The world’s biggest salt desert - it's bigger than Puerto Rico! - the Salar de Uyuni is one of the most bizarre places on Earth. Lip-parchingly white ground, searing blue sky, and insanely empty panoramas are just the backdrop. The Salar truly has to be seen to be believed.
Maximum group size:
3 4 days
The trip in detail
Our first stop is the train cemetery, where we can see the crumbling remains of Bolivia’s 19th-century railway empire slowly being consumed by the desert.
We’ll see lagoons, cave paintings, and rock formations resembling everything from a teapot to a camel, as we traverse the weird expanse of the Salar to Villamar, where we’ll spend the night.
Meals: Lunch and dinner included
Accommodation: Hotel in Villamar
Laguna Roja (Red Lake) is a sight to see, with its changing colours, ‘eternal snows’, and pink flamingos.
Sol de Mañana, with its geysers shooting dozens of metres into the air, boiling mud pools, and ubiquitous sulphur smell, feels like where hell breaks through to the world’s surface, or the beginning of time when the Earth was being formed.
Today we’ll also see a different kind of desert, Siloli, with its red sand and stone trees.
Meals: All meals included
Accommodation: Hotel in Colchani
Our last day in the Salar begins with Incahuasi Island (known as Fish Island), a weird, fuzzy yet spiky outcrop rising improbably out of a sea of white.
Today´s lunch is a special Bolivian experience, apthapi, where food is cooked underground and served on it.
We’ll take some time today to hit up the best spots to take some classic photos of each other in the world’s most weirdly perspective-less setting.
We’ll bid farewell to the Salt Desert with a glass of wine and a front-row seat for a spectacular sunset.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch included
Accommodation: Hotel in Uyuni
You can book your flight out for any time you like today – we’ll get you to the airport in time to check in.
We hope you’ve enjoyed exploring the amazing salt desert with us!
Thank you for travelling with us – hasta la proxima!
Twin share accommodation (more information on accommodation options below)
All ground transport
Airport transfers at start and end of trip
All attractions and activities specified in itinerary
All meals as specified on the itinerary
Drinking water with meals
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
Tip for your guide and driver
Drinks beyond water at meals
The trip includes shared (double or twin share) accommodation of 2-3 star level. If you prefer not to share a room, you can pay a single supplement of US$160 per person.
You can upgrade the trip to 3-4 star level - meaning we book you the best accommodations there are, every night of the trip (including the Palacio de Sal) - for $275 per person.
Single supplement at this level is an additional $290 per person (on top of the $275.)