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Full day private tour to Salar de Uyuni
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Full day private tour to Salar de Uyuni

By Mundicontact Expeditions
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Explore the incredible Salar de Uyuni on this full-day Private tour. Recommended for couples and families looking for a comfortable experience out of the ordinary. Visit the most famous places of the salty desert, a dreamy sunset; the loneliest places for an epic image in the most inhospitable place in the world.

Ages 0-120
Duration: 8–9 hours
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Live guide: German, Portuguese, Japanese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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  • Satellite phone, oxygen tube, first aid kit
  • Snacks, hot drinks, bottles of water and different snacks.
  • Private transportation
  • Entrance to tourist sites
  • Entry/Admission - Salar de Uyuni
  • Entry/Admission - Isla Incahuasi
What's not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages


Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
    Pickup details
    • We pick them up from: - Hotel - Restaurant - Airport - Train station - Bus station.
    Hotel pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
      Airport pickup offered
      During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
      • Uyuni Joya Andina Airport, Uyuni Bolivia
      End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

        • Wheelchair accessible
        • Stroller accessible
        • Near public transportation
        • Infant seats available
        • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
        If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 274452P1

        • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
        • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
        • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
        • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
        • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

        • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

        Which attractions will I visit with Full day private tour to Salar de Uyuni?
        How much is Full day private tour to Salar de Uyuni?
        Full day private tour to Salar de Uyuni price starts from $1,007.08. Discover and book Full day private tour to Salar de Uyuni on Tripadvisor
        What is the Full day private tour to Salar de Uyuni cancellation policy?
        Full day private tour to Salar de Uyuni cancellation policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Discover and book Full day private tour to Salar de Uyuni on Tripadvisor
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        If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 274452P1

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        Itinerary
        • You'll get picked up
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        • 1
          Train Cemetery
          Stop: 40 minutes
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        • 2
          Museo de la Llama y la Sal
          Stop: 80 minutes
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        • 3
          Salar de Uyuni
          Stop: 2 hours - Admission included
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        • 4
          Isla Incahuasi
          Stop: 5 hours - Admission included
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        • You'll return to the starting point
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        • Mundicontact Expeditions
          34
          Uyuni, Bolivia
          Joined in July 2020
        • Companion26775531857
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous trip
          Fantastic trip . Pauli the guide / driver was excellent : knowledgeable, friendly and efficient . Everything went well , Bolivia was sensational , a real hidden gem . Cannot wait to return , will definitely use Pauli and Mundicintact expeditions again .
          Written 17 April 2024
        • 679happyn
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Easily the highlight of our entire South American trip
          Absolutely incredible 3 day trip! We were picked up at the airport by Lily (the guide) and Nestor (the driver), and we couldn't believe how many incredible things we saw in the 3 days. Both Lily and Nestor were super helpful and kind, the accomodation is terrific (and the food is excellent), and it was always super clear about where we were heading and what was happening. Lily is also amazing at taking pictures and making us look super cool, haha. Like another reviewer, we also booked via Ruta Verde. Pre-booking, we thought the cost was high, but I can guarantee you get so much more value than we thought to cross the Salar de Uyuni and Bolivian altiplano.
          Written 13 April 2024
        • T D
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Three Day Private Tour Uyuni Salt Flats with transfer to San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
          I can not rate this tour and this tour company highly enough. My son and I both had the Salar de Uyuni on our bucket list and planned for February, the rainy season, to see the gorgeous mirror effect of the water in the salt flat. Next, I had to research and select the tour company for our adventure. Believe me, I read all the reviews and looked at all of the pictures. I chose Mundicontact because they were big enough to have great reviews and small enough to really care about each client. My communication with Doris ahead of the trip was very complete and very professional. We arrived in Uyuni at 6:45 AM on the night bus from La Paz and our guide Poli met us at the station. We had time to stop at a cafe for coffee and breakfast and to freshen up before getting on the road. The day at the Salar de Uyuni was magical and easily the most beautiful place on earth that I have visited. Poli set up both a delicious lunch and Happy Hour. The trick photos were fun but the setting is amazing. The Luna Salada is a quite nice hotel for the first night. Tayka del desierto the 2nd night was not as rustic as others have written and has great food. The border transfer was seamless. Thanks Poli and Mundicontact…it was wonderful.
          Written 30 March 2024
        • timholscher
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Like you're on another world
          We (a couple from the Netherlands) did a 3 day/2 nights tour from San Pedro to Uyuni. We booked through Ruta Verde but they contracted the tour out to MundiContact. The tour was epic. On the morning of the first day we were picked up at our hotel in San Pedro by a very friendly driver that brought us to the border and helped us through customs. Then, at the Bolivian customs, we were greeted by Polly, our driver and guide for the next couple of days. Polly is an amazing driver and very knowledgeable about the desert and salt flats. We had basic knowledge of Spanish, but Polly made sure to talk slow and clear. He was funny yet professional and was always ready to shoot the best pictures (and always a panorama) whenever we stopped for one of the many amazing sights. We mizs the 4x4, which felt like a second home by the time the tour ended. As cherry on top, Polly brought us to the salt flats during sundown. Thank you Polly for an amazing time.
          Written 6 February 2024
        • amydN7197ZL
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Fabulous Tour of Bolivian High Desert and Salt Flats!
          We (mom, dad and two adult daughters) did a 4D/3N round trip tour from SPDA to the Salt Flats in December 2023. We booked through Ruta Verde but they contracted the tour out to MundiContact. The entire tour was absolutely fantastic! We had a super-friendly English-speaking guide (Elias) and a fabulous driver (also photographer and chef!) who took us safely over the very difficult topography of the desert and salt flats. They were both very knowledgeable and accommodating and made us feel comfortable and safe at every point of the trip. We highly recommend this company and would use them again!
          Written 7 January 2024
        • SK00
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          A safe, flexible operator in Salar de Uyuni
          Hired for a 3-day private tour of the salt flats (going private primarily motivated by desire to avoid the mass tours focussed on gimmicky photo stunts :). Very knowledgeable of local spots and high on safety… a good choice for nature/photography based travels.
          Written 2 January 2024
        • helmuthS3875DJ
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amaxing Uyuni Salt Flats and surroundings tour
          We had a great few days in and around the Uyuni Salt Flats. Our driver Elmer was fantastic. He picked us up from the Chilean border and drove us safely and carefully through the sometimes rough Bolivian road conditions. We stopped at all locations in our itinerary: lagoons, thermal baths, geysers, special desert views, a pre Inca necropolis, a train cemetery, amongst other places. We saw all kind of local fauna and flora including countess flamingoes, lamas and vicuñas. Elmer also made an extra stop for us at the Green Lagoon, which wasn't initially in our program. It turned out to be the nicest lagoon visit for me personally. The Uyuni Salt flats were of course the highlight of the trip. Simply amazing. Thanks to our driver we got some 'Instaram worthy' pics and vids, by him instructing us what to do to get the most memorable shots of this special location. We also saw how salt is extracted and prepared for consumption. One small warning: You can take salt from Uyuni with you back over the border to Chile but make sure that it doesn't contain (or is mixed with) any herbs. Herbs are not allowed by Chilean customs into the country. Salt alone is however no problem. Another thing to remember is that the whole trip is taking part in high altitude (higest point reaching 4,930 meters above sea-level). You might need some time to get used to the high altitude and you might experience some altitude sickness or symptoms, such as short breath or headaches. I recommend Mundicontact Expeditions very much for trips in and around Uyuni.
          Written 16 December 2023
        • calebingaround
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Care and Resilience: Mundicontact's Guide to Exceptional Adventures!
          Mundicontact's guide and driver were absolutely thoughtful, courteous, and responsible throughout the entire journey. They consistently adjusted the tour based on weather and road conditions to ensure an ideal trip. When a friend fell victim to altitude sickness, they were taken care of every step of the way, receiving local remedies and engaging in less strenuous activities without compromising others' experiences. Impressively, when our vehicle broke down at 4700m, Mundicontact stepped up and arranged contingencies, allowing us to make our flight connection on a very tight schedule. Not to mention the very cool suggestions for taking interesting photos. Highly recommended.
          Written 15 December 2023
        • U4531PVjoannas
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Excellent Experience!
          My husband and I had a wonderful tour of the salt flats with Paola. Communication before the trip was great and we always felt like we were in good hands. Paola brought so much energy and was incredibly knowledgable and open to sharing with us. She took us to all the right spots and always had an answer to our questions. I recommend this company for anyone looking for a private tour of the salt flats and encourage you to request Paola as your guide!
          Written 10 December 2023
        • A9281IRab
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Amazing experience with above-and-beyond attention to details
          Mundicontact's guide and driver were nothing but thoughtful, courteous, and responsible from beginning to end. They were constantly adjusting the tour based on weather/road conditions to ensure an ideal trip. A friend came down with altitude sickness and was taken care of the whole way, given local remedies and less strenuous activities without compromising others' experience. Most impressively, when our vehicle broke down at 4700m, Mundicontact stepped up and arranged contingencies so we made the flight connection on a very tight schedule. Not to mention very cool suggestions for taking interesting photos. Highly recommended.
          Written 1 December 2023
        • realrickyl
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Great Experience on 4d/3n Salt Flats Tour.
          We did a 4D/3N round trip tour from SPDA to the Salt Flats in November 2023, I believe MundiContact was contracted out by our agency for the job and they were great! Januea, our guide was great and especially caring for my partner who started feeling the effects of altitude. The driver was safe, the car was comfortable and we got to see everything. The company was accommodating when we told them we wanted to leave early to catch a flight, and made every effort to ensure we were taken care of on our trip.
          Written 27 November 2023
        • rogerq216
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Elmer as our excellent driver & guide!
          We as a family with 2 teenage girls did a great 3D/2N Salt Flat Tour with Mundi Contact Expeditions and Elmer as our reliable driver. He drove an excellent itinerary with the right spots with the right sunlight for taking pictures at the right moment (less crowded). Laguna Colorado, the Salt Flats and the Aqua thermales were just one of the multiple highlights we experienced with Elmer! An energetic driver who drove us all the way back to La Paz finalizing our 4 weeks Peru / Bolivia trip! The beautiful sunset drink at the Salt Flats was a great cherry in the cake!
          Written 31 August 2023
        • flaminiacarrone
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Over the expectations
          The tour was amazing and we (a party of 4 friends) enjoyed every single moment of it. Salar de Uyuni and Laguna Colorada are definitely must go places. A special thanks goes to our driver and guide (JUAN) who was always kind and attentive to our every need. He is super experienced and has an extensive knowledge of the area. Moreover, we really appreciated his care in taking beautiful photos and videos of us, as well as preparing an unforgettable lunch in the middle of the salar as well as an aperitive at sunset. Flaminia, Federico, Andrea, Fabrizia
          Written 13 August 2023
        • nataliabR9836EW
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          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Wonderful experience!
          Perfectly organized our 3-day tour at the salt flat and the altiplano! I'd like to point out a few things: 1) Perfect timing when getting to each location - almost everywhere we were alone, and enjoyed the pristine views with almost no people around. In the thermal springs we were alone, and when we came back from the lagoon it was crowded already in that small pool. 2) The drivers were also very professional as photographers and video makers - we have the greatest photos and videos from the trip. Watching it all over again, and remembering with a smile 3) All the hotels, where we've been staying at, were booked and paid for. All our wishes regarding having dinner on the salt flat, and epic sunset, came true. Food was tasty, cars had water supply and some snacks. 4) We visited absolutely all the planned locations, and even more - during the rainy season we had a glimpse of the "perfect mirror", but also visited the cactus island, which is usually out of reach at this time of year. Our group of 10 people recalls these 3 days as one of the most wonderful in our lives!
          Written 31 March 2023
        • Arte11
          0 contributions
          5.0 of 5 bubbles
          Outstanding Private Tour and Customer Service
          Our experience with Mundicontact Expeditions was fantastic. My wife & I originally thought about driving our own vehicle into Salar de Uyuni and Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa. After some research, there were several factors that caused us to choose a tour company instead. We asked selected hotels who they would recommend for a private tour. We contacted both companies plus one other. Mundicontact Expeditions was the clear winner. Doris was very responsive and developed a private tour that met our particular needs. After selected them and wiring 50% of the cost as a down payment, our dates had to change due a minor medical issue. Doris was successful in changing the dates. Our actual tour was fantastic and part of this due to an excellent driver (Pole) and English speaking guide (Janeth). They were both professionals, very great people and were flexible on the schedule. The price was higher than the tours geared towards backpackers. However, it was worth every penny to us. My wife & I highly recommend this boutique tour company.
          Written 22 February 2023
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        Riccardo R
        Rome, Italy2 contributions
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        Aug 2022
        We had such an amazing and unforgettable experience, with 2 days 1 night visit to the Salar de Uyuni and then heading south towards the border with Chile. If we could go back, we'd probably choose the 3 days 2 nights trip, totally worth it.

        Shout out to our guide, Eric, he's been the cherry on the cake. It made us feel safe and enjoy the trip 100%, turning into driver, chef and photographer at will!

        We had a nice car, clean and safe.

        The desert is incredibile and worth any long trip you might need to reach Uyuni.
        Written 7 September 2022
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        ¡Gracias Riccardo por la increíble reseña y sus amables palabras sobre Eric! Estamos comprometidos a continuar brindando un excelente servicio a clientes increíbles como usted. Gracias nuevamente por compartir una experiencia tan positiva, ¡esperamos darle la bienvenida nuevamente en el futuro!
        Written 12 September 2022
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        lywenp
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        Jul 2022
        Don't let the lack of reviews fool you, Mundicontact Expeditions have over 15 years of experience in the business and it shows. (They're a service provider for another agency with hundreds of excellent reviews here on TA.) As a solo traveler, most agencies will simply quote a shared tour with up to 5-6 passengers in a vehicle or I would have to pay 5-6x the per person cost to do a private tour.

        Doris Rojas at Mundicontact was the only agent that gave me reasonable options: a) letting me join just a few other travelers (another plus: they will run a tour with just 3 passengers for the price/person that's competitive with other agencies shared tour costs) on a tour starting in Uyuni or b) I could do a private tour staying in hostels or hotels (both options with private bathrooms) starting in either Uyuni or San Pedro de Atacama.

        Of all the agencies I contacted, the offers Doris proposed for all the options mentioned above were the most competitive, price-wise and also in terms of quality/price ratio. (Well equipped vehicle with satellite tracking, oxygen, sat phone, all entrance fees, food and beverages during the tour included.)

        After some research, I realized that depending on your interests, your itinerary options depend heavily on your accommodation choices. For instance, to visit or stay in the Ojo de Perdiz desert above 4000m, your only options there or nearby are either the Tayka de Desierto Hotel or the Hotel los Flamencos. For the Uyuni Salt Flat part of the tour, if you want to stay further away from Uyuni in smaller villages like Coquesa or Tahua instead of the more touristy Colchani, your accommodation options are limited by what's available there. Many agencies do not even guarantee a stay or a visit at these smaller villages on the other side of the sal flat in the standard package tour. (Note: this option will not be possible if doing the tour when the Salar is flooded, unless you specifically want to go to the Tunupa volcano. In which case, it would be logistically more sensible to arrange to start/end your trip in Oruro)

        In the end, I ended up booking a private excursion for 3 days/2 nights from San Pedro de Atacama ending in Uyuni with stays at Tayka de Desierto and Tayka de Sal Hotels. Mundicontact has a counterpart in San Pedro de Atacama to coordinate the Chile-Bolivia transfer portion as well. To make the cost of the private tour for a single person within my budget, Doris let me choose a shared transfer from SPdA to the border (a short 40-min ride) and options to transfer back to Chile (a bus from Uyuni-Calama or Uyuni-SPdA via a shared service) the day after the tour. The tour included a sunset picnic over the Salar near the Tunupa Volcano.

        I chose to take the bus to Calama as I had a rental car to pick up there and wanted to overnight in Uyuni to rest up. All in all, Mundicontact tailored the trip to my wants in terms of itinerary and gave me recommendations that I was grateful for during my trip while staying within the constraints of my budget.

        My guide/driver/travel companion was Apolinar Flores (Poli) who has been driving for Mundicontact for many years. He was courteous, knowledgeable, and careful as an off-road driver. I'm accustomed to driving 4x4 tracks myself and was very happy with how Poli navigated the terrains. As a guide, he explained various topics from the geologic history of the visited areas, various indigenous communities, and the flaura/fauna. At the same time, he demonstrated intellectual humility when asked about things he did not know. He was also experienced in helping guests with altitude sickness, something I was grateful for as I experienced some mild symptoms during my first night staying at 4500m.

        The booking and payment process was via bank transfer in either USD or Bolivinos (price-wise it was better in USD at the current exchange rate). I was nervous at first, but within 24-48 hrs of paying the deposit (10-40%), I was forwarded direct confirmation emails from the hotels where I'd be staying. This was also helpful as I needed these documents to upload to the Bolivia's visa application portal. The final payment was only required by the end of the tour. For those wishing to pay with a cc, I used Wise for the transfer, which allows cc/apple pay funding options.

        This is a boutique family-run travel agency with an extensive knowledge in the region as well as many years of experience operating high-quality customized tours.
        I highly recommend Mundicontact and would consider them for my future trips to the area. Although I did the tour in Spanish, Mundicontact has also operated excursions with interpreters for international guests from a variety of backgrounds.
        Written 1 August 2022
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        Dear Noon: Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us. Our team strives every day to make each visit an unforgettable experience, taking care of all the details to make this possible. It has been a real pleasure to organize your trip to the Salar de Uyuni and the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve of Andean Fauna and it is a great satisfaction to know that we met your travel expectations. Thank you for choosing us. Greetings and affectionate hugs! The Mundicontact Expeditions team.
        Written 23 November 2023
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        Rodrigo S
        11 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Feb 2021 • Couples
        If I could leave more stars I would!!!

        Mundicontact Expeditions

        100% recommended, we were in Uyuni for 3 days and had an exceptional time with our tour guide Poli. If you are like us and want a full detail explanation of what tours include, hotel and travel accommodations then these are the right people for the job. We were taken care of the whole time we were in Uyuni and more importantly we felt completely safe when we were in their care.

        Our 3 day tour consisted of a full day salt flats tour, an early star viewing with sunrise and a 3rd day at el centro turístico Coqueza that included a view of one of the most beautiful volcanic mountains we have ever seen.

        We initially came to see the mirror reflection in the salt flats but ended up getting more that we could have ever imagined including that mirror beautiful effect that we wanted.

        The pricing for our 3 days was exceptionally great and better than any other competitors that we inquired about.

        **MOST IMPORTANT FOR US**

        Communication!

        Doris Rojas at the main office was extremely attentive of our questions pre, during and after our trip to assure we had the most exceptional time!

        Our tour guide and driver Poli was the right person for the job! Keeping our safety at the forefront of his priorities, he was also very knowledgeable with the history of the area and as you will see from the pictures below he is one hell of a photographer. The tour was very fun entertaining and include lunches with views that will probably never get beat in my opinion.

        If you are looking to go to the Uyuni Salt flats look no further than Mundicontact Expeditions! Call Doris Rojas and leave the rest to her and her team!
        Written 2 March 2021
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        Hello Rodrigo and Yen! The pleasure has been all ours in guiding you through our beautiful and diverse Salar de Uyuni! We are delighted that you have enjoyed so much the tour that we prepared for you through the different areas of the Salar. A very special destination. Thank you very much for your feedback. We will pass on your kind compliments to Doris and the entire Mundicontact Expeditions team. We hope to welcome you again on a next occasion! A loving hug to both of you!
        Written 23 November 2023
        This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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