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San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni 3 Day Tour (Budget – One Way to Uyuni)

Experience the incredible Uyuni Salt Flats and some of the area’s other highlights, including high altitude lagoons, and hot springs in this 3 day, 2 night tour from San Pedro to Uyuni.

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San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni 3 Day Tour (Budget – One Way to Uyuni)

Overview of the Tour

Itinerary Overview

  • Duration: 3 days, beginning in San Pedro de Atacama and ending in Uyuni
  • Pick up: Begins at 07:00 – 07:30 with pickup at your place of lodging in San Pedro
  • Drop off: Arrival in Uyuni around 3pm (15:00) on the third day (drop off at your place of lodging)
  • Please see the Detailed Itinerary below for a full itinerary!

Overview of What’s Included

  • All meals
  • Transportation
  • Lodging in basic hostels (please scroll down if you would like detailed information about the hostels)
  • Either a Driver/Guide or a Driver and Guide, depending on what you book
  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel in San Pedro
  • Please see What’s Included section below for further details!

Contact

Please email us at info@keteka.com if you have any questions about the tour!

Prices

(Note that you can use the dropdown menus at the upper right side of the page to see the different prices)

Shared Accommodations

Spanish-speaking driver, shared dorm room, shared transportation: $200 USD per person

English-speaking guide, shared dorm room, shared transportation: $305 USD per person

Private Accommodations

Spanish-speaking driver, private accommodation, shared transportation: $270 USD per person

English-speaking guide, private accommodation, shared transportation: $375 USD per person

Private Tour

Private transportation, private accommodation, customizable itinerary English/Spanish-speaking guide included in price: $1,600 USD per group (1-6 people)

Detailed Information About the Tour

Please note that this tour is for the adventurous. The Uyuni Salt Flats are in the middle of nowhere, are only accessible with 4×4 vehicles, and have very little infrastructure supporting them (in terms of hostels and hotels). The hostels on this trip are very basic and often have power and water outages – this is a consistent issue for all homes and hostels/hotels in the area. The food during the trip is also quite basic. All of that said, most travelers leave saying that this was the adventure of a lifetime! If you are concerned with the level of comfort on the tour, please choose one of the Superior or Luxury Uyuni tour options on this page.

Description

Experience the incredible Uyuni Salt Flats and some of the area’s other attractions, like high altitude lagoons, flamingos, and hot springs. This 3 day, 2 night package includes everything you’ll need to enjoy your trip from San Pedro de Atacama to the Bolivian desert.

The Uyuni Salt Flat is the largest in the world at 10,582 kilometers. When wet, the ground becomes an absolutely stunning mirror of the sky. When dry, the seemingly endless ground can be used for fun, quirky photos that manipulate perspective.

This tour will take you  to and from several other-wordly locations. Aside from the Uyuni Salt Flats, you’ll see many other natural wonders from volcanoes to lagoons to obscure rock formations. Most of these sites are located in the Eduardo Avaroa Fauna National Reserve, Bolivia’s most visited protected area. And the adventure doesn’t end in Bolivia. From San Pedro de Atacama in Chile you’ll be able to continue on from this tour to all the amazing sites the Atacama Desert has to offer!

Detailed Itinerary

Please note that the exact itinerary depends heavily on weather and conditions on the salt flats. The following itinerary is subject to change – your final itinerary will be sent to you via email in an attachment. 

If you are traveling during rainy season (January, February, and March), your itinerary will be different from what is below. Follow this link to see your day to day itinerary.

Day 1: San Pedro to Comunidad Mallku Villa Mar

Transport from your hotel/hostel between 07:00 and 07:30 to the border of Bolivia. You will pass customs on the Chilean side and again on the Bolivian side. Once across the border, you will have some breakfast and board a 4×4 jeep in Hito Cajón (on the border) to begin your salt flats adventure! The sightseeing begins with visits to Laguna Blanca and Laguna Verde, which are at the base of Volcán Licancabur. From there, you will see the Dali Desert (Norte del Salvador de Dali). After, you will visit hot springs and the Morning Sun Geysers (Geisers de Sol de Mañana). The final sight of the day is Colorado Lagoon (Laguna Colorado), which is home to hundreds of flamingos!

Places you’ll visit on Day 1:

  • White Lagoon (Laguna Blanca)
  • Green Lagoon (Laguna Verde)
  • The Dali Desert
  • Hot springs (not included in the booking – additional $1.000 CLP or 6 Bolivianos)
  • Morning Sun Geyser (Geiser Sol de Mañana)
  • Colorada Lagoon (Laguna Colorada)

Tonight’s lodging is in Hostal Villamar (or potentially Uturunku Hostel if you select private accommodation) at 4,000 meters (13,120 feet).

Day 2: Comunidad Mallku Villa Mar to Hostel de Sal Candelaria

After breakfast, you and the group will head to Pinturas Rupestres (Cave Paintings) and the Valley of the Rocks (Valle de las Rocas), where you can see formations such as The Lost City of Italy (Ciudad de Italia Perdida), the World Cup (Copa del Mundo), Camello (Camel), and many others! Next, you’ll visit Laguna Negra (Black Lagoon) that is full of altiplanic fauna, including Tawas (black ducks with yellow faces), Gansos (geese), and native vegetation. In this area, you’ll also visit Laguna Catal (aka Laguna Misteriosa) and Cañon de Catal. After lunch, the group will enjoy the Mirador de la Cascada de Agua Dulce (The Fresh Water Waterfall Lookout Point), from where you can see a valley which is home to many Andean towns that make their livings tending animals such as llamas and alpacas. The day ends with arrival in the community of Villa Candelaria and a night in a hostel made entirely out of salt!

Places you’ll visit on Day 2:

  • Pinturas Rupestres (Cave Paintings)
  • Valley of the Rocks (Valle de las Rocas)
  • Laguna Negra (Black Lagoon)
  • Laguna Catal aka Laguna Misteriosa (Mysterious Lagoon)
  • Cañon de Catal (Catal Canyon)
  • Mirador de la Cascada de Agua Dulce (The Fresh Water Waterfall Lookout Point)

Tonight’s lodging is in Villa Candelaria Salt Hostel.

Day 3: Sunrise on the Uyuni Salt Flats to Comunidad Mallku Villa Mar

Today begins with a 5:00 am visit to the Isla Incahuasi (an island of coral and giant cacti in the salt flat!) to watch the sunrise over the Uyuni Salt Flats. The Uyuni Salt flat is the world’s largest at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 square miles) and is 3,656 meters (11,995 feet) above sea level. It was formed from transformations between prehistoric lakes and it extraordinarily flat and expansive. After enjoying this once in a lifetime experience, you will visit a hotel made entirely out of blocks of salt (the Hotel de Playa Blanca), the Salt Eyes (Ojos de Sal), and the Montoneras de Sal (Salt Mounds). In the community of Colchani, you will have a chance to see the Artisanal Salt-Making Process. After lunch, you will head to your last attraction of the day – the Uyuni Train Cementary (Cementerio de Trenes). After this, your driver will drop you off in Uyuni (at your hostel – the bus terminal and the airport are also possible drop off locations). You will arrive in Uyuni around 15:00 (3:00pm)

Places you’ll visit on Day 3:

  • Incahuasi Island ($3.000 CLP entrance not included in tour price)
  • Uyuni Salt Flats
  • Hotel de Playa Blanca
  • Salt Eyes (Ojos de Sal)
  • Montoneras de Sal (Salt Mounds)
  • Train Cemetery (Cementerio de Trenes)

What’s Included

  • Pickup at your hotel or hostel in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Guide (Spanish only or a guide that speaks English and Spanish, depending on which tour you book)
  • All meals (please note that they generally do not have food in Uyuni that accommodates gluten-free diets)
    • Water and juice is provided with some meals
  • Basic Lodging (if you book private lodging, you will have a private double room with a private bathroom)
    • 1st night – shared rooms with shared bathrooms (with hot showers)
    • 2nd night – shared rooms with shared bathrooms (with hot showers)
  • Note that there are 6 passengers seats in each vehicle, which means if you hire a bilingual guide, there would be 5 remaining passenger seats in the vehicle

What’s Not Included

  • Entrances to hot springs and national parks (total of about $20.000 CLP or 200 Bolivian pesos)
  • Visa (prices vary, can be upwards of $160 USD)
  • 5 liters of water

What to Bring on the San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni Tour

  • Your passport!
    • Also be sure to have the small white paper the Immigration gave you when you entered Chile
  • Cash – at least $160 USD for the Bolivia reciprocity fee (if you are from the United States), plus some extra for souvenirs, snacks, etc. There are no ATMs available during the trip, so bring crisp, new US dollars or Chilean pesos to change at casas de cambio (which are in San Pedro and Uyuni) or at restaurants (they don’t accept old, damaged bills). It’s better to bring small bills.
  • You should also bring a passport photo for the border crossing
  • 7 liters of water per person – this may sound like a lot, but remember you’re in the driest place on Earth, may suffer from altitude sickness, and you cannot buy water on the way. Water (6 liters) can be easily found and purchased in San Pedro de Atacama before the start of your tour, crossing into Bolivia.
  • Swimsuit
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Closed-toed shoes or boots
  • Sunglasses
  • Toilet paper – none will be provided in the bathrooms
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Warm clothing
  • Bolivian pesos (at least 350 Bolivian pesos for entrances to hot springs and national parks, plus some extra personal expenses)

It is recommended that you bring winter clothing and comfortable trekking shoes. Due to the high altitude and desert climate at night, it can get rather cold and you will want to layer up. Accommodations do not have heat and mornings and nights could be brutal without proper clothing. As for trekking shoes, much of the ground is uneven, so it is best to have enclosed, stable footwear with good traction. While sneakers are sufficient, boots or more hiking-oriented shoes will help keep you from skidding on certain surfaces. Terrain is quite varied, so your ankles will be quite thankful for the extra protection.

About the Lodging

Under ‘What’s Included’ above, we say “basic lodging” and we mean it. These are hostels and small hotels that are in basically the middle of nowhere in the desert in Bolivia, in towns that are very poor and lack the infrastructure that most travelers will be accustomed to. Please read the descriptions of what each night’s lodging includes, and if you would like a more comfortable/luxurious option, please email us at info@keteka.com and we will see if the operator can arrange something for you!

  • 1st night in Hostal Villamar
    • In the basic package, rooms and bathrooms are shared
    • There is electricity at all hours (unless there is a power outage)
    • Hot water is available at any time but you must pay 10 Bolivianos to have it turned on (they turn it on with gas) – it lasts about 8-10 minutes. Showers cost 10 Bolivianos regardless of whether you would like hot water or not.
    • If you book private accommodation for the tour, you will either stay in a private room in the same hostel, or in Uturunku Hostel
      • In both, the private rooms are very basic, but have private bathrooms, with hot water included
  • 2nd night in Villa Candelaria Salt Hostel
    • In the basic package, rooms and bathrooms are shared
    • There is electricity at all hours (unless there is a power outage)
    • Hot water is available at any time but you must pay 10 Bolivianos to have it turned on (they turn it on with gas). Showers cost 10 Bolivianos regardless of whether you would like hot water or not.
    • If you book private accommodation for the tour, you will stay in a private room in the same hostel – the room is very basic but it has a private bathroom and hot water is included

You can see photos of each of the lodging options at this link.

  • If you are traveling in winter (May-September) temperatures in the desert can go as low as -20 C° / -4 F°, so in these months you’re advised to bring a sleeping bag to use in addition to the bedding provided.
  • In winter, it is also possible that the water might be cut entirely due to extreme cold and there is not much the hostel will be able to do about it at the time, so having a flexible mentality is perhaps the best way to prepare!

Important Information About the Tour

Please note that in order to reserve this tour, we need to pay the operator immediately, so all bookings are final. If you have any questions before booking or want to confirm a certain date, please email us at info@keteka.com. Tours typically run every day.

General Information

  • There will be a maximum of 6 passengers in each vehicle (and one driver)
  • The exact itinerary is subject to change with weather – the weather around the salt flats is mostly pretty consistent, but when it rains or snows, it can dramatically change what is available during the trip
    • This is especially true during the months of February and March – the rainy season. The rain cuts off access to several parts of the itinerary, including (often) the salt hostel and Isla Incahuasi, among other parts of the trip. When this happens, the guide will do everything in their power to get you in a hostel of equivalent quality, but please note that all of the hostels around the salt flats are quite basic.
    • If you book the trip in for February or March, please expect changes in the itinerary – that is the norm, not the exception at that time of year. It is impossible to predict ahead of time exactly how the itinerary will be affected, but expect that it will change.
  • Please note that they generally do not have food in Uyuni that accommodates gluten-free diets
  • The road conditions around the flats are quite bad, but the tour uses 4W trucks that can handle it; the trucks are not new but they are kept in good shape and consistently maintained
  • We highly recommend you get travel insurance before this trip – between crossing an international border and the weather, there are lots of unpredictable factors that could affect the trip
  • Average weather conditions throughout the year:
    • Winter (May – August): chances of snow, with overnight temperatures reaching about -25° C (-13° F)
    • Rest of the year (September – April): temperatures reaching about 5° C (41° F) at night

Visas

You will be entering Bolivia on this tour and required to comply with their visa requirements on top of any visa requirements you may have to meet for Chile. You can see the latest requirements and cost of the visa for your country at this link. Visas can cost upwards of $160 USD and are not included in the price of this tour, so it is important to consider this in budgeting for your trip. The visa process can also vary in length so you may need to plan your trip including this tour further in advance than usual.

Please note that in practice, the Bolivian government has a big gap between what is on the books and what they usually enforce, and most travelers crossing the border near the salt flats simply need a filled-out visa form, a copy of their passport, the visa fee (in crisp, new, undamaged U.S. dollars), and your itinerary.

However, the rules on the books require all of what is listed below, and if they decide to enforce those rules when you reach the border and you did not bring all the required documents, we are not responsible if you are unable to cross. The safest course of action is to apply for the visa ahead of time, following the steps below.

Visa Requirements, according to the Bolivian government:

Altitude

Please note that parts of this excursion takes you well above 4,000 meters (over 13,000 feet) above sea level, so it will be important to remain hydrated, both leading up to the tour and throughout the tour. Water is not very easy to come by once on the tour, so be sure to pack plenty. It is also recommended to avoid alcoholic drinks the night before this trip, as well as the nights during the tour.

Symptoms of altitude sickness can include headaches, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, and drowsiness. It is also more difficult to breathe at higher altitudes. None of these symptoms are very ideal when you want to be enjoying an awesome trip to Uyuni, so warnings about hydration and avoiding alcohol should be heeded closely.

If you commonly suffer from altitude sickness, we recommend taking this tour after spending a few days in Atacama in order to acclimate if that can be worked into your personal itinerary. This excursion is not recommended for people who suffer from high blood pressure or heart disease. Pregnant women and children younger than 4 years old should not take this tour.

A Note on Money

You can change money into Bolivian bolivianos in San Pedro de Atacama or in Uyuni on the trip. It is highly recommended that you change all the money you will need to use either in San Pedro or before you leave your country of departure. You cannot change money at the airport in Calama, and please note that in Santiago some ‘casas de cambio’ or money exchange places may not stock bolivianos.

In San Pedro, go to the street Toconao, south of Caracoles and you will find numerous casas de cambio which all have competitive exchange rates.

For your trip, here is a breakdown of expenses:

  • Park entrance fee (required): 150 bolivianos
  • Hot springs entrance fee: 30 bolivianos
  • Showers in all refugios/hostels: 10 bolivianos each
  • Toilets: cost between 2-8 bolivianos per stop, most do not include toilet paper or soap

What’s Different in the Private Tour

  • Private rooms with private bathrooms (instead of shared)
  • More control over the itinerary
  • Includes bilingual guide (note that this means there are only 5 spaces in the vehicle – please email us at info@keteka.com if your group has more than 5 people and you are interested in a private tour)

Safety

It should be noted that considering you will be traveling in two different countries, safety standards will vary. Bolivia is considered to be less safe than Chile, meaning you should take extra precautions. Being on a tour with others may help to mitigate some potential risks, but overall you should still maintain a higher degree of caution. You are unlikely to be a victim of violent crime in either country, but certainly be aware of your belongings as pickpocketing is common. For more information on safety in Chile and Bolivia, please refer to our safety directory.

Another safety concern for some people traveling to Uyuni is the drivers on these tours, as there have been some horror stories about the drivers for tours to Uyuni that involved lack of safety equipment in cars and even drunk driving. We work closely with a tour operator we trust and have had our staff on their tours with no such issues.

Weather

The time of year that you go to Uyuni won’t make necessarily make or break your trip, it’ll just depend on what you would like to see. The Altiplano region of Bolivia where Uyuni is located tends to have more of a wet season and a dry season as opposed to four strict seasons. Most people look for the more ideal traveling conditions overall, which are in the dry season between July and October. However, there are a good number of people who specifically seek out a visit to Uyuni in its wet season in hopes of seeing the stunning mirror effect of the water on the salt flat.

The wet season is also colder, but nights during the dry season aren’t particularly warm. During the dry season, Uyuni’s climate takes after that of the Atacama Desert in the sense that the days can be hot and sunny but the temperature can drop drastically with the sun. In either season, layers will be necessary. And in the case of the wet season, you’ll want those outer layers to be waterproof.

Map of the Area and Attractions

(Note that the tour generally follows the black lines, the blue route that goes through Ollague is only for when the Hito Cajon border is closed. This tour does not include drop-off in Calama.)

The Atacama Desert

This tour leaves from San Pedro de Atacama. However, the majority of this tour is spent seeing sights throughout Bolivia, not those of the Atacama Desert in Chile. The Atacama Desert is an absolute wonder to be seen though. If you are booking this tour you are likely already planning to spend several days exploring there as well. But if you haven’t considered such a plan, you really should think about doing so.

From stargazing to sandboarding to countless wondrous landscapes, you will not want to miss out on such an amazing opportunity to discover the driest non-polar desert in the world. To find out some more information about San Pedro de Atacama and to see our tour options to experience it, click here.

 

 

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

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    A Friend and I went on a three day trip from Atacama to Uyuni. Our chauffeur Rodolfo was very nice, very interesting and definitly very patient. Before leaving, we were very afraid of the driving as we had read a lot of terrifying stories, but our trip went perfectly well.
    I loved the fact that [the operator] was not following the same itinerary as the other agencies. The second day, we hardly saw other tourist.
    Accomodation and food were perfect considering you are in the middle of nowhere.
    Thank you Rodolfo for this amazing experience !

  2. Rated 4 out of 5

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    I picked this agency because it was recommended by the owner of my hostal and it was a good choice. Before traveling I read a lot of horror stories on tours to Bolivia, and am happy to report that everything went smooth on mine. However I met a couple whose car had broken down on the way and they lost a full day of tour because that’s how long it took them to fix the car. This is an adventurous trip, and adaptation spirit is required – just accept that these things could happen. The cars are owned by the drivers, and they do their best to keep up maintenance, but you never know.

    Anyway, on my tour everything went well and I met very fun people – we were a fun group and got along very well! [The operator] goes to a different route than most other agencies, which means that places are less crowded when you get there, and that you sleep at lower altitude on the first day, which helps you get used to it. We always had plenty of food, which was good quality, and they were even able to arrange vegetarian options for two people in our group! The highlights was sleeping in a hostal entirely made of salt, including walls and floors, called Hostal Don Carlos, just at the entrance of the Salar de Uyuni. Very picturesque, they had good hot showers and comfy beds. We were the only guests there, so no crowds and no queue for bathroom or showers!

    Our guide was called Vladimir, and he took good care of us. The only feedback I would give is that he often gave quite basic information about the places we were visiting, and didn’t add much more if we asked questions. We would have appreciated more guidance and information on what we were seeing, and some more interaction with the group, especially when taking photos in perspective at the Salar. Service was very good overall, in terms of driving and food organisation – however these information and interaction aspects could be improved.

    My advice / watch outs:
    – Bring toilet paper with you. Not every bathroom has it and you might have to pay for it!
    – Some bathrooms are very very basic and not very clean. You can see that they are building more facilities and standards will probably improve in the next years, but for the moment some places really are very basic.
    – I can’t stress enough how cold it gets, especially in autumn/winter. Layer up and bring your own sleeping bag!
    – If you’re a light sleeper, bring ear plugs, as accommodation is mostly shared.
    – If your guide is not giving you enough info, don’t be afraid to ask questions.
    – Be aware that sometimes the officials at the Bolivian border can be corrupt and ask you for money to put a stamp on your passport and let you in or out of the country, for any excuse. It happened to me and while I was annoyed I decided not to argue, cause I just wanted to get out and back to Chile, and after all those 10 Bolivianos he asked were the equivalent of 2 dollars for me. Annoying tho.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

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    We were a group of 6 and we went to the salar tour for 3 days. Our guide/driver luis was great. Really helpfull , nice and explained everything we ask. Highly recommend

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Had the most amazing trip with remy as our guide. The food was really good, vehicle was reliable even though we heard many stories of other companies breaking down. Lots of stops along the way to break up the journey. Would definitely recommend.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

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    We really enjoyed our trip to Uyuni. Fabian, our guide was excellent. Very good and safe driver as well as just a lovely human being. Food and accomodation exceeded our expectations. Would definitely recommend.

  6. Rated 4 out of 5

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    We really enjoyed our trip with White and Green. Our guide/driver German was great and we felt safe with his diving. Luckily there was someone in our group who spoke Spanish and was able to translate as he didn’t speak any english.

    The accommodation and food were better than expected! You definitely need to bring warm clothes for the nights and early mornings.

    We would recommend [the operator] for your salt flats tour!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

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    It was amazing!
    People in our car was so nice, and we really got along. Our guide, Remy, was excellent: not just funny and nice, but he also knows a lot about the culture and the country, and made our trip even better! (Ah, and the food also was pretty good.)
    And to get even better, we didn’t do the traditional way to Uyuni, but an alternative way: in the second day, instead of seeing a lot of lagunas (lakes), we stopped the car in the Rock Valley and walk around until we get to the Black Lake (Laguna Negra), and for me, that place was even better than Salar de Uyuni! It’s hidden between some canyons, in a really green valley with llamas walking around – and you walk among them. If you have the chance, ask for this alternative route, because it’s incredible.
    Thank you Remy, it was incredible!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

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    The amount of tour companies offering the 3 day trek from San Pedro can be a little overwhelming but after a lot of research we decided to go with [the operator] and we are so happy with our choice!

    There were 5 of us together and along with booking the moon valley tour with the same company we were given a good offer.

    Our driver was Vladimir – very safe and very careful. He spoke a little English but it might be beneficial if you have someone in your group that speaks Spanish to understand a little more. He really took care of the car (washing it and checking under the bonnet each night). I would highly recommend [the operator] and Vladimir to anyone looking to to do the tour :).

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

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    Had a great 3D2N trip to Uyuni. Everything went really well.
    – Great driver Paulo, safe driving
    – Super guide Giovanni who was fun and great company. Spoke good English and took good care of us. Enjoyed very much our dinner conversations.
    – Great group
    – Even though there were 25 landcruisers with tourists leaving the Chile/Bolivia border, we were often on our own or with only 1-2 other groups. Also because we were a bit faster than others.
    – Decent food
    – Accomodation was better than expected
    – Good price, though of course that depends on how you book / bargain

    A negative was that the first night was spent at 4200m whereas the manager in San Pedro had promised a stay at 3500m. In the end this was not a big problem but why give this promise? So if some aspect of the trip is important to you, I would recommend to get it in writing *and* confirm it with the guide at the border.

    But in anycase, I would highly recommend [the operator] travel based on this experience.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

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    We spend 3 wonderful days with our guide Chris. I was so heardbroken to leave him. Thank you Chris for this amazing trip, it wouldn’t be the same with another guide !

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

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    After all the horror stories I’ve heard of the San Pedro to Uyuni tour, I was wary of booking one. But my hostel I was staying at recommended this one and assured they offered a safe service, so I opted for it, and I’m glad I did! The tour with [the operator] was extremely safe (which was my main concern), the drivers were professional and drove appropriately. Although they seemed a bit over worked and tired on the first day (they had to be up at 5am!) they managed to do the whole trip in a very safe manner! The trucks were also good, only had a small minor flat tire which was quickly fixed!

    The first night accommodation is COLD! Just like everywhere in the desert, bring many warm clothes and maybe a sleeping bag and you’ll be fine! You also don’t sleep above 4000m of altitude which is a good thing! The second night was in a Salt hotel and it was amazing! Warm and cozy, and wow what a place to look at the stars! (Again bring warm clothes for star gazing!)

    The food was really good, and plenty, always had enough for the big group of hungry travellers we were!

    If you (or someone in your group) speaks Spanish, it will help a lot! The drivers had a lot to say about the places were we visiting but only spoke Spanish! So if you speak Spanish a little bit, you’ll get a driver AND a guide!!

    Overall, I’m happy I did it with [the operator], the price was VERY cheap for the quality of the food and accommodation that you get! If I were to do it again, I would chose [this operator]

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

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    We had an amazing 3D2N tour! Remy was our driver and we were really impressed with how well he looked after us after all the horror stories you hear Remy was very professional and a safe driver. We were told before we went on the tour that they did not have an English speaking guide but luckily one of the girls in our car spoke Spanish. However Remy spoke slowly and clearly and repeated himself and it was surprising how much we could understand. Remy is so knowledgeable and very patient he made sure we saw as much as possible and that we were all ok as well as checking the car and it’s tyres at every stop. The food was great and we had no hidden charges. Our second night in the Salt Hotel was great with hot showers. The first night although there was hot showers very few people used them as it was so windy and freezing in the hostel. The only negative thing I can think of is that when we booked Eric had told us sleeping bags were included but when we arrived at the first hostel there weren’t enough. Once we arrived in Uyuni Remy took us to get bus tickets and also the ATM and told us to call him if we had any problems. I would definitely recommend requesting Remy as your driver if you can!

  13. Rated 4 out of 5

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    Our trip with these guys was great. Our driver Johnny took great car of the vehicle making sure the tyres were always pumped up and the windows always clean. The food was good, especially the lunches. Had better food than some other tours staying in the same place in the evenings. Would totally recommend. In fact we did and some friends just had a great trip with them.
    The only reason for 4 rather than 5 is that the operator said that they would reserve bus tickets for us with a company we asked for. However when we got to Uyuni we found that they hadn’t and they were sold out. Johnny took us around to bus companies though until we found some tickets. So worked out in the end.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    I did 3 day Uyuni tour (English guide) starting from San Pedro de Atacama, and it was fantastic experience. Keteka handled the booking process well, and was ready at hand for any queries you had during the booking process or about the tour itself. Driver was reliable and drove safely during the entire trip. Overall tour was great, and would recommend this tour!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    We did the 3 days Uyuni tour. Keteka linked us to green and white expedition. Our English speaking guide Daniel (Dinosaurus) was great. He had good knowledge about the area and the history of Bolivia. Orlando, our driver, drove very safely. The hostals were basic but good. We booked private rooms with bathroom. I heared from others who stayed in the dorms, that they had to wait long before they could take a shower. The food was delicious. Dinosaurus helped us with making some great pictures at the salt flats. Overall, we had a great time!

  16. Rated 4 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    My wife and I did the 3 day tour from San Pedro to Uyuni in January. We felt that the tour was one of the absolute highlights of our 3 months lasting trip around South America. There were so many highlights, too many to mention I guess. My personal favourites though were Laguna Colorada with hundreds if not thousands of flamingos on day 1, sleeping in a salt hotel during the second night and walking around Isla Incahuasi surrounded by the Salar de Uyuni, followed by breakfast on the salar on day 3.
    I also appreciated very much that the local agent Eric of White and Green was ready to do the briefing the day before departure in our hostel since my wife was really feeling unwell.
    I do think though that the itinerary of day 1 is a bit too full/hard for Some people. In comparison, day 2 and 3 are much more relaxed.
    The only thing to conplain about, preventing me from giving a 5 star rating is that guide and/or driver did not meet the promise which Eric of White and Green gave my wife. She was so ill that she almost was not able to join the tour, so Eric said he would instruct guide and driver to allow my wife a front Seat in the 4WD during the trip or at least on the 1st day. However, when we started the tour it appeared that guide and driver didn’t know or didn’t want to know about such a promise. Instead, and Italian man was allowed to have the most confirtable Seat all 3 days. The guide said that this was agreed on the spot between driver and Italian guy. To me this smelled as if Some money was paid to the driver (Reinaldo or Ronaldo) but I can’t prove it.
    Still, I can recommend this Tour.

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