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Salar de Uyuni 3 Day Trip
Activities in Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni 3 Day Trip

  • The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English. English
  • 3 days

Discover the fascinating Train Cemetery, beautiful salt flats, the Cañapa Lagoon and the Dali Desert on this 3-day tour of the Salar de Uyuni and its surrounding area.

Salar de Uyuni 3 Day Trip

Day 1

After picking you up from the meeting point on Colon Avenue in Uyuni, our 3-day tour of the Salar de Uyuni and its surrounding area will begin. The first stop on our tour will be the intriguing Train Cemetery, home to abandoned trains and locomotives from the late 19th and early 20th century.

Later, we will go to the small indigenous community of Colchani, where we'll learn how iodized salt is made and processed using traditional methods.

We'll then make our way to the magnificent Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world. Exploring every corner of this expanse of white desert, we'll discover its most important parts, such as the Salt Piles, and the world's very first salt hotel.

Following our tour of the salt flats, we'll stop for a delicious lunch of Bolivian specialities surrounded by these unique landscapes. After eating, we'll have time to capture the magnificent scenery and its reflections on camera.

In the afternoon, we'll take a short trek around Incahuasi Island, which lies on the salt flat. On this rocky outcrop, we will see huge cacti, some reaching 30 feet in height. As the day draws to a close, we'll watch a spectacular sunset over the Salar de Uyuni, an image you'll never forget!

In the evening, we'll go for dinner in Candelaria or San Juan, where we'll spend the first night and prepare for the next day.

Day 2

On the second day, we'll get up early for breakfast before setting off for a tour of the Eduardo Abaroa National Reserve. You'll be enchanted by its numerous lagoons and deserts!

We will then arrive at the small town of San Juan, famous for having the best panoramic views of the Ollagüe Volcano, which is still active. After a delicious lunch, we will visit the lakes of Cañapa, Charchota, Honda and Hedionda to see their special inhabitants: the pink flamingos.

Later we'll pass through the Siloli Desert, where we will admire some strange natural monuments, such as the Stone Tree, which have formed over centuries of wind erosion. The last stop of our day will be at the Colorada Lagoon, known for its striking red waters.

After an adventure-packed day, we will head to our accommodation in Huayllajara and enjoy dinner and a well-earned rest.

Day 3

We will have breakfast and set off to see the geysers located nearby - the columns of hot water and steam shooting out of the ground are truly impressive! We'll then travel to the impressive Salvador Dali Desert. It is named after the famous Spanish painter, because of the tonal similarity to the artist's paintings.

From there, we will make our way to the saltwater lagoons of Laguna Verde and Laguna Blanca to admire their fascinating coloured waters. We'll then head to the Valle de Rocas, a valley characterised by its intriguing natural rock formations, before stopping in San Cristóbal, a small town home to one of the oldest churches in Bolivia and the country's biggest gold mine.

Our fantastic 3-day tour of the Salar de Uyuni will come to an end back at your hotel in Uyuni, arriving at around 5:30 pm.

Accommodation

This three-day tour includes two nights' full-board accommodation in shared rooms. The first night we will stay in Candelaria or San Juan and the second night in Huayllajara.

Covid-19 Measures

All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protection and safety, to help avoid the spread of Covid-19. Specifically, the provider of this tour will apply the following measures:

  • Tours or activities will not consist of more than 6 people per group.
  • A safe distance of one metre between clients will be maintained whenever possible.
  • The use of masks is obligatory. The client must bring their own mask.
  • Alcohol gel will be available before, during, and after the service.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear a mask throughout its duration.
  • All those running the service (guide, driver etc...) will wear gloves throughout its duration.
  • The temperature and wellness of all those taking part in the service will be monitored daily, excluding and maintaining in quarantine any who display fever or symptoms.
  • The temperature of all attendees will be taken, and admission will be denied to those with a temperature of more than 37 degrees Celsius (99 Fahrenheit), and a full refund applied.
  • The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.
  • The capacity of all means of transport will be reduced to 50% of their maximum capacity.
  • Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.
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Price

Adults Children between 2 and 10 years old Children under 2 years old
US$ 258
US$ 233
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 258
  • Children between 2 and 10 years old

    US$ 233
  • Children under 2 years old

    Free

More Information

Duration

3 days.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.

Included

English speaking driver guide.

Transport by 4x4 vehicle.

2 nights accommodation.

All the meals during the tour (3 lunches, 2 dinners, and 2 breakfasts).

Not included

Entry to Isla Incahuasi: US$ 1.

Entry to the Eduardo Abaroa Reserve: US$ 22.

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

Bookings are permitted up until 4 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.

Digital voucher

We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

    Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?

    A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

Yes

US$ 258
No hidden fees or surcharges
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

Meeting point

Avenida Colón, 529.