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UYUNI SALT FLAT PRIVATE 3 DAY/2 NIGHT EXPEDITION TOUR

Located in the Potosi Department of Bolivia is the spectacular and world’s largest salt flats called Salar de Uyuni, this vast Salt lake covers over 9000 square km and literally has to be seen to be believed, it’s not only a must see destination in Bolivia but one of the most incredible attractions found anywhere on the planet.

TAKYA SALT HOTELS

UYUNI SALT FLAT PRIVATE 3 DAY/2 NIGHT EXPEDITION

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Located in the Potosi Department of Bolivia is the spectacular and world’s largest salt flats called Salar de Uyuni, this vast Salt lake covers over 9000 square km and literally has to be seen to be believed, it’s not only a must see destination in Bolivia but one of the most incredible attractions found anywhere on the planet.

OUR DIFFERENCE

We have all heard the horror stories about Uyuni Salt Flat Tours, from drunk drivers, terrible sleeping conditions, and lack of safety equipment, car crashes, and break downs, pretty much you name it and it has happened. With this in mind we have developed a series of tours aimed at providing maximum comfort, safety and quality which gives our clients the memorable experience of the Uyuni Salt Flats they deserve.

Our Uyuni Salt Flat Tours come complete with excellent drivers/ guides whom have a zero alcohol policy which is strictly enforced, our 4WDs are modern, kept in excellent condition and maintained to the highest standards, our drivers are also trained mechanics. Accommodation is always to the highest standard possible usually we stay at the famous Tayka Salt Hotels which come with heating, excellent food and comfortable beds. For emergencies we also carry extra oxygen tanks for severe altitude issues and a satellite phone as well.

3 days / 2 nights

ITINERARY EXAMPLE

DAY 1

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10:00 am hotel pick up and our 4WD driver and guide will meet you and we will begin our magical journey to the Salar De Uyuni and beyond, our first stop will be to explore and learn about the Salt Extraction and processes behind the Salt flats.  We then drive across the Salt flats and enter the Isla de Incahuasi where are greeted by a spectacular island of cactus where you feel you are in another world, a packed lunch is provided and we have some time to explore the island. After exploring the island we drive across the endless Salt Flats and reach the beautiful town of Tahua , keep an eye out for Flamingos and Vicunas which frequent this area, we then check into hotel before exploring the surrounding Museum and community.

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We return to the Tayka Hotel for a delicious meal and retire for the night.

DAY 2

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Freshly made breakfast in the hotel before we depart for our 2nd days adventures, our first stop is the Cathedral  (a rock formation shaped as a catedral) followed by the incredible Chiquini caves which are a must see attraction, We then visit additional attractions of Islas Campanas, the town of Charagua where quiñua is grown plus explore additional attractions , the scenery of this part of the journey is incredible  and is constantly changing as well which provides excellent photographic opportunities. We stop for lunch at the Tayka de Pierda before continuing our adventure to the first of the Lagunas, which have to be seen to be believed.

After spending some time at Laguna Cañapa we then explore Laguna Hedionda which is a famous breeding ground for the 3 species of Flamingoes found in the region, the sight of these impressive birds is something that simply cannot be missed!! We then visit additional lakes of Laguna Honda and Ramaditas before entering our hotel for the night.

Day 3

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Early morning wake up before we depart for the day’s many attractions, the Piedra de arbol, an incredible tree shaped rock which has taken thousands of years to be formed, we then enter the National Park called Eduardo Avaroa where the landscape turns to vast deserts and unique landscapes and from here we stop and visit the world famous Laguna Colorada (a beautiful lake with pink water and surrounded by Volcanes) this is also the best place to view the vibrant birdlife which includes huge flocks of Pink Flamingo’s. We continue our drive to the peak of the National Park to the Geysers where huge surges of gas is thrust up to 200m into the air , we drive through the Salvador dali desert stopping to stop , eat lunch and relax and swim in the thermal pools of the park. After lunch we continue deeper into the park before we stop at the iconic Laguna Verde where we enjoy the spectacular lakes and have ample times for photos, keep an eye out for resident Andean Foxes and cheeky Viscacha a strange rabbit looking creature with a tail which frequents this area, from here we depart the park and continue our way back to Uyuni stopping at the train cemetery or other attractions if time permits.

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Tour includes: Comfortable 4WD Transport equipped with all safety equipment including first aid, Satellite phone, Fire extinguisher and Radio, Oxygen tank for travellers who struggle with altitude problems, Park admission Fees, professional driver, all meals, coffee and tea during drive, Spanish speaking driver, best available hotels.

*English speaking guides can be arranged an additional costs.

TOUR INFORMATION

  • Season

    Year Round. December to March for mirror effect however in the wet season movements can be restricted

  • Suitable for

    Families, photographers and nature lovers/ Not Suitable for people with severe altitude/breathing issues

  • Tour Duration

    3 Days/2 nights

Listen to our clients

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We had a great time on our 3 day, 2 night Salar tour. We saw loads of amazing scenery, plants and animals. The Salar is absolutely amazing and you can see a lot in one day but on the 3 day tour you see so much more - the region has many other beautiful landscapes with fantastic scenery. We are 2 women and went on a private tour for just the 2 of us arranged by Nick and Caroline at at Nick's Adventures Bolivia. We were in a comfortable 4X4 car with an English speaking guide and a driver who spoke a small amount of English. Our driver Fabio drove really nicely and our guide Abel was brilliant, he had an extensive knowledge about the animals, plants and geology of the different areas and he also shared lots of cultural information - we learned loads! We got on really well with both of them and they were great fun which made the trip even more enjoyable. The 2 hotels we stayed in were really fancy, very comfortable (although the rooms were abit chilly so I did end up sleeping in my fleece!) and the food everywhere was great. The lunches are picnics provided by the guide and driver and they were really good. We brought lots of snacks for the car as the guide book had recommended but we didn't need them - although some chocolate and sweets are always nice to have for long journeys! I brought walking boots but I didn't wear them - comfortable walking shoes were enough. The first evening I started to suffer a bit from the altitude (strange because I had been at altitude for quite a few days before the trip began but I guess that happens sometimes) but our guide Abel found a doctor who happened to be staying at the same hotel, she gave me some drugs which worked almost immediately and so I was able to enjoy the rest of the trip (I would recommend bringing altitude drugs for trips to Bolivia, I was very lucky that the doctor happened to have some spare). After that Abel and Fabio were extra attentive to me, carrying my bags etc it was really sweet. We really felt lucky to have been with them on this amazing tour.
Anyway thanks so much to Nick and Carolina for organising the trip for us - definitely the trip of a lifetime.
WendyRG2
Reading, United Kingdom
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My wife and I did the 3 day 2 night salt flats tour. We did the Spanish only tour as I am native speaker and my wife has a very good comprehension level. We had a fantastic experience. Our driver was a local with incredible knowledge of the area and he was able to adapt our tour on the fly given the weather conditions to make sure we had the best views and experiences. The tour was very well planned out and we often felt like we had certain sites/view points to ourselves. Lunches and dinners provided were fantastic and our accomodations were more than comfortable.

Nick and Carolina were great to work with and were super helpful as we planned out our excursion. They were very responsive, directly answered all of our questions, and were very receptive to feedback. We always felt that we had selected the best tour company for the salt flats. Even though the tour is pricier than other options we felt that the value was well worth it considering the driver, service, food, accomodation, and safety provided throughout.

Our only feedback was that it was not entirely clear to us that drivers and guides were separate or not both included. We understood the excursion as being a driver/guide in Spanish. While our driver was very knowledgeable we did have to drive a lot of the conversation and ask questions in order to get information about the places we visited. Regardless this did not diminish our overall experience.

Emmanuel V
Jersey City, New Jersey
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