The Salar de Uyuni, located in the department of Potosi in the middle of the Andes in southern Bolivia, is the largest salt flat in the world. It is the legacy of a prehistoric lake that dried up and left a desert landscape of almost 11,000 square kilometers of bright white salt, rock formations and cactus islands. Its mystical expanse can be seen from the central island of Incahuasi. Although wildlife is scarce in this unique ecosystem, it is home to several pink flamingos.
Salar de Uyuni Tour the world's largest salt flat is an adventure you should not miss, the starting and ending point is the city of Uyuni. Tours to Salar de Uyuni is a perfect adventure excursion with beautiful landscapes, colorful lagoons surrounded by volcanoes, thousands of pink flamingos, red lagoon, licancabur volcano, green lagoon, stone tree.
Note: This program we can combine with trek & climb in the Royal Mountain Range Bolivia
• Uyuni Salt Flat+ Sun and Moon island Tours - Copacabana
• Uyuni Salt Flat + Cordillera Real Trek
• Uyuni Salt Flat + Climbing in Bolivia
May to Octuber
Day 1.- Arrival to La Paz – Uyuni
To get to Uyuni town from La Paz there are two options
By Bus: Night Bus - it takes approx. 10 hours
By Plane: 1 hour
At your arrival to Bus station or Uyuni Airport you will be transferred to your Hotel
There is option to continue with your tour to Uyuni Salt flat
Day 2.- Uyuni - Colchani – Incahuasi Island – Atullcha o San Juan
The trip start in Uyuni ay 10:00am with our 4x4 Jeep, stopping first at the train cemetery, then at Colchani town, where we visit an antique salt extraction factory, that belongs to the local community. In Colchani you can visit salt crafts shops and see the manual processing of salt. After that, we will visit the salt mines and the piles of salt (pyramids of salt). After this you will see the eyes of the salt (big holes in the desert where the water from underneath of the old lake still comes out by high pressure). Later you go straight to the first salt hotel of Uyuni, built entirely by salt blocks taken from the salar. Nowadays, it serves as a museum. After that, we visit the Inkahuasi Island, which is characterized by unusual and fragile coral-like structures, deposits including fossils and algae, colonies of the rabbit-like viscacha, and giant cacti. From the top of the island you can see the salar in its entirety. In the afternoon we will visit the volcan tunupa (foot ot the volcano), las cuevas del diablo, galaxia, spend the night in aguajura o san juan
Day 3.- Uyuni - Beautiful Lagoons – flamingos – laguna colorada
Early after breakfast we will continue our journey into the highest and driest desert with wonderful lagoons, where the landscape begins to evolve from the extreme flats to a volcanic surface dotted with lagoons , one of the few opportunities for wildlife viewing during the tour is at Laguna Cañapa, a salty lake where pink flamingos often migrate. You’ll find more flocks of pink flamingos further along the road at Laguna Honda, a shallow body of water rich in minerals, where we will appreciate different Flora and Fauna like Llamas, Vicunas, Vizcachas, Andean Foxes and of course Flamingos. Those animals will be most commonly seen in the national park Eduardo Avaroa, After this we visit ancient stone trees. We continue our trip and stop at a red lagoon to see pink flamingos. Afterwards the jeep will take you to the shelter to spend the second night. In Huayllajara a small town where is located a basic refuge with a private bathroom.
Day 4.- Red lagoon – Geysers - Hot spring – Uyuni
This day starts early, around 6:00 am. After a one hour long trip we will arrive at the geysers to see the sunrise. You can also take a bath in the clear water of the hot springs, that are nearby. After that, we continue our trip towards the desert of Salvador Daly and to the green lagoon located on the foot of Volcan Licancabur close to the border of Chile, we also will visit el Valle de Rocas o la ciudad Perdida, and finally arrive to Uyuni around 18:00.
Day 5.- Uyuni – La Paz
After the breakfast Transfer from hotel to airport for flight to La Paz
La Paz, at your arrival one our team will be waiting you then transfer to your hotel
INCLUDE IN THE PRICE
NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE:
- Professional English speaking guide
- Hotel in Uyuni 3 nights ( according your program)
- 4WD jeep during the tour
- Meals during the tours (3 breakfast, 3 lunchs 2 dinners?
- Food vegetarian option
- All entrance fees
- All breakfast is included in the Hotels
- Internal transfer
- Personal equipment
- Last dinner in Uyuni
- Flight La Paz – Uyuni / La Paz
Date & Price
Salar De Uyuni is majestic all year round. Both the dry and wet season have their own advantages. Rainy season, winter season
January to April,
in Uyuni it is rainy season that is the reason of this the salt flat is flooded with 20 centimeters of water because of this is complicated and dangerous the view to the incawasi island of 80 Km , For the foresight and safety the tourist is not visited incawasi island in this rainy season.
May to Octuber
is winter time where the temperature drops to 15 degrees below zero in Laguna Colorada during at night and at dawn, on the day the temperature is +20 C°, so it is advisable to wear warm clothing, such as leggings, hats, scarves, thermal mountain shoes, jackets, gloves, sunglasses, sweaters
The price depend of the group size –
or use our trip planner to build your ideal trip and receive a detailed quote from our specialist staff. price is based on two people, if more join the price goes down. We can run this as a private trip.