2-day Tour Uyuni Salt Flats
Price: From US$ 95 per person
With the 2 day Tour Uyuni Salt Flats you will visit the largest salt desert in the world in just two days with an expert driver in the area. You will spend a magical night in the heart of the Salar de Uyuni. Enjoy a 2 days 4x4 tour in a small group or in private just for your group, and cross the Salar de Uyuni in the safest way.
At 10:30 A.M. from Uyuni downtown, bus station or airport
At 05:00 P.M. in Uyuni downtown
Your Uyuni Salt Flats Tour 2 day driver knows the area and speaks very basic English, enough so to explain the places that we will visit and some details about them. A professional bilingual guide is also available as an extra.
Uyuni Salt Flats 2 day Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Uyuni - Train cemetery - Colchani - Incahuasi Island - Colchani
Accommodation: Salt Hostel in Colchani his Uyuni one-day tour to the Salt Flats is perfect if you have little time to visit it.
Enjoy 10:30 A.M.
Pick-up in Uyuni - Train Cemetery
The 2 days and 1 night tour to the Uyuni Salt Flats will start with the pick up in Uyuni. We will be picked up from our hotel, the airport or the bus station. With the whole group assembled, we will leave in the 7-seater 4x4 to the first stop: the train cemetery of the Salar de Uyuni. A landscape formed by the remains of what was once a symbol of Bolivian development. Remember that a maximum of 6 passengers plus the driver will travel in the 4x4. If you prefer, you can also select the private tour mode and enjoy this adventure without sharing the vehicle with other travelers.
Colchani - Salt refinery
We will continue our journey to our next stop: Colchani. A small Andean village where we will observe the manual process of salt in its refinery and visit the salt museum. Take advantage of this stop and discover the local handicrafts in the small stores run by the local villagers.
Ojos del Salar
Just a few meters from the Colchani salt refinery we will see the piles of salt that are formed. And we will also see the well-known Ojos del Salar, small water eruptions that spring up under the floor of the salt flat. Did you know that these eyes have healing properties? If, like us, you are curious, don't hesitate to ask your guide all the questions during the trip, he knows all the answers!
Salt Hotel - Playa Blanca Museum
Buckle up, our 2 days and 1 night tour of the Uyuni Salt Flats continues. We will enter the Uyuni Salt Flats between piles of salt and the Ojos del Salar until we reach the Salt Hotel and Museum Playa Blanca. A building constructed entirely of salt blocks. Good time to take out the camera and take an original photo in the Salar de Uyuni, right?
We will advance through the Salar and arrive at Incahuasi Island. Access to Incahuasi Island costs 30 Bolivian pesos for foreign travelers and 15 Bolivian pesos for national travelers. Incahuasi Island is the heart of the Salar, where giant cactus will be waiting to surprise us even more of the magic of this place. In addition, as it is the highest point of the Salar de Uyuni, we will have the best perspective to appreciate the immensity of the Salar. In order not to miss a single detail, we will take a short walk of about 30-40 minutes in the company of our guide. After this short walk, we will return to our vehicles and head to our next destination. It's time for lunch!
Remember to bring some cash with you during the trip, as the entrance fee to Incahuasi Island is not included in the tour.
01:00 pm Lunch at the Uyuni Salt Flats
After the visit to Incahuasi Island, we will leave for lunch together in the middle of the Uyuni Salt Flats. The guide will prepare the table and chairs and cook for us to enjoy the meal with one of the best possible views of the Uyuni Salt Flats.
Sunset in the Salar
After lunch, we will continue on our way to continue touring the Uyuni Salt Flats in two days. The best moment is about to come, had you forgotten, today we spend the night in the Uyuni Salt Flats! But first, one last stop. On the way to the town of San Juan, we will stop in a quiet area where we will admire the magical sunset that the Uyuni Salt Flats offers us. And here, a little surprise will be waiting for us. What will it be?
Colchani Salt Hostel
With this beautiful image, we will say goodbye to the route for today. This is the end of our first day of our 2-day trip to the Uyuni Salt Flats. We will get back in the 4x4 and head to the small town of Colchani, where we will spend the night at the Salt Hostel. Upon arrival you will have time to take a hot shower before enjoying dinner at the Salt Hostel with your travel companions and your guide. And now, are you ready to admire the magic of the night in the Uyuni Salt Flats?
Day 2: Colchani - Valle de Rocas - Italia Perdida - Laguna Vinto - Laguna Katal – Uyuni
06:00 am Valle de las Rocas
Our second day in the Uyuni Salt Flats will start early. But don't worry, we promise the early start will be worth it We will have breakfast at the Salt Hostel all together and head to our first stop: Valle de las Rocas. Get ready to discover interesting rock formations such as the Aeolian rock World Cup or the Camello rock, among many others. Have you ever seen anything like it on your trip to Bolivia?
Italia Perdida - Laguna Vinto - Laguna Katal
We will continue our way through the Uyuni Salt Flats in two days to our next stops. Today we will drive along the altiplanic lagoons. Today you will discover Italia Perdida, Laguna Vinto and Laguna Katal. Undoubtedly a still undiscovered landscape that you can not miss on your two-day and one-night trip to the Uyuni Salt Flats.
05:00 pm San Cristobal Church - Return to Uyuni
After visiting these unusual landscapes, we will go a little further to have lunch together once again in the middle of the Uyuni Salt Flats. The guide will prepare everything for us to enjoy our last meal in the Uyuni Salt Flats. With our batteries recharged, we will get back in the cars and head back to Uyuni. On the way back we will make a last stop to visit the Church of San Cristobal and with it will come the end of our trip to the Uyuni Salt Flats 2 days 1 night.
- Transportation 4X4 (Toyota Land Cruiser or Nissan Armada)
- Expert driver in the area
- 1 breakfast
- 2 lunches
- 1 dinner
- Entrance fee to Incahuasi Island (30 Bolivian pesos per person)
During the rainy season (from December to March approximately) the itinerary may be modified, since the salt flat is flooded and some areas such as Inca Huasi Island or some accommodations may not be accessible. The flooded areas change constantly, so depending on the situation at that time the driver will offer the best alternative to enjoy the tour.
Free cancellation! You can cancel this tour and you'll receive 100% refund of the amount paid if you cancel more than 48 hours in advance. After this time, or in case you do not show up, no refunds will be given.
When to book?
You can book up to 48 hours before the tour departs. Places are limited and we recommend booking in advance.
What to bring to Uyuni Salt Flats tour 1 day
- Warm clothing
- Comfortable shoes
- Sunscreen and lip balm
- Personal hygiene articles and medication
- Medication against altitude sickness
- Negative PCR or Certificate of Vaccination
Where does the tour Uyuni Salt Flats tour 1 day start?
If you are planning to arrive from La Paz you can fly directly to Uyuni. If you plan to travel to Uyuni by land you should take a bus. We recommend taking the night bus which departs from La Paz at 8 p.m. with the company Bus Titicaca or Bus Cisne.
Upon arrival, you will have time for breakfast before starting the tour.
*If you arrive in Uyuni on the same day as the tour starts, we offer you a free transfer from the bus station or airport to Uyuni. If you arrive in Uyuni before the day the tour starts, your pickup point will be your accommodation in Uyuni.
Questions & Answers
During what times of the year can you see the Mirror Effect?
The Mirror Effect occurs during the rainy season, so it can be seen during the months of January, February and March.
How is the weather? Is it very cold?
You need to keep in mind that this tour is in a high altitude and isolated area, so during winter the weather is very cold. These are the seasons during the year. - From October to March temperatures are warm, so days are around 20ºC (68ºF) and nights are less than 5ºC (41 ºF). - From April to September temperatures are cold, so days are around 10ºC (50ºF) and nights are around -5ºC( 23ºF) It is highly recommended to wear winter clothes during June, July and August months due to these months are coldest.
How can I get from Uyuni to La Paz?
The best way to get to Uyuni from La Paz is by plane or bus. We recommend the night bus of the company Transomar, which arrives in Uyuni at 6:00 a.m.
What kind of transportation is used for the trips?
The shared tours are done in 4x4 cars with 7 seats, 4 seats for our travelers and one extra for the driver.
Is there a choice of having a vegetarian menu without gluten...?
Yes, you just need to leave a note while you are making your booking so the driver will cook a special menu for you. In case of strong allergies pay special attention and for vegetarian/vegan diets, we recommend to bring snacks or any other complement due to our food will not have a high level protein on it like tofu or tempeh.
Do I need to bring money on the tour?
Yes, due to the Incahuasi access, Eduardo Avaroa parc and hot springs are not included. Moreover, during the tour you may need to buy water or souvenir, so it is advisable to bring around 300 pesos bolivianos.
If I select the extra: English speaking guide , can the driver and the guide be the same person?
Yes, if you select the extra: English speaking guide, in some cases, your guide can also be the driver of the vehicle. Depending on the availability of the staff and the size of your group, selecting this extra, you will travel in the 4x4 vehicle accompanied by 1 guide + 1 driver or only one guide who will also be the driver.
In which hotels is pick-up not included?
The hotels Hotel Palacio de Sal, Hotel Luna Salada, Hotel Cristal Samaña and Hotel Sumaj Rijcharij do not include pick up. We offer two options, free pick up when the tour passes through the area (after visiting the train cemetery and Colchani) or the extra that includes pick up and transfer to Uyuni to start from the beginning with the whole group.
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