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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. 

Highlights

  • A guided full-day tour of the Uyuni salt flats
  • Visit the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flats, on a convenient day trip from La Paz
  • Eat a picnic lunch in the middle of the salt flats
  • Listen to intriguing commentary from the private guide
  • Includes hotel pickup and drop-off by private vehicle
  • This private tour ensures you’ll see the best of the Salar de Uyuni while receiving undivided attention from your guide

What You Can Expect

Uyuni Salt Flats Day Trip by Air from La Paz

Stand on the crystallized grounds for an unforgettable experience!

Depart from your La Paz hotel in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle and venture to El Alto airport. Climb aboard your aircraft and feel your excitement heighten as the engine roars into life and you take flight above southern Bolivia; gaze down at the undulating peaks of the Andes Mountains and enjoy the scenery on your short 1-hour flight. 

On arrival, marvel at the shimmering white carpet of the Salyar de Uyuni, the unearthly landscape that covers 4,00 (square miles (10,000 square km). See plethoras of pink flamingos, rare hummingbirds and millennium old cacti as you stroll the incandescent surface.  

Capture fascinating photographs of the exotic flowers and ancient cacti of Cactus Island and take amazing shots of optical illusions caused by solar radiations. Feast on a fulfilling picnic lunch in the middle of the flats and continue to admire the wondrous panorama. 

When your time of the Salar de Uyini comes to an end, return to your aircraft and fly back to La Paz where an awaiting vehicle departs for your hotel. 

Customer Reviews

Paul A

4 star rating: Recommended March 2015

The salt flats were awesome and our guide and driver were great!

Diana M

3 star rating: Worth doing October 2015

Tour guide was knowledgeable, courteous and friendly. He was punctual. However there was waiting in Uyuni, in the hotel, wasted time. The car transport was fair. but lunch was excellent and ride was good.
Felt the tour was filled with less than informative sites. There is much to see there. However, the two guides were very well informed and gave us a very good time. The lead guide knew so much, and his knowledge base is incredible.

Jongsoo P

1 star rating: I do not recommend this November 2015

First of all, let me be clear that I have no complaint about Hidalgo tours, who did the actual tour. The guide, Diter, was awesome and speaks very good English. Also, the itinerary was very well organized.

Now, why I strongly recommend against to book this Viator tour? To my understanding, the company that lists this tour in Viator is Fremen tours. I think it is a middle man that mostly arranges the transportation to/from La Paz airport and connect to companies that actually do tours. I'm not sure if Fremen is rotating between the companies, but I'd recommend to directly book tours with Hidalgo and purchase flight tickets from La Paz to Uyuni by yourselves. Two reasons for this.

First, Fremen tours is not respecting customers. Their email response was often extremely slow, sometimes taking more than a week. They even confused with our tour date, Nov 1st. At one point, they sent an email to remind that our tour is Oct 1st! They also doesn't inform detailed itinerary. There left a package at our hotel, but it was just a map of Bolivia. We didn't know the detailed itinerary until the actual tour day.
From our hotel to La Paz airport, David from Fremen gave a ride with a nice car. I initially thought his speaks a good English, but he only speaks and doesn't understand even simple questions. After Uyuni tour, we caught mild cold in the middle of tired and long South America trip. On the way back, we expected David's nice car, but instead he just caught a taxi for us itinerary says private vehicle in both ways.... We asked David to ask the driver to turn on the heat, but David wasn't able to understand even this simple question. The taxi driver was driving crazy.

Second, 700 per person is way expensive. You can purchase La Paz to Uyuni round-trip ticket in less than 350. I'm pretty sure that you can book a day tour directly from companies like Hidalgo much cheaper than 350.

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