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Salar de Uyuni
In Bolivia’s Altiplano, Salar de Uyuni—a 4,086-square-mile (10,582-square-kilometer) stretch of land encrusted with thick etchings of salt—is the world’s largest salt flat. Salar de Uyuni is famed for its massive scale and mirror-like appearance during the wet season, an effect that has lead it to be named a natural wonder of the world.

The Basics
The can’t-miss Salar de Uyuni is one of Bolivia’s most famous attractions. Though the site is technically remote, located high in the rural Altiplano, guided salt flats tours provide an easy way to visit the hassle of arranging transportation. Tours to the flats typically include a hike to Fish Island (Incahuasi Island) in the middle of the salt expanse, a visit to the world’s first salt hotel, and plenty of time to take photos, as playful optical illusions using the endless white horizon are popular among travelers. Specialty tours, such as nighttime visits under the stars, sunrise tours, private tours, and 4x4 excursions, offer additional memorable experiences. If you have time, bundle Salar de Uyuni into a multi-day tour for visits to hot springs, Laguna Colorada, and Laguna Verde as well.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Salar de Uyuni is a must-see attraction in Bolivia.
  • Bring sunscreen, layers, sturdy shoes, and your camera.
  • The giant salt flat is at 12,000 feet (3,660 meters) above sea level. Avoid altitude sickness by giving yourself plenty of water, rest, and time to adjust.

How to Get There
The most common jumping-off points for Uyuni tours are the towns of Tupiza and Uyuni. Flights from La Paz make it possible to visit as a day tour from Bolivia’s capital, and you can also visit from San Pedro de Atacama, across the border in Chile. Guided tours typically include hotel pickup and drop-off in Uyuni.

When to Get There
Salar de Uyuni is remarkable no matter the season. The dry season gives the flat a cracked, desert-like appearance, while a trickle of water from nearby streams causes an otherworldly, mirror-like reflectivity during the rainy season (December to March). Visit in November for a chance to see pink flamingos flocking at their mating ground.

Prehistoric Origins of the Flat
Salar de Uyuni was once covered by prehistoric lakes, including the massive Lago Minchin. Their slow evaporation left behind the salt that composes the flat today.
Address: Calle Potosí esq. Sucre, Uyuni, Bolivia
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Full-day Tours

Uyuni Salt Flats Full Day Tour

Explore the world's largest salt flat—Salar de Uyuni—on a full-day guided tour. Set out from the city of Uyuni for this immense salt desert, stopping first to see Bolivia's 'train graveyard.' Visit the nearby village of Colchani before embarking upon the flats. Marvel at a hotel made entirely of salt, discover the rocky outcrop of Isla Incahuasi and enjoy a spectacular sunset from this remarkable white-crusted landscape. Don't forget your camera for premium photo ops.
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  • 9 hours
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  • 9 hours
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Nature & Wildlife

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Salar of Uyuni Tour full day | Train cemetery | Island of IncaHuasi |

We will begin our tour in the 4x4 vehicle destined for the occasion.The first stop will be the train cemetery, a must for those who visit Uyuni and which is a record of how prosperous the area was. Later, we will move to Colchani, where we can see and buy handicrafts, as well as see how the process of making products from salt is.Once inside the salt flat, we will visit the monument to the Dakar, the Salt Museum and the Incahuasi island that is right in the middle of the salar. There, we can take a short walk to the highest part and take advantage of the view of the salt flat in 360 °. Also, we can see from very close the large cactus that adorn this calcareous rock formation.After this experience, we will have our lunch and we will settle to see the sunset in the salar, a true spectacle of nature. Later, we will return in our vehicle to finish the tour.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Full day Uyuni salt deserts tour - highlights of the destination

A Full Day tour which is exclusively for nature lovers, during this adventure we will have the enough time for enjoying the highlights of this unique destination.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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  • 7 to 8 hours
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Day Trips

Uyuni Salt Flats Day Trip by Air from La Paz

Witness the enchanting landscape of Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world, on a private full-day tour from La Paz. Fly over some of Bolivia’s most spectacular scenery in an aircraft then visit the captivating Cactus Island to see a plethora of cacti species and exotic flowers. Then, gaze at the glimmering white blanket of salt flats and see the sun shimmer off the incandescent earth. Eat a delicious lunch amid the natural splendor then enjoy the return journey back to La Paz in the comfortable aircraft.
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  • 12 hours
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  • 12 hours

Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Day Trip Salar de Uyuni

Experience the otherworldly beauty of the world’s largest salt flats on this private full-day tour of Salar de Uyuni. Marvel over the startling scenery of the Great Salt Lake and Tunupa volcano; walk beneath the gigantic cacti of Incahuasi Island, then take a peek into a salt processing plant and watch a salt extraction demonstration. Finally, witness the mesmerizing sunset over the stark white landscape.
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats Private Night Tour from Uyuni

Make visiting Salar de Uyuni a priority when in Bolivia with this special private evening tour that takes you to one of the world’s largest salt flats. With round-trip transport from Uyuni included, you’ll feel safe to venture out on the roads of a foreign country at night. Your guide takes you right to the flats, so you can take in stunning views of the area under the spectacular starlit sky. This tour also allows you to cozy up with a bottle of wine, and get even closer views of the galaxy with the use of a telescope.
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  • 6 hours
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  • 6 hours
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Day Trips

Sunrise at Salar de Uyuni

Experience the unique splendor of Bolivia’s most alluring natural wonder during a sunrise tour of Salar de Uyuni from Uyuni. Alongside your guide, you’ll head to the world’s largest salt flat and watch the sun rise over the pristine hexagons of salt. Gaze at a seemingly interminable expanse of bright white salt; marvel at the sun’s reflection in pools of water; and capture weird and wonderful photographs of optical illusions created by the Salar de Uyuni. Breakfast and hotel pickup are included.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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Private Sightseeing Tours

Private Volcano Tunupa and Uyuni Salt Flats Full-Day Tour from Uyuni

Marvel at two of Bolivia’s natural wonders on a full-day trip to Salar de Uyuni and the Tunupa Volcano from Uyuni. In a small group limited to 12, you’ll visit the Train Cemetery (Cementerio de Trenes) and explore the surreal landscapes of Salar de Uyuni in a 4x4 vehicle. See, too, the Tunupa Volcano—home to the Cave of the Mummies and surrounded by icy blue lagoons. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
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  • 1 day
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Historical & Heritage Tours

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Tour de las estrellas y amanecer en el Salar de Uyuni - Tour privado

On this tour you will appreciate the immensity of the sky, the Milky Way and the light of the stars. Observing the stars and the sunrise inside the Salar de Uyuni in the dry season is an unforgettable experience.When we carry out this activity in the rainy season, the experience is even more interesting as they will observe the reflection of the stars and the sunrise on the surface of the Salar de Uyuni.
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  • 5 hours
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  • 5 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Uyuni Salt Flats - 1 day

During the one-day Tour to the Uyuni Salt Flats we will have the chance to enjoy one of the most incredible landscapes on the world, an infinite desert of salt where we will be able to visit the train cemetery and the incredible Incahuasi island, eat in the middle of the desert and contemplate a spectacular sunset.
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  • 6 to 7 hours
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  • 6 to 7 hours

4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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SALT FLATS PRIVATE FD+SUNSET (water region/mirror effect photography)

Experience the natural beauty of the Uyuni salt flats on this private sightseeing tour. Following a pickup at your Uyuni hotel, spin deep into the wilderness by off-road vehicle with your private guide at the wheel. Capture beautiful photographs of the spectacular scenery on camera, and enjoy a delicious lunch in the middle of the salt desert.
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours

Attraction Tickets

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Salar de Uyuni tours 1 day

We sell an unforgettable experience, to know the majestic Salar de Uyuni, in addition to the additional attractions of this region, we invite you to live not only a walk but an unforgettable experience.
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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  • 8 to 10 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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ONE DAY TOUR (UYUNI SALT FLATS)

Porque contamos con personal profesional y con mucha experiencia que harán de su visita una experiencia única
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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  • 8 to 9 hours
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Day Trips

3-Day Tour to Salt Flats and Lagoons

Explore the world's largest salt flat on a 3-day tour from Uyuni in southwest Bolivia. Travel in a comfortable land cruiser and take in spectacular views of the Salar de Uyuni with stops at indigenous villages, geysers, hot springs, and multicolored lagoons filled with flamingos. Watch the spectacular desert sunset and enjoy star gazing at the Milky Way. Your tour includes all meals, hotels, and transfers.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days
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Multi-day Tours

Standard Tour: 3-Day, 2-Night Salar de Uyuni by Air from La Paz

Discover the surreal landscape of the Salar de Uyuni on a 3-day tour that features Uyuni highlights, from brilliant-colored lagoons to geysers, hot springs, and Incahuasi Island, with an included overnight in an Uyuni salt hotel. Round-trip flights from La Paz to Uyuni are a painless alternative to the overland trip through the mountains, trading hours in a bus for more time to explore the Salar de Uyuni.
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  • 3 days
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  • 3 days

Multi-day Tours

5-Day Uyuni Salt Flats and Desert Adventure from La Paz

Discover the natural highlights of Bolivia’s desert, a wonderland comprised of geysers, multicolored lagoons, and flamingoes, on a 5-day tour of Salar de Uyuni from La Paz. In a 4x4, you’ll visit the train graveyard of Colchani, take mind-boggling photographs on the Salar de Uyuni salt flats, marvel at the vivid red lagoon within Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve, and see rock formations that inspired the paintings of Salvador Dali. Accommodation, transportation, and all meals are included.   
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  • 5 days
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  • 5 days

Day Trips

Day Trip to Uyuni Salt Flats

Marvel at the largest salt flats in the world on this day tour to the Unyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia. Visits to the Salt Hotel, the locomotive graveyard, and the Volcano Thunupa included, among others. Lunch and round-trip transportation from Uyuni included.
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  • 7 hours
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  • 7 hours
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Multi-day Tours

4 Days Uyuni Salt Flats with English Guide by Bus from La Paz

Welcome to Bolivia.Enjoy an unforgettable adventure visiting the Salar de Uyuni and colorful lagoons with collection from your Hotel de La Paz.The service starts with pick-up from your Hotel in La Paz, to take a night bus to Uyuni on arrival we pick it up from the Bus, to start with the 3-day and 2-night tour of the Salar de Uyuni.Join this 3-day tour in Salar de Uyuni sharing with more people interested in the visiting this surreal landscape of desert and colored lagoons of the Eduardo Avaroa Reseve with your professional english speaking guide in a TOYOTA LAND CRUISER 4WD.In winter, called dry season from May to October, when the surface hardens, geometric figures formed by the salt particles agglomerated into polygons appear. In summer, rainy season from November to March, the salt desert is transformed into a giant mirror that blends into the sky of the purest blue you've ever seen before.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days
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Full-day Tours

Full-Day Tour to Salar de Uyuni Salt Lake

Visit one of the world’s largest salt flats in Bolivia during this tour of the Salar de Uyuni salt lake. Along with a visit to the lake, also make your way to Isla Incahuasi, Tunupa volcano, and the Playa Blanca Hotel. With lunch and round-trip transport included and your itinerary made ahead of time, this tour takes the stress out of planning and allows you to concentrate on sightseeing and having fun.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

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Majestic Uyuni Salt Flat Private Tour

Trip Highlights:- Explore the Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flat in the world!- Watch giant cacti and corals while trekking on Incahuasi Island!- Enjoy a beautiful sunset in the Uyuni Salt Flat!We are a serious provider of tourist services in the Uyuni area. We make sure that our clients take the tour with responsible drivers and qualified tour guides. This is a Private Tour which implies that passengers will NOT share the 4x4 vehicle with other tourists. Meals are served with a variety of vegetables and dessert such as a fruit. We have a special menu for vegetarians at no additional cost. Drinks during lunch are included in the rate.
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  • 8 hours
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  • 8 hours
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Multi-day Tours

3-Day, 2-Night Uyuni Salt Flats with English Guide, Shared Tour from Uyuni

Explore the surreal Salar de Uyuni on a 3-day tour that goes beyond the most visited sites to discover alpine lakes, wildlife, high-altitude geysers, and thermal pools in a spectacular Andean landscape. Included meals, transport, and tours mean you don’t have to coordinate a long list of separate bookings, and you’ll travel through the mountains in the comfort of a Toyota Land Cruiser.
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  • 3 days
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4-Day Uyuni Salt Flats from La Paz to Atacama in Chile

The natural wonderland of southwest Bolivia has no comparison. Travel through magnificent desert landscapes with ease on a 3-night tour of Salar Uyuni, which begin in La Paz and concludes in San Pedro de Atacama. In a 4x4, you’ll take mind-boggling photographs on the Salar de Uyuni salt flats, visit the train graveyard of Colchani, see rock formations that inspired the paintings of Salvador Dali and marvel at the vivid red lagoon within Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve. Transport, accommodation, and meals are included.
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  • 4 days
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  • 4 days

Day Trips

Private Day Trip from La Paz to Uyuni Salt Flats

Flying from La Paz to the great Salt Flats of Uyuni means you can experience one of Bolivia’s most spectacular places with limited time. You’ll have gorgeous views across the landscape as you touch town at Uyuni’s Joya Andina Airport, where a driver will meet you for a private, full-day tour in a climate-controlled Land Cruiser. Visit the train cemetery, the otherworldly Incahuasi Island, and Tunupa Volcano, then pause for a Champagne toast and sunset over the salt flats before flying back to La Paz.
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  • 15 hours
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  • 15 hours

Multi-day Tours

3-Day Salar de Uyuni

Many travelers only visit Salar de Uyuni and therefore miss out on the spectacular attractions that surround the salt flats. Discover the dispersed natural attractions of Eduardo Avaroa Reserve with ease during a 3-day tour that allows you to explore at a relaxed pace. You’ll receive personalized attention and get to know other tourists in a small group limited to six, and avoid the stress of advance planning with included accommodation, transport, meals, and activities.
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  • 3 days
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