Experience the incredible Uyuni Salt Flats and some of the area’s other attractions, like high altitude lagoons, museums, and hot springs in this 4 day, 3 night roundtrip from San Pedro to Uyuni.
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Experience the incredible Uyuni Salt Flats and some of the area’s other attractions, like high altitude lagoons, museums, and hot springs. This 4 day, 3 night package includes everything you’ll need to enjoy your trip from San Pedro de Atacama to the Bolivian desert, including the guidance of a Bilingual Guide.
You will be entering Bolivia on this tour and required to comply with their visa requirements. You can see the latest requirements and cost of the visa for your country at this link.
Day 1: San Pedro – Colorada Lagoon
Transport from your hotel/hostel between 07:00 and 07:30 to the border of Bolivia. Board a 4×4 jeep in Hito Cajón (on the border) to begin your salt flats adventure.
Places you’ll visit on Day 1:
You’ll stay in a Refugio in Huayllajara (a modest hotel, with electricity only from 19:00 until 21:00).
Day 2: Colorada Lagoon – Hotel de Sal
Places you’ll visit on Day 2:
Día 3: Sunrise on the Uyuni Salt Flats – Refugio Villa del Mar
Places you’ll visit on Day 3:
You will stay the night in Refugio Villa del Mar.
Day 4: Villa del Mar – San Pedro de Atacama
You will leave Villa del Mar around 05:00am and arrive back in San Pedro around midday!
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:
Uyuni is a very small town and is the last stop so do not to rely on changing money there because if you run out beforehand you will be very stuck. Additionally, you may need extra money for souvenirs or purchases on the road if you wish. You will be taken to a market just after the salt flats on the last day – it’s much better to buy souvenirs here than in Uyuni, as there is more variety and Uyuni does not have the same type of gifts.
In total, we recommend 350 Bolivianos per person, to allow for all the required fees plus some spending money.
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.