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Tour Details

Experience the best of the world’s largest salt flats – Salar de Uyuni on this full day Uyuni Salt Flats Tour with an experienced local English speaking tour guide. We have designed this Salar de Uyuni tour to offer you the best and the most of Uyuni salt flats on a full day. 

Uyuni Salt Flats is spread over 10,582 square kilometres (4086 square miles). It is home to different colourful lagoons, cactus island and many distinct geographical formations. 

At Machu Picchu Peru Cusco, we maintain a high safety standard. All our vehicles are frequently serviced and our professional drivers are well trained in navigating safely on the largest salt flat in the world. 

Just as Machu Picchu in Peru, Uyuni Salt Flats Tour tops the bucket list of many travellers in South America. Offering a detailed tour of the sites here with a detailed insight to the culture and traditions of locals is what our local English speaking guides specialise in.

Why Machu Picchu Peru Cusco?

We are one of the most preferred tour operators. Our guides have professional qualifications in Bolivian history. You will discover many lesser known facts that only a handful of locals are aware of. 

We offer both groups as well as private tours. Please let us know if you may have any special request for the tour at the time of booking. 

This is a high altitude experience. It is highly recommended that you spend a few days in a highland region to acclimate and avoid altitude sickness. 

Do take a moment to check out reviews on Trip Advisor

Departure & Return Location

Uyuni Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

10:30 AM

Price Includes

  • Transport
  • Bi-lingual Guide
  • Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Guide Gratuity (Optional)
  • Entrance to Isla Incahuasi (Bs.30)
  • Any Personal Expenses

Things To Carry

  • Daypack to carry your things
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Bolivianos in cash
Itinerary

10:30 AMUyuni - Train Cemetery - Colchani

We will be picking you up from your hotel in Uyuni. Bolivia Uyuni Day Trip Experience begins with a drive to the train cemetery. These are a reminiscence to the country’s past. 

In the 19th century, Bolivia planned to introduce a railway system to facilitate the trade. However, due to limitations in resources, they were unable to finish the project. They left these locomotives abandoned near Uyuni Salt Flats. 

We will then drive you to Colchani. This village is home to the country’s Salt processing unit. Here our local guide will give you a detailed tour and will demonstrate the traditional salt processing method. 

01:00 PMUyuni Salt Flats - Dakar Monument - Playa Blanca Hotel

The highlight of the trip begins here as we will begin to cruise on the world’s largest Salt Flats.  We will be driving towards hotel Playa Blanca. 

It is the first ever salt hotel built. Due to environmental concerns they shut the operations. It now serves as a museum. 

The hotel is right next to the emblematic flag monument and Dakar Monument. So while you are clicking photos with flags, our crew will set up lunch inside the Playa Blanca Salt Hotel. 

02:30 PMUyuni Salt Flats - Cactus Island - Uyuni Town

After relishing on a typical meal, we will continue the tour to the centre of the Uyuni Salt Flats. Here we will be stopping so you can get the perfect perspective photos amidst the salt flats. Our tour guides have experience and skills to get the best click. 

We will continue the tour to Isla Incahuasi which marks the centre of the Salt Flats. The island is home to many cactuses. Here you will have some time to walk around and explore the beauty of the island. From the top of the island, you will be able to see the enormity of the Salt flats. 

We will then start our return journey to Uyuni. On our way back, we will stop to see the sunset.  We will be reaching Uyuni at around 0630 PM. 

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FAQs

How to reach Salar de Uyuni?

To reach Salar de Uyuni you can either take a flight or bus to Uyuni. There are four scheduled flights from La Paz to Uyuni and there are many overnight bus services too. 

You can also reach Salar de Uyuni directly from Tupiza. 

If you are planning on travelling from Chile, you can take a three or four day tour from San Pedro De Atacama desert.

When is the best season to visit Uyuni Salt Flats?

Although dry season is the best time to visit Uyuni Salt Flats, during rainy season you will be able to see the mirror effect. The whole salt flats gets filled with water and you will be able to see the reflection of sky throughout the season which in itself is a rewarding sight. 

How to get from Cusco to Uyuni?

From Cusco you have two options to reach Uyuni: The first by flying to La Paz and taking an onward flight or overnight bus to Uyuni. There are two early morning and late evening flights from La Paz to Uyuni. 

If you want to reach by road- you can take a bus from Cusco to Puno and take an onward bus to La Paz and continue on an overnight bus to Uyuni. 

Alternatively, you have an option of taking a direct bus from Cusco to La Paz that goes through Desaguadero border. 

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Daniel Matthews

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This was the best tour I had in the whole of South America and all thanks to the amazing work by the crew of Machu Picchu Peru Cusco team.

November 21, 2019
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