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3-Days Tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat and Colored Lagoons +Sunset+Mirror Effect
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3-Days Tour to the Uyuni Salt Flat and Colored Lagoons +Sunset+Mirror Effect

By Andes Salt Expeditions
Recommended by 96% of travellers
96% of reviewers gave this product a bubble rating of 4 or higher.
About
On this 3-day/2-night expedition you will get to know this magical Uyuni salt flat, the largest in the world with a route of more than 200 km long and 80 km wide, with more than 64 billion tons of salt, more than 21 million tons of lithium. Of astonishing natural beauty, an amazing island of giant cacti in the middle of the salt flat, a giant mirror in the rainy season , from an impressive sunset, volcanoes in the western mountain range such as the Licancabur, Ollague, Tunupa and other volcanoes, where can practice trekking from 3600 meters high to 5000 meters high, enjoy their hot springs in different places, Laguna Polques hot springs, Laguna Blanca hot springs, etc., inhospitable deserts such as the Siloli desert, Salvador Dalí desert, and observe the fauna and flora of the south west of Potosí, come to know and enjoy a great unforgettable adventure with Andes Salt Expedition with 8 consecutive Awards of Quality Excellence Certifications of service by TRIPADVISOR 2015-2023. ​ ​
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Ages 1-70, max of 6 per group
Duration: 3 days
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Live guide: English, Spanish
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  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast
What's not included
  • Transfer out ticket to San Pedro de Atacama Chile of 20 USD
  • Entry/Admission - Salar de Uyuni
  • Entry/Admission - Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve of Andean Fauna
  • Entry/Admission - Geiser Sol de la Manana
  • Entry/Admission - Aguas Termales de Polques
  • Entry/Admission - Salvador Dali Desert
  • Entry/Admission - Salvador Dali Desert
  • Entry/Admission - Laguna Verde

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Andes Salt Expeditions Tour Operator, 56 ferroviaria Avenue at front train station, Av. Ferroviaria, Uyuni, Bolivia
Pickup details
  • we can pick up the passengers from the bus station of the hotel in Uyuni city. Note: If your hotel is Palacio de Sal, Luna Salada or Cristal Samaña (Colchani town) you have to pay 30 usd extra.
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.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Near public transportation
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 108758P6

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
      • 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 experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
      • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

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

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      Itinerary
      Overview
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      16 stops
      Day 1
      Uyuni Salt Flats to Salt Hostel...
      Day 2
      Day 2: Salt Hostel / Laguna...
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      Salvador Dali Desert, Laguna...
      About the operator
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      • Andes Salt Expeditions
        1,693
        Uyuni, Bolivia
        Joined in December 2010
      • melissapX5889FW
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Such a fun tour!
        We really enjoyed this 2 day, 1 night tour. We did the standard range tour. We had lot of fun with our amazing guide Oscar. He was so knowledgeable and really did everything for us including setting up many nice meals and taking great photos! We stayed overnight in the Salt Hostal (a little different from some of the pictures on here) but it was still nice and clean with great staff. Hiked the volcano which was so pretty! Make sure to have plenty of cash, in Bolivianos (small bills are best), with you to pay for entry and bathrooms at some of the stops (Isla Incahuasi, Galaxy Caves and the volcano- 30BOB each.
        Written 16 April 2024
      • willbC3273KO
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing lifetime experience
        Amazing experience. Especially seeing the reflection and the sunset towards the end of the tour. Plus kudos to our tour guides for taking outstanding pictures.
        Written 10 April 2024
      • adventuresofafatkid1
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Most Beautiful Place on Earth
        It was one of the most beautiful places that I have ever been on earth. RAQUEL AND CARLOS were excellent guides. Raquel was a wealth of knowledge and had amazing ideas for pictures and videos for us. Could not have asked for a better guide! They had a thought out itinerary but was flexible with it!
        Written 6 April 2024
      • Miguel angel H
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great service
        Thank you so much Fernando and Juan for such a great experience I highly recommend to anyone. Great service from the beginning the end 👍🏻👍🏻
        Written 26 March 2024
      • xavbass
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Unforgettable visit of the uyuni salt flats.
        Fantastic experience for this one day superior tour of the salar. The team was incredible and managed to make this visit unforgettable from the start form our hotel to the end at the bus station. The tour was booked in internet with an English speaking guide.
        Written 15 March 2024
      • kellymW1299CW
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        DO THIS TRIP!
        The level of organisation to make this trip as smooth as possible was second to none and really reassuring for us and meant we could relax and enjoy! Wendy at Andes Salt messaged us via WhatsApp in advance of our arrival to inform us what we needed to bring which was great. The tour guide Vraimer and driver Goyo worked so hard to make sure our day was enjoyable and they had lots of knowledge. The jeeps were in great condition and felt safe. The lunch was amazing and the whole day was just brilliant. THANK YOU for making this one of the highlights of our trip!
        Written 29 February 2024
      • Seaside18347709828
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour
        Incredible tour with a very friendly guide (Fernando). Unfortunately there was a storm so we couldn't really see the sunset, but got to see lots of lightning instead!
        Written 21 February 2024
      • Cecilia C
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Fantastic experience
        Andes salt expeditions Tour operator is a fantastic organizer. Our guide Cristian was very knowledgeable and engaged. Good lunch and nice ending with wine and snacks at sunset.
        Written 18 February 2024
      • Nash J
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worth every $
        Friend & I took this one day tour . It’s awesome. Eat supplied lunch & sunset wine & nibbles. 5 out of 5 . Tour company was Gossellin tours or GT Tours out of Uyuni Bolivia.
        Written 16 February 2024
      • Heribertoarias98
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Worlds giant mirror
        The salar was is such a surreal experience that I’m glad I got to experience and would do it over and over again. Don’t miss out
        Written 12 February 2024
      • 128lawrenh
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        The hype is real — it’s all real!
        Came to Uyuni for the salt flats. Booked on TripAdvisor cuz of the high reviews. There are literally dozens of tour companies in this tiny town and Im glad Trip Advisor partners with Andes Salt Expeditions— the company and the experience somehow exceeded my high expectations. 1.) The Salt Flats is heaven on earth. My entire group could not believe it was real. The beauty defies comprehension. I’m very well-traveled and no other place has left me this speechless. 2.) It’s a full day adventure and they save the best for last. I really only cared about getting to the salt flats and seeing the mirror effect during rainy season. But the tour took us on side quests to the train cemetery, a salt mining workshop, lunch on fish island which I didn’t even know existed, and some monuments—-and ALL of it was a great time and made for an unforgettable excursion. 3.) Our tour guide Christian was superb as was our driver whose name escapes me. Lunch was beef or chicken, omelette, rice and vegetables which were all great. The company really did an excellent job and deserve the high ranking they receive on TripAdvisor. All the other review hyping the company and experience are true. This will be a highlight of your life. PS: the experience is still worth it outside of the rainy season. You won’t get to see the mirror effect, but the salt flats will still leave a memorable impression. PPS: our guide was an incredible photographer!
        Written 3 February 2024
      • belindav860
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour company, English speaking guide, hits all the highlights in one day!!
        Fantastic tour from start to finish. Everything was explained when booking the day prior, so we knew what to expect. Christian was our tour guide and did a fantastic job. It lasted from 10:30am-8pm, so a full day with lunch and snacks towards the end. They took lots of great photos of us on our phones and camera. Highly recommend!
        Written 28 January 2024
      • 340mathieub
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great tour, great guide
        Amazing experience. Santos, our guide, did everything he could to make our experience th best possible. Highly recommended.
        Written 7 January 2024
      • Matt W
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Good tour
        The experience was excellent. Service was perfect. The driver picked us up at the airport and send us to the hotel, then take us to the day tour. After that he send us back to the airport. The day tour was also great.
        Written 28 December 2023
      • 60tamarak
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Unforgettable Uyuni Salt Flats Adventure: Sunset Magic with Raquel
        The Uyuni Salt Flats are like something out of a dream! We had a blast taking cool photos and learning all about the place. You will see a lot at this tour. Raquel, our guide, was super knowledgable, patient and friendly. She made us feel really welcome and cared for. She took so many creative and amazing pictures of us. The best part was watching the sunset with a glass of wine and cookies – it was so beautiful! I totally recommend going on this tour.
        Written 27 December 2023
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      5.0
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      Daniel V
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      I booked a 3D/2N tour. The landscapes you are going to see are amazing and in Elmer we had a good guide. The only complaint I had was that when going to the salt flats I was put on a tour with people that had booked a different tour than the standard itinerary to the salar, which meant that in the end we didn't spend a lot of time in the salar itself or the island Incahuasi in the center of the salt lake. I understand that in the low season tour companies cannot always fill the whole tours and therefore usually mix people with different tours together. However I felt disappointed because I didn't have the time in the salar that I had expected based on the standard itinerary that the company sold me and since this was the main highlight of the tour for me. I complained about this and the owner of the company personally took care of it and offered to me to do another 1D tour to the salar that followed the standard itinerary. Even though I went with another company, I was very happy because I didn't have to pay anything extra and I felt this was a very fair solution.
      Even though I paid a few dollars more compared to other companies I would always do it again as apart from my complaint everything was perfect and well organized and in case there is a problem the owner personally takes care of it to find a solution that is satisfactory to his clients, which I think is not always the case with other companies from what I heard from other people.
      So I can absolutely recommend this tour and company.
      Written 13 October 2022
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      AmyGreatorex
      5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jul 2022 • Solo
      Thoroughly enjoyed my tour! The Salt Flats were amazing and our guide, Cristian, was excellent with his photography skills when taking photos of the group. Our itinerary had to change slightly on the second day due to adverse weather but Cristian ensured we were safe by taking a different route, but this alternative route allowed us to visit other viewpoints so we didn’t feel like we were missing out. I notice some reviews comment on the amount of driving/time in the car - please just sit back and enjoy the views, they’re incredible, and if you want to stop the car for pictures or to stretch your legs, just ask your guide.

      I would recommend hiring a sleeping bag for the second night if you’re doing the tour during winter - you’ll need it! Also, our hotel on the first night after the Salt Flats was back in Uyuni which I hadn’t expected, but the quality of the hotel was great. The breakfasts and lunches provided were also plentiful.
      Written 17 July 2022
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      Adriana A
      Geneva, Switzerland5 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      May 2022 • Friends
      Highly recommended! We have booked the 3 days tour directly on the Salt Adventures website which is very handy. The tour was well organized and we were very happy with our guide. José spoke very good English and provided us with a very detailed information about all the places we have visited. He was also an excellent driver who made us feel safe while driving across the desert and salt flats.
      Written 2 June 2022
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      Fredson Ricelli
      Belo Horizonte, MG17 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Apr 2023 • Friends
      Me and my brother took this expedition of 3 days and 2 nights, plus a stargazing tour in the water mirror area of the salt flat. We departed from our hotel at 3:00 AM for stargazing, and reached the place by 4:00 AM, they gave us plastic boots. The april weather this time of dawn was really freezing, but we experienced a breathtaking view of the milk way, above and below because of the clear reflection. Their crew took amazing pictures of us with a professional camera and they sent them to me through WhatsApp. We stayed till sunrise, and now it's one of the most beautiful memories I have. Impossible to forget. Then we went back to the hotel and waited until the departure time for the expedition, and we visited a lot of beautiful sites, lagoons, volcanic area, and a pleasant hot spring. The hotels where we stayed each night were kinda comfortable, but they charge extra if you want to connect in their Wi-Fi (this should change). Overall, I'm very grateful for this experience.
      Written 28 April 2023
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      Nuria K
      Spain6 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2022
      To visit the Incahuasi Island. . After many days with rain the salt flat was not accessible, but when we visited it we were able to reach the Incahuasi Island. Not one car seen except ours! We did 45 kms over de salt flat and then 45 kms over salted water. The driver Oscar was excellent , Extremely responsable he drove very carefull over the water.
      We had lunch at the island

      Believe it or not I drop the Iphone on the salt water and when we came to look for it in the inmensity of the salar, we founded and it worked. so I was able to upload the pictures ..
      Braulio de owner was very kind and made us very happy when he agreed to take us to the Island. The view magnificient. We visit as well Laguna cColorada , laguna Pelada y laguna Verde. Axel the driver was very concious and careful.
      I highly reocmmended this agency, reasonable prices, the land cruisers were not new but they rode extremely well
      Written 7 April 2022
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      Simone B
      Brisbane, Australia52 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      We did the 3D2N tour from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni with a family of 4. Our guide Enrique was fabulous - a real passion for his country (Bolivia) and the altiplano region. He was a ton of fun and always told us the plan for the day and kept us informed. We travelled with 2 4WDs and both drivers we skillful and were able to fix a problem we had with our Landcruiser. They were expert drivers and organised the meals and accommodation ahead so everything ran smoothly. We had 2 full days (+12hrs) and then an early morning for sunrise over the Salar de Uyuni. The sights were spectacular - the desert is an amazing place. We saw loads of llamas, flamingos, vicuñas and viscachas. The food was good and hotels very comfortable. My only complaint was with the company not the guide and drivers. I don’t understand why I paid more than others and we booked in advance (allowing planning for the company) plus US$50 each for an English guide (US$200 for a family). Nobody else had this surcharge. I understand you need to pool groups but the charge should be the same.
      Written 8 December 2023
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      Filterbymaddymae
      Flores, Guatemala4 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      The most incredible experience!! We did the 3 day tour and loved it all.

      Axel was a brilliant tour guide - great English, made sure we saw the best of all the sights on offer, whilst ensuring we were all having fun. Oscar / Bob was heroic. The tour necessitates a lot of time in the car and he was a 10/10 driver; even bought a Bluetooth device for the car to keep the tunes flowing.

      They catered for my gluten intolerance so kindly, always had enough good tasty food to eat. Answered all our questions about the natural formations and culture. Miss the salt flats already.

      Only warning is that the second hostel is freezing beyond freezing. I didn’t bring thermals or gloves and truly regretted it. You can pay 10BOL for a hot shower in the evening but be prepared for a cold wake up.
      Written 24 April 2022
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      Matteo F
      3 contributions
      1.0 of 5 bubbles
      We give one star just because the places we visited were worth it. We did 3 days 2 nights tour in Salar de Uyuni with 4 other people.
      First of all the guy that asked us for the money was trying to make us pay 20 more dollars than the actual price of the tour advertised on the website.
      The tour was fine regarding the places but absolutely not regarding the guide: The guy was explaining the least possible about what we were seeing, his attitude was being negative the whole time, you could tell he was not enjoying doing his job and that he probably doesn’t like tourists. Even though we tried to ignore this, obviously it negatively affected our tour.
      Lastly when we had to cross the border to go to Chile, the bus we had paid for to the Bolivian company (20$ each person) was not there and for half an hour the guy told us he had no idea what to do. Furthermore he was saying it was not fault of the Bolivian company (like it was our problem to solve). The only good thing about the guided tour (made exception for the landscapes that were stunning) was the food we had for lunch that was always good and well cooked.
      Written 14 September 2022
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      Rianne K
      2 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Feb 2022 • Couples
      We had an amazing experience with this 3-day tour. Our tour guide José explained everything very well and took enough time during our stops. The Uyuni salt flats were fantastic and José was very creative when taking pictures and videos! We can certainly recommend this tour, especially when keeping in mind that it may be somewhat long drives, it is all definitely more than worth it! Thanks for the lovely experience!
      Written 21 February 2022
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      Anthony L
      2 contributions
      4.0 of 5 bubbles
      Mar 2024 • Friends
      We joined a 3 days 2 nights private Superior Tour of Andes Expedition to explore the Salt Flat of Uyuni as well as the border desert area before the transfer to San Pedro de Atacama (border crossing from Bolivia to Chile). We're lucky to have our tour guide cum driver, Mr Jose Lozer, who kept us company throughout the whole journey. He was one of the few professional guide who spoke fluent English and knew inside out of Uyuni and the desert, together with his superb driving skills on the bumpy trail, the trip was so enjoyable that we would never forget.

      One point for Andes's consideration. During the enquiry process for fixing the price package, Andes guaranteed accommodation arrangement at Hotel Luna Salada would be arranged. It was not until the first day of the tour that accommodation would be changed to Palacio de Sal instead which caused unnecessary disappointment among my team members. With a hindsight, the location of Palacio might be a better one for arranging the activities of stargazing and sunrise at 4 AM for the trip. Why couldn't the Andes be more candid when drawing up the itinerary for their guest?
      Written 25 March 2024
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