Bolivian Salt Flats Adventure

Bolivian Salt Flats Adventure

From $ 1,275 AUD


Experience the surreal beauty and overwhelmingly vast expanse of Salar de Uyuni on this journey to one of South America’s most striking natural landscapes. This is a place where things are put in perspective; where the enormity of the scene highlights the fragility of everything else, where harsh is beautiful, time is obscured and reality seems more like a dream.

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Bolivian Salt Flats Adventure
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  • Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt lake. Cross the perspective-bending white expanse in a 4WD with a local guide, making several fascinating stops along the way
  • Uyuni was once a distribution centre for trains carrying minerals to the Pacific. Walk among rusty, abandoned trains in the old Train Cemetery
  • As you explore the rocky island of Isla Wasi, rising from the salt pans and covered with flowering cacti, you might feel like you've stepped inside a surrealist painting


WET SEASON ITINERARY ALTERNATION From December to March during the wet season the salt flats are likely to flood. The water covering the slat lakes creates a mirror effect and visually this is one of the most impressive times of the year to visit this area. However, depending on the water level, it may not be possible to drive all the way through to Isla Inca Wasi or to wait for the sunset in the area. If that’s the case, the visit to the salt flats will be limited to a morning visit and a lunch stop before returning to Uyuni town. POSSIBLE ITINERARY CHANGES DUE TO FLIGHT CHANGES OR CANCELLATIONS The itinerary outlined above is designed around flying from La Paz to to Uyuni early in the morning of day 2 of the tour. Occasionally, due to late changes to flight availability or airline late cancellations, we may not be able to secure an early morning flight for you. Should that be the case, we will book an afternoon flight to Uyuni for you and the program will be amended as follows: Day 2 - Upon arrival to Uyuni, transfer to hotel. No activities on this day. Day 3 - Full day tour of Salar de Uyuni. Normally, you'd stay at the salt flats until sunset however this may not be possible on this amended itinerary - especially during the summer months when the sun sets later. Fly back to La Paz and finish upon arrival to La Paz airport.

Day 1 - La Paz
Kamisaki! Welcome to Bolivia. Today is arrival day so there are no activities planned until an important welcome meeting at 6 pm.Please look for a note in the hotel lobby or ask reception where it will take place. We'll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader. If you're going to be late, please inform hotel reception. If you can't arrange a flight that will arrive in time, you may wish to arrive a day early so you're able to attend. We'll be happy to book additional accommodation for you (subject to availability).
Day 2 - Salar de Uyuni
This morning you will catch a flight to Uyuni.  The remote town of Uyuni sits on the edge of the high altiplano, which extends towards the border with Argentina and Chile. Your first stop will be at the Train Cemetery. Uyuni was once a distribution hub for trains carrying minerals on their way to Pacific Ocean ports. In the 1940s the mining industry collapsed and many trains were abandoned. Next, visit the small town of Colchani, where you'll see how the locals farm and process salt from the Salar. Finally it’s time for highlight of this trip: the Uyuni's salt flats. The flats are a 12,000-square-kilometre expanse of perfectly flat salt. Spend a full day exploring the lake by 4WD. Make sure you snap some classic perspective-bending photographs with your group. Discover the cacti and coral-like structures on the rocky island of Isla Inca Wasi. Weather depending, you will be at the flats well into the evening to watch the sun set over the Salar, before heading back to your hotel in Uyuni Town.
Day 3 - Uyuni/ La Paz
This morning you'll take a flight back to La Paz airport, where sadly your adventure comes to an end. If you are booking a departure flight from La Paz for this day please ensure it's no earlier than 2pm. Alternatively please check with us within 30 days from departure and we can advise you what time your flight from Uyuni is due to arrive in La Paz. If you need additional accommodation in La Paz and/or a transfer into the city, we'd be happy to help. Just have a chat with your booking agent.

Trip Dates

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10-10-202012-10-2020AUD $ 1,275-


Hotel (2 nights)


Private vehicle,plane