Uyuni Salt Flats

Watch flamingos feed among pristine lagoons, witness the rustic traditional process of salt extraction, admire intriguing geological formations and relax in the hotsprings of the world's largest salt desert

DURATION
3 DAYS/2 NIGHTS
DEPARTURES
Everyday
PHYSICAL LEVEL
CATEGORY
Cultural
STARTS IN
Uyuni
DESTINATIONS
Uyuni

Itinerary of Uyuni Salt Flats

Day 1 - Uyuni / Colchani / Fish Island / Chuvica

We'll depart the town of Uyuni at 10:00am in the morning and set off for the world's largest desert of salt, the Uyuni Salt Flats.
Our first stop upon arriving at the Salt Flats is the town of Colchoni, a unique and traditional town which dedicates itself to the exploitation of salt. You'll have the chance to observe their manner of processing the salt as well as admire their salt-based artisan handicrafts.
Our next stop is the Salt Hotel, the first building erected in the salt flat, it was made completely of salt and continues today as a museum attraction.
Afterwards we'll continue on to Fish Island, where you'll be able to see giant cacti exceeding two meters in height.
We'll end the day in the village of Chuvica, where we will spend the night in a family home

Day 2 - Chuvica / Lagoons / Treestone / Red Lagoon

After enjoying our breakfast we'll head for the Cañapa, Stinking, Chiarcota, Honda, and Radadita Lagoons. It is at these tranquil oases where one watch the flamingos feeding.
Afterwards we will continue to the wildernss of Siloli with its striking and serene geological formations. Here you will see the famous Tree Stone.
Our last stop is the Eduardo Abaroa National Park, the entrance to the Red Lagoon. Here, you will see three different kinds of flamingos and other diverse birds. We'll spend the night in this spot.

Day 3 - Red Lagoon / Geysers / Hotsprings / Green Lagoon

We'll have an early start on the third day, at 5:30 am, which will allow us to better appreciate the Sol de la Mañana (Morning Sun) Geysers. These noisy fumaroles…. We'll have breakfast at this spot.
From there we will continue to the Chalvin Desert for a dip in the hotsprings.
Finally, we will visit the mirror-like waters of the beautiful Green Lagoon before embarking on our return trip to the town of Uyuni.

This program includes

  • Transport: 4x4 Jeep
  • Driver/Spanish Guide
  • Meals During Trip
  • 02 Nights' Homestay
Transport

Private

This program does not include

  • Admission: Fish Island (US$10)
  • Admission: Red Lagoon (US$15)
  • Drinks & Snacks

What to bring

Recommendations

Optional:
* Hotel Lodging: Uyuni
* Bus Transport: La Paz - Uyuni
* Bus Transport: Uyuni - La Paz or Potosí
* Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama
* Tourist Class or Public Bus Options Available