Uyuni Salt Flat 1 Day Tour / Incawasi Island/Mirror effect in the salt flat/Sunset/ Stargazing in Uyuni salt flat.
|9 Consecutive certifications of excellence
2023, 2022, 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 by Tripadvisor
Private transportation along the tour, English speaking driver guide service.
|Shared tour with English speaking driver guide
The amazing Uyuni salt flat 1 full day tour include English speaking guide is operated by our company, Andes Salt Expeditions, with daily departures, company with good reputation for more than 38 years of experience, with 7 consecutive certifications of “excellence 2015-2022” by Tripadvisor .
Uyuni Salt flat desert Bolivia tour is an unforgettable experience, operated by experienced chauffeur guides for more than 10 years each, with extensive knowledge of mechanics, it is advisable to take this adventure spirit, the mid-range tour is done by 4×4 Toyota Land Cruisers, Nissan Patrol among 6 people, with a driver-mechanic-tour guide.
From Andes Salt Expeditions office the tour leaves at 10:00 am. In a Toyota land cruiser 4×4 WD. We are going to visit the locomotives Cemetery, where you can see the remains of nineteenth and early 20th century steam locomotives and which is a good place to take artistic photographs. Arrival at COLCHANI, lies beside the Uyuni Salt Flat and is the home of the Cooperative Rosario – the main plant for the iodization of salt. It is the best place to observe the methods of salt extraction from the salt flat. Here ovens are used to dry the salt, which is then formed into cakes. We will visit the salt refinery where you will witness the iodization of salt for national consumption, taken to the great Uyuni Salt Flat (salar de Uyuni) where you first will see the salt mining and the piles of salt (pyramids of salt) after this you go to see the eyes of the salt ( big holes in the salt flat where the water from underneath of this lake still comes out by high pressure) later you go straight to the ex-salt hotel Playa blanca made out salt (the only hotel allowed inside of the salt flat) where you take time for pictures taking a look of the rooms, salt sculptures also in this part of the salt flat we will visit, the monument to the Dakar, the flags of the world, the stairway to heaven made by blocks of salt and the lobby of the hotel and having Lunch in the same place, llama meat,or chicken optional veggie (omelette ) after lunch, the Toyota Land Cruiser goes to Incawasi Island (giant cactus island ) is located in the center of the salt flat, at 100 km from Uyuni . This is the main destination for most salt-desert tours. It is a remarkable and otherworldly place – a hilly outpost covered in trichocerus cacti and a flat, white sea of hexagonal salt tiles. A large population of stranded viscachas (Andean rodents) inhabits its rocky slopes which also afford views of the salt flats that are reminiscent of the Polar region, dominated by the colors blue and white, but with images of hills turned to one side by 45°. Isla incawasi (Inca house) is an oasis with a unique and isolated ecosystem that is populated by cacti up to 10 meter high. Photographers will find that Fish Island is one of the best sites in the world to indulge their passion, after the Land Cruiser goes to see the reflection in a place with water staying there to see the sunset, enjoying the landscape with a glass of wine, chocolate, biscuits and chips. And the end of the tour we see the stars for period of time in the salt flat. We return to Uyuni city at about 20.00 pm.
1.-Sun Block Cream
2.-comfortable shoes for trekking.
5.- For extra energy:chocolate, snickers
6.-Warm clothes,gloves,wool socks,boots.
7.-Don’t forget to bring a copy of your passport
8.- Sunglasses, camera iPod. Sun Block Cream
9.-100bs for extras.
1.-Transport in Toyota land cruiser o Nissan Patrol 4×4 wd more comfort save
3.- English or Spanish guide driver according to customer requirement
5.- Oxygen bottle
6.- Water boots
1.-Extra expenses and tip.
2.-Mineral Water 1 liters per person
3.- Sunglasses and sun cream
4.-Additional snacks and beverages
Departures can be scheduled everyday depending on previous client confirmation.
Q) Does the tour have daily departures?
A) Yes. Departures can be scheduled in January,february,march months only depending on previous client confirmation.
Q) How much time in advance should I book the tour?
A) Due to high demand of the tour, we recommend to book at least a week in advance.
Q) Do I need to be vaccinated against yellow fever for the tour?
A) The vaccine against yellow fiber is not required for the tour to the Uyuni Salt and lagoons.
Q) What kind of car is used to do the tour?
A) The tour is made on a 4x4WD (Toyota Land Cruiser,Nisan patrol)
Q) How likely is suffer “sorocchi” or altitude sickness during the tour?
A) The most of the tour is made above 3665 meters to 4,000 meters high, so it is quite likely to suffer “sorocchi”, especially the first day of the tour
Q) When is it possible to see the mirror effect on the Uyuni Salt Flat?
A) The mirror effect occurs when there is water on the salt flat. This happens only in rainy periods January, February and March.
Q) Is it possible to do the tour in private service?
A) Yes. To request rates, click on the superior package hotel and English guide service.
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.
– Earlier departure time (more time to enjoy the salt flat)
-6 passengers per jeep (compared to 8 with others tour operators)
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Expeditions to salt flat begins in the office of Andes Salt Expeditions located in Uyuni city. To reach Uyuni we have means of transportation buses, airlines like Amazonas, BOA, train, more information in the transport section.
The transfer services from the airport, bus terminal is included in our costs, for this you only need to notify us your arrival in Uyuni 1 day before via email or by calling the mobile 591 72414748 to coordinate your transfer to the hotel or our office, likewise We will transfer you to the airport, bus terminal at the end of the tour.