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“Overpriced and bad service”
Review of Uyuni Tours

Uyuni Tours
Ranked #5 of 19 Outdoor Activities in Uyuni
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Soller, Spain
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Overpriced and bad service”
Reviewed December 21, 2012

A friend and me decided to climb the uturuncu 6024m and as we did not have a lot of time we contracted the tour with Uyuni Tours quite expensive, we knew that but due to the lack of time we took it. Well, the car broke the first day and we lost 1 day of visited places, while we were with the car broken some other companies passed through and tried to help, all of them were saying how can you go like this to our driver, we are native speakers, so we were as well amazed of the irresponsability of this company seeing the other companies always with 2 staff members and not only 1 as ours, and much more prepared. Uyuni tours is not professional enough, when we arrived we ask for the manger, he refused to meet or talk to us and send one employee to say that noone put us a gun in the head when we bought it, uauuu, I have been in 80 countries and when something go wrong noone declined it responsability.
Of course some people have good experience with them, but it was not our case and not face their responsability is something I can not accept,
well if someone still want to go for them good luck, but you are warned, old car with many reparations, evrybody knows in Uyuni

Visited November 2012
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Bern, Switzerland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Be careful!”
Reviewed December 19, 2012

Might be that Uyuni tours is offering good and save tours. But if there are not enough people to fill a jeep, they just put you in a jeep of a cheaper company without informing you in advance and without refund. And they do it even if they promised not to do so! In our case we payed 1050 Bolivianos. The others in the same car just payed 700 Bolivianos! For exactly the same tour. And the owner of Uyuni tours told the others not to talk with us about the price they payed...

The other company was EMPEXA and the driver was EDWIN. Edwin is a good and save driver. But he does not even know how the salt came into the salar of Uyuni!!! He is no guide at all, never talks and he is boring...

Visited December 2012
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5 Thank Chrigu1981
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torino Italy
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“uyuni tours, uyuni, bolivia”
Reviewed November 3, 2012

October 2012 we wanted to visit the salted desert and the various lagunas in Bolivia. The choice of a serious agency to take us was properly solved by selecting Uyuni Tours. Our spanish speaking guide, Sipriano, was always on time and on spot. The car was in good conditions and the 5 days tour went out with no problem whatsoever. I think I was quite lucky to meet this agency and its personnel.

Visited October 2012
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5 Thank marcello b
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Lille, France
Level 6 Contributor
100 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“BOOK WITH UYUNI TOURS”
Reviewed October 11, 2012

Make sure you're calling the agency and NOT the domicile number (who is an freelance agent). Booking with a 1,2 or 3 day trip with Uyuni Tours will garantee a good jeep and nice spannish speaking guide with correct accomodation and meals. We had a great experience on the 3 days trip.
However, I called the "domicile" number to book another trip to tunupa and the girl book a 1 day trip instead of the volcano climbing as she could not find enough people to go with us. Therefore we drove 1 day through all the attraction we´d already seen to spend 10 mins to the volcano. Aweful trip... They did not even give us a discount. A shame.

Visited October 2012
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5 Thank Romain494
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Wraysbury, Staines
Level 4 Contributor
11 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Trip to Salar Uyuni on 6th to 8th June 2012”
Reviewed August 10, 2012

I really enjoyed very much this best tour in Salar Uyuni for 3 days and 2 nights basic accommodation which is clean and good safe. It was great experience to see many colourful lakes and mountain amazing sight tours. Jeep driver is very good caring of group and everything food and take everything to see that wonderful time i really enjoyed very much love come again. Reita Bansal - England (United Kingdom) UK.

Visited June 2012
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10 Thank travelpower66
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