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Private Uyuni 2 Day Tour of the Salt Flats (Spanish or English Guide)

Experience the incredible Uyuni Salt Flats and some of the area’s other highlights, including high altitude lagoons, in this 2 day, 1 night tour.

USD $780.00USD $1,300.00

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Private Uyuni 2 Day Tour of the Salt Flats (Spanish or English Guide)

Please Note: Prices quoted above are per tour (up to 5 or 6 people), not per person. This is a fully private tour, if you would like a more affordable option, we recommend a 1 Day Group Tour or a 3 Day Group Tour of Uyuni.

Itinerary

DAY 1 – Uyuni – Colchani – Uyuni Salt Flats – Incahuasi – San Juan

The tour begins in Uyuni in the morning at around 10.00am, and will first visit the train cemetery where you will see the old rusting trains from decades ago. After that you will reach Colchani and witness how the salt is processed before arriving to the salt flats themselves, and see the “Ojos de Sal”, where water bubbles up through the salt plains. You will see where the salt has been laced in mounds, the original salt hotel (no longer used for guests); and will visit the Inca Huasi island to see the giant cacti and to have great views of the salt flats all around (please take into account that the island is not reachable when the salt flats are flooded). There will be plenty of time for taking photos of this amazing place. As the afternoon moves on you will continue towards the foot of the outstanding Tunupa volcano before heading back to Uyuni. On the way back you will also stop for few minutes to enjoy the stunning sunset over the salt flats.

DAY 2 – San Juan – Lagunas – Laguna Colorada – Uyuni

After an early breakfast you will travel towards south, passing through the Chiguana desert area where the scenery will include a number of extinct volcanoes and the semi-active Ollague volcano. You will pass by high altitude lagoons (Cañapa, Hedionda, Honda), that are home to 3 species of flamingo, before arriving into the desert of Siloli and the tree of rock. Your final destination will be Laguna Colorada, an amazing red colored lake. From here you will then travel back to Uyuni, arriving there at around 19.00.

Pick up: At your hotel/airport around 10:00 a.m.

Drop off: At your hotel around 6:30-7:00 p.m. (18:30-19:00)

Included

  • Transportation in 4×4 vehicle
  • Spanish-speaking guide/driver
  • Meals during the tour (take extra snacks)
  • Accommodation in double/triple rooms in a salt hotel with shared bathroom

Not included

  • Transport to Uyuni
  • Entrance fees (30 Bs + 150 Bs)
  • Water (we recommend you have 2 liters per person per day)
  • Breakfast on first day, dinner on second day
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented before departure)
  • Sunglasses and sun cream
  • Additional snacks and beverages
  • Torch/Flashlight (recommended)

Important Information About the Tour

  • Please note that in order to reserve this tour, we need to pay the operator immediately, so all bookings are final. If you have any questions before booking or want to confirm a certain date, please email us at info@keteka.com.

If you are looking for a different type of Uyuni salt flats tour, you can see a full list of Uyuni tours at this link

If you would like to be picked up at the airport in Uyuni: 

  • If you booked a tour with a Spanish-speaking guide, there is an additional cost of 50 bolivianos per vehicle for airport pick up, which you should pay in cash directly to the driver
  • If you booked a tour with an English-speaking guide, there is an additional cost of 10 bolivianos per vehicle for airport pick up, which you should pay in cash directly to the driver

Weather

The exact itinerary is subject to change with weather – the weather around the salt flats is mostly pretty consistent, but when it rains or snows, it can dramatically change what is available during the trip

This is especially true during the months of February and March – the rainy season. The rain cuts off access to several parts of the itinerary, including (often) the salt hostel and Isla Incahuasi, among other parts of the trip. When this happens, the guide will do everything in their power to get you in a hostel of equivalent quality, but please note that all of the hostels around the salt flats are quite basic.

If you book the trip in for February or March, please expect changes in the itinerary – that is the norm, not the exception at that time of year. It is impossible to predict ahead of time exactly how the itinerary will be affected, but expect that it will change.

Average weather conditions throughout the year:

  • Winter (May – August): chances of snow, with overnight temperatures reaching about -25° C (-13° F)
  • Rest of the year (September – April): temperatures reaching about 5° C (41° F) at night

Food

Please note that they generally do not have food in Uyuni that accommodates gluten-free diets.

Road

The road conditions around the flats are quite bad, but the tour uses 4W trucks that can handle it; the trucks are not new but they are kept in good shape and consistently maintained.

Clothing

It is recommended that you bring winter clothing and comfortable trekking shoes. Due to the high altitude and desert climate at night, it can get rather cold and you will want to layer up. Accommodations do not have heat and mornings and nights could be brutal without proper clothing. As for trekking shoes, much of the ground is uneven, so it is best to have enclosed, stable footwear with good traction. While sneakers are sufficient, boots or more hiking-oriented shoes will help keep you from skidding on certain surfaces and provide you better protection overall. Terrain is quite varied, so your ankles will be quite thankful for the extra protection.

Altitude

Please note that parts of this excursion takes you to about 4,000 meters (over 13,000 feet) above sea level, so it will be important to remain hydrated, both leading up to the tour and throughout the tour. Water is not very easy to come by once on the tour, so be sure to pack plenty. It is also recommended to avoid alcoholic drinks the night before this trip, as well as the nights during the tour.

Symptoms of altitude sickness can include headaches, nausea, dizziness, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, and drowsiness. None of these symptoms are very ideal when you want to be enjoying an awesome trip to Uyuni, so warnings about hydration and avoiding alcohol should be heeded closely to help mitigate the risk. It is also more difficult to breathe at higher altitudes. This tour is not physically demanding so you should not be affected for the most part, but this is still important to take note of.

If you commonly suffer from altitude sickness, we recommend taking this tour after spending a few days in Atacama in order to acclimate if that can be worked into your personal itinerary. This excursion is not recommended for people who suffer from high blood pressure or heart disease. Pregnant women and children younger than 4 years old should not take this tour.

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