Summary: A one-day trip to Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world. The itinerary includes lunch and visits to Incahuasi Island and the Train Graveyard.
Duration: 1 day
Availability: All year
Price per person: US$ 51.00
Minimum: 1 person
Times: 10:45 am to 08:00 pm
Meeting point: Center of Uyuni
Cancellation policy: See below for booking conditions
Day 1: Salar de Uyuni – Sunset
We will depart from Uyuni and head to the Train Graveyard, located just ten minutes outside the city of Uyuni. We will then visit Colchani, a small community that forms the entrance to the salt pans, where local people make their living exploiting the salt. Here, visitors can buy handcrafts made from salt. The Salar de Uyuni covers an area of approximately
10,582 square kilometers. On average, the layer of salt is between 6 and 10 meters deep, making it the thickest salt deposit in the world (it is estimated that the Salar de Uyuni contains around 10 billion tons of salt, or sodium chloride, lithium, boron, magnesium, potassium, strontium, etc.). We will explore the pyramids of salt, where workers remove the layer of salt and pile it up so it can dry out in the sun. Following this drying process, the salt is transported to the village of Colchani to be processed and sold. We will continue to the Hotel de Sal [“Hotel of Salt”], the first hotel to be built from salt blocks, situated in the middle of the salt pans and now a museum. Finally, we will head to Incahuasi Island, a place of extraordinary beauty where giant cacti up to 12 meters in height grow. After visiting Incahuasi Island, we will return to Uyuni.
- Tour as a shared service
- Spanish-speaking guide and driver
- Shared transport and Spanish-speaking guide and driver
- Lunch, served with water or soda
- First aid kit
- Oxygen cylinder
- Evening meal and drinks
- Pick-up from hotel
- Entrance to Incahuasi Island ($5.00)
- Not applicable
How to book:
- Select your departure date from the calendar.
- Select the time.
- Select the number of persons.
- Select the optional services you’d like to add.
- Click on “Book now”.
- Pay online.
Once you have completed payment, the booking will be subject to confirmation according to availability. If you’d like to check availability before paying, write to us.
What to bring:
- Comfortable clothing
- Sun block
- Rain jacket or rain poncho
- Canteen or sports bottle
Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should I book the tour?
We accept bookings a minimum of 3 days in advance.
If the booking is cancelled 10 days in advance the amount refunded will be 100%.
If the booking is cancelled 5 days in advance the amount refunded will be 50%.
If the booking is cancelled 3 days in advance the amount refunded will be 30%.
If the booking is cancelled 2 days in advance 100% of the amount paid will be retained.