Private Visit To The Old Mines And Trains Of Pulacayo

Uyuni, Bolivia

Experience Rating
icon2 to 3 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English and 1 more

See a side of Uyuni that’s off the tourist trail on a private tour to Pulacayo, where Bolivia’s first locomotives are preserved in a UNESCO Industrial Heritage Site. Spotting llamas, mountain views, and disused mine sites along the way, you’ll get a personalized introduction to Uyuni’s fascinating history, traveling in a private vehicle that leaves packed group tours far behind.
  • Private tour explores Uyuni’s industrial heritage—and a Butch Cassidy tale
  • Included hotel transfers, entrance fees, and a glass of wine
  • Photograph an open-air train museum that’s less crowded
  • Chance to see life in a small town with a big history

Bottled water
Professional guide
Hotel pickup (Uyuni Hotels only)
Private tour
Wine complementary
Hotel pickup and drop-off (LUNA SALADA HOTEL extra US$ 30)
Travel Insurrance

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up all travelers from Uyuni Hotels/ hostels or airport.


  • Uyuni Joya Andina Airport, Uyuni Bolivia

Stop At:  
Our tour begins with pick up from your preferred place, to take the road to Pulacayo located 10 km from Uyuni, in a comfortable private transport with air conditioning, accompanied by your professional English or Spanish speaking guide (according to your requirement). On the way we can find llamas, and observe very beautiful Andean landscapes, we arrive to the Mirador from where we can observe and take photographs of Salar de Uyuni and the town of Uyuni. We continue with our tour and when we arrive to the historic town of Pulacayo, we head for a short walk to the open Museum of ancient trains that were the first to arrive in Bolivia. Six locomotives are manufactured exclusively for this section, two English and four American. At first they worked with carbon, but since in Bolivia there was no carbon imported from the outside was very expensive, in the 20's oil is discovered in Bolivia, that is why they are modified so that later they work with oil. These locomotives only made the section Pulacayo - Uyuni, from there were other locomotives with greater width of troche that went to Antofagasta, that is why these locomotives are small, called locomotives of Mountain. As part of these locomotives are the remains of the train assaulted by Busch Cassidy, Sundance Kid. After taking photos and entering the past in this site, our tour continues with the exterior visit of what was one of the most important mines of the country in its time, we can observe the type of work, the machinery and much more. After enjoying a little snacks, we continue the walk to visit the old streets that were built at that time in a German and English style, because those who ran the company at the time were foreign, that is why of the touches in the construction Of the houses that nowadays are silent witnesses of how important the place was at that time. After enjoying a hot tea, we embark to our private mobility to return to Uyuni. The tour ends at your preferred place.
Duration: 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Stop At:  
Pueblo Pulacayo
Visit with photo stop.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.
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