This express Salar de Uyuni 3 Day Tour shows you gorgeous salt flats and other natural wonders in Chile and Bolivia. Visit lagoons, geysers, and more!
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On this Salar de Uyuni 3 Day Tour, you will visit some of the best natural attractions of Bolivia. You will also enjoy 2 comfortable nights in 3-star and 4-star Tayka Hotels. This trip was designed for travelers who want to fit a whole lot of adventure in a short amount of time. You’ll love the beautiful landscapes, unique wildlife, and fascinating salt flats of this tour!
Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Start and end location: San Pedro de Atacama
Day 1 – Cross into Bolivia and Enjoy its Lagoons, Mountains, Geysers, and Wildlife
Your Salar de Uyuni 3 Day Tour starts at 7:00 am as you are picked up in a minibus from your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama. From there, you will travel to the border and cross at Hito Cajones. You will switch from minibus to 4W vehicle at the border.
As you are driving to the border, you will be able to see the Licancabur Volcano in the distance. Once you cross the border, you will get to see the volcano up close, along with the nearby Green Lagoon (Laguna Verde) and White Lagoon (Laguna Blanca). These two pools of Eduardo Avaroa Natural Reserve are brightly colored due to high amounts of copper in the water.
Next, you will go on through the Salvador Dali Desert. You will stop for a swim at the Polques Hot Springs. Then, you will see the volcanic activity of the Geysers of the Morning Sun (Géiseres del Sol de Mañana).
In the afternoon, you will admire the brightly colored flamingos of Red Lagoon (Laguna Colorada). There, you can find 30,000 flamingos of three different species that have made the lagoon their main nesting ground. After that, you will go through the highlands, admiring the surrounding mountains, volcanic rocks and the Stone Tree (El Arbol de Piedra). At night, you will rest at Hotel del Desierto Tayka Ojito Perdiz.
Day 2 – Experience the Uyuni Salt Flats and Surrounding Attractions
On the second day of your Salar de Uyuni 3 Day Tour, you will start with Kara Lagoon and Chullunkani Lagoon, admiring the local flora and fauna. You will also see the Zepita Galaxies that were created in the stalactites of sub-aquatic Lake Minchín bacteria 40,000 years ago.
Next, you get to see the main attraction of this tour: the Uyuni Salt Flats! Walk along a nice path to the top if Incahuasi Island, where you can admire 360-degree vistas of the salt flats. You will also see the natural beauty of Cactus Valley (Echinopsis). Afternoon attractions include Ojos del Salar (Salt Eyes), the Salt Museum, the Salt Mines, and the salt handicrafts of Colchani Town. You will stay for the night at Hotel de Sal Luna Salada.
Day 3 – Return to San Pedro de Atacama, Stopping by Villages on the Way
You will leave Hotel de Sal and take an 8-hour drive to the Bolivia-Chile border. You will get to visit Andean mountain villages along the way. After switching again from 4W to minibus, you will drive to San Pedro de Atacama, arriving at 18:00 pm. This is where your Salar de Uyuni 3 Day Tour comes to an end.
After you book your experience, you will receive a confirmation email from us confirming that your payment went through. You will then be connected directly to the tour operator, in case you have any further questions. We are also happy to answer any questions about the tour, or travel in general in your country of destination.