3 day Uyuni Salt Flat Tour
Price: From US$ 135 per person
The 3 day Uyuni Salt Flat Tour is the best option to discover the biggest attraction in Bolivia. During the first day, you will visit the train cemetery and the Salar de Uyuni, spending the night in a salt hostel. On the following days, you will access the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, visit the altiplanic lagoons, the Siloli desert, and the geyser field "Sol de la mañana". In total, you will travel 900km in a 7-seater 4x4.
At 10:30 A.M. from Uyuni downtown, bus station or airport
Option A: 1:00 p.m. in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile / Option B: 5:30 p.m. in Uyuni downtown
3 day Uyuni Salt Flat Tour Itinerary
Day 1: Uyuni - Train Cemetery - Refinery - Incahuasi Island - Salt Hostel
10 : 30 am Departure from Uyuni to the Train Cemetery
They'll pick you up around 10:30 a.m. at your accommodation in Uyuni. Our first stop will be a few minutes after leaving in the Cemetery of Trains, where the old locomotives are abandoned, creating a very peculiar landscape.
Colchani and the Salt Museum
Then we will go to the Colchani village, where you will get to 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.
12 : 00 pm Arrival to the Uyuni Salt Flat
The group will then enter the salt desert at noon, visiting the salt heaps, the “ojos del salar” (small holes where you can see the underground water) and the fascinating Playa Blanca museum built solely with salt blocks of the Uyuni Salt Flats.
1 : 00 pm Incahuasi island
The next stop will be Incahuasi Island, a place that hosts a unique environment full of giant cacti and thanks to its elevation, becomes one of the best vantage points to enjoy the fascinating landscape. Be sure to take photographs from a different perspective of the Uyuni Salt flats. Later we will take a short walk to lunch in the white plains before continuing the exciting adventure.
Atardecer en el Salar de Uyuni - Hostal de Sal
We will arrive at our accommodation, the Salt Hostel, at roughly 7:00 p.m.. On the way to the hostel, you will have the chance to enjoy the beauty of the salt flats sunset. 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).
Day 2: San Juan - Eduardo Avaroa Park - Siloli Desert - Laguna Colorada
7 : 00 am Altiplanic Lagoons
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 Cañapa, Hedionda, Hona and Ramadita lagoons, known as the altiplanic or colored lagoons.
9 : 00 am Entrance to the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve
We will reach the Eduardo Avaroa national park passing through the Siloli Desert, located more than 16,404 feet (5000 meters) above sea level, which offers absolutely incredible volcanic landscapes of different colors and its famous stone tree. We will stop along the way to eat.
6 : 00 pm Laguna Colorada
Finally, we will reach the Laguna Colorada, inhabited by three different species of flamingos. There, we will have some free time and 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 refuge 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 (six beds) or in a private room (available as an extra of the tour).
Please, consider that the accommodation on the second day is humble.
Day 3: Sol de la Mañana - Hot Springs - Salvador Dalí desert - Laguna Verde – Uyuni
4 : 30 am Geysers field “Sol de Mañana”
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 you be able to see the many active geysers, fumaroles and even a small crater with volcanic lava.
7 : 00 am Thermal waters: Termas de Polques
The trip continues to the hot springs where we can swim in a pool of natural thermal water. The Polques hot springs can only be visited with the Uyuni Salt flats tour.
9 : 30 am Green and White lagoons
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.
End of the Uyuni Salt Flats tour
At this point the group have two options:
- Take another vehicle that will lead us to the center of San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) arriving at 1:00 p.m.
- Start the road back to Uyuni that crosses the Black Lagoon, the valley of rocks and the San Cristobal village church. We will arrive to Uyuni town around 5:00 p.m.
After that you will put an end to this incredible experience of the Uyuni Salt Flats tour.
- Expert driver
- Food with vegetarian option
- Access to Incahuasi (30 Bs)
- Access to Eduardo Avaroa National Park (150 Bs)
- Acces to hotsprings (6 Bs)
- Hygiene products
- Sleeping bag (rent for $8 USD)*
*It is important to know that the indicated price is per person and for the entire tour, as well as the fact that payment is made at the destination. Also, it is recommended to indicate this when booking to ensure availability.
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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