Uyuni Salt Flat (4 days)

Uyuni Salt Flat (4 days)

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Difficulty: 4 days


Imagine a white sea, so vast it disappears over the horizon. That is exactly what the Uyuni Salt flat is, wonder of Bolivia and the world.

This enormous area of 12 thousand square kilometers, located at 3700 m.a.s.l. to the southeast of Bolivia, was formed by the evaporation of ancient seas that washed the American continent. Formed by approximately 11 layers of salt, 2 to 10 meters thick each one, there is an estimated of 64 billion tons of salt in the Salt Flat. In addition, the Salt Flat has one of the largest lithium reserves of the world.

To get to the Salt Flat, one should head for the town of Uyuni, located in the middle of the department of Potos铆, and then for the village of Colchani, whose inhabitants live on the exploitation of salt.

Ten kilometers to the east of Colchani is located the Salt Hotel, where everything is made of salt: chairs, beds, tables, walls and so on. Another attraction of the Salt Flat is La Isla del Pescado (Fish Island), a mound of earth that emerges from the white sea and contains an authentic ecosystem with own fauna and flora, among them is a cactus that grows more than 8 meters tall. A unique view could be enjoyed in the Salt Flat, which could only be compared to that of polar regions, blending blue and white with mirages in the horizon.

Go Bolivia offers you various possibilities to visit the Uyuni Salt Flat.


Itinerary 1

  • Day 1:

    Departure from La Paz to Uyuni according to the schedule of the selected transport. We cross a wide extension of the high plateau located between the two mountain ranges: Cordillera Occidental and Cordillera Oriental. We can see both the high plateau fauna and flora, unique to the place: llamas, vicu帽as, rheas, wild cats and Andean foxes, as well as Andean grass (ichu), yareta and thola, respectively. Hotel accommodation.

  • Day 2:

    Visit to the Train Cemetery (antique English trains brought to Bolivia many years ago, no longer in use), the anthropological museum and the village of Colchani, located at the edge of the Salt Flat and where we can observe the salt extraction processes. Tour through the great Uyuni Salt Flat, a unique sight in the world. We visit a hotel totally made of salt, as well as deep wells known as "salt eyes". We can also admire salt crafts and piles and blocks of salt until we arrive at the foot of Tunupa volcano, where the village of Jirita is located, in the other edge of the white sea. Accommodation.

  • Day 3:

    Visit to the archeological sites of Tunupa volcano: ruins and mummies. Optionally, we can ascend the volcano at an altitude of 4600 m.a.s.l., where we have a view of the great Uyuni Salt Flat, its "islands" and the other no less spectacular Salt flat of Bolivia: Coipasa.

  • Day 4:

    Return to La Paz according to the schedule of the selected transport.

  • Day 5:
    Uyuni - La Paz

    Retorno a La Paz seg煤n horario del transporte elegido.

  • Day 6:
    Transfer Out

    Traslado del hotel al aeropuerto



Para participar en estos recorridos se debe estar en buena condici贸n f铆sica, sobre todo para el monta帽ismo de altura. Sin embargo, es una ruta ideal para los que se est谩n iniciando en el monta帽ismo, pues no ofrece mayores complicaciones.


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