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Day Trips from Uyuni

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  • Estela S
    8 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We were in Uyuni for five days, mainly to enjoy this place and especially the Salar, for the same reason we took private full day tours (including the sunset) and also to enjoy the stars and the sunrise, and I think it was the best decision. The feeling of being in this magical place is truly wonderful, inexplicable.
    Regarding the weather, the days were quite good. There was no rain, but the tour operator took us to enjoy the place with more water so we could see the mirror effect of the salt flat.
    We had an excellent experience and visit in Uyuni.
    Written 29 May 2024
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  • Lex T
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We booked the full one day with Tours Transadino and we're blessed with our guide David that day. What you're looking for in an operator is clear communication leading up to the trip, a committed and pro-active guide during the day and a professional driver. This all worked out perfectly. David went above and beyond for our day. A great ambassador to the salt flats and Bolivia. Made photos tirelessly, explained it all and guided us everywhere. Excellent experience.

    In our case, the company found out that my wife her birthday was that day and they arranged a cake during our trip. Phenomenal. This is the company to choose.
    Written 19 May 2024
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  • Julie
    New York City, NY6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I cannot recommend this tour enough! After looking through many reviews on Tripadvisor / elsewhere, this was the one that best met our needs (a half day tour that included the sunset), and wow, did it deliver!

    Our guide Alvaro was fantastic: he really "read the vibe" well insofar as knowing when we were in the mood for information & when we wanted to relax / enjoy the car ride, his English was excellent, and he truly had a lot of fun staging & creating our amazing photos & videos of this beautiful area. Alvaro & our driver Cristian also really customized our tour - he joined us for a hike (which was so helpful), & we were able to spot some flamingos & move closer to see them! Overall as female travelers we felt safe & well cared for the entire afternoon.

    Also the tour itself was great - this was the perfect length of time in Uyuni in my opinion: we got to see everything we'd hoped for (while not being in the sun for a full day), and it was one of our favorite tours in South America.

    Finally, I was a little nervous to book since there were no reviews at the time, but I learned that Joker Expedition is a new company which is why reviews are limited & I would recommend them to anyone in a heartbeat. We booked them for a separate drive & the main point of contact, Jose, similarly took care in customizing our experience while communicating with us about anything needed prior to the tour (e.g., galoshes sizes for the lake portion of the Salt Flats).
    Written 11 June 2022
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  • Rio
    Washington, District of Columbia, United States13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best tour company in Uyuni. I picked them off of friend’s recommendations, not least because of the many different agencies people at my hostel had used this was the only one where no one had gotten sick or had food poisoning. The tour exceeded all out expectations - Ivan was an excellent, knowledgeable and passionate guide; accommodations were better and warmer than we’d prepared for; the food was plentiful and good; most of all they packed a LOT into our three days and made the most of our time. Half our group was dropped at the Chile border with a prepaid ticket to San Pedro, the rest of us rode back to Uyuni. I recommend going out of your way to tour with Red Planet.
    Written 11 June 2024
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  • Amy L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Jaime was a lovely tour guide- very attentive, informative and took pride in his job. We had a great location for lunch with snacks and wine as the sun set.
    Written 28 February 2024
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  • Emma S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A fantastic experience of Uyuni Salt Flats. Nadia, our guide, was wonderful and she looked after us very well giving us lots of information and taking lots of photos for us. Our driver was also brilliant and we felt completely safe in his driving and navigational skills out on the salt flats. Nothing was too much for either of them and they made sure we were able to stay out later in the salt flats to watch sunset and see the stars. Food and water provided all day long and was lovely. An absolutely brilliant experience!
    Written 14 August 2023
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  • abdulla
    Dubai, United Arab Emirates9 contributions
    2.0 of 5 bubbles
    I booked a private tour to salar , they came on time but the guide (Cristian )and the driver (Fernando ) wasn’t professional ( or they dont work good )
    First they didnt took us to the lake were we must wearing boots and when i contacted the tour provider they said there were no lake (just lying) , second the let us take our lunch on the land and even on the salar
    They didnt wait until the sunset to take pictures, just when it comes at 7:00 pm they directly told us “ lets go “
    The driver was sleeping when he was driving back .
    Written 29 November 2023
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  • Emelie F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We had an absolutely amazing trip to the Uyuni salt flats with got salt Bolivia and Larry as our guide. They went out of their way to make it fun and memorable. Would definitely go again and strong recommend to everyone!
    Written 22 March 2024
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  • Andrew P
    Brooklyn, NY39 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I wish I could give more stars. Our experience with Joker Expeditions and our amazing, amazing guide Liroy and courageous driver Dioni was truly a trip of a lifetime. Mr. Jose and his team run a flawless tour of the Salt Flats and the Colored Lagoons. From the moment we were met at the airport by Liroy, he was attentive and so helpful orienting us to the history and culture of Uyuni. We had thought that on arrival we would only have a brief overview of the tour and then brought to our hotel, but Liroy took the time to get us what we needed in town and how to navigate the streets. He even took us through a quick tour of the local schools as they were getting ready for Carnival with their school bands and dancers. So much fun.

    Day 1 started off with a visit to the train graveyard. Liroy was very patient and even helped take pictures of us. We then went to a Salt Museum where he explained how salt mining works - don't let him tell you otherwise, his English is perfect. Finally, we arrived at the Salt Flats - and what an experience it was. It felt truly like another world. Flat and white as far as the eyes can see. And silent, except for the wind. The next thing we knew, Liroy and Dioni had set up lunch complete with tablecloths and linens - "was this really happening?" Sunset was sublime. Our accommodations for the night were great: in a real hotel made of salt, but with all the amenities one expects from a world-class hotel.

    Day 2 was more time in the Salt Flats with Liroy taking our pics - he has a great eye for pictures and knows every trick shot that we had so much fun putting together. But the focus of the day camping on the Salt Flats, but not just anywhere - this was going to be in the middle of the reflection, so camping on water. Mr Jose and his team pulled out all the stops, setting up tents on top of wooden boards so everything was just above the water line. With no moon, the night sky lit up with stars. It was spectacular (and I have the pictures to prove it).

    Day 3 was breakfast and a much-needed shower back at Mr, Jose's hotel. And while we were doing that, Liroy and Dioni cleaned up the SUV we had pretty much destroyed with our salt footprints and dust - their professionalism never stopped. And then it was time to say goodbye to Mr. Jose as we continued the tour south to the Colored Lagoons, flamingos and even higher elevation. We explored the desert mountains of Southern Bolivia and felt like we were on Mars.

    Day 4 was an even further drive south as we headed to the Atacama Desert. We bid goodbye to Liroy and Dioni at the border of Bolivia and Chile where we were met by another guide and driver to get us through the border crossing and onwards to Atacama. Goodbye with Liroy was bittersweet as we had grown so fond of him and Dioni. We truly lucked out having them both as our guide and driver.

    Again, I cannot recommend Joker Expeditions enough. Do yourself a favor, spend the money and get amazing service, attentiveness and just outright fun with these guys. They are so good at what they do. We saw so many other tour groups where the guides just did not care at all.
    Written 9 March 2023
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  • Grace M
    0 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We went on a 3D2N tour starting at the Uyuni Salt Flats and ending at the Chilean Atacama desert.

    The trip was magical - our highlights were the salt flats, hot springs and a hike to the cactus islands. It was pretty cold, and I highly recommend buying winter gear in the artist market that you initially go to (very affordable prices too) or bringing it from the getgo.

    Our guide, Jose Luis, and driver, Santiago went above and beyond and I cannot recommend them highly enough. Jose Luis is a talented flutist who kindly performed for us in the magic of the salt flats, in caves, and it enhanced the otherworldly sensation of the landscapes. They were both incredibly friendly, accommodating (we wanted to skip the train cemetery), and patient with our needs, and made us feel extremely comfortable. Thanks again Jose and Santiago!
    Written 30 May 2024
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  • Caleb
    Cambridge, UK4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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 16 December 2023
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  • Nat W
    Leeds, UK15 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic full day tour organised by Banjo Tours. Our guide, Nadia Ponce Inturias, picked us up off our flight from La Paz and with the help of Zenon, our driver, dropped us off for the fabulous Todo Tourismo overnight bus back to La Paz. Nadia possessed an excellent command of English and was extremely knowledgeable regarding the geological history that formed the flats, the wildlife and vegetation. A red wine and cold meat surprise over sunset on the flats capped a memorable day. Thanks Nadia, Zenon, and Yanet in the Banjo Office for providing us with one of our best ever tourist experiences!!
    Written 15 November 2022
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  • Riccardo R
    Rome, Italy2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    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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