Multi-day trip

La Paz: 5-Day Uyuni Salt Flats by Bus

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Multi-day trip

La Paz: 5-Day Uyuni Salt Flats by Bus

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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.

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Duration 5 days
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish
Pickup included
Please wait in your hotel lobby for pickup.
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 10 participants


  • 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 shared 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. 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 way 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

You will arrive in La Paz at approximately 6:00 AM, the driver will be waiting for you to pick you up and take you to the Hotel.

  • Hotel pickup and drop off
  • Bus tickets
  • 4 nights' accommodation
  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Food and drinks according to itinerary
  • Snacks
  • Water bottles
  • Entrance fees ( BOB 200 per person)
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenirs
  • Travel insurance
  • Private rooms (BOB 200 extra per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 14 reviews

Review summary

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Everything went well! Joker expedition is so well organized! I cant really beleive that I had that kind of unforgettable experience for that amount of money I paid! Our guide Hector was a superman n jack of all trades! Thanks a lot and i highly recommend this trip! Thanks a lot…

March 29, 2023

We had a wonderful time on this 5 day experience. The first and last day are really just the overnight bus to/from Uyuni. The bus was super comfortable, more so than airplane seats, and they give you a blanket. The three day tour was really fun and interactive. Everything is taken care of from meals to lodging (and even wine!). Our guide Israel was the best! Our kids wanted to stay longer. The accommodations are very basic and cold at night with no heat, but the blankets kept us all super warm at night. Highly recommend booking with Joker Expeditions and Jose. Super GE was t service!

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March 29, 2023

Die Tour hat sehr viel Spaß gemacht. Obwohl man lange im Auto sitzt, sieht man sehr viel und die Natur ist wirklich atemberaubend. Man braucht auf jeden Fall sehr warme und winddichte Kleidung. Unser Guide Eddy war super. Er spricht gut englisch und erzählt auch gerne mal zwischendurch interessante Geschichten. Er liebt die Natur und hat uns sehr viel erklärt. Ich kann die Tour auf jeden Fall empfehlen!

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March 29, 2023

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