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Uyuni Salt Flats & Colored Lagoons 3 Days 2 Nights

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Ferroviaria Avenue No. 22 between Sucre and Camacho Street


3 Days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

6 people



The Salar de Uyuni, commonly referred to as the Uyuni Salt Flats, is the world’s largest salt flat, covering over 10,000 square kilometers in southwest Bolivia. Born from the evaporation of prehistoric lakes, this vast expanse of white salt creates an almost surreal landscape, especially during the rainy season when it transforms into a giant mirror reflecting the sky.

The Bolivian Altiplano, not far from the Uyuni Salt Flats, boasts a series of stunning colored lagoons. These high-altitude lakes, such as Laguna Colorada and Laguna Verde, get their vivid hues from various mineral compositions and specific types of algae and plankton. For instance, Laguna Colorada is renowned for its reddish-pink waters, a color produced by the pigmentation of certain algae and the presence of red sediments.

  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Lunch with a vegetarian option (please notify in advance)
  • Transportation in Toyota Land Cruiser or Lexus 4x4 vehicles
  • Spanish-speaking guide. English guide available at an additional cost.
  • Meals included: 3 lunches, 2 dinners, and 2 breakfasts.Note: Only 2 lunches are provided if the trip concludes in San Pedro de Atacama.
  • Night 1: Agencha with room options of 2/3/4/5/6 beds, each equipped with a private restroom.
  • Night 2: Huayllajara with a communal 6-bed room (Shared with those in the same jeep group) and a communal restroom.
  • Entrance to Isla Incahuasi per person (30 BS for foreigners and 15 BS for nationals). Payment in Bolivianos only.
  • Entrance to Reserva Eduardo Avaroa per person (150 BS)
  • Entrance to Hot Springs per person (6 BS)
  • Toilets on the way (30 BS)
  • Personal Expenses

Day 1Uyuni – Train Graveyard – Colchani – Incahuasi Island – Agencha

Kick off your journey at 10:30 a.m. as you head to the Uyuni Salt Flats. Your initial destination is the eerie “Train Graveyard” located near Uyuni. Here, witness Bolivia’s early locomotives and delve into their historical significance linking major cities. These trains, now rusted from the salt-laden winds of the desert, offer a perfect backdrop for photographs.

Continue to the quaint village of Colchani, adjacent to the salt flats, where you can observe salt miners at work and discover unique salt handicrafts as well as textile creations from llama and alpaca wool. These items are perfect mementos of your trip. As you venture across the expansive salt flats, stop at “Ojos de Agua Salada”, the entirely salt-constructed hotel now functioning as a museum-restaurant, the Flags of the World display (add your flag for free), and the Dakar race monument.

Post exploration, savor lunch near “Isla Incahuasi” (Fish Island). Post lunch, you have the opportunity to ascend the island and admire the towering cacti and ancient coral rock formations.

Subsequently, gather your group for creative, perspective-skewing photos on the stark white salt flats. With a bit of imagination, capture some quirky and cherished moments. Conclude the day in a vast open area, witnessing the sun set over the salt flats, its colors brilliantly illuminating the landscape. Sip on a glass of wine and soak in the beauty.

Retire for the night in Agencha town, dining and resting at the local hostel.

Stay: Agencha Hostel offers rooms for 2-6 guests, all equipped with private bathrooms.

  • For the rainy season (January to April): Lodging will be in Uyuni City, as the Salt Hostel isn’t accessible. This season, particularly from the first week of January to the first week of April, provides the breathtaking mirror effect on the flats.

Day 2Chiguana Desert – Ollagüe – Andean Lagoons – Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve – Siloli Desert – Stone Tree – Red Lagoon

Begin your day with breakfast at 7:00 a.m. Your initial destination is the Chiguana Desert, located on the southern edge of the Uyuni salt flats. This area is framed by multiple volcanoes, including the active Ollagüe, which can be observed from a dedicated vantage point.

Next, journey along a rugged path to explore the Cañapa, Hedionda, and Chiarcota Lagoons, which are frequented by flamingoes.

Post lunch, venture into the “Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve”. Here, witness the stark beauty of the Siloli Desert, recognized as the world’s highest and driest desert. Don’t miss the opportunity to capture the unique ‘Rock tree’, a natural lava rock formation. Before reaching the day’s end, pause at a viewpoint near the Red Lagoon, an incredible body of water with an intense red hue, home to numerous pink flamingoes. Spend the evening at a hostel in Huayllajara.

Lodging: The Huayllajara Hostel offers communal rooms accommodating 6 guests, with shared bathroom facilities.

  • For added comfort, there’s an option to upgrade your second-night stay for an additional 25 USD. This upgrade provides a private room with an ensuite bathroom, including toilet paper and a towel.

Day 3Sol de Mañana Geyser – Hot Springs – Dali Desert – Green Lagoon – Uyuni

Kick off your day early at around 5:00 a.m., heading to the Sol de Mañana Geyser, situated at an altitude of 5,000m. Wander alongside fumaroles and witness the spectacle of steaming craters brimming with bubbling mud at temperatures ranging from 150-200°C. Afterwards, embrace the chance to rejuvenate in the open-air hot springs with waters at a comfortable 35°C.

Journey next to the Dali Desert, aptly named for its striking resemblance to Salvador Dalí’s surrealistic artwork, showcasing a mesmerizing blend of colors and formations. From there, explore the intriguing Green and White Lagoons, known for their toxic copper waters, nestled at the base of the grand Licancabur volcano, just a stone’s throw from the Bolivia-Chile border.

Embark on a return trip to Uyuni, soaking in the breathtaking landscapes and enjoying a picnic lunch en route. Along the journey, traverse the Rock Valley (Alota) and make a brief halt at San Cristobal Village, reaching Uyuni town by 6:30 p.m.

For those inclined to end their adventure in San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, rather than circling back to Uyuni, our guides will aid with your border transition at 10:30 a.m., leaving you at San Pedro de Atacama’s central plaza.

Should you wish to proceed to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile, please arrange this transfer ahead of time. Travelers selecting this option will not be part of the return leg to Uyuni.


1What is the itinerary for the 3-day, 2-night Uyuni Salt Flats & Colored Lagoons tour?

The tour usually starts with exploring the Uyuni Salt Flats, including the train graveyard and Incahuasi Island. On the second day, the tour typically covers the high desert landscapes, visiting various lagoons like Laguna Colorada and Laguna Verde. The final day often includes additional lagoons and geothermal areas before returning.

2What type of accommodation is provided during the tour?

Accommodations are generally basic and rustic, often in shared rooms in desert lodges or salt hotels. Comfort levels can vary, so it’s advisable to check with your tour operator for specific details.

3Are meals included in the tour package?

Yes, meals are usually included for the duration of the tour. It’s important to inform the tour provider of any dietary restrictions in advance.

4What kind of clothing and gear should I bring for the tour?

Bring warm and layered clothing as temperatures can vary drastically. Also, include a hat, sunscreen, sunglasses, comfortable walking shoes, and a good camera. Given the remote nature of the tour, it’s also wise to bring any necessary personal items and medications.

5How difficult are the hikes and activities on the tour?

 Most activities are of low to moderate difficulty, but the high altitude can make physical activity more challenging. It’s recommended to spend a few days acclimating to the altitude before the tour if possible.