Uyuni Salt Flats Full Day Tour

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 9 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    8:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Avenida Ferroviaria, Av Ferroviaria, Uyuni, Bolivia
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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*), 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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

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

Most travelers can participate

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.

Traveler Reviews

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  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 31-Mar-2018

    I can not speak highly enough of Louis and the team for giving us such an unforgettable trip to the salt flats, his knowledge and his patients to help us get some awesome photos. Thank you guys

  • 10-Dec-2017

    It was Amazing! The guide tour was incredible and we had so much fun there! Our guide was so kind and took a lot pics from us. I loved the veggie meal!
    I really recommend to do this tour!

  • 03-Nov-2017

    Very good - amazing trip across Salar de Uyuni , Sunset on the desert and Cactus Island .

  • 02-Nov-2017

    While the tour itself was decent, our tour guide spent too much time talking which could have been done during the car ride and not enough time at the train cemetery. We were also very stressed out that we would miss our overnight bus, which our driver reassured us we would not miss several times. We made it with 5 minutes to spare. What should have been a great day ended on a sour note as a result. I highly recommend going with a 3 day tour instead of the1 day tour if you have the time.

  • 28-Oct-2017

    Incredible tour! There were a few different companies offering similar, so I wasn't sure which to pick, but this one was a great choice. The guides were really knowledgable, spoke fluent Spanish and English and were easy going. We spent some time at the Train Cemetery, which was good if not a little packed with other travellers before moving on to the salt flats. Lots of other companies don't give you lunch, or something like crackers and cheese, however, these guys provided a really nice, warm lunch with meat and vegetarian options which went down really well. The views of the salt flats were incredible, the expanse was breathtaking. Although lots of people were doing similar trips, the guide made extra effort to make sure that our group had our own space on the flats. They also helped our group get photos and generally kept everyone happy. Everyone was dropped back to their accommodation at the end of the day too, which was helpful. All in all it was an amazing trip, really glad I did it.

  • 29-Jan-2017

    awesome 1 day tour! no extra time needed. just wish I visited during wet season. tour guide gave us great suggestions for poses.

  • 26-Dec-2016

    Pros:
    The tour was amazing! Spectacular views and a great English speaking guide. He helped us to take so many unique shots.

    Cons:
    If booked directly with Red Planet in Uyuni it will be much much cheaper. Viator gives the flexibility of booking it in advance but for hefty amount!

  • 25-Oct-2016

    Small group sizes and friendly staff and nice lunch. Plenty of variety in the day. Highly recommend.

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