Uyuni Salt Flats Private 3 Day Tour (palacio Sal 5* & Tayka 3* Hotels)

Uyuni, Bolivia

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Overview

Perfect for those looking for a relaxation and comfort tour. Explore by yourself the Uyuni & Deserts without any pressure, a flexible itinerary, first-class accommodation (Hotel Palacio de Sal 5*, Hotel Tayka 3* sup), a local cultural guide, plus service in our private transport and an all-inclusive journey.

Words and pictures don’t quite do justice to the majesty of Bolivia! Discover with us the magic of Salar de Uyuni & Colorful Lagoons, along with a team of professionals who promise to provide a high quality of service. Book now!

Private transportation
Oxygen Tank & First Aid Kit
Park entrance & tickets included
Overnight at Salt Hotel "Palacio de Sal' 4* or similar
Overnight at Hotel "Tayka del Desierto' 3* or similar
Bilingual Guide
Dinner (2)
Breakfast (2)
Lunch (3)
Gratuities
First Breakfast & Last Dinner
Private Transfer to Atacama (180$ total per group)

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up from any hotel in Uyuni, Colchani. Also the airport, bus & train station. Don’t forget to coordinate with the team before the departure.

Airports

  • Uyuni Joya Andina Airport, Uyuni Bolivia


Departure Time

Suppliers and travelers coordinate start times within the given time periods.
11/26/2019 - 11/24/2020
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11/25/2020 - 3/31/2021
Monday - Sunday:12:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Itinerary
Salar de Uyuni
Duration: 10:30 am to 7:15 pm Distance: 145 km (90 mi) 4WD expedition / 50 min hiking Altitude: 3650m (11.975 ft) Difficulty: Medium (High altitude) Our expedition begins at 10:30 am (the pickup must be coordinated with our team) We will visit as the first destination the ‘Train Cemetery’ an open-air abandoned museum of locomotives of the XIX century (1940) with crucial importance for the Bolivian history We will have time to take photos on the site and the explanations of our local guide. Our trip continues through the little town of ‘Colcachi’, a small town located on the border of the Salt Flats, this place is characterized by its souvenirs & crafts of alpaca, vicuña and other unique salty decorations, in addition to its salt miners who process salt to be sold to the local public. (Not long ago 31 kilos of salt used to cost 0.90 US dollar cents, can you believe it?). Colchani is also the place that houses the only salt hotels in the world, including Palacio de Sal, Luna Salada, and Cristal Samana. All set to discover the largest salt desert in the world? It is here where the real adventure begins! We enter to the salt flats at approximately 12:30, among some visits, are the ‘Eyes of Salt’, ‘Salt Crystals’ and we will also discover the famous statue of ‘Dakar’ (automobile event of the most dangerous routes in the world that runs in Bolivia). We go further into the desert to enjoy a Picnic Lunch in the middle of the Salar, perfect moment to feel small and in total peace! Stomach full, it’s time to walk! We will discover the famous Incahuasi Island, Isleta full of giant Cacti that can measure more than 10 meters high. Believe it or not, this island is an immense coral where you can appreciate beautiful landscapes within it and also has the best views of Salar de Uyuni. Our expedition will last approximately 50 min. (It is recommended to take the walk calmly and carefully). Important note: In the rainy season from January – April, the salt flat is flooded and due to security measures it is not possible to enter Isla Incahuasi, Isla Pescado, Tunupa Volcano and all destinations where the water could damage the state of the vehicle engine. Arriving again at the edge of the island we meet again with our driver to go to a place away from the crowds and take funny pictures with perspective. It’s fire time! Together in the middle of the salt we will await the sunset and enjoy a toast of courtesy. We will return to the town of Colchani and check in at an exclusive Salt Hotel 4* plus, which includes the use of the Spa and other activities. At 9 pm we have a buffet dinner in the hotel to end the day.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Overnight at Salt Hotel "Palacio de Sal" 4* or similar
Meals:
 Lunch  Dinner  
Siloli Desert
Duration: 9:30 am to 5 pm Distance: 230 km (142 mi) 4WD expedition / 1hr. hiking Altitude: 3650m (11,975 ft) – 4750m (15,584 ft) Difficulty: Medium (High altitude) 9 am we will enjoy our buffet breakfast at the hotel, we must have all the luggage ready to start our second great adventure! The day in Mars begins with the visit of the main viewpoint of the Ollagüe Volcano, where you can observe the fumaroles and explore kilometers of petrified lava with very interesting formations. We also visit a huge “forest rocks’! if we are lucky we will enjoy our curious friends called “Vizcachas” (big wild rabbits) and the famous Andean Fox. Our path will become arider and the landscapes will begin to honor the planet Mars. We will arrive at our destination of the day! After passing the forest of rocks, we will enjoy 4 beautiful highland lagoons, 2 of them with flamingos on the banks. (And yes! Bolivia has 3 species of pink flamingos and also the largest population in South America!) We will have time to take photos at each stop, the local guide will give us a general explanation of the entire region and prepares lunch with the driver on the banks of Laguna Hedionda to enjoy the landscape. Note: It is not allowed to use drones on the lagoons, get too close to the flamingos or feed them. They are too shy and often stress with the environment and decide to migrate very easily. We will end our journey exploring the stunning Siloli Desert, a desert full of surprises! Stones carved with the wind, surreal landscapes to the surroundings and a rough population of wild vicuñas throughout the region! Welcome to Hotel Tayka del Desierto 3* superior, a hotel managed by the locals that are literally located in the middle of nowhere! Inside the hotel, we will have time to rest, appreciate the sunset in the surroundings and end the day with a local dinner.
Duration: 7 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
 Overnight at Hotel Tayka del Desierto 3* or similar
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  Dinner  
Laguna Colorada
Duration: 6am to 5pm Distance: 340 km (211 mi) 4WD expedition / 1.5 hrs. hiking Altitude: 4980m (16.338 ft) – 3650m (11.975 ft) Difficulty: Medium (High altitude) Today is the most important day of our trip! We started with the first rays of sun and enjoyed our breakfast at the hotel at 5:30 a.m. Then 6am approximately we start our day scouting the deserts! Our first stop will be the “Stone Tree” A natural monument carved only by the wind, with more than 5 meters high, we will have time to take pictures in the place and explore the surroundings. After 20 min in the car we will discover the most important attraction of the region! Welcome to the majestic Laguna Colorada, once nominated among one of the natural wonders of the world, is a sanctuary that houses the largest population of pink flamingos in the world. It is a lagoon of 54km2 of extension and the marvelous thing of the same one is the colors that it obtains thanks to the light of the sun, minerals and algae that turn their waters into an intense red whole. We will have enough time to visit the main viewpoint of the lagoon and take pictures of the landscapes.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Geiser Sol de la Manana
We will register our visit to the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve (psssst you can ask your stamp of the Reserve Eduardo Avaroa in your passport here) and then continue on our way to the “Geyser Sol de Mañana” and enjoy the landscapes of Mars. This region is full of volcanic activity where one can see fumaroles and geyser for around 2km. Time for a dip! The thermal waters of Polques await us to relax the body, the landscapes around are from another planet and we are sure that you will enjoy your time at this stop. (Be careful to win a cold, we recommend you be ready with towels and dry clothes, you can also rent towels with 10Bs)
Duration: 40 minutes
Admission Ticket Included
Laguna Verde
After being 100% ready we will go from the red planet to Salvador Dalí’s surrealist paintings! On the way to Laguna Verde (border with Chile) we will visit one of the most impressive desert in South America. It is called Salvador Dalí’s Desert and it gives tribute to this great Spanish artist since the 360 ​​landscapes are unreal, full of intense colors, impressive mountains and unusual colors. It is also the perfect place to see vicuñas in their natural habitat. Last stop of our Safari! We enjoy the views of the “Laguna Verde” a lagoon without natural life due to its high concentrations of minerals, this lagoon turns the color of its waters into an intense turquoise (better views from May to November) thanks to the minerals and sunlight . We will have time to explore the area. On our return to Uyuni we will have a couple of extra stops that depend a lot on weather and weather, we will also enjoy our picnic lunch at the place chosen by the driver. We will arrive approximately at 5:00 pm to Uyuni where we will leave all the equipment loaned in office and then drop you off to your hotel or coordinate the transfer to the airport.
Duration: 1 hour 
Admission Ticket Included
Accommodation:
  Not Included
Meals:
 Breakfast  Lunch  
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • Prior acclimatization is required. Average altitud 3600m (12.000ft) to 4900m (16.000ft)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Cancellation policy

All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.
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