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Activities in Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni 3 Day Trip

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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

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.

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.


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.

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

    US$ 258
  • Children between 2 and 10 years old

    US$ 233
  • Children under 2 years old


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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

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.

Handing out of printed material such as maps or brochures will be avoided.

The transport used will be disinfected before and after each service and deep-cleaned every 24 hours.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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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.


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$ 4.

Entry to the Eduardo Abaroa Reserve: US$ 22.

When to book?

You can book up until 4 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.


Wheelchair accessible. Accessible toilets. Paid wheelchair loan service available. This must be indicated in the reservation. Accessible toilets. Paid wheelchair loan service available. This must be indicated in the reservation.


All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

The activity helps the conservation of biodiversity.

The activity helps the dissemination of local cultural heritage.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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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 have any other questions please contact us.

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.
US$ 258

Meeting point

Avenida Colón, 529.

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