1. Bolivia
  2. Potosí
  3. La Paz
  4. Uyuni Salt Flat

La Paz: 5-Day Uyuni Salt Flats by Bus

Product ID: 290665
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Explore the Salar de Uyuni and surrounding lagoons from La Paz by bus. Climb to Incahuasi Island to enjoy incredible views from the summit, enjoying the high Andean landscapes.
About this activity
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Duration 5 days
Starting time 8:30 PM
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Booklets
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Please wait in your hotel lobby for pickup.
Wheelchair accessible

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Experience

Highlights
  • Marvel at the Uyuni Salt Flats and the various colorful lagoons
  • Enjoy a visit to the highland lagoons where you can view volcanoes
  • Explore these natural wonders accompanied by a professional guide/photographer
  • Taste exquisite local food throughout your tour
Full description
Day 1: La Paz to Uyuni

Your service begins with pickup from your hotel in La Paz (1 hour before the bus departure time), at which point you will take a night bus to Uyuni. The selected bus comes with reclining seats, a bathroom on board, English assistance, and a small dinner included.

Day 2: Uyuni to San Juan

Following a 9-hour bus ride, you will be transferred to the offices where you will enjoy a delicious breakfast before beginning your tour of the Uyuni Salt Flats and the colorful lagoons. The first stopping point is the "train cemetery", where you will be able to see old and time-worn trains.

You will then continue your tour to the "Salar de Uyuni" by Colchani, where you can observe the manual processing of edible salt. Following this, your tour continues to visit the salt mounds and the center of the Salar, where you will visit the Isla Incahuasi, a natural formation of volcanic rock and giant cacti. Your trip then continues to the opposite side of the Salar to go to San Juan, a town located on the banks of the Salar where you will spend the night in a comfortable room and enjoy a delicious local dinner.

Day 3: San Juan to Laguna Colorada

After enjoying a delicious breakfast, your guide will direct you to the south west where you will discover the Cañapa, Stink, Chiarkota, Honda, and Ramadita lagoons. At these locations you can observe large amounts of flamingos and other birds, such as Andean Geese and seagulls that accompany the flamingos in these lagoons which are flanked by picturesque snowy volcanoes.

Your tour then continues to the "Laguna Colorada" where you will spend the night in a basic room with warm blankets and sleeping bags. Following an exquisite local dinner, you can observe the stars and the milky way which are clearly visible due to this place being considered one of the cleanest places on the planet.

Day 4: Lagoons, Uyuni, La Paz

On your fourth day you can get up early to go in search of the geysers known as "Morning Sun". This will allow you to get to see the first rays of sunlight in this picturesque area where volcanoes seem active and emit fumaroles and volcanic activity in small quantities.

Continuing with your trip, you will travel over the highest point of the road at approximately 5,000 meters above sea level. Your trip then continues with a visit to Laguna Colorada before continuing to the "stone tree" and along the high plateau road to reach the hot springs of Polques. There you can take a hot bath and then cross the desert of Dali to reach the green lagoon located at the foot of the Licancabur Volcano.

Your tour then returns to Uyuni, where on the Camino you can observe Andean plants and animals of the area before you arrive to Uyuni at 5:00PM. Following a short break, you will be transferred to your bus for your return to La Paz.

Day 5: La Paz

Following your bus trip, you will return back to La Paz. There a transfer vehicle will be waiting for you to transfer you to a destination of your choosing.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Bus tickets
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Food according to itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Snacks
  • Sleeping bags
  • Water bottles
What’s Not Included
  • Breakfast and lunch on day 1
  • Lunch and dinner on day 5
  • Entrance fees ($200B per person)
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel insurance
  • Private rooms ($20B extra per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes
Know before you go
• Bring gloves, a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, good quality warm clothing, extra batteries for your camera, and good storage capacity for taking photos

From US$ 450 per person