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Salar de Uyuni Tours

In Bolivia’s Altiplano, Salar de Uyuni—a 4,086-square-mile (10,582-square-kilometer) stretch of land encrusted with thick etchings of salt—is the world’s largest salt flat. Salar de Uyuni is famed for its massive scale and mirror-like appearance during the wet season, an effect that has lead it to be named a natural wonder of the world.

The Basics
The can’t-miss Salar de Uyuni is one of Bolivia’s most famous attractions. Though the site is technically remote, located high in the rural Altiplano, guided salt flats tours provide an easy way to visit the hassle of arranging transportation. Tours to the flats typically include a hike to Fish Island (Incahuasi Island) in the middle of the salt expanse, a visit to the world’s first salt hotel, and plenty of time to take photos, as playful optical illusions using the endless white horizon are popular among travelers. Specialty tours, such as nighttime visits under the stars, sunrise tours, private tours, and 4x4 excursions, offer additional memorable experiences. If you have time, bundle Salar de Uyuni into a multi-day tour for visits to hot springs, Laguna Colorada, and Laguna Verde as well.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Salar de Uyuni is a must-see attraction in Bolivia.
  • Bring sunscreen, layers, sturdy shoes, and your camera.
  • The giant salt flat is at 12,000 feet (3,660 meters) above sea level. Avoid altitude sickness by giving yourself plenty of water, rest, and time to adjust.

How to Get There
The most common jumping-off points for Uyuni tours are the towns of Tupiza and Uyuni. Flights from La Paz make it possible to visit as a day tour from Bolivia’s capital, and you can also visit from San Pedro de Atacama, across the border in Chile. Guided tours typically include hotel pickup and drop-off in Uyuni.

When to Get There
Salar de Uyuni is remarkable no matter the season. The dry season gives the flat a cracked, desert-like appearance, while a trickle of water from nearby streams causes an otherworldly, mirror-like reflectivity during the rainy season (December to March). Visit in November for a chance to see pink flamingos flocking at their mating ground.

Prehistoric Origins of the Flat
Salar de Uyuni was once covered by prehistoric lakes, including the massive Lago Minchin. Their slow evaporation left behind the salt that composes the flat today.

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Uyuni Salt Flats Day Trip by Air from La Paz, La Paz, null
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Uyuni Salt Flats Day Trip by Air from La Paz

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Embark on a private, guided full-day tour to the renowned Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world. You’ll be picked up at your hotel in downtown La ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $891.00
Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats Private Night Tour from Uyuni, Uyuni, Day Trips
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Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats Private Night Tour from Uyuni

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Live unforgettable moments in an immense sky and enjoy the view of the Milky Way and the starlight in its pure nature in this extraordinary atmosphere, the ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.00
Sunrise at Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Sunrise at Salar de Uyuni

With its seemingly endless sea of salt and perception-altering landscape, the Salar de Uyuni is truly a once-in-a-lifetime place to experience. On this Salar ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Private Volcano Tunupa and Uyuni Salt Flats Full-Day Tour from Uyuni, Uyuni, Day Trips
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Private Volcano Tunupa and Uyuni Salt Flats Full-Day Tour from Uyuni

Enjoy a different visit to the classic tours to discover the Volcano Tunupa visiting the majestic Salar de Uyuni, in a private 4x4 vehicle and accompanied by ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $249.00
Uyuni Salt Flats Full Day Tour, Uyuni, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Uyuni Salt Flats Full Day Tour

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If you are traveling to Bolivia, a day trip to the Uyuni Salt Flats is something that can't be missed. Cruise along out-of-this-world landscapes and take ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.00
Private Day Trip Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Full-day Tours
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Private Day Trip Salar de Uyuni

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Vsit the Salar de Uyuni in a comfortable private car with excellent personal service. Observe Andean landscapes with local wildlife and flora. Enjoy lunch in ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $220.00
Full-Day Tour to Salar de Uyuni Salt Lake, Uyuni, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Full-Day Tour to Salar de Uyuni Salt Lake

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Depart from the city of Uyuni and travel to the Salar de Uyuni where you will visit the Playa Blanca Hotel, Incahuasi Island (known as Fish Island), and the ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Private Uyuni Salt Flats Full-Day Circuit from Uyuni, Uyuni, Full-day Tours
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Private Uyuni Salt Flats Full-Day Circuit from Uyuni

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Enjoy a private tour with professional guide, get to know the majestic Uyuni Salt Flats in their pure nature and watch a spectacular sunset with a courtesy ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $270.00
Day Trip to Uyuni Salt Flats, Uyuni, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Day Trip to Uyuni Salt Flats

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This 6-hour trip starts in Uyuni and will take you to see the biggest Salt Flats in the world. This tour includes round-trip transportation from Uyuni, food ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $77.00
Private Day Trip from La Paz to Uyuni Salt Flats, La Paz, Day Trips
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Private Day Trip from La Paz to Uyuni Salt Flats

Visit the Salt Flats of Uyuni, considered as one of the largest salt reserves in the world. Enjoy a private and personalized transfer service (limited to 4 ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 15 hours (approx.)

From USD $699.00

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