Straight off, Red Planet is a bit more expensive (1200bs for 3 day), but really, while it may seem a lot more, on exchanging it to you currency, its probably not a lot. What the extra bs buy you how ever is more than worth it.
Firstly, you get an English speaking guide. Sadly, and this is why I would have like have given 4.5 not 5, if there is a lot of interest they book two 4wd, but only one guide. So one vehicle will have a driver and a separate guide, the second will only have a driver, ours was very friendly, but really didn't speak English. When we got to the sights, the guide filled us all in so you don't feel left out, but it is worth noting. Our guide, Oscar, had excellent English, was very knowledgeable about the area and very easy going, professional and friendly.
Both out vehicles were in good condition, the ride was as smooth as it can be for the area and comfy (they were both Land Rovers). The drivers were always alert and a no point did I feel unsafe. They kept good time, while not compromising safety.
The accommodations were warm, comfy, clean and had hot showers (extra 10bs, a nominal amount), they were both located very near a shop, so a few of us brought some beers, we shared with the drives and the guide, they took us up on the offer, but would never have more than 1 or 2 beers, they were always well rested and alert on the road. The food was simple, tasty, fresh and filling (Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner). I found little need for snacks as they kept us very well fed.
Also, booking is a breeze, the lady at the office spoke fluent English and was wonderfully polite and helpful (which can be a rarity in Uyuni).
All in all, vastly worth the extra bs. In Uyuni, if you get a cheap deal, you're paying for it somewhere. Save yourself the hassle, book with Red Planet
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