SALAR DE UYUNI 3D EXPRESS (PRIVATE)

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Duration:

3 Days

Tour Type:

Relax

Ratings:

5 star rating

Group Size:

Private Tour

$925 USD

Short on time in Atacama? But still want to visit Salar de Uyuni? Then this tour is just perfect for you! Our tour offers all the scenic views and other worldly landscapes of the classic tour, just simply at a faster pace. Moreover, you will be staying at some of the areas most comfortable hotels such as, (Hotel Palacio de Sal, Hotel Mallku Cueva, so you’ll be well rested for the journey!

Words and pictures don’t quite do justice to the majesty of Bolivia! Discover with us the magic of Salar de Uyuni & Colorful Lagoons, along with a team of professionals who promise to provide a high quality of service. Book your adventure below!

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Included Activities

  • Salar de Uyuni, Red Lagoon, Green Lagoon & Altiplanic Lagoon (and 30+ attractions)
  • Emergency Oxygen Tank / Kit First Aid / Car Heating
  • Park entrance & tickets included
  • Picnic Lunch in the middle of Salt Flats
  • Spanish Guide (Additional pricing for English, French, German, Japanese & more options)
  • Exclusive Itinerary avoiding large tour groups

Accommodation

  • 1 Night Salt Hotel Palacio de Sal or similar (4* plus)
  • 1 Night Hotel Tayka del Desierto (3* plus)

Meals

  • 2 Breakfast Meals
  • 3 Lunch Meals
  • 2 Dinner Meals

Transport

  • 4WD Land Cruiser or similar
  • Optional transfer to San Pedro de Atacama (80$ pp)

2 pepole $785 pp

3 people $585 pp

4 people $525 pp

5 people $465 pp

If you are 3 people or more we offer preferential prices.

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Salar de Uyuni 3 Day Tour (Private)

Duration:
3 Day
Tour Type:
4WD Adventure
Group size:
2 Min, 5 Max

$ 816.40

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ITINERARY    DAY

Day 1: UYUNI- Salt Flats - Incahuasi Island / COLCHANI

Duration: 10:30 am to 7:15 pm

Distance: 145 km (90 mi) 4WD expedition / 50 min hiking

Altitude: 3650m (11.975 ft)

Difficulty: Medium (High altitude)

Our expedition begins at 10:30 am (the pickup must be coordinated with our team) We will visit as the first destination the ‘Train Cemetery’ an open air abandoned museum of locomotives of the XIX century (1940) with crucial importance for the Bolivian history We will have time to take photos on the site and the explanations of our local guide. Our trip continues through the little town of ‘Colcachi’, a small town located on the border of the Salt Flats, this place is characterized by its souvenirs & crafts of alpaca, vicuña and other unique salty decorations, in addition to its salt miners who process salt to be sold to the local public. (Not long ago 31 kilos of salt used to cost 0.90 US dollar cents, can you believe it?). Colchani is also the place that houses the only salt hotels in the world, including Palacio de Sal, Luna Salada and Cristal Samana.

 

All set to discover the largest salt desert in the world? It is here where the real adventure begins! We enter to the salt flats at approximately 12:30, among some visits are the ‘Eyes of Salt’, ‘Salt Crystals’ and we will also discover the famous statue of ‘Dakar’ (automobile event of the most dangerous routes in the world that runs in Bolivia). We go further into the desert to enjoy a Picnic Lunch in the middle of the Salar, perfect moment to feel small and in total peace!

Stomach full, it’s time to walk! We will discover the famous Incahuasi Island, Isleta full of giant Cacti that can measure more than 10 meters high. Believe it or not this island is an immense coral where you can appreciate beautiful landscapes within it and also has the best views of Salar de Uyuni. Our expedition will last approximately 50 min. (It is recommended to take the walk calmly and carefully).

 

Important note: In the rainy season from January – April , the salt flat is flooded and due to security measures it is not possible to enter Isla Incahuasi, Isla Pescado, Tunupa Volcano and all destinations where the water could damage the state of the vehicle engine.

 

Arriving again at the edge of the island we meet again with our driver to go to a place away from the crowds and take funny pictures with perspective. It’s fire time! Together in the middle of the salt we will await the sunset and enjoy a toast of courtesy. We will return to the town of Colchani and check in at an exclusive Salt Hotel 4* plus, which includes the use of the Spa and other activities. At 9pm we have a buffet dinner in the hotel to end the day.

Accommodation

* Hotel Palacio de Sal 4* superior or similar

Day 2: COLCHANI - Lagunas Altiplanicas - Siloli Desert /OJO DE PERDIZ

Duration: 9:30 am to 5pm

Distance: 230 km (142 mi) 4WD expedition / 1hr. hiking

Altitude: 3650m (11,975 ft) – 4750m (15,584 ft)

Difficulty: Medium (High altitude)

9am we will enjoy our buffet breakfast at the hotel, we must have all the luggage ready to start our second great adventure! The day in Mars begins with the visit of the main viewpoint of the Ollagüe Volcano, where you can observe the fumaroles and explore kilometers of petrified lava with very interesting formations. We also visit a huge “forest rocks’! if we are lucky we will enjoy our curious friends called “Vizcachas” (big wild rabbits) and the famous Andean Fox. Our path will become more arid and the landscapes will begin to honor the planet Mars.

We will arrive at our destination of the day! After passing the forest of rocks, we will enjoy 4 beautiful highland lagoons, 2 of them with flamingos on the banks. (And yes! Bolivia has 3 species of pink flamingos and also the largest population in South America!) We will have time to take photos at each stop, the local guide will give us a general explanation of the entire region and prepares a lunch with the driver on the banks of Laguna Hedionda to enjoy the landscape.

Note: It is not allowed to use drones on the lagoons, get too close to the flamingos or feed them. They are too shy and often stress with the environment and decide to migrate very easily.

We will end our journey exploring the stunning Siloli Desert, a desert full of surprises! Stones carved with the wind, surreal landscapes to the surroundings and a rough population of wild vicuñas throughout the region! Welcome to Hotel Tayka del Desierto 3* superior, an hotel managed by the locals that is literally located in the middle of nowhere! Inside the hotel we will have time to rest, appreciate the sunset in the surroundings and end the day with a local dinner.

Accommodation

* Hotel Tayka del Desierto 3* superior (local management) or similar

Day 3: OJO DE PERDIZ - Laguna Colorada - Laguna Verde /UYUNI

Duration: 6am to 5pm

Distance: 340 km (211 mi) 4WD expedition / 1.5 hrs. hiking

Altitude: 4980m (16.338 ft) – 3650m (11.975 ft)

Difficulty: Medium (High altitude)

Today is the most important day of our trip! We started with the first rays of sun and enjoyed our breakfast at the hotel at 5:30 a.m. Then 6am approximately we start our day scouting the deserts! Our first stop will be the “Stone Tree” A natural monument carved only by the wind, with more than 5 meters high, we will have time to take pictures in the place and explore the surroundings. After 20 min in the car we will discover the most important attraction of the region! Welcome to the majestic Laguna Colorada, once nominated among one of the natural wonders of the world, is a sanctuary that houses the largest population of pink flamingos in the world. It is a lagoon of 54km2 of extension and the marvelous thing of the same one is the colors that it obtains thanks to the light of the sun, minerals and algae that turn their waters into an intense red whole. We will have enough time to visit the main viewpoint of the lagoon and take pictures of the landscapes.

We will register our visit to the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve (psssst you can ask your stamp of the Reserve Eduardo Avaroa in your passport here) and then continue on our way to the “Geyser Sol de Mañana” and enjoy the landscapes of Mars. This region is full of volcanic activity where one can see fumaroles and geyser for around 2km. Time for a dip! The thermal waters of Polques await us to relax the body, the landscapes around are from another planet and we are sure that you will enjoy your time at this stop. (Be careful to win a cold, we recommend you be ready with towels and dry clothes, you can also rent towels with 10Bs)

After being 100% ready we will go from the red planet to Salvador Dalí’s surrealist paintings! On the way to Laguna Verde (border with Chile) we will visit one of the most impressive desert in South America. It is called Salvador Dalí’s Desert and it gives tribute to this great Spanish artist since the 360 ​​landscapes are unreal, full of intense colors, impressive mountains and unusual colors. It is also the perfect place to see vicuñas in their natural habitat.

Last stop of our Safari! We enjoy the views of the “Laguna Verde” a lagoon without natural life due to its high concentrations of minerals, this lagoon turns the color of its waters into an intense turquoise (better views from May to November) thanks to the minerals and sunlight . We will have time to explore the area. On our return to Uyuni we will have a couple of extra stops that depend a lot on weather and weather, we will also enjoy our picnic lunch at the place chosen by the driver. We will arrive approximately at 5:00 pm to Uyuni where we will leave all the equipment loaned in office and then drop you off to your hotel or coordinate the transfer to the airport.

You are now part of the VSA family – We hope to travel with you again soon! Any questions you may have about travelling to any other part of South America, please don’t hestitate to let us know. We’re to help! #VisitSouthAmerica

ITINERARY

Day 1: UYUNI- Salt Flats - Incahuasi Island / COLCHANI

Duration: 10:30 am to 7:15 pm

Distance: 145 km (90 mi) 4WD expedition / 50 min hiking

Altitude: 3650m (11.975 ft)

Difficulty: Medium (High altitude)

Our expedition begins at 10:30 am (the pickup must be coordinated with our team) We will visit as the first destination the ‘Train Cemetery’ an open air abandoned museum of locomotives of the XIX century (1940) with crucial importance for the Bolivian history We will have time to take photos on the site and the explanations of our local guide. Our trip continues through the little town of ‘Colcachi’, a small town located on the border of the Salt Flats, this place is characterized by its souvenirs & crafts of alpaca, vicuña and other unique salty decorations, in addition to its salt miners who process salt to be sold to the local public. (Not long ago 31 kilos of salt used to cost 0.90 US dollar cents, can you believe it?). Colchani is also the place that houses the only salt hotels in the world, including Palacio de Sal, Luna Salada and Cristal Samana.

 

All set to discover the largest salt desert in the world? It is here where the real adventure begins! We enter to the salt flats at approximately 12:30, among some visits are the ‘Eyes of Salt’, ‘Salt Crystals’ and we will also discover the famous statue of ‘Dakar’ (automobile event of the most dangerous routes in the world that runs in Bolivia). We go further into the desert to enjoy a Picnic Lunch in the middle of the Salar, perfect moment to feel small and in total peace!

Stomach full, it’s time to walk! We will discover the famous Incahuasi Island, Isleta full of giant Cacti that can measure more than 10 meters high. Believe it or not this island is an immense coral where you can appreciate beautiful landscapes within it and also has the best views of Salar de Uyuni. Our expedition will last approximately 50 min. (It is recommended to take the walk calmly and carefully).

 

Important note: In the rainy season from January – April , the salt flat is flooded and due to security measures it is not possible to enter Isla Incahuasi, Isla Pescado, Tunupa Volcano and all destinations where the water could damage the state of the vehicle engine.

 

Arriving again at the edge of the island we meet again with our driver to go to a place away from the crowds and take funny pictures with perspective. It’s fire time! Together in the middle of the salt we will await the sunset and enjoy a toast of courtesy. We will return to the town of Colchani and check in at an exclusive Salt Hotel 4* plus, which includes the use of the Spa and other activities. At 9pm we have a buffet dinner in the hotel to end the day.

Accommodation

* Hotel Palacio de Sal 4* superior or similar

Day 2: COLCHANI - Lagunas Altiplanicas - Siloli Desert /OJO DE PERDIZ

Duration: 9:30 am to 5pm

Distance: 230 km (142 mi) 4WD expedition / 1hr. hiking

Altitude: 3650m (11,975 ft) – 4750m (15,584 ft)

Difficulty: Medium (High altitude)

9am we will enjoy our buffet breakfast at the hotel, we must have all the luggage ready to start our second great adventure! The day in Mars begins with the visit of the main viewpoint of the Ollagüe Volcano, where you can observe the fumaroles and explore kilometers of petrified lava with very interesting formations. We also visit a huge “forest rocks’! if we are lucky we will enjoy our curious friends called “Vizcachas” (big wild rabbits) and the famous Andean Fox. Our path will become more arid and the landscapes will begin to honor the planet Mars.

We will arrive at our destination of the day! After passing the forest of rocks, we will enjoy 4 beautiful highland lagoons, 2 of them with flamingos on the banks. (And yes! Bolivia has 3 species of pink flamingos and also the largest population in South America!) We will have time to take photos at each stop, the local guide will give us a general explanation of the entire region and prepares a lunch with the driver on the banks of Laguna Hedionda to enjoy the landscape.

Note: It is not allowed to use drones on the lagoons, get too close to the flamingos or feed them. They are too shy and often stress with the environment and decide to migrate very easily.

We will end our journey exploring the stunning Siloli Desert, a desert full of surprises! Stones carved with the wind, surreal landscapes to the surroundings and a rough population of wild vicuñas throughout the region! Welcome to Hotel Tayka del Desierto 3* superior, an hotel managed by the locals that is literally located in the middle of nowhere! Inside the hotel we will have time to rest, appreciate the sunset in the surroundings and end the day with a local dinner.

Accommodation

* Hotel Tayka del Desierto 3* superior (local management) or similar

Day 3: OJO DE PERDIZ - Laguna Colorada - Laguna Verde /UYUNI

Duration: 6am to 5pm

Distance: 340 km (211 mi) 4WD expedition / 1.5 hrs. hiking

Altitude: 4980m (16.338 ft) – 3650m (11.975 ft)

Difficulty: Medium (High altitude)

Today is the most important day of our trip! We started with the first rays of sun and enjoyed our breakfast at the hotel at 5:30 a.m. Then 6am approximately we start our day scouting the deserts! Our first stop will be the “Stone Tree” A natural monument carved only by the wind, with more than 5 meters high, we will have time to take pictures in the place and explore the surroundings. After 20 min in the car we will discover the most important attraction of the region! Welcome to the majestic Laguna Colorada, once nominated among one of the natural wonders of the world, is a sanctuary that houses the largest population of pink flamingos in the world. It is a lagoon of 54km2 of extension and the marvelous thing of the same one is the colors that it obtains thanks to the light of the sun, minerals and algae that turn their waters into an intense red whole. We will have enough time to visit the main viewpoint of the lagoon and take pictures of the landscapes.

We will register our visit to the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve (psssst you can ask your stamp of the Reserve Eduardo Avaroa in your passport here) and then continue on our way to the “Geyser Sol de Mañana” and enjoy the landscapes of Mars. This region is full of volcanic activity where one can see fumaroles and geyser for around 2km. Time for a dip! The thermal waters of Polques await us to relax the body, the landscapes around are from another planet and we are sure that you will enjoy your time at this stop. (Be careful to win a cold, we recommend you be ready with towels and dry clothes, you can also rent towels with 10Bs)

After being 100% ready we will go from the red planet to Salvador Dalí’s surrealist paintings! On the way to Laguna Verde (border with Chile) we will visit one of the most impressive desert in South America. It is called Salvador Dalí’s Desert and it gives tribute to this great Spanish artist since the 360 ​​landscapes are unreal, full of intense colors, impressive mountains and unusual colors. It is also the perfect place to see vicuñas in their natural habitat.

Last stop of our Safari! We enjoy the views of the “Laguna Verde” a lagoon without natural life due to its high concentrations of minerals, this lagoon turns the color of its waters into an intense turquoise (better views from May to November) thanks to the minerals and sunlight . We will have time to explore the area. On our return to Uyuni we will have a couple of extra stops that depend a lot on weather and weather, we will also enjoy our picnic lunch at the place chosen by the driver. We will arrive approximately at 5:00 pm to Uyuni where we will leave all the equipment loaned in office and then drop you off to your hotel or coordinate the transfer to the airport.

You are now part of the VSA family – We hope to travel with you again soon! Any questions you may have about travelling to any other part of South America, please don’t hestitate to let us know. We’re to help! #VisitSouthAmerica

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