Salt Flats Tours
The Salar de Uyuni or “salt flats” is a one of the highlights of a trip to Bolivia and shouldn’t be missed as it is a unique place in the world.The terrain in this area and the desert areas beyond, is harsh and conditions are basic so you should not expect a lot of comfort but the rewards are well worth it. No one knows for sure how much salt makes up the salt flats (salar de Uyuni) but it is estimated at many millions of tons and it has been widely publicized in recent years as the world's largest source of lithium. If you search for salt flats (salar de Uyuni) and lithium on the internet you will find thousands of articles about these lithium deposits and the salt falts (salar de Uyuni) themselves. Apart from the incredible salt flats (salar de Uyuni) themselves a multiday tour will visit red and green colored lakes with flocks of flamingos, hot geyser fields, hot springs and pass by barren volcanic desertscapes with surreal rock formations.
Our Salt Flats tours are safe and reliable but we do stress that conditions are basic in this area and you should prepare yourself for this. If you don't mind a bit of rough travel then these tours are well worth it and are some of our top selling products.
Below you find our most popular options for Salt Flats tours. We have 1 and 3 day salt flats tours and we mainly offer tours starting in Uyuni, but we also offer tour options leaving from San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. If you want to see all the options all at once, please select the All Tours category on the left side of the page, otherwise you can also choose individual operators to see their offers.
You might also want to combine one of these tours with buses, trains or flight to and from Uyuni. We can arrange them as well - you find them in the Transport category. Please read our FAQs about the salt flats before emailing us.
This is our 3 day "sunset" salt flats tour option including English-speaking guide and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama operated by Perla de Bolivia. While this is a new operator, the staff and the guides have been in the tourism business in Uyuni for a long time and they have decided to open up this new one in order to offer a fresh and safe service to tourists.Learn More
A 3 day motorcycle tour of the salt flats of Uyuni, Bolivia. This is suitable for medium experience licensed riders and an incredible way to see one of the highlights of South America. This tour also includes a visit to small villages and provides a cultural insight of the area. This tour is available only during the dry season, when the salt flats are not covered in water.Learn More
Our mid-range salt flats tour option including English-speaking guide operated by Red Planet, the most recommended and experienced company for this kind of tours. First night in double or triple room accommodation. Classic and safe salt flats tour!Learn More
This is our 3 day "sunset" salt flats tour option including English-speaking guide and transfer to San Pedro de Atacama operated by Quechua Connection. This operator gets consistently good reviews and is an increasingly popular alternative. During dry season a bonus biking on the salar is also included. Daily departures.Learn More
Our standard plus 1 day salt flats tour is with maximum 7 people to a vehicle and a Spanish-speaking guide. Classic 1 day salt flats tour for the budget backpacker - extremely popular tour leaving daily from Uyuni. A unique place in the world and a must on any trip to Bolivia. This is the best option if you are travelling on a budget but don't want to miss out on this amazing experience.Learn More
This is an incredible 5 day trip that starts from La Paz and takes you down to the Uyuni salt flats passing through the amazing Sajama National Park and the seldom visited Coipasa salt desert. This tour includes English-speaking guide and is a new alternative to the classic salt flats tours. You can choose between three different levels of accommodations, from basic lodges to the Tayka Hotels. Price depends on groups size.Learn More
3 day salt flats tour leaving from San Pedro de Atacama (Chile) and finishing in Uyuni. The best way to get to Bolivia from Chile taking in the amazing Salt Flats, colored lakes, geysers and more.Learn More
A 2 day motorcycle tour of the salt flats of Uyuni, Bolivia. This is suitable for medium experience licensed riders and an incredible way to see one of the highlights of South America. This tour also includes a visit to small villages and provides a cultural insight of the area. This tour is available only during the dry season, when the salt flats are not covered in water.Learn More