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Uyuni Private Tour: 3 Days from San Pedro de Atacama (One Way)

Discover fantastic natural wonders of Chile and Bolivia in only 3 days on this Uyuni Private Tour! Be amazed by the beauty of this tour’s destinations.

USD $1,777.00

Per Person
Number of TravelersPrice Per Person
1USD $1,777.00
2USD $1,009.00
3USD $827.00
4USD $661.00
5USD $638.00
6USD $559.00

Witness Unique Landscapes on this Uyuni Private Tour

This Uyuni Private Tour takes you on a 3-day adventure from the desert of San Pedro de Atacama to the largest salt flats in the world. Join us for an incredible journey and discover stunning lagoons, fascinating rock formations, and exotic wildlife!


  • See flamingos and other wildlife as you visit lagoons in Bolivia
  • Discover strange volcanic rock formations formed by ancient eruptions
  • Explore the expansive Uyuni Salt Flats and admire stunning views

Tour Information

Duration: 3 Days / 2 Nights
Start location: San Pedro de Atacama
End location: Uyuni
Availability: Year-round


Day 1 – Cross the Border to Bolivia and Admire the Scenery of Three Lagoons
To start off your Uyuni Private Tour, you will leave your San Pedro de Atacama hotel at 7:00 am to drive to the Bolivian border at Hito Cajones. There, you will cross from Chile to Bolivia. At the border, you will get out of your minibus and get in a 4W vehicle. You will be amazed right off the bat when you enter Bolivia, as the dramatic landscape showcases the Licancabur Volcano. You can see this volcano in the distance as you approach from San Pedro.

Next, you will visit Green Lagoon (Laguna Verde), known for its bright turquoise waters because of its copper. Close by is White Lagoon (Laguna Blanca). Both of the lagoons are attractions of the Eduardo Avaroa Natural Reserve.

As you go through the Salvador Dali Desert, stop by the Polques hot springs to relax in the warm water. After that, watch water at temperatures of 194°F (90°C) erupt from the ground at the Geysers of the Morning Sun (Géiseres del Sol de Mañana).

If you thought the lagoons earlier in the day were impressive, get ready to be amazed by the 30,000 flamingos that live at the Red Lagoon (Laguna Colorada). This is a principal nesting ground home to three species of flamingos. The birds get their pink-red color as the lagoon’s algae reacts with sunlight. You will stay for the night at Hostal Villa Mar.

Day 2 – Admire Impressive Rock Formations and Canyon Wildlife
On this Uyuni Private Tour’s second day, you will see how volcanic lava formed the Lost City of Italy (Ciudad de Italia Perdida), along with other rock formations called the World Cup and Camel. After that, you will see Vinto Lagoon, Catal Lagoon/Black Lagoon, and Inca Canyon. Sora Canyon is home to a huge variety of animals such as llamas, ñanduz, vizcachas, vicuñas, and foxes. You’ll also stop by some Andean villages such as San Agustin and the Julaca train station before resting for the night at Hotel Piedra.

Day 3 – Explore the Huge Uyuni Salt Flats and Appreciate Unbeatable Views
Your Uyuni Private Tour is already coming to an end. But not before seeing the salt flats! Today, you will first see the Zepita Galaxies that formed 40,000 years ago in the stalactites of sub-aquatic bacteria in Lake Minchín. Then, you will drive through the Uyuni Salt Flats to Incahuasi Island, admiring the natural scenery of the Cactus Valley (Echinospis). Walk up to the highest point of the island for incredible 360-degree views. You will visit the following attractions in the afternoon: Ojos del Salar (Salt Flat Eyes), the Salt Mines, the Salt Museum, and the town of Colchani. At 16:00 pm, the tour ends.

What’s Included

  • Pick up at your hotel in San Pedro de Atacama
  • Private transportation (minibus in Chile/4×4 in Bolivia)
  • Spanish-speaking guide/driver and customizable service
  • All meals (breakfast, lunch, and dinner)
  • Accommodation in Hostal Villa Mar and 3-star Hotel Piedra Takya
    • 1st night in Hostal Villa Mar with double bedroom and private bathroom
    • 2nd night in 3-star Hotel Piedra Tayka with private bedrooms (single, double, or triple) heater, and private bathroom

What’s Not Included

  • Border tax (15 bolivianos per person–about $2 USD)
  • Entrance tickets to parks (180 bolivianos per person–about $26 USD)
  • Entrance tickets to the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve (150 bolivianos per person–about $22 USD)
  • Entrance tickets to Incahuasi Island (30 bolivianos per person–about $4 USD)

What to Bring

  • Light wind-blocking clothes that cover arms and legs
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat, and swimsuit
  • Close-toed trekking shoes
  • Warm clothes for the winter months (gloves, hats, scarves)
  • Cameras and batteries
  • Toilet paper
  • 2 liters of water for the first day (after then you can buy on the way)
  • Around 400 Bolivian pesos per person for personal expenses (equivalent of about $57 USD)
  • Valid passport and immigration card that you receive at each immigration border (in case of visa, please consult your sales agent to prevent any delays with the immigration offices in Chile or Bolivia)

Important Notes

  • This Uyuni Private Tour itinerary is subject to changes in case of high plateau winter rains (from January to March) that might modify the order of the places to visit and/or the included accommodations. In any case, we will work on always maintaining the level and conditions of the lodges.


San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile -22.910800, -68.200100

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