1. Chile
  2. Antofagasta Region
  3. San Pedro de Atacama
  4. Uyuni Salt Flat

From Atacama: Uyuni Salt Flats Multi-Day Tour

Product ID: 262362
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Cross the border into Bolivia to explore the Uyuni Salt Flats, the largest salt desert in the world. Play with your camera to take classic perspective photos or pictures where the sky and ground merge in a infinite mirror during rainy season.
About this activity
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Duration: 3 - 4 days
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Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup available in acommodation in San Pedro de Atacama.

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Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the majestic Uyuni salt flats, the largest salt desert in the world
  • Travel safe with radio and X Spot system onboard that works better than satellite phones
  • See beautiful lagoons of different colors populated by hundreds of flamingos
  • Explore spectacular geysers and rock formations in the middle of the Andes
  • Travel in well-maintained 4WD Jeeps
Full description
Day 1:
Depart at 7:00 AM in a minibus (capacity 18-15 people) from San Pedro de Atacama to Bolivia's border, stopping through the immigration offices of Chile and Bolivia. Have breakfast on the frontier or while waiting for the immigration process to be completed. After crossing into Bolivia, hop in a 4WD Jeep with capacity for 6 people. Visit the Bolivian high plateau, stopping at White Lake and Green Lake, both of which rest at the foot of Licancabur Volcano. Then head to Salvador Dali Desert, the hot springs in Polques, and the Sol de Mañana geysers. End your first day at Laguna Colorada, a nature reserve located 4,500 meters above sea level where you can contemplate flora and fauna like flamingos, vicuñas and other animals from the high plateau. Spot some of the reserve's ample flamingo population, which stands at 30,000 individuals from three different species. Spend the night in a small village called Villamar in a simple hotel with basic services and shared rooms for 6 people.

Day 2:
Depart after breakfast to Rocas Valley. Marvel at the ancient rupestrian art in the area as well as a range of impressive geological formations resulting from mega volcanic activity thousands of years ago. Visit Anaconda Canyon, so named for the characteristic shape of the river that winds its way through the valley. Spend the night in the small village of Puerto Chuvica in a small hostel with basic services and shared rooms for 2 or 3 people.

Day 3:
Get an early start and depart at 5:00 AM to see the sunrise at Salar de Uyuni. Visit Incahuasi Island, the salt mines, the Colchani village, and the train cemetery. If you booked the 3-day option, your tour finishes at Uyuni city. Get dropped off at the bus terminal, airport, or any hotel located within the city. If you booked the 4-day option, you will head back to the village of Alota or Villamar to spend the night. 

Day 4:
Depart at 5:00 AM to reach the Chilean frontier. Have breakfast at the border and cross into Chile. Travel back to San Pedro de Atacama by minibus and get dropped off at the bus terminal, airport, or a hotel located within the city.
Includes
  • Breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Overnight stay in shared rooms
  • Transportation by minibus to and from the border of Chile (up to 18 people)
  • Transportation to and from Uyuni in 4WD Jeep (up to 6 people)
  • Warm sleeping bag (during winter)
What’s Not Included
  • Water (we suggest bringing 5-6 liters)
  • Snacks
  • Toilet paper
  • State park fees and shower (around 250 Bolivianos)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with epilepsy

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
  • Water
  • Toiletries
  • Cash
Know before you go
Immigration process at the border:
• If you are a foreign resident of Chile, you will need to present your RUN and passport with the visa registered in PDI
• If you are a foreign tourist please check if you need a VISA to enter Bolivia; You will also need to present your passport and the PDI authorization when first entering Chile
• If you a resident of Mercosur countries, you can travel with your ID Card and PDI authorization when first entering Chile
• If you are Chilean, all you need is your PDI card
• If you are traveling with a Chilean minor, you must carry permits of both legalized parents

General issues:
• Elderly people over 68 with heart or respiratory conditions need medical authorization
• Please inform beforehand if you are vegan, vegetarian, or gluten-free: Meals mostly consist of vegetables, fruits, rice, and quinoa
• You will be reaching up to 5,000 meters (16,404 feet) in altitude, which can cause some nausea. If possible, try to acclimatize before doing the trip.
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Product ID: 262362