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Day Trip to Uyuni Salt Flats provided by Red Planet Expedition - Day Trip

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Day Trip to Uyuni Salt Flats

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Explore the Uyuni salt flats on a 4WD tour that covers some of the city’s highlights, from a graveyard of rusting trains to an island filled with giant cactus and rock formations. This Uyuni tour includes lunch inside a hotel made entirely from salt, with stops to check out geometric salt patterns and take classic perspective photos above the massive salt flats.
You'll start at
Avenida Ferroviaria
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    Salar de Uyuni
    Stop: 7 hours -
    Starting the day (around 10:30 am), our guide gives you a short briefing on some recommendation for the tour, and shortly after you'll hop on a 4x4 drive Toyota Land Cruiser that will firstly take you to the Train Cemetery where a full story of the first trains that arrived in Bolivia, and their purposes will be uncovered. Soon after the crew takes you to the small village of Colchani, where you could expect many handicraft shops for souvenirs, and also the salt factory, where the salt is being refined and packed for consumption. The lunch takes places in a Salt hotel with plenty of option for any taste. Once the drivers packed all the dishes etc, you'll head toward the majestic Salar de Uyuni, (being the same size as the Bahamas) and start the real journey into the biggest salt flat on earth. Your first stop will be next to the only construction allowed in the Salar, which is called Playa Blanca, the first salt hotel build in the salt flat, plus you'll also find there the Flags and Dakar Race monument. Next on, is a 30-min drive toward the middle of nowhere into a special location to take the best pictures of yourself and your friend, helped of course, by your experienced guide that tell you how to do everything perfectly. Once we finish the “photo shooting session”, we'll go to the central point of the Bolivian White desert, which is the Inca Wasy Island (Cactus Island) where will be able to see giant cacti and rock formations of petrified Coral that will make you feel on another planet for sure. A small hike of 40 min will be realized on this very island all the way up the top, reaching the highest point of view in the trip with 3750 m.a.s.l (12,303.14 feet) where a 360* view of the hole Salt Flat awaits for you. After finishing your little, but amazing hike, it will already be time for the breathtaking sunset to come (that usually takes place around 6:00pm) and your driver will choose to the best location for it. At the end of our tour we'll return back to Uyuni at approx 6:30-7:00 pm. So don't miss out on this amazing opportunity and get your reservation now !
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You'll end at
Avenida Ferroviaria
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  • 4WD tour of the Uyuni salt flats covers key Bolivian landmarks
  • Great opportunities to take fun perspective photos
  • Tour a hotel made entirely from blocks of salt
  • Enjoy lunch on the flats, dining in a dramatic location
What to Expect
Meet a driver for a morning departure and then set out across the Uyuni salt flats in a 4WD vehicle. The first stop of the day is the Uyuni train graveyard, where Bolivia’s first trains are rusting into a surreal landmark. Then see a salt miners’ workshop in Colchani. Continue onto the salt flat itself, passing salt mining operations and the “eyes of the salt” on your way to a fascinating salt hotel. Tour the rooms, see salt sculptures, and pause for an included lunch in the hotel. From there, head to Inca Wasy Island to see cactus, rock formations, and petrified coral, stopping to take plenty of classic Uyuni perspective photos. Then catch a stunning sunset before returning to Uyuni.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Avenida Ferroviaria, 5, Uyuni, Bolivia
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • Lunch
  • Professional guide
  • All activities
  • Wine tasting
  • Hotel drop-off
  • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
  • Entrance fees to the park (30bs per person)
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • CHECK IN IS AT 10:00 AM
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • It is important to understand that the Isla Inca Wasi is NOT available in the rainy season (January until March) unless specified by our company
  • One guide is divided between two cars ( 1 Guide for 12 people max )
  • All cars in the company are equiped with Radios to comunicate between eachother
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Janette wrote a review Mar 2020
Los Angeles, California6 contributions
Excellent service from start to end. Really nothing we can complain about; communication was straight forward, the guide was very friendly, the drive & the car war safe and we had a great group. The scenery was undoubtedly the most beautiful I've seen in my life, 5*!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Andreas S wrote a review Mar 2020
3 contributions4 helpful votes
We did our day excursion to the Salar of Uyuni with the agency Incahuasi. This was a great experience from the first moment until the end. They provided us with a driver called Armando who also works for Sol de Mañana. He did such an amazing job that we would like to write a
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Date of experience: February 2020
Esther M wrote a review Feb 2020
9 contributions
First I would like to say that the Uyuni Salt Flats are incredible. A must-see if you are in Bolivia or a neighboring country. Our drivers with Red Planet were good and spoke English. They spent time with us taking pictures and videos and found us some good spots. The lunch was
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Date of experience: January 2020
Byron_7 wrote a review Dec 2019
Mooloolaba, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
Fantastic day visiting the Salt Flats of Uyuni with Lewis and his team from Red Planet Expeditions. The transport was safe, guide Lewis was very knowledgeable (& a fantastic photographer) and we saw all the key sites. Really enjoyed and would recommend highly!
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Kate L wrote a review Dec 2019
Ulverston, United Kingdom3 contributions7 helpful votes
Don’t book with these guys. Never felt so unsafe in my life. Drinking on the job. Nearly crashing. The driver didn’t speak English and stunk of booze. It’s so so expensive for what it is. Pretty boring tour. They dump you at a island of cactuses for longer time you take
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Date of experience: December 2019
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By: Red Planet Expedition - Day Trip
Best experience of my trip in South America. I went in 2018 with friends and I'm writing about it two years later!
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3 day salt flats from atacama
Excellent trip Had sunao as our driver, brilliant fella would recommend Only thing no wifi for 3 days which is fa
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The Guides 10/10
A Highlight of our South American Adventure was amplified by the great drivers and guides. Thank You so very much f
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Amazing Trip and an even better Guide!
Review for couple who took this excursion: Absolutely loved our experience with this company and the service we wer
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Excellent 3 day tour
Having read some reviews we were a little sceptical regarding the accommodation and service we would receive but t
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Awesome company
We were let down at the last minute by another tour company, rang Red Planet and told them what had happened. They
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Great way to explore Uyuni surroundings
Great tour with Red Planet! We rode in a colonne of 3 vehicles and all drivers were very expertly (knew how to deal
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Unbelievably unpolite seller, avoid this scam
The guy in answering the whatsapp phone after the simple question "is the trip worth if it's raining all day?" sta
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Terrible experience
We got sick and we would like to cancel the trip through their company. We said we wanted to cancel only if there's
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A beautiful country spoiled by a terrible guide.
I will start with the positives. Our driver was excellent-we felt very safe in his vehicle. He spoke no English but
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Excellent service
Brilliant tour from start to finish!!! Spent the 3 days travelling across the salt flats and desert in a 4x4 with a
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Great tour
Great 3D2N tour. Our guide, Oscar, was friendly and informative and great at helping us get the best photos on the
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Death trap, drunk driver and homophobia. Way too expensive. DO NOT BOOK WITH THEM!!!
Me and my partner Lisa participated in a 3 day salt flat tour from the dates 2nd November - 4th November. The rea
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We started our 3 days tour through Uyuni on December 2nd and finished it on December 4th. The expedition was amazin
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Excellent guided tour with the freedom to explore
Both the organisation and the guide on our tour were excellent. The tour takes in all the important sights of the U
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  • Duration: 7h
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  • Languages Offered: English, Spanish
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