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Uyuni Salt Flat 1 Day

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Ferroviaria Avenue No. 22 between Sucre and Camacho Street


1 Day

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people



Salar de Uyuni stands as an unparalleled gem among Bolivia’s most captivating tourist destinations, captivating the hearts of travelers with its mesmerizing beauty. In the illustrious year of 2019, this salt flat attained the prestigious title of the “Best Natural Tourist Attraction in South America” at the esteemed World Travel Awards, solidifying its status as a must-visit wonder in the region.

The vast expanse of the salt flats, stretching as far as the eye can see, creates a surreal and otherworldly landscape that leaves visitors awe-inspired and eager to explore the unique and breathtaking features that have earned Salar de Uyuni its well-deserved acclaim. From the reflective mirror effect during the rainy season to the captivating Incahuasi Island adorned with giant cacti, every facet of this natural wonder beckons adventurers to immerse themselves in an extraordinary journey of discovery. Salar de Uyuni is not merely a destination; it is an immersive experience that transcends the ordinary, inviting wanderers into a realm where nature’s grandeur takes center stage.

  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Lunch with a vegetarian option (please notify in advance)
  • Transportation in Toyota Land Cruiser or Lexus 4x4 vehicles
  • First aid equipment
  • Spanish-speaking guide. English guide available at an additional cost.
  • Entrance to Isla Incahuasi per person (30 BS for foreigners and 15 BS for nationals). Payment in Bolivianos only.

10:00 AM - 10:30 AMPreparation

Introduction of drivers and guides at our office. You can deposit your backpacks and valuables in the office safe deposit. We will then check our satellite phone, oxygens, first aid kits and fire extinguishers installed in all our vehicles.

10:30 AMDeparture

We would start the tour. Our first stop would be the train cemetery. We will then drive to Colchani where you will appreciate handicrafts. In Colchani you will witness how the salt is processed. You will also get an insight of the manual process of salt extraction, the thickness of the salt, some salt craft stores.

01:00 PMLunch Stop

We will reach Hotel Playa Blanca, the first hotel built with salt blocks. The hotel is now a museum. Here we will have lunch before continuing the trip.

02:00 PMSalt Flats

We will then continue our tour to take pictures amidst the world’s largest salt flats, Salar De Uyuni with dinosaurs and other objects. We will then visit Isla Incahuasi or the fish island from where you could see the sun set.

07:00 PMReturn to Uyuni

Ending the tour we will make our way back to Uyuni.


1What is included in the 1-day Uyuni Salt Flat tour itinerary?

This tour typically covers major highlights like the train graveyard, the small village of Colchani, the salt mounds, the salt hotel (now a museum), and Incahuasi Island with its giant cacti. The vast expanse of the salt flats offers breathtaking views and photo opportunities.

2What time does the tour start and end?

The tour usually starts in the morning around 10 or 11 AM and ends in the late afternoon or early evening, around 5 to 7 PM. Times may vary slightly depending on the tour operator.

3Are meals provided during the tour?

Most one-day tours include lunch, but it’s best to confirm with your tour operator. Make sure to inform them in advance if you have any dietary restrictions.

4What should I bring for a day tour in Uyuni?

It’s recommended to bring sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, comfortable walking shoes, and layers of clothing as the weather can change rapidly. Don’t forget your camera for the incredible landscapes.

5Is it necessary to acclimatize to the altitude before the tour?

While the tour is not physically demanding, the high altitude of the salt flats (over 3,600 meters above sea level) can affect some individuals. If possible, it’s advisable to spend a day acclimatizing in a nearby area to reduce the risk of altitude sickness.