Explore the Uyuni Salt Flats, enjoy simple but comfortable lodging, and marvel that the stunning landscapes of the remote Bolivian countryside! Beginning and ending in Uyuni, this Bolivian Salt Flats tour will introduce you to all the best sights in this extreme region.
The Uyuni Salar is the world’s largest salt flat. The stunning, barren landscape serves as a mirror to the sky, reflecting the clouds and spanning across the horizon. It’s like heaven on Earth. On this tour, experience the salt flats with a local guide, and marvel at region’s other natural wonders, such as the colorful Colorada and Verde Lagunas, refreshing hot springs, gushing geysers, and flocks of flamingos that live and thrive in the barren landscape.
Explore the area with a local English or Spanish-speaking guide, enjoy simple but comfortable lodging, and marvel that the stunning landscapes of the remote Bolivian countryside! Beginning and ending in Uyuni, this Bolivian Salt Flats tour will introduce you to all the best sights in this extreme region.
Day 1: Journey to the spectacular Uyuni Salt Flats for a Bolivian Salt Flats tour
The tour begins with pick up at your hostel/hotel in Uyuni between 10:30-11:00 a.m. The first stop is at a Train Cemetery, where you will see the remnants of decades-old trains that were abandoned just outside Uyuni. After snapping a few eerie photos of the landscape, the group will head to Colchani and see how salt is processed.
You will then enter the Uyuni Salt Flats for the first time on the trip. In this area, you will also see the Salt Mounds, where piles of salt have been prepared for transport, plus the original Salt Hotel (which no longer accepts guests).
The last sight in this area is Isla Incahuasi, which is home to giant cacti and a fantastic 360-degree view of the salt flats! After ample time to explore and take photos, the group will head to the village of Atulcha and spend the night in a hostel made of salt.
Accommodation: Kachi Wasi or Samarikuna
Day 2: Visit high-altitude lagoons and see local wildlife
After a very early breakfast, the group will hop in the 4×4 and head south. The first destination is the Sora Canyon, where you should be able to see llamas in their natural habitat! Next is Chuguana, where you will be able to see inactive volcanos, plus Volcan Ollague, which is semi-active.
As you continue through the desert, you will pass high altitude lagoons that are home to 3 species of flamingo. At the Siloli desert, you will see the “tree of rock,” before continuing on to Laguna Colorada — a red lagoon full of flamingos! Here, the group will enter the Eduardo Avaroa National Park.
In the late afternoon, you will visit the Sol de Mañana (Morning Sun) geysers. The day ends in Polques, where you will have time to relax in natural hot springs under a fantastically starry sky.
Accommodation: A community-run hostel
Day 3: Witness powerful geysers and volcanoes before you return to Uyuni
Today’s activities start at 5:00 am with a visit to the Sol de Mañana geysers for some incredible sunrise views. If the group did not visit the hot springs on Day 2, you will have some time after breakfast to enjoy them.
The next stop is the Dali Desert, characterized by barren landscapes that evoke the surrealist paintings of Salvador Dali. Take time to see the green waters of Laguna Verde and see Volcan Licancabur towering on the horizon. From here, the group begins the journey back to Uyuni, arriving in the city around 16:30-17:00 pm.
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