Uyuni Salt Flats Full Day Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    08:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Avenida Ferroviaria, Av. Ferroviaria, Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

If you are traveling to Bolivia, a day trip to the Uyuni Salt Flats is something that can't be missed. Cruise along out-of-this-world landscapes and take incredible perspective photos in the world's largest salt flats.

Highlights

  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • Led by a local guide
  • Separate driver ensures your guides full attention throughout the day
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point
  • Lunch included
  • Small-group tour

Know More about this tour

The Salar de Uyuni or salt flats is one of the world's highest deserts, surrounded by mountains and volcanoes that reaches 5000 meters (16,400 feet) above sea level.

Start your tour with a visit to Uyuni's 'train graveyard' to see the first locomotives in Bolivia. Then, visit the small village of Colchani (salt miners workshops next to the salt flats) before continuing on to the great salt flats of Uyuni. Along the way, see many piles of salt and the 'eyes of the salt' (big holes in the salt flats where the water, from underneath this death lake, still comes out by high pressure).

Take photos as you cruise along the vast white expanse of salt, and visit a hotel made completely of salt. After lunch, travel to Inca Huasi (Fish Island), in the middle of the salt flats, where you will have time to take a hike to the top of the island to see giant cactus and rock formations made of petrified coral.

Take time to organize your group for fun perspective and proportion-distorted photos on the blinding white surface of the salt flats. Then make your way to the foot of thebig Volcano Tunupa (5,434m / 17,828 feet) to appreciate a nice view and get some pictures. Return back to Uyuni around 7pm, stopping along the way to enjoy a fantastic sunset in the Salar of Uyuni.

Inclusions

Transportation in a Toyota land cruiser 4x4 drive

Local Driver & English Speaking Guide

Lunch

Exclusions

Entrance Fees: Isla Incahuasi (30 Bs approx), Reserva Eduardo Avaroa Protected Area (150 Bs*)

Please note that these costs are subject to change without prior notice.

Tips for Guide and Driver (Please keep in mind that tipping is common in Latin America and would be greatly appreciated.

Personal Expenses

Travel Insurance

Toilets on the way (20 Bs approx)

Entry/Admission - Salar de Uyuni

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 12 hours of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

SUGGESTED PACKING LIST: Sun hat, sunglasses (to protect your eyes from the bright glare off the salt panes), sunblock, coat, gloves, wool hat, trekking shoes, warm socks, water bottle, snacks, personal medication, camera, hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

WEATHER NOTE: During the rainy season from January to April, the Salt Flats fill up with water so it is not possible to cross them in the same way as during dry season. As a consequence, the itinerary is modified during that period. The main changes are usually as follows: Instead of stopping at the Inca Wasy (Fish Island), we stop at a place where the water reflects the sky and where it seems that the sky and the ground merge into one. Partial refunds cannot be made due to weather conditions.

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

Traveler Reviews

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  • 15-Nov-2022

    Fantastic full day tour organised by Banjo Tours. Our guide, Nadia Ponce Inturias, picked us up off our flight from La Paz and with the help of Zenon, our driver, dropped us off for the fabulous Todo Tourismo overnight bus back to La Paz. Nadia possessed an excellent command of English and was extremely knowledgeable regarding the geological history that formed the flats, the wildlife and vegetation. A red wine and cold meat surprise over sunset on the flats capped a memorable day. Thanks Nadia, Zenon, and Yanet in the Banjo Office for providing us with one of our best ever tourist experiences!!

  • 04-Mar-2020

    A great day out on the Salt Flats. Guide was super friendly and helped take some of the great photos our group got.

  • 26-Jan-2020

    El lugar es maravilloso, con paisajes que parecen de otro planeta. Nos encantó a todos, nos sacamos unas fotos hermosas

  • 23-Jan-2020

    Mi experiencia fue inolvidable, es un lugar muy aventurero!! Nuestro guía Juan era excelente, siempre dispuesto a ayudar. Lo único que no nos agradó era la caminata a alturas altas, pero valió la pena!!! Lo más bonito son los espejos de agua.

  • 09-Dec-2019

    Surprenante atmosphère, apprendre que c'est une mer de sel sur plusieurs km. vaut vraiment le déplacement. Paysage fantastique .

  • 03-May-2019

    The driver was very very lazy and did not care. Guide was Just OK. The first half of the day was tour of slums and stops to get our $. Did not come all the way to uyuni to be driven around see their friends and try to take our $. Lunch was bad we didn’t eat it. Once we got to the salts flats it was beautiful. Do not take this tour!

  • 02-May-2019

    The driver was very very lazy and did not care. Guide was Just OK. The first half of the day was tour of slums and stops to get our $. Did not come all the way to uyuni to be driven around see their friends and try to take our $. Lunch was bad we didn’t eat it. Once we got to the salts flats it was beautiful. Do not take this tour!

  • 26-Mar-2019

    Had a very knowledgeable guide that can tell you everything you want to know and more about the history of the area. Had some red wine and chips at sun down and got to see a great sunset with a reflection! Our guide refused to stop searching until we found the perfect spot to catch the sunset with a reflection which you don't always get to see due to rain and wind conditions being unfavorable.

  • 31-Jul-2018

    Te llevan a varios lugares de esta enorme extensión en camionetas 4x4, con guía además buenos fotógrafos que aprovechan el reflejo del agua y la orientación del sol. Lleva ropa adecuada, ellos te dan las botas. A divertirse en medio de este lugar mágico y extraordinario.

  • 06-Apr-2018

    Salt Flats were amazing. If you have the time, 3 day tour would be great to do with Red Planet. I only had time for the one day tour and the guides were awesome. Really fun and knowledgeable. The guide took us to a secluded area on the salt flats so we would be the only one in our pictures and spent so much time taking photos and had different ideas as to what we should do and try. Great day.

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