Salares of Uyuni, Bolivia

Trip Highlights

Description

The Bolivia salt flats are one of the true wonders of the natural world, the biggest in the world, and visible from space.

Tour info

Duration
6+ days
Group Size
1 to 4
Price starts at
450 USD pp
Languages
English, Spanish
Meeting Point

We can start or finish this trip in Salta or Uyuni.

Dropoff location

Salta, Villazon, Tupiza or Uyuni.

Why take this tour?

We set out heading north through the varicoloured rockscape of the Quebrada de Humahuaca, spending a day and a half exploring the multiple highlights of this UNESCO protected area. We cross the border at La Quiaca into Villazon, Bolivia, a country with an almost entirely indigenous population where you’ll feel a world away from the westernized sophistication of Buenos Aires (or even Salta, for that matter).

 

Your departure point for a four-day trip to the Salares of Uyuni is Tupiza, a small jewel of a town in the Bolivian lowlands. At 2,950m altitude, it's perfect for acclimatization before your high altitude adventure.

 

On your 4x4 trip, you will see flamingo-flocked lagoons of myriad colours, spitting geysers, the strange rock formations of Arbol de Piedra, and the oasis-like Isla del Pescado before arriving at the legendary Bolivian salt flats: the biggest and highest in the world: the Salares of Uyuni. Pure white salt meets blue sky as far as the eye can see: a truly unforgettable experience.

 

Our partners in Tupiza can arrange private tours finishing in San Pedro de Atacama if you want to travel on through Chile or return to Salta that way. They also do group tours finishing in Uyuni if you are heading further north towards La Paz and Peru.

 

Bear in mind that this is a gruelling journey in which you will be reaching altitudes of 4,000 meters above sea level: and accommodation in the Salaries can be quite basic. Sunglasses, sunscreen and loads of warm clothes are essential.

 

Read our guide to the Salares of Uyuni here.

Included

  • Local Tour Guide

  • Tour agency which specializes in the Salares of Uyuni.

  • Food

  • Accommodation

Excluded

  • Sun Protection

  • Warm Clothes

Things to know

Your Budget

Argentina has a parallel economy in which the official rate of the dollar is roughly half its real value. What that means is you need to leave your bank cards for emergencies and bring US$ or euros in cash which we can change into pesos for your everyday expenses. You’ll find Salta city is a lo...

Argentina has a parallel economy in which the official rate of the dollar is roughly half its real value. What that means is you need to leave your bank cards for emergencies and bring US$ or euros in cash which we can change into pesos for your everyday expenses. You’ll find Salta city is a lot cheaper than Buenos Aires, and your holiday in Argentina is even better value once we take you on the road on one of our trips. Read our guide to the "Blue Dollar" here.

Covid-19

Our tour company conforms to national guidelines on Covid-19. Social distancing of 1.5m is recommended, and the use of protective hand masks is mandatory in enclosed public areas. Within our vehicles (normally 4x4 pick-ups), we will provide masks and sanitizer, and temperature checks for travelle...

Our tour company conforms to national guidelines on Covid-19. Social distancing of 1.5m is recommended, and the use of protective hand masks is mandatory in enclosed public areas. Within our vehicles (normally 4x4 pick-ups), we will provide masks and sanitizer, and temperature checks for travellers during our trips. Transportation vehicles and all equipment are regularly sanitized between use.

Things to bring

Bear in mind that this is a gruelling journey in which you will be reaching altitudes of 4,000 meters above sea level: and accommodation in the Salares can be quite basic. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and loads of warm clothes are essential.

Bear in mind that this is a gruelling journey in which you will be reaching altitudes of 4,000 meters above sea level: and accommodation in the Salares can be quite basic. Sunglasses, sunscreen, and loads of warm clothes are essential.

Group Size

We operate with comfortable 4x4s which can accommodate up to four people, but if you’re travelling with a larger group, please contact us and we will see what we can arrange.

We operate with comfortable 4x4s which can accommodate up to four people, but if you’re travelling with a larger group, please contact us and we will see what we can arrange.

Pricing

Below are our daily rates for Argentina holidays, all with your own private vehicle and English-speaking guide. Prices are per person excluding food and accommodation:

One person - US$350
Two people - US$200
Three people- US$150
Four people (one vehicle) - US$125
Fo...

Below are our daily rates for Argentina holidays, all with your own private vehicle and English-speaking guide. Prices are per person excluding food and accommodation:

One person - US$350
Two people - US$200
Three people- US$150
Four people (one vehicle) - US$125
Four people (two vehicles) - US$200

Prices are per person and valid until 31 December 2022

Contact us for discounts on trips during May and June.

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