Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flats

Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flats

From US$ 785 per person

Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flats brings all the comforts of hotel accommodation, with all entrances included and maximum flexibility.

For three days you will have the chance to explore the most significant places: you will cross through the Salar de Uyuni and visit Incahuasi, admire the beauty of the national reserve Eduardo Avaroa, experience the mountain lagoons, the Siloli desert, the "Morning sun" geyser field and the Polques hot springs.

A three-day private premium trip to Salar de Uyuni is the best way to fully enjoy the world's largest Salar in the comfiest conditions!

Thanks to a private car tour with an experienced driver, your schedule will be much more flexible because you won't have to follow the established schedules for the whole organized group.

Your ride will be very convenient as there will be fewer people in the vehicle. Also, you will stay in 3-star hotels that provide high-quality service and heating in the rooms, which is especially appreciated by travelers during the chilly months (from June to September). 

The whole ride is done in a 7-seat off-road car - exclusively for your family or group. The tour includes two nights in one of the most spectacular hotels in Salar: The Palacio de Sal built entirely from salt and Taika del Desierto.

In total, you will travel 560 miles (900km) in 4x4, with an experienced driver who will ensure your quality and safety during the journey. Additionally, you will get included an English speaking tour guide. 

START

Between 9:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. from your accommodation in Uyuni or Joya Andina Uyuni airport.

END 

Between 7:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Uyuni town.

Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flats itinerary

 

Day 1: Uyuni - Train cemetery - Uyuni Salt Flats - Playa Blanca museum - Incahuasi island - Palacio de Sal hotel

Your private driver will pick you up from your Uyuni accommodation, bus terminal or the airport between 8:40 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. 

Just after starting the tour you will make a stop at the Cementerio de Trenes, where you will be able to see the abandoned old locomotives, which create a unique landscape surrounded by a harsh desert space. Then you will be on your way to the small town of Colchani, where you will visit the salt museum and the refinery where salt is processed. In addition, you will have a chance to visit the local craft shops in the village. 

After exploring the city of Colchani you will visit the salt flat, the piles of salt, the eyes of the salt flat (Ojos de Sal) and also the Museo Playa Blanca, built with salt blocks. Then it will be time to take the most spectacular photos and have dinner at the museum - depending on the time.

Then you will go to the Incahuasi island, a full of vegetation in the middle of the desert with a unique ecosystem full of giant cacti known as “cardones”. In addition, thanks to the island's elevation, this is the best place to enjoy the view and take stunning pictures. Then you will go for a short walk, and if the weather permits, you will eat outside a hot, delicious lunch prepared by the driver!

After lunch, you will continue your adventure in the 4x4 towards the Palacio de Sal hotel.

Upon arrival you will enjoy a wonderful sunset - this is one moment that will make your trip unforgettable! A delicious dinner will be waiting for you at the hotel and you will spend the night in a suite with a view of the salt flats (depends on availability).

Day 2: Palacio de Sal hotel - Lagunas altiplánicas - Eduardo Avaroa reserve - Siloli desert - Taika del Desierto hotel

To visit many places, you will get up early to enjoy the daylight. You will start the 4x4 ride to San Cristobal. You will visit Valle de Rocas, Sora Canyon, and Ollague Volcano. Finally, you will arrive at the lagoons of Capañas, Hedionda, Hona and Ramadita, known as altiplanic or coloured lagoons. You will stop at each of these lagoons and take your time to admire each one of them.

After visiting the lagoons you will enter the Eduardo Avaroa national reserve and the Siloli desert, situated over 16,000 feet (5,000 metres) above sea level. This desert has incredible volcanic landscapes of different colours and its famous stone tree. You will end the day when you arrive the Tayka Desert Hotel, where you will have dinner and spend the night.

Day 3: Taika del Desierto hotel - Sol de la Mañana - Aguas Termales - Salvador Dalí desert - Laguna Verde - Uyuni

On the last day, you will wake up early to visit the Colorado Lagoon, full of pink flamingos and arrive in time to see the “Sol de Mañana” geyser field, as the activity of its fumaroles is more frequent earlier on in the day. Only then you can see active geysers, fumaroles and also a small crater with volcanic lava.

Next, you will go to the Polques thermal baths, where you will take a relaxing bath in a natural pool with thermal water and experience the incredible sensation of warm water and cold air outside. After your bath, you will go to the Salvador Dalí Desert and visit Lagunas Verde y Blanca. You will be delighted with the views of the Licancabur volcano in the background - it's an ideal place to explore the area.

Start the journey back to Uyuni, making a small stop at Laguna Negra to eat until you will finally arrive in Uyuni at 7:00 p.m. 

If you need to return earlier to catch your transport - ask the driver.

Tour details

Included

  • Expert driver
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Private vehicle only for the group
  • Access to Incahuasi
  • Access to Reserva Nacional Eduardo Avaroa and Polques Hot Springs
  • First night in a suite room at Hotel Palacio de Sal (or similar)
  • Second night in a room at Taika del Desierto (or similar)
  • Meals with a vegetarian option (breakfast - lunch - dinner)

Note: The vehicle has 7 seats, however we recommend a maximum of 3 up to 4 passengers per vehicle to be more comfortable, as you spend there many hours. 

Not included

  • Hygiene products
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Breakfast on day one and dinner on day 3

Cancellation policy

In the case of cancellations made before 30 days before the start of the activity, 70% of the total reservation will be refunded. In the case of cancellation made between 30 and 15 days before the start of the activity, 50% of the total reservation will be refunded. After this date or in the case of not doing the tour no refunds will be made.

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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If you have questions and doubts about Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flats, take your time in telling us your inquiries and we’ll show you a lot more options.

Just email us at:

andeannwayss@gmail.com

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+51 965154772 (Fredy, the guy responsible of answering your emails and inquiries at headquarter)

How to book

  1. You can get it fully booked by paying an Initial Amount via PayPal and the Total Balance must be paid in USD or BOB cash upon pick-up from your hotel.
  2. After we receive your “Booking Request”, we'll back to you as soon as possible with the PayPal link and the exact first amount to be paid.
  3. Additional information and requirements will be detailed on the email (or via WhatsApp).

The exact amount and additional requirements will be sent to you later.

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