Experience the stunning natural wonders of Chile and Bolivia in only 4 days on these Salar de Uyuni Tours! You will make lifelong memories on this trip.
These Salar de Uyuni Tours take you on an incredible journey from San Pedro de Atacama to the Salt Flats of Uyuni. Marvel at stunning desert landscapes, lagoons, geysers, and more on this 4 day/3 night trip. Uyuni is home to the largest salt flats in the world, which have been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Start and end location: San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Day 1 – Cross the Border into Bolivia and See Flamingos at Bolivian Highland Lagoons
On the first day of your Salar de Uyuni tours, you will depart in a minibus from your San Pedro de Atacama hotel at 7:30 am. From there, you will drive to the Bolivian border and go through the immigration controls of Chile and Bolivia. At the border, you will exchange the minibus for a 4W vehicle.
Today, you will get to see Laguna Blanca (White Lagoon) and Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon). Those two are at the bottom of Licancabur Volcano, in the Bolivian highlands. After that, your journey continues to Salvador Dalí Desert, Polques Baths, and the Geysers del Sol de Mañana (Geysers of the Morning Sun). These waters erupt periodically from the ground at a temperature of 194°F (90°C). To finish up the day, you will see the home of more than 30,000 flamingos at Laguna Colorado (Red Lagoon). You will stay the night at Villa Mar (13,090 feet/3,990 meters).
Day 2 – Admire Rock Formations in the Rocas Valley and Spot Andean Wildlife
The day starts at 8:00 am as you visit the city of Rocas, see the volcanic lava of Rocas Valley, and marvel at the World Cup and Camel rock formations. Then, you will go to Laguna Catal, Laguna Vinto, Inca Canyon, and Sora Canyon. Along the way, you can see llamas, ñanduz, vizcachas, vicuñas, foxes, and other Andean wildlife. Villa Martin will be where you rest for the night.
Day 3 – Watch the Sunrise at the Uyuni Salt Flats and Visit Various Salt Flat Attractions
Today has an early start at 5:00 am for your Salar de Uyuni tours. You will go to the Uyuni Salt Flats at this time to appreciate a spectacular sunrise. Then, you will visit Incahuasi Island, a calcareous rock formation in the middle of the Salt Flats. Afterwards, you will see Ojos del Salar (Salt Flat Eyes), the Salt Mines, the Salt Museum, the Train Cemetery, and the village of Colchani. Ultimately, you will get to Uyuni at 14:00 pm. You’ll then have 2 hours of free time. Then, you will go to Villa Mar.
Day 4 – Return to San Pedro from Villa Mar
Your Salar de Uyuni tours come to an end today. You will leave Villa Mar at 5:00 am to take a 4-hour car ride to the border of Bolivia. There, you will hop off the 4W and hop on a minibus for the rest of the drive to San Pedro de Atacama, arriving there about 12:30 pm.
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.