Salar de Uyuni Mini Trip
Uyuni offers endless expanses that could not be more varied: deserts, salt fields, lagoons, mountains and volcanoes. Here you'll find them all. So be sure to bring along your camera to capture the picturesque views. If there is a bit of rain, head straight to the salt field and marvel in the stunning mirroring landscape, where clouds are seen both above and below you. Stroll along the geothermal area and take a warm bath in a natural pool.
Today you'll arrive in Salar de Uyuni, home to surreal landscapes in Bolivia! Today is free to use as you please. Feel free to stay and relax at your hotel, or start exploring this wonderful town on your own. We recommend strolling through the pedestrian zone where you'll find many spots to show and eat. Gather some first impressions of the small town on the edge of the largest salt field in the world.
3* Hotel (Classic)
Today will be spent visiting a few nearby destinations. At 10:30 you'll start your journey north to Colchani, 23 km away. Here you will learn about the salt production of Colchani and how the locals extract and process the salt from Salar using rustic tools. Hills of salt, extracted from the salt lake, look like piles of snow and everything is so white that it's nearly blinding. There is also an island of rocks among this white landscape, where you can enjoy a lunch with incredible surroundings. After, you will get to see the Incahuasi Island, with its many cacti, some 1000 years old! Stay and dine either in San Juan or Bellavista where you'll have a beautiful view of the salt lake and mining village, Pueblo de Edad.
Shared Accommodation - shared room and bath (Basic) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Uyuni has more than just salt to offer, so after breakfast you'll head south to the villages of San Juan and Chigurana to start your Siloli Desert adventure. Here your imagination will run wild. This incredible landscape holds exceptional natural treasures. Volcanic rock, dreamlike lagoons and even a stone tree. There's no better place to have lunch. With renewed energy, you'll visit The Eduardo Avaroa Nature Reserve. You'll spend the night at a youth hostel, located right near the shore of the breathtaking Colorada Laguna. The brightly colored waters are numerous exotic flamingo habitat. In the afternoon you have time to explore the lagoon on your own.
Shared Accommodation - shared bedroom and bath (Basic) Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Early in the morning we make our way to Sol de Mañana to experience the highest geyser field in the world at sunrise. Phenomenal volcanic activity on a lunar landscape of colorful mountains will make you feel as though you are on another planet. The ground around you steams and hisses from geysers from the hot springs. Next, treat yourself to a relaxing hot bath in the thermal Laguna Chalviri! Enjoy a lovely breakfast then explore the stunning Laguna Verde in the Salvador Dalí Desert. At this shimmering green lagoon lies the magnificent Linacabur volcano with wild rock formations.
Your Uyuni tour comes to an end in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. Should you wish to continue on with other South American destinations, you can easily do so from here. Otherwise, we are happy to bring you back to Uyuni should you want to see more of Bolivia.
Note: If you'd like to continue your stay across the Chilean border, be sure to have your passport stamped on your day of arrival to Uyuni.
- 1 night at a hotel with breakfast
- 2 nights at shared accommodation with breakfast
- 2 lunches, 2 dinners
- Tour in SUV with English-speaking guide
- Other meals and drinks (1 lunch and 2 dinners)
- Tips and Gratuities
- Transfer to Uyuni
- Entrace: Incahuasi Island and the Eduardo Avaroa Nature Reserve
- Costs for migration passport stamp