommended To Carry

  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Snacks
  • Towel
  • Original Passport
  • Some Bolivianos in cash
Trip Summary

Take an unforgettable 3-day tour through the vast white salt flats of Uyuni, into the desert of southwest Bolivia… Visit tiny villages lost in the desert, multi-coloured lakes filled with flamingos, the Sol de Manana geyser, and thermal hot-springs. You can finish your tour at San Pedro de Atacama for an extra $10 USD!

  • DAY 1: 10:30 - 11:30 Start the tour and go to Train Graveyard
  • 11:30 - 12:30 Visit Colchani Village, the Salt Pyramids, and the Eyes of the Salt and Salt hotel (museum)
  • 13:00 Lunch
  • 14:00 Visit Incahuasi Island to see the giant cacti and rock formations
  • 19:00 Arrive to the town of Ajencha where you will be spending the night. Dinner
  • DAY 2: 07:00 - 11:30 Breakfast and visit and Ollague Volcano
  • 11:30 - 14:00 Go to rocky road “El Pasito Tuntun”
  • 14:00 - 16:30 Lunch. See the Altiplanic Lagoon, Hedionda Lagoon and Chiarcota lagoon
  • 16:30 - 18:00 Visit Eduardo Avaraoa National Reserve, Rock Tree and the Red Lagoon
  • 18:30 Dinner and overnight
  • DAY 3: 05:00 Visit the Sol de Mañana Geyser, and Fumaroles. Continue to the open air hot springs and take a bath
  • 06:00 Breakfast
  • 07:00 - 11:00 Visit the Dali Desert, the Green Lagoon, and the White Lagoon
  • DAY 3: 11:00 Lunch
  • 13:00 - 17:00 Return to Uyuni, with stops at small villages along the way (Alota, San Cristobal) and Rock Valley
  • 18:30 Arrive back to Uyuni
Itinerary

Day 1Uyuni - Colchani - Incahuasi Island - Salt Hotel

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We will start the Uyuni Salt Flats tour at 10:30 AM. Our first stop will be at train cemetery. Here we will spend some time so you can walk around and click photos in the hollowed locomotives. 

Our next stop will be in a Colchani village. Its home to the salt miners. Here you will see some handicrafts made entirely of salt. You can also visit small stalls selling clothes made of llamas and alpaca wools. 

From here, we will enter the salt flats of Uyuni. We will drive to Hotel Playa Blanca. This was made of salt blocks. Due to local regulations, the services were discontinued . It now serves as a museum. Here we will stop for lunch. 

After lunch, we will drive you to an impressive island right in the middle of Uyuni Salt Flats, Isla Incahuasi (Cactus/Fish Island). Here you can hike up to the summit to see the enormity of the salt flats. You will also see some rock formations made of petrified coral and a giant cacti. 

From here, we will drive through the salt flats. We will make several stops to get that perfect “perspective photo”. We will also stop to see the sunset. 

Later, we will reach a hotel made entirely of Salt Blocks. You will be spending the night here. 

Day 2Chiguana Desert - Lagoons - Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve - Red Lagoon

At 0700 AM, after breakfast, we will start driving to the view point of an active volcano, Ollague Volcano (5840m). From here, we will drive southwards. 

Along the way, we will stop to see some colourful lagoons. These lagoons are home to three species of flamingoes. The first stop will be at Laguna Cañapa, home to pink flamingoes. We will then stop at Laguna Hedionda for lunch. After lunch, we will stop at Laguna Chiarcota. This is home to altiplanic fauna and different types of birds.

From here, we will enter Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve. Home to some unique sights. Driving through the highest desert on earth, Desert Siloli at 4550 metres above the sea level, we will reach an area with stone formations. Here we will stop so that you can get the perfect photo with the iconic, “Stone Tree”. 

From here we will drive to the Red Lagoon. We will be staying in a basic accommodation for the night near the lagoon. 

Day 3Dali Desert - Green Lagoon - Uyuni

At 0500 AM, after breakfast, we will drive to see the Geysers, Sol De Mañana (Morning Sun). Here you can walk alongside the fumaroles. Our next stop will be at a natural thermal bath. The temperature of water here is 35 degrees celsius. 

From here, we will enter Dali desert. This is the place where the renowned Spanish painter, Salvador Dali got his inspiration for his work from the scattered boulders in the middle of the desert.  

We will then visit the green lagoon. This nestles at the foot hills of Licancabur Volcano. This is close to the Chilean border. 

We will then return to Uyuni. The route has some enchanting views. Namely, the valley of rocks. We will make several stops along the way. 

We will then stop at San Cristobal village before returning to Uyuni at 0630 PM. 

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