Surely one of the most ghostly towns you are ever likely to visit, Uyuni’s primary reason for existence is to serve as the gateway to the world’ s largest and truly impressive salt flats – the Salar de Uyuni. Other-worldly and bizarre, yet mesmerizingly beautiful, the Salar is virtually devoid of any wild life and vegetation except for its islands of millenary cacti and bright turquoise lakes filled with pink flamingos. The Salar de Uyuni is one of the most unique landscapes you will encounter on the planet, its mind-blowing vastness at once inspiring and eerily mystifying.

Interests

  • Adventure
  • Landscape

Highlights

  • Inca Huasi Island
  • Pescado Island
  • Tahua
  • Coquesa
  • Tunupa Volcano

Places to Stay

Luna Salada

Style: Lodge

Providing a completely out of this world and unique experience, the Luna Salada is constructed entirely from the salt blocks; everything from the walls, chairs, tables and beds are made from the areas most ubiquitous mineral.

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Activities in Uyuni

Atacama-Uyuni: Salt Lake & Lagoons (part 3/3) -Uyuni Salt Flat Experience

Experience the mystique of the world’s largest salt flat. This other-worldly landscape that is visible from space can be dazzled at directly. Across the salt crust that extends over 10,000 square kilometers you can witness the mesmerizing and eternal white surface surrounded by regal mountains fading in the distance. Pass through pyramidal salt mounds, ground-gaping eyes (lagoons) and perspective-bending horizons. A visit to an island in the middle of the salt flat provides an absolutely magnificent panoramic view as you explore its trails lined with 1,000 year old cacti. Here on the island you will rest and enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties. Head back onto the salt surface to further deepen your experience and enjoy the changing horizon as the light shifts before returning to your hotel in Uyuni at the end of the day. (Duration 7 hours. Private Activity. Lunch Included).

Atacama-Uyuni: Salt Lake & Lagoons (part 2/3) – Siloli Desert and Rock Valley Exploration

Leaving Ojo de Perdiz in the morning venture out to further explore the remote and beautiful desert on your way to Uyuni. Again you will see many spectacular sights and natural attractions; although, the order and the route may be changed slightly due to conditions of the desert and the weather. On this day travel through the Siloli Desert, known as the ‘Salvador Dali’ desert for its stunning colors and morphing rock forms. View the impressive Ollague Volcano, several different lagoons and the Rock Tree (Arbol de Piedra). Also explore the Rock Valley, famous for its unique rock formations. End the day by driving to Uyuni. (08:00 to 20:00, approximant timings. Private Activity, Lunch Included).

Full Day Visit to Salt Lake & Pescado Island

Experience the mystique of the world’s largest salt flat on an extensive full day tour with private guide. This other-worldly landscape that is visible from space can be dazzled at directly. Across the salt crust that extends over 10,000 square kilometers you can witness the mesmerizing and eternal white surface surrounded by regal mountains fading in the distance. Pass through pyramidal salt mounds, ground-gaping eyes (lagoons) and perspective-bending horizons. A visit to the less-touristed Pescado island provides an absolutely magnificent panoramic view as you explore its rugged trails lined with 1,000 year old cacti. Here on the island you will rest and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. Head back onto the salt surface to further deepen your experience and enjoy the changing horizon as the light shifts before returning to your hotel at the end of the day.

Full Day Visit to Salt Lake & Inka Huasi Island

Experience the mystique of the world’s largest salt flat on an extensive full day tour with private guide. This other-worldly landscape that is visible from space can be dazzled at directly. Across the salt crust that extends over 10,000 square kilometers you can witness the mesmerizing and eternal white surface surrounded by regal mountains fading in the distance. Pass through pyramidal salt mounds, ground-gaping eyes (lagoons) and perspective-bending horizons. A visit to the island of Inca Huasi provides an absolutely magnificent panoramic view as you explore its trails lined with 1,000 year old cacti. Here on the island you will rest and enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties. Head back onto the salt surface to further deepen your experience and enjoy the changing horizon as the light shifts before returning to your hotel at the end of the day.

3 Days Potosí – Sucre from Uyuni

Departing Uyuni with private guide and driver, travel across the altiplano towards one of the highest cities in the world, Potosí, which is literally translated as ‘fortune’. A natural treasure chest that once funded the Spanish colonists, Potosí holds ‘Cerro Rico’ (the rich mountain) formerly brimming with extensive silver mines. Your first day you will travel at a leisurely pace making stops along the way and have the afternoon to rest and enjoy your accommodations at a lovely hacienda in the surrounds of Potosi. The following day enjoy a tour of the mine and the city which is a living witness of South American history and contains colonial relics as well as numerous churches. The following morning visit the UNESCO World Heritage ‘Casa de la Moneda’ where the national mint was once made before continuing onwards to Sucre. Should your visit fall on a Sunday, you can stop at the colourful Tarabuco market en route to Sucre to view the indigenous textiles and handicrafts traded in the same way as centuries ago.

Uyuni 3D (part 3/3) Salt Lake & Lagoons return to Uyuni- night in Uyuni

Beginning early in the morning set off from Ojo de Perdiz for another day of exploration in the desert. Again, you will see many spectacular sights and natural attractions; although, the exact order and the route may be changed slightly due to conditions of the desert and the weather. On this day visit the Sol de Mañana (Morning Sun) Geysers to view the impressive bursts of steam emitted in the morning and then go for a relaxing soak in the Polques Hot springs. View the stunning Licancabur Volcano, the Rock Tree (Arbol de Piedra), and the many different colored lagoons, such as the Red Lagoon (Laguna Colorada) and the Green Lagoon (Laguna Verde). In the late afternoon, head back through the beautiful desert returning to Uyuni in the evening. (06:00 to 20:00, approximate. Private Activity. Lunch Included.)

Uyuni 3D (part 1/3) Salt Lake & Lagoons to Chile night in Uyuni

Experience the mystique of the world’s largest salt flat. This other-worldly landscape that is visible from space can be dazzled at directly. Across the salt crust that extends over 10,000 square kilometers you can witness the mesmerizing and eternal white surface surrounded by regal mountains fading in the distance. Pass through pyramidal salt mounds, ground-gaping eyes (lagoons) and perspective-bending horizons. A visit to an island in the middle of the salt flat provides an absolutely magnificent panoramic view as you explore its trails lined with 1,000 year old cacti. Here on the island you will rest and enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties. Head back onto the salt surface to further deepen your experience and enjoy the changing horizon as the light shifts before returning to your hotel in Uyuni at the end of the day. (Duration 7 hours, to begin directly after your arrival in Uyuni. Private Activity. Lunch Included).

Uyuni 3D (part 1/3) Salt Lake & Lagoons return to Uyuni- night in Uyuni

Experience the mystique of the world’s largest salt flat. This other-worldly landscape that is visible from space can be dazzled at directly. Across the salt crust that extends over 10,000 square kilometers you can witness the mesmerizing and eternal white surface surrounded by regal mountains fading in the distance. Pass through pyramidal salt mounds, ground-gaping eyes (lagoons) and perspective-bending horizons. A visit to an island in the middle of the salt flat provides an absolutely magnificent panoramic view as you explore its trails lined with 1,000 year old cacti. Here on the island you will rest and enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties. Head back onto the salt surface to further deepen your experience and enjoy the changing horizon as the light shifts before returning to your hotel in Uyuni at the end of the day. (Duration 7 hours, to begin directly after your arrival in Uyuni. Private Activity. Lunch Included).

2 Days Visit to Salt Lake in Uyuni

Experience the mystique of the world’s largest salt flat on an extensive 2 day tour with private guide. This other-worldly landscape that is visible from space can be dazzled at directly. Across the salt crust that extends over 10,000 square kilometers you can witness the mesmerizing and eternal white surface surrounded by regal mountains fading in the distance. Pass through pyramidal salt mounds, ground-gaping eyes (lagoons) and perspective-bending horizons. A visit to the island of Inca Huasi provides an absolutely magnificent panoramic view as you explore its trails lined with 1,000 year old cacti. Here on the island you will rest and enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties. Continue across the massive salt flat to Tahua, on the northwest border. On the second day, deepen your impressions by visiting the quaint village of Coquesa at the foot of the beautiful Tunupa Volcano, and walk its outskirts boasting fantastic views over the salt flat.

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