Andes Salt Expeditions
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7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
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Uyuni, Bolivia

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2022

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Tours and Tickets by Andes Salt Expeditions
Adventure Tours
3 days
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$250.00
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Adventure Tours
6+ hours
Free cancellation
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Recommended by 100% of travelers
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$50.00
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Overnight Tours
2 days
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richardpopple
9 contributions
Jun 2022
Had a wonderful few days exploring the salt flats, deserts and lagoons of the Andes as part of a 4 day private tour with Andes Salt Expeditions. Everyday I thought the view couldn’t get any more dramatic, but everyday we saw new highlights and scenery like nothing I’ve ever seen before.
So first off, we decided to do a private tour because we figured we could tailor our itinerary, spend more time in some places and less in others etc. Andes Salt Expeditions and our guides were very flexible and helpful with this. At no time did we feel rushed or pressured to move on and the route we took minimised turning up at the same time as everyone else. This meant that on some days we didn’t see any other tourists at all!
We saw so many things and there are too many to detail them all, but a few of the standouts for me included:
The train graveyard, I was expecting one or two rusting steam engines, but seeing them stretch to the horizon was another thing.
The Salt Flats, of course! Never seen anything like it in my life. Just vast, beautiful and empty.
The Siloli Desert, and staying in the Hotel del Desierto Ojo de Perdiz. It looked like part of another planet, and staying in a tiny piece of civilization there was magical.
The whole thing was brilliant and our guides (Abel, Israel) and driver (Oscar) were awesome and made the experience. They were very knowledgeable, friendly and entertaining, and they went above and beyond the call of duty to make sure we had a good time. For example, Israel and Oscar insisting we get good photos of the night sky and spending time in the freezing cold getting the camera setting right, while we stayed in the warmth of the land rover. Or when Abel spotted a hole in the Salt Flats so stopped to find us a beautiful salt crystal. They also took good care of us, from bringing along a gas heater for one of the hotels which didn’t have any, to making sure we got across the border with Chile at the end, when it looked like it was about to be closed due to bad weather. All in all they did a top notch job - thank you very much guys!
Written July 20, 2022
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luis2473
Roseville, CA6 contributions
Jan 2020
I can't say enough about the company and our tour guide (Vladimir). From start the owner was very accommodating and responsive to emails, he quoted us a great price for a one day private tour. I was kind of worried because I booked the tour 4 months in advance and our only communication had been through emails. One day before we arrived Braulio confirmed our itinerary over the phone and offered suggestions regarding the check-in (since we arrived in the morning). At the office we did not have to wait for long, everything was handled fast and without problems. Then we met Vladimir (our tour guide), he was very helpful and provided a lot of information throughout the day. The tour included a meal which was delicious, and with so much food that we couldn't finish. Vladimir was an expert in the salt flats and took us to areas away from the crowds, he went above and beyond to meet our needs and to make our day magical. We can't wait to go back again, for sure I will be using this company in future trips.
Written January 29, 2020
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Francesco M
2 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We booked a tour in june 2020 when pandemic was spreading. We never made to Bolivia unfortunately, but the company demostrates very reliable refunding us 100% of the paid reservation. In future, when we will plan this trip again we will choose Andes Expedition for sure !
Written August 27, 2022
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Andres M
12 contributions
Jul 2021 • Friends
Was a great beautiful overall experience. Soon as I got on the car Jose Losa explained everything well in detail. When perspective photos were being taken by group and individual he coordinated well with instructions along with taking professional prospective photos by Jose Losa. He even came along with a dialogue to say who wants to act to set up a scene for a photo and I acted #Andres and he said I did a terrific job. Well the Isla Incahuasi was fascinating, breathtaking !!!!! You can see all of Salar de Uyuni from this island, . You arrive pay 15 Bs then hike for about half an hour not to strenuous it's moderate but from their you can take wonderful photos and see whole landscape of Salar de Uyuni
Written August 2, 2021
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Kind regards Mr. Gabriel, a pleasure to take you and your mother to Uyuni salt flats, after the C-19 pandemic, thank you very much for your preference, we invite you to visit the colored lagoons such as the red lagoon with thousands of flamingos, green lagoon, hot springs of polques lagoon, active volcanoes such as the sol de mañana , licancabur volcano, immense deserts such as Siloli, Salvador Dali desert bordering Chile. Come back in the future we will wait for you ready. Atte, Braulio mamani Director of Andes Salt Expeditions.
Written August 2, 2021
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Scarlett H
14 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
We absolutely loved our trip to the salt flats and would highly recommend it. We booked with Andes Expeditions, our driver/guide Eduardo was brilliant and very friendly he took lots of cool photos for us at each stop. Although we booked the Spanish option as it was cheaper the other people in our car spoke Spanish and English so our guide spoke in English so we could understand also! As it is wet season we also got to drive through the water reflections which is incredible, like another world. The food and accommodation was actually really good. The only negative would be that we didn't stop at the reflections as we were going to stop at the sunset spot for some reflections photos however when we got there, there was no water (apparently the tour 3 days ago there was) it would have been really good to get some reflections photos as we were there during wet season so not many people get this opportunity, maybe we should have asked to stop earlier in the day as we drove throuh the water and there was definitely a chance for the photos.
Written February 13, 2020
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Tosan
Hannover, Germany13 contributions
May 2022
We had a 4 day tour, 2 days salt flats 2 days national park. Our guides were Israel and Belagio (driver) and they were really amazing, super kind and very talkative so that we learned a lot about Bolivia and Bolivians along the way. Private tour of course comes at an extra price, but was so worth it, because you can decide how much time to spend where (which is especially valuable when you like photography / droning). So grateful for this experience!
Written May 14, 2022
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Catherine G
9 contributions
Mar 2021 • Solo
I did the 2D/1N tour of the salt flats and it was incredible. I had a driver named Franklin who was very professional and was super fun to talk to. He always had lots of energy and if you have the chance to request your driver I 100% recommend him. He was great at taking funny photos and a navigated the rough roads really well.

The communication with the company was really clear on what’s app and they picked me up from the bus station without any problems.

The food was really delicious and there was tons of it. I got to see all the sights and since I traveled during the pandemic, some of the most famous tourist sights in the world were empty.

You will love this tour, don’t hesitate to book.
Written March 14, 2021
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Cordial Greetings Catherin Thank you very much for trusting in our company to let you know the Uyuni Salt Flats in 2 days / 1 nights. Our team of driver guides like Mr. Frankilin are always eager to work for you and your friends who want to know the largest salt flat in the world and the giant reflection of salt water. Thank you Have a good trip back to the United States of America Atte, Braulio Mamani
Written March 15, 2021
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Frandeste
Sheffield, UK24 contributions
Jul 2022
What an unforgettable experience! Bolivia will always be in my heart. I have never seen such a tight succession of breathtaking landscapes. We decided on a private tour mostly because we wanted to avoid other tourists and crowds, but it ended up being the best choice ever. It's expensive when compared to a group tour, but well worthwhile. Traveling most of the time totally alone with our driver/guide across those beautiful landscapes was a wonderful and adventurous experience. The agency allowed us to customize our trip by changing departure times (in order to precede other tourists) and making adjustments to the accommodation options. Our driver Oscar and english-speaking guide, Israel, made the first day on the salt flats special for us by offering lots of interesting information and taking fun pictures. We had a wonderful lunch alone in the middle of the Flats and a breathtaking sunset aperitif in a section with water that allowed for stunning reflections even though it was dry season. The following 3 days we had Abel (also called Axel) as both guide and driver. His english was very good and once again he gave us lots of interesting facts about the places we visited. Always happy to wait while we explored the surrounding area, he never rushed us and had no problem working overtime arriving later than scheduled at the hotel. The accommodation was good as well as the food. The agency even provided some sleeping bags and a heather in case we were cold at night. Chilly yes, but it's part of the adventure! Thanks so much to Abel, Israel and Oscar for making this trip across your beautiful country so special and good luck for the future!
Written July 20, 2022
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Sophie E
5 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
We had an absolutely amazing and unforgettable trip with Andes Salt Expeditions. Our tour guide, Felix, was magnificent. He knew every fact about the places we visited and he even changed his route to make a special detour for us. He spent hours taking photos of us on the reflecting salt plains which turned out great, doing circles around us in his car to get an epic time lapse. He fixed everyone else’s car when they broke down and even bought us a bottle of wine when we ran out at the thermal waters! Absolute legend! A truly great 3 days - we would highly recommend going with this company, and hopefully you will get the same tour guide we had (although I’ve heard they are all great...)
Written March 13, 2020
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ALIBABA839
1 contribution
Mar 2020
I participated in the 3-day tour to Uyuni. The hotels/hostels/accommodations (I didn't even know what the exact words to describe the place are) for the first night and second night we stayed were awful. Firstly, we requested and were arranged in triple room with private bathroom. However, the bathroom never had a "bathing" function. Specifically, the first hotel offered water but no hot water and the second hotel didn't provide water as well as hot water. Secondly, the hotel manager and staff did not have any service mindset. For the first hotel, we couldn't find ANYONE when we saw the issue. For the second hotel, the staff just ran away without taking any responsibility. The manager tried to solve but ended up running away as well. The manager didn't even come with any apologies till the morning that we left.

I understand some people came here for backpacking experiences, but as a light traveler who cares about essential room functions, I would never recommend staying here AT ALL. If the tour operator wants to operate the business sustainably - Please change their quality of service of these hotels or change the hotels you cooperate with.
Written March 19, 2020
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