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4-Day Uyuni Salt Flats from La Paz to Atacama in Chile

Copacabana, Bolivia

From $483.00

Price varies by group size

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Non-refundable
You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
Recommendations
  • 4 days (approx.)
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

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.
  • Get off the beaten track in a 4x4
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Multi-Day Trip

What's Included

  • Bus from La Paz - Uyuni
  • Local driver & English-speaking guide on tour
  • Breakfast (2)
  • Lunch (3)
  • Dinner (3)
  • Entrance fee to Incahuasi Island (approx. 30 Bs)
  • Personal expenses and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee to Eduardo Avaroa Reserve (approx. 150 Bs)
  • Sleeping bags (recommended during Uyuni Expedition, approx. 50 Bs)
  • Private room during Uyuni Expedition (approx. 48 USD per person, subject to availability)
  • Hot shower at the lodges (approx. 30 Bs)
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary

Departure & Return

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Departure Time

8:00 PM

Please Note

Please get in touch with us at least 2 weeks before your departure to arrange pick-up from your accommodation.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • This itinerary is subject to change without prior notice according to weather conditions, strikes, roadblocks, or force majeure events which are beyond our control. We will always do our best to follow the itinerary as close as possible.
  • During the rainy season from January to April, the salt flats fill up with water so it is not possible to cross them in the same way as during dry season. As a consequence, the itinerary is modified during that period. The main changes are usually as follows: Instead of stopping at the Incahuasi (Fish Island), we stop at a place where the water reflects the sky and where it seems that the sky and the ground merge into one. On day 2, we might sleep at another location. We visit the Sol de Mañana Geyser and hot springs at the end of day 3 instead of in the morning of day 4.
  • Altitude: This trip takes place at a very high altitude. The salt flats are around 16, 500 feet (5,000 meters) above sea level, and most guests will be able to feel the effects. We recommend acclimating yourself to above 10,000 feet (3,000 meters) before the trip and bringing along medication for headaches and tablets for altitude sickness in case you feel unwell. And remember, the real key is to drink lots of water!
  • Accommodation / Facilities on Tour: The reality of visiting a remote area and immersing yourself in nature is that you will be far from modern facilities and the services will sometimes be slow and quite basic. Due to the harsh terrain, vehicle breakdowns are not uncommon, but the drivers are very used to fixing them and wait times are rarely excessive. The accommodations will be very basic, with cots and shared rooms, and the electricity and running water in the National Park are not as dependable as they are back at home. Toilet facilities will be available only on the first day and may have a small local cost. Make sure to bring snacks, some water, toilet paper, and plenty of warm clothes. That said, with some patience, preparation, and an appetite for adventure, this trip will certainly be a positive and unforgettable experience.
  • Suggested packing list: Sun hat, sunglasses (to protect your eyes from the bright glare off the salt plains), sunblock, coat, gloves, wool hat, trekking shoes, warm socks, swimsuit and towel for hot springs at Sol de Manana Geysers, extra bottles of water (we recommend bringing a 5 liter bottled water so you can have enough water for the whole trip), snacks, personal medication. Flashlight/torch, camera, extra batteries and memory card, charger (electricity available in most hotels), hand sanitizer, personal first aid kit. You will be sleeping up to 14,190 feet (4,300 meters) above sea level and depending on the season, temperatures can drop well below freezing (reaching below 5 degrees Fahrenheit (-15 degrees Celsius), in the winter months of June and July) and the wind chill can be harsh, so bring plenty of warm clothes like a scarf and wool hat for the chilly evenings.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers
Operated by Bamba Travel

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.

    Q:What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 4-Day Uyuni Salt Flats from La Paz to Atacama in Chile?

    A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas

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