One of the highlights of Bolivia and entire South America: Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt-desert in the world. Surrounded by impressive volcanos, exceptional landscapes, it’s flora and fauna, Andean flamingos, colored lakes and much more!!! 40.000 Years ago, lake Minchin was located here. When it dried, it left behind a layer of salt that can be up to 20 meters deep. The amazing salar and impressive surrounding landscapes make this site unforgettable. The reflecting and disorienting effects allow for interesting photographing. During this tour we will sleep in a Salt-Hotel, visit indigenous villages and wonderful colored lakes, geysers, flamingo’s and much more.
The most popular Salt Flats Tours are 4×4 vehicle tours that of 3 Days or 1 Day that start and finish in Uyuni but its also possible to start in San Pedro de Atacama in Chile and finishing in Uyuni, or return to Chile!!!!!
Sights and activities at the Salt Flats
Our Salt Flats tour options
We offer several options on exploring the Salt Flats. We have shared group tours but also private tours for more commodity! There are tours with English speaking guide/drivers and Spanish speaking guide/drivers.
Tayka 3 days – 2 nights tour
Overnight stay in the best hotels in the region, as described in program in Tayka hotels or salt hotels of similar category. Comfortable Tayka hotels like the salt (entirely made of pure salt), stone (made of rocks) and desert (located in a beautiful desert only 40 minutes away from the Red Lagoon) hotels.
3 days – 2 nights tour with English guide and private room + private bathroom
A 3 days 4×4 trip with English guide and both nights private Rooms and private bathrooms only!
3 days – 2 nights tour Spanish guide
A 3 days 4×4 trip with Spanish guide first night in double / triple rooms in a salt hotel (we need to confirm availability), second night in dorm style rooms (Also possible with both nights private rooms)!
1 day tour
An amazing day on 12.000 km² of wonderful landscapes of salt. Perfect for those with less time.
2 days tour Saltflats
The tours of two days are far less popular and therefore are usually only available as private tour options.
San Pedro de Atacama to San Pedro 4 days
Starting and returning To San Pedro de Atacama in Chile.
5 days combi La Paz to Uyuni via Sajama NP
Starting directly in La Paz and traveling through the lesser visited area of Sajama, home to Bolivias highest mountain Nevado Sajama, is a wonderful adventure and the perfect way to avoid the overnight bus travel to Uyuni.
3 days – 2 nights tour San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni
Basically the reverse of the popular 3 Day tours from Uyuni for those traveling from Chile the San Pedro to Uyuni tour is ideal.
1 day Salt Flats motorcycle tour
An amazing experience to ride on this unforgettable landscape. Riding across it on a motorcycle is a very moving and humbling experience.
More information, helping you to decide
For more information please check the full itinerary of the different options.
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