A three-day tour of the Bolivia Salt Flats is an unforgettable experience. Starting in Uyuni, Bolivia, the tour includes the surreal expanse of the Bolivia salt flats. Beyond the Salar de Uyuni are colorful lakes, steaming geysers on the Siloli Desert, and plenty of flamingos all viewed with the stellar backdrop of the Andes. The unique natural spectacles witnessed on a three-day tour through this remote region of Bolivia make a vivid and lasting impression.
Read More: New to the Bolivia Salt Flats? Consider our article to find out everything you need to know about How to Visit the Bolivia Salt Flats before you consider planning your three-day trip, then consider these nine fantastic experiences that are included on most three-day tours of the flats.
Know Before You Go
There are plenty of tour operators in Uyuni. It is important to know your non-negotiables before booking. How many people are you comfortable traveling with in the jeep? Are you set on having a double room each night?
In my experience, you have to be willing to go with the flow, but it is important to be clear about your needs when booking. Asking questions about the age of the vehicle you will be traveling in and hotel specifications may help you get a more customized tour. My jeep had seven passengers and one driver/mechanic who spoke no English.
As stated in this article, even if you book with one agency, you may end up traveling with another. It is worth doing some research and reading reviews before booking your tour. Full disclosure: I can’t personally recommend my tour agency as there were many things that went askew but this agency, Late Bolivia, gets strong reviews. So yes, it takes a bit of gumption to head out on this tour as there are some long hours in the 4×4 jeep bouncing along dirt tracks through deserts and the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, past landscapes that are stark and unique. Don’t expect luxury on this tour but the trip of a lifetime that you will be telling tales of for years to come.
Please note that this trip is not wheelchair accessible, and keep in mind that the rainy season on the Salar de Uyuni is from January through April.