Medium Package -3 Days/2 Nights / Excursion to the Salar de Uyuni and Colored Lagoons / Sunset / Night of the Stars / with transfer to San Pedro Chile / or Uyuni. - Tours to the Salar de Uyuni Bolivia (2023)

Medium Package - 3 Days/2 Nights Excursion to the Uyuni Salt Flats and Colored Lagoons Sunset Night of the Stars, with transfer to San Pedro Chile or Uyuni. includes hostel with private bathroom and English speaking guide. It is operated by our company Andes Salt Expeditions, with daily departures, a reputable company with more than 38 years of experience, with 7 consecutive certifications of excellence 2015-2022 by Tripadvisor.

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Medium Package -3 Days/2 Nights / Excursion to the Salar de Uyuni and Colored Lagoons / Sunset / Night of the Stars / with transfer to San Pedro Chile / or Uyuni. - Tours to the Salar de Uyuni Bolivia (1)
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Day 1: Salar de Uyuni / Locomotive Cemetery / Incawasi Island with giant cacti / Sunset / Night of the Stars / Sal Inn

The tour leaves from the Andes Salt Expeditions office at 10:00 am. In a Toyota Land Cruiser 4×4. We will visit the Railway Cemetery, where you can see remains of steam locomotives from the 19th and early 20th centuries and it is a good place to take artistic photographs. Arrival at COLCHANI, located next to the Salar de Uyuni and headquarters of the Rosario Cooperative, the main iodized salt factory. It is the best place to observe the methods of extracting salt from the saline solution. Here, kilns are used to dry salt, which is then made into cakes. We will visit the Salt Refinery where you will witness the iodization of salt for national consumption and you will be taken to the Gran Salina de Uyuni (Salina de Uyuni) where you will see for the first time the extraction of salt and the salt mounds (salt pyramids). Here you will see the salt eyes (big holes in the salt where the water under this lake is still coming out with high pressure). Later, go directly to the old Salt Hotel Playa Blanca, which is made of salt (the only hotel allowed in the salt flats), where you will have time to take pictures, see the hotel rooms, the salt sculptures, the lobby, and have lunch. In the same place. Optional vegetarian llama meat (tortillas) after lunch, also in the salt desert coast we will visit world flags, Dakar monument, salt eyes, you will also have a photo and video section with experienced professional driver guide after the island Toyota Land Cruiser Incawasi (Giant Cactus) is located in the middle of the Salar, 100 km from Uyuni. This is the main destination for most tours to the salt marshes. It's an extraordinary, otherworldly place: a hilly outpost covered in Trichocerus cacti and a flat white sea of ​​hexagonal salt tiles. A large population of stranded vizcachas (Andean rodents) inhabit its rocky slopes, which also offer views of salt flats reminiscent of the polar region, dominated by blue and white colors, but with images of hills turned 45° to one side. Photographers will find Fish Island one of the best places in the world to pursue their passion, seeing how big it is, the unusual formations in the salt flats that look like hexagons and pentagons, and an absolute must do. funny with funny photos and funny videos. After visiting Incawasi Island we have the sunset to have an impressive panorama, we also visit the reflection of the salt water that is the giant mirror accompanied by wine and snacks to commemorate your visit to the Salar de Uyuni and the tour ends at 7:30 am and then go to our salt hostel in accommodation with single bed, double bed, double bed, triple room, quadruple room, with hot shower, private room and bathroom. Once there, enjoy a delicious dinner. Where to spend the night rest.

Brand 2: Salzhotel / Laguna Colorada

We go to breakfast. Departure from 08:30 to 09:00. Departure to the Siloli Desert, on the way we will pass through the towns of San Cristóbal, Alota, we will enter the Ollague Volcano where we can see the petrified volcanic lava, then we will go to the Ollagüe Volcano viewpoint to enjoy a volcano with little volcanic activity , is located between Chile and Bolivia, after reaching the chain of high altitude lakes where we can appreciate the different species of flamingos, such as Lagoa Cañapa, Lagoa Hedionda (lunch), Lagoa Chiarcota and Lagoa Honda. We will also pass through the Siloli desert. The route passes through spectacular landscapes with multicolored volcanic rock formations and reaches an altitude of 5,000 meters before entering the Eduardo Abaroa National Reserve, where the stone tree whose natural form is petrified volcanic lava is eroded by wind and rain. (volcanic ignimbrite), then we reach the most important point of the second day, the attractive Laguna Colorada, quite full of flamingos, so we will arrive at Laguna Colorada around 4:30 pm. Lagoa Colorado is located 300 km south of the city of Uyuni, at an altitude of 4,250 meters and has an area of ​​60 km2. The rich red color comes from algae and plankton that thrive on its minerals, and the shoreline is ringed with brilliant white deposits of sodium, magnesium, borax, and gypsum. The lagoon is inhabited by numerous flamingos, of which three species breed there. The Chilean flamingo (Phoenicopterus chilensis) stands just over four feet tall and has a white-tipped bill, dirty-blue legs, red knees, and salmon-colored plumage. James's flamingo (Phoenicopterus james) is the smallest of the three species. The Andean flamingo (Phoenicopterus andinos) is the largest of the three and has pink plumage, spines, and a dark yellow bill. Watching these rosy males parade through icy mineral lagoons at 5000m will make you ditch the old-school associations of flamingos, coconut palms, and the hot, humid tropics, and then head to the town of Huayllajara, where we have a lodge with rooms and private bathrooms are based on a double bed, double bed, single bed, triple bed, quadruple bed with hot water, enjoy a coffee or hot chocolate for tea and after a delicious dinner and rest.

Tag 3: Laguna Colorada – Laguna Verde – San Pedro von Atacama Chile/Uyuni

We drove from Laguna Colorada to Lagoa Verde. Waking up at 05:00 am to 05:30 am, we will visit the volcanic area of ​​the “Sol de Mañana” geyser. Here, at 4,850 meters, lies a geyser pool with bubbling mud pots, (crater volcano) hellish fumaroles and a thick aroma of sulfuric fumes. This is a place of intense volcanic activity. In a small crater we will observe boiling lava that reminds us of the time when the earth was formed., Hot Springs (Laguna Chalviri) (Breakfast), Crossing the Salvador-Dalí Desert, Lago Verde The green color of these lakes are formed by high concentrations of lead, sulfur and calcium carbonate., Licancabur volcano 5960 masl, You have two finishing options:


2nd POSSIBILITYBACK TO UYUNI, VISIT TO THE COMMUNITY OF VILLAMAR (LUNCH TIME),We go to the town of San Cristóbal where we can observe a church from the colonial era and then we continue through the Villa Alota canyon through the Valley of the Rocks to observe petrified volcanic lava, then we go to the Quebrada Catal, around llamas and birds . To observe, we continue to the Villa Mar lagoon and the lost natural formation of giant rocks of Italy, where we can see some flamingos and other birds, and we finish in Uyuni at 17:00.

Don't forget to bring the following items with you.

  1. sun protection cream
  2. Comfortable shoes for trekking.
  3. 4 liters of water
  4. waterproof clothes
  5. For extra energy: chocolate, Snickers
  6. Warm clothes, gloves, wool socks, walking shoes.
  7. Do not forget to take a copy of your passport with you.
  8. sunglasses, ipod camera. sun protection cream
  9. 200bs for extras.

the value includes

  1. Transportation in Toyota Land Cruiser or Nissan Patrol 4×4 WD saves more comfort.
  2. Lunch with wine (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free hot food) according to the client's menu.
  3. First night in Salt Hostel with single bed, double bed, double bed, single bed; Bed, triple, quadruple, private room with hot shower and bathroom 2nd night, double bed, double bed, single bed.
  4. English speaking guide.
  5. oxygen bottle

value not included

  1. additional costs and tips.
  2. Mineral water 4 liters per person
  3. sunglasses and sunscreen
  4. Additional snacks and drinks.
  5. Flashlight - recommended
  6. Eintritt (Laguna Roja 150 bs, Fish Island en salinas 30 bs)
  7. Sleeping bag rental ($10)
  8. Roundtrip to San Pedro Atacama Chile $20 USD

Departures can be scheduled for any day, prior confirmation by the client.

The most important questions and answers about the expedition to the salt flats

q)Does the tour have daily departures?
A)Yes. Departures can only be scheduled in the months of January, February and March, prior confirmation by the client.

q)How far in advance should I book the tour?
A)Due to the high demand for the tour, we recommend booking at least one week in advance.

q)Do I need to be vaccinated against yellow fever for the tour?
A)Yellow fiber vaccination is not required for the Uyuni Halls and Lagoons tour.

q)What car does the tour take?
A)The tour is done with a 4x4WD (Toyota Land Cruiser, Nissan Patrol).

q)How likely is it that I will suffer from "Sorocchi" or altitude sickness during the tour?
A)Most of the tour is done above 3,665 meters at 4,000 meters high, so it is quite likely that there will be “Sorocchi”, especially on the first day of the tour.

q)When is it possible to see the mirror effect in the Salar de Uyuni?
A)The mirror effect occurs when there is water in the salt flat. This only happens in the rainy seasons of January, February and March.

q)Is it possible to do the tour in private service?
A)Yes. To request rates, click on Superior Hotel Package and Guide Service in Spanish.

q)Is it possible to do the tour with an English speaking guide?
A)Yes. The English-speaking guide service for this tour is included in the price.

Send conditions

The expeditions in the desert of the Salar de Uyuni and the colored lagoons are an unforgettable experience, operated by experienced guides with drivers for more than 10 years each, with extensive knowledge of mechanics, the lodges and services are not of great quality , but it is much better with 20 years ago, it is advisable to take that adventurous spirit with you, the medium route is in the Lipez of the department of Potosí - Bolivia, colored lagoons, volcanoes of more than 500-600 meters high, with pyroclasts of wonderful colors, inhospitable deserts The tours are "Medium Range Expeditions" and are operated by Toyota Land Cruisers 4×4, Nissan patrol with less than 6 people, with driver-mechanic-guide. Most of the 3 or 4-day tours have the same itinerary, except that in the 4-day tour the trek to the Tunupa or Licancabur volcano will be done at the tourist's choice, other differences in the 4-day tour will be 2 days of visit to the Uyuni salt flat, the other 2 days you will see the colored lagoons, green lagoons, volcanoes, Lípez flamingos and then the departure from this point. The specific locations you see depend on the tour, but these locations can be defined by the group and you can choose how long you want to spend at each point of interest.

The second accommodation is the first night in salt hostel based on double, triple, quadruple bed, 3-night board, standard and the weather can be extremely cold at night, May, June, July, August, August 15 degrees below zero, but the incredible landscapes are worth it.

important recommendations

The tours to the Salar de Uyuni and Lagunas de Colores depart from the Andes Salt Expeditions office in the city of Uyuni. To get to Uyuni we have Bus transportation, airlines such as Amazonas, BOA, train, more information in the Transportation section.

pick up and return

The transfer service from the airport, bus station is included in our cost, just send an email 1 day before your arrival in Uyuni or call 591 72414748 to coordinate your transfer to the hotel or our office. Likewise, at the end of the tour, we will take you to the airport, bus terminal.

Maximum group size on Landcruiser

The capacity of the Toyota Land Cruiser is 6 tourists 1 driver-guide, with the following distribution 1 front passenger with driver-guide, 3 passengers in the center of the vehicle seat and 2 passengers in the row of seats on the 3 days of the tour passengers roll from the seat.

private tour

We also organize private tours for your convenience in vehicles just for you, your friends or family, with more space, from 1 person to 5 people, also with luxury hotels such as the Tayca hotel line, Hotel Luna Salada, Hotel Palacio de Sal, Hotel Cristal Samaña with heating, restaurant, wi-fi, based on double, triple, quadruple beds, with private water, private bathroom, heating with the difference that the price would be payable for 6 passengers with additional costs.


The first night of the tour takes place in a salt shelter based on double, matrimonial, triple, quadruple rooms, with private bathroom and hot water. The second night will be in a hostel in Laguna Colorada with a double bed, double room, triple room with private bathroom and hot water.

rainy season, winter season

In the months of January and February it rains in Uyuni, so the salt flat is flooded with 20 cm of water, which makes it difficult and dangerous to see the 80 km of Incawasi Island. For the prevention and safety of the tourist, Incawasi Island is not to be visited in this rainy season, it is also recommended that it be winter between the months of May, June, July, August when the temperature in Laguna Colorada rises at night and early morning. during the day 15 degrees below zero The temperature is 20 degrees above zero, so it is advisable to bring warm clothing such as leggings, hats, scarves, thermal mountain boots, jackets, gloves, glasses, sweaters.

Luggage size for the 3 days / 2 nights tour

Essentials for the 3-day tour, 4-days need to bring, winter clothing, sleeping bag with tour operator rental option, 4-liter mineral water, sunglasses, snacks such as chocolate, sweets, cookies to eat before lunch , dinner, camera, iPod, all this in a separate suitcase, the large suitcase that will not be used in the 3 days of the tour, you can leave it for free at the Andes Salt Expeditions office, the reason for this is the way The tour is very bad for the Desert not to break the suspension of the Toyota Land Cruiser, but the passengers who finish the tour in San Pedro de Chile, we take it all with pleasure.

How to buy the tour

For the validity of the reservation and purchase of the tour, it is necessary to fill out the reservation form, lines below this virtual platform and when you finish clicking on "shopping cart", the purchase of the service must appear in the mini shopping cart . on the right hand side and then go to checkout by clicking the checkout link on the right hand side of this page. All this must be done clearly and responsibly to avoid mistakes and confusion. Of course you can also ask questions by email, we will be happy to answer them.


How much does it cost to tour Salar de Uyuni? ›

A one-day tour can be as cheap as $20 while a multi-day tour can cost anywhere between $90-$500. Simple three-day Salar de Uyuni tours will cost between $100-$150 and that should include transport, meals, and all the sights on the trip (excluding the national park fee + Isla Incahuasi).

How many days do you need in Salar de Uyuni? ›

The most common tour lasts three days and two nights and based on our experience, we can recommend you this option. We felt that three days was the perfect amount of time - there were plenty of things to see and do on our itinerary, so we were glad there was no need to rush or skip places.

When should I go to Salar de Uyuni? ›

The best time to visit the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia is between December and April when the wet season creates a vast mirror effect. The dry season, between May and November, is best for seeing the stunning crystallised salt patterns.

How to get from La Paz to Salar de Uyuni? ›

La Paz to Uyuni

To get to Uyuni from La Paz city, take a bus. The trip takes approximately 12 to 15 hours. The suggested bus companies to Uyuni from La Paz are: Trans Titicaca Bolivia Bus with daily departures at 22:00, highly recommended.

Can you swim in Salar de Uyuni? ›

Amongst the beautiful polygonal patterns of salt and sensational volcanoes of Salar de Uyuni lies the Polques Hot Springs where visitors can bathe in the thermal waters. After an exhausting day of exploring the salt flats, the pool offers a heaven-like opportunity to wind down at night or re-energize in the morning.

What do you wear to the salt flats in Bolivia? ›

Warm clothes, including hiking boots, a scarf, warm socks, gloves, a blanket, a thermal shirt and a winter coat are essential. The scarf can also be used to cover your nose and mouth from inhaling too much dust.

Is Salar de Uyuni worth it? ›

The Uyuni salt flats are one of the most beautiful and otherworldly landscapes in the entire world, let alone Bolivia—they are absolutely worth visiting! If anything, I'd say that they are the main reason Bolivia itself is worth visiting; if you go to Bolivia and don't see the salt flats, you haven't really been.

Is Bolivia cheap to visit? ›

Bolivia is one of the least expensive countries in South America, and considerably cheaper than neighbouring Chile, Brazil and Argentina.

Is it cold in Uyuni Salt Flats? ›

Climate and Average Weather Year Round in Uyuni Bolivia. In Uyuni, the summers are long, comfortable, and partly cloudy and the winters are short, very cold, snowy, and mostly clear. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 26°F to 69°F and is rarely below 23°F or above 74°F.

What is the best time of year to visit the Salt Flats in Utah? ›

The best time to visit the Bonneville Salt Flats is in summer and fall. But, please be aware that they get extremely hot during July and August, but at least they will be dry.

Are the Bolivian salt flats worth it? ›

Should you visit the Salt Flats in Bolivia? Absolutely! The Salt Flats are one of the biggest tourist attractions in Bolivia. You can book tours to the Salt Flats from the city of Uyuni, La Paz, Tupiza, or even San Pedro de Atacama (in Chile.)

Is Uyuni Salt Flats safe? ›

Uyuni can be a little bit unsafe at night, but not necessarily more so than other parts of Bolivia. An easy benchmark to use is that if there are no locals out on the streets, particularly women and children, then you shouldn't be out on the street.

Can you flush toilet paper in Bolivia? ›

In Bolivia you don't flush the paper, it should always be tossed in a trashcan located next to the toilet instead.

Is Salar de Uyuni crowded? ›

Far from the madding crowd

While there's no denying that the Salar de Uyuni is busier than it's ever been, fitting 850 people (the daily average of 300,000 annual visitors) into an area the size of Connecticut doesn't have to be a squeeze!

What happens when it rains in Uyuni? ›

Uyuni in the wet season: the world's biggest mirror

Uyuni receives less than 5 inches of rain per year, but the vast majority of this falls between December and April. Because the salt is so darned hard, this water has nowhere to go and by February or March, the salar becomes one giant knee-deep puddle.

What should I pack for salt flats? ›

  • Batteries. ...
  • A good camera and props. ...
  • Flip flops or water boots. ...
  • Sunblock and sunglasses. ...
  • Cold gear. ...
  • Snacks and water. ...
  • Binoculars. ...
  • Towel.

Can you swim at the salt flats? ›

The ​canals are industrial facilities leased to Intrepid Potash for potash mining activities and are not designed or safe for public recreation. Therefore, the public should not access, swim, float, kayak, canoe, or pursue any other recreation activities in these industrial canals.

Can you walk on Salar de Uyuni? ›

For fit and well prepared hikers who have prior experience backpacking in arid environments, it is possible to walk across this unforgiving expanse, and in so doing complete one of the world's most unique hiking journeys.

Do you wear clothes in a salt room? ›

You should wear loose, comfortable clothing. You will remain fully clothed throughout the session, but no shoes are allowed in the salt cave. Clean white socks must be worn in the salt cave.

Do you wear shoes in a salt room? ›

Due to the purity of the salt, shoes cannot be worn in the room without booties on. If coming in for a skin condition, you will want to try to expose this area as much as possible. We encourage you to make an appointment, but walk-ins are welcome if there is available space.

Can you wear jewelry in a salt cave? ›

Arrive for your scheduled session five minutes early wearing loose, comfortable clothing and no jewelry. Use a locker for your shoes, keys, phone, etc. Shoes of any type are not permitted in the Salt Room.

How many days should I spend in La Paz Bolivia? ›

Ten days is an ideal amount of time to spend in Bolivia. It will allow you to link tours of the capital of La Paz with other regions, like the highlands around Lake Titicaca, the national parks of the Bolivian Amazon, and the southern Uyuni Salt Flats.

Are there Flamingos in Salar de Uyuni? ›

Flamingos are usually asociated with warm tropical places, but this exotic-looking birds addapt wel to both warm and cold climates. In Bolivia they can be found in the region near Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flats.

Can you use US dollars in Bolivia? ›

Currency in Bolivia, When traveling throughout Bolivia and first arriving in Bolivia, it is best to have American dollars on you and would also suggest traveling with a Visa Credit and Debit card. Most places prefer and will only accept cash, Bolivianos, some will accepts U.S. Dollars, but not many.

Can US citizens travel to Bolivia without visa? ›

All U.S. citizens visiting Bolivia are required to obtain a visa. A visa can be obtained at a Bolivian Embassy or Consulate in the United States or neighboring country. In addition, a tourist visa can be purchased at any land or air border.

How much cash should I bring to Bolivia? ›

How much money should I bring? Depending on the length of your trip, plan to bring $300-600 per person for spending money, tips, taxi rides, additional visits and those meals not included in the itinerary.

What months are the salt flats wet? ›

During the late spring and early summer, the salt flats can be pretty rainy. The temperatures are also increasing during these times of year. As a result of all that rain, the salt flats can get quite muddy. It's easy to get your car stuck in the mud if you go in late March through early July.

Can you walk on salt flats? ›

CAN YOU WALK ON THE SALT FLATS? You can 100% walk on the salt flats, even if there is water, which is an awesome opportunity for reflection photos. When we visited in June, there wasn't any water, but when I visited in March, there was. I would recommend wearing water shoes like, Chacos, Tevas, or even Crocs.

Can you go on the salt flats at night? ›

The flats are impressive any time of day, but at sunset and sunrise the textures of the salt bed are highlighted and the colors our here are spectacular. I spent the night in my van taking some photographs of the night sky. I was also able to witness a gorgeous sunrise out here without another soul in sight.

What is the best month to visit Salt Lake City? ›

The best time to visit Salt Lake City is September to October. The kids are in school and the skiers have yet to arrive, so you'll have the city – and all of its discounted hotel rooms – to yourself.

What is the best month to visit the national parks in Utah? ›

The best time to visit Utah National Parks is from April through May and September through October. During this time, the weather is nice, making it easy to explore the parks. The crowd is also not overwhelming.

What is the best season to visit the Bonneville Salt Flats? ›

Summer is the best time to visit the Bonneville Salt Flats. Generally the flats are dry and you can walk on them. The dry, white flats are great for individual or couple portrait photography.

Will the salt flats rust your car? ›

Salt is going to rust every molecule of your car. Make sure to flush it all off the undercarriage before you leave, then a hundred more times when you get home.

Can any car drive on salt flats? ›

Visiting and driving on the Salt Flats is free, unless there is a permitted event. No overnight camping on the salt flats. No driving vehicles on salt flats when wet or flooded. Go to: for more information.

How fast do cars go on salt flats? ›

For close to a hundred years, racers have used the concrete-hard flats for land speed record runs, its miles and miles of expanse allowing for vehicles to reach upwards of 600 mph.

Is Bolivia safe for American tourists? ›

We advise: Exercise a high degree of caution in Bolivia overall because of ongoing political and social tensions and the risk of serious crime.

What nationality does not use toilet paper? ›

Tunisia, Morocco, Egypt, and Jordan: These countries also use water for their cleaning needs while in the washroom, though the “restroom” isn't so much a toilet, more of a “hole” in the floor. Much like the people of Asian cultures, you have to squat over the hole.

Which countries can you not put toilet paper in the toilet? ›

While Americans in particular are used to flushing their used toilet paper down the pipe, they must break that habit if they are traveling to Turkey, Greece, Beijing, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Bulgaria, Egypt and the Ukraine in particular. Restrooms will have special waste bins to place used toilet paper.

Can I drink tap water in Bolivia? ›

Though the tap water in some cities and towns is chlorinated, it's best to avoid drinking it entirely while in Bolivia. Bottled water, both mineral and purified, is sold throughout the country, though rarely consumed by Bolivians themselves: check the seals on all bottles are intact, as refilling is not unknown.

What is the best time to visit Bolivia? ›

Like most of its South American neighbors, Bolivia's climate varies based on altitude and season, making it a great destination throughout the whole year. However, most agree that the best time to visit Bolivia is during its dry season between May and October, with a tourism spike around August (so book early!).

What is the temperature in Salar de Uyuni? ›

Partly cloudy skies. High 71F. NW winds shifting to SSW at 15 to 25 mph.

Where do you fly into for Bolivia? ›

In Bolivia itself the main international airports are in Santa Cruz and in the capital La Paz. The only alternative to flying is to make your way to South America and travel overland.

Why should I visit Salar de Uyuni? ›

The world's largest salt flat, it is a truly amazing sight to behold. If you want to experience the incredible richness of natural beauty and diverse landscapes that Bolivia has to offer, a tour of El Salar de Uyuni is a great way to do it!

What is special about Salar de Uyuni? ›

Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni is considered one of the most extreme and remarkable vistas in all of South America, if not Earth. Stretching more than 4,050 square miles of the Altiplano, it is the world's largest salt flat, left behind by prehistoric lakes evaporated long ago.

Is Uyuni free? ›

The Uyuni project has released a new stable version of its eponymous free enterprise systems-management tool that supports SUSE distros as well as Red Hat (and its many relatives), Ubuntu, and Debian.

Are Uyuni Salt Flats worth it? ›

The Uyuni salt flats are one of the most beautiful and otherworldly landscapes in the entire world, let alone Bolivia—they are absolutely worth visiting! If anything, I'd say that they are the main reason Bolivia itself is worth visiting; if you go to Bolivia and don't see the salt flats, you haven't really been.

Are the Bolivian salt flats worth visiting? ›

Should you visit the Salt Flats in Bolivia? Absolutely! The Salt Flats are one of the biggest tourist attractions in Bolivia. You can book tours to the Salt Flats from the city of Uyuni, La Paz, Tupiza, or even San Pedro de Atacama (in Chile.)

When can you see flamingos in Uyuni? ›

All year round. However, in early November, the salar region becomes their breeding ground, so during the rainy/summer season (December through April) you will be able to see huge flocks of flamingos. Rain also increases the chance of seeing Salar de Uyuni flooded and transformed into the world's largest mirror.

What should I wear to the salt flats? ›

You need to keep you skin temperature at 92 or below. Wear long sleeves and long pants. Wear lightweight (but not transparent) and light colors as the light colors will keep you cooler, dark colors have a tendency to hold heat in your body. Proper clothing will protect you better than sunblock.

What do you wear to the salt flats? ›

Pants are better than shorts while you're on the Salt Flats. Not only will pants protect from the sun, but also from blowing sand or salt. In three days I never saw anyone wearing a skirt or a dress. Jeans are the most common lower attire.

Can you drive through the salt flats? ›

The Bonneville Salt Flats Access Road is paved. Depending on your comfort level and current conditions, you may continue driving onto the salt flats past the end of the road. Visiting and driving on the Salt Flats is free, unless there is a permitted event. No overnight camping on the salt flats.

Are there bathrooms at the salt flats? ›

Travel Tips. There are no facilities at the flats, so be sure to use the restroom before you go. There are also no restaurants or vendors of any kind, so be sure to buy food and water before leaving Salt Lake City, at the gas station off Exit 4 in Wendover.

Can you walk barefoot on the salt flats? ›

Tips for shooting at the Bonneville Salt Flats: Crystallized salt is sharp. We went barefoot on the salt flats because we didn't want to ruin shoes. But those hard crystals under the water just kill the feet after awhile. So pack clear sandals or wear shoes you don't mind destroying.


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