Bolivia - tours for people who don't like tours since 1984

This is an example of a HTML caption with a link.

{ short bolivia excursion - fully customizable }

ESSENTIAL UYUNI — 4 days/3 nights

Uyuni Salt Flats & Sud Lípez

 

Skype us now!

Download Full Itinerary
Enquire, Customize or Book this Bolivia Trip now!

  • OVERVIEW
  • TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
  • BRIEF ITINERARY
  • MORE INFO

Off the beaten track there's no track at all!

Our destination: a blinding white expanse of nothingness...

Come join us on an exploration of a lifetime in Uyuni.

It looks like a vast snow-covered lake, but the white surface stretching to the horizon in every direction is salt, not snow. These flats, covering about 11,000 km² (nearly 4,000 square miles), were once part of a massive prehistoric lake, but today make up the world’s largest salt lake in the world. When dry it’s a barren landscape; during the wet season it becomes a spectacular giant mirror.

Essential Uyuni will enable you to explore the great Salar de Uyuni or Uyuni Salt Flats — an area of breathtaking natural beauty in southwestern Bolivia. Depending on the option chosen you will spend up to three nights at local hotels on the shores of the Salt Flats. All our services feature privately guided tours.

Choose among a variety of options for this Uyuni trip: you may want to concentrate on Uyuni Salt Flats (option #1), or explore the Salar & Lagoons of Sud Lípez including Laguna Colorada & Laguna Verde (options #2 and #3).

Customize any of these options to create your own and unique Uyuni travel experience.

All options are based on private/exclusive tour services and support a number of sustainable projects in Uyuni. Our lodgings are the best available in the area — i.e. simple but comfortable rooms with heating and ensuite bathroom with hot shower.

WHERE?

• UYUNI SALT FLATS or Salar de Uyuni - A succession of stunning landscapes and unusual shapes that captivate the visitor at first sight. Covering nearly 11,000 square kilometers, it is the largest salt plain in the world. With the mountains and the sky as its only frontiers, it allows us to observe mirages and optical illusions due to solar radiation and the crystallized ground. In its interior, virgin, uninhabited islands are home to immense cacti, unusual flowers and strange fauna.

more information about this destination

• LAGUNA COLORADA & LAGUNA VERDE at Eduardo Avaroa National Park - Bolivia is an amazing country where everything takes an unexpected twist, particularly in the Andes where nothing is ever quite what it seems, and even water has its own surprising colors! Red, green, yellow, or blue lagoons await you... These capricious lakes change colors according to the time of day. In the southern tip of Bolivia's highlands known as the Sud Lípez region, Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon) is home to over 30,000 flamingos of three varieties. Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon) sits at the foot of Licancabur volcano, on the Chilean border. The rocks, geysers, live volcanic pits, Dali's rocks... all make up a set of impressive, surrealistic landscapes.

more information about this destination

• Outstanding places for photographers at any time of year.

WHAT?

Off Road 4WD Expedition - Nature Viewing - High Altitude Walks - Community Projects - Photography

WHEN?

Year-Round Departures (depart virtually any day of the week).

May - October is dry season.

Option #1 - In-Depth Uyuni Salt Flats

Private Exploration of Salar de Uyuni with Return to Uyuni

Depart from Uyuni and head out across the blinding white expanse of Salar de Uyuni. You will spend four days and three nights exploring the Salt Flats and their surroundings.

All meals are provided during the 4WD expedition and nights are spent at local Andean lodges around the Salt Flats: typically on the northern shore (2 nights) and southern shore (1 night) of the Salar. Accommodations are simple but comfortable and we always use the best properties available in the area such as Hotel de Sal (i.e. Salt Hotel, premium) and Tayka Lodges.

Greet every morning with a new surprise as you view the sun rise over Salar de Uyuni. Then choose among a variety of activities for the day:

See giant cacti and unusual fauna as you explore Cactus Island. Also learn about the myths and legends associated with the Salar at Thunupa volcano (5,432m / 17,821ft), and walk to a pukara viewpoint for outstanding views over the Salar at dusk. Visit villages and look for pre-Columbian ruins bordering the salt flats. Walk up Thunupa Volcano for more stunning 360° panoramas. Cross the salt plains and 4WD along the southern shores looking for bizarre geological formations and ancient remains. Meet with llama herders, quinoa growers, salt gatherers. Llama trekking, Volcano trekking. Watch the sunset from Caltama or Thunupa viewpoint... And many other options to be discussed with our staff at the time of reservation.

Our last day (day 4) will take us across the salt pans for a last excursion around the Salar. Ask your English-speaking guide for a visit to Ojos del Salar and the old train graveyard on your way back to Uyuni.

Bolivia Short Trip #4 - Essential Uyuni

Meals Included: Breakfast [B], Lunch [L], Dinner [D]


 

Option #2 - "La Ruta de los Colores"
Popular Uyuni and 3-day tour
to or from San Pedro de Atacama

Private Tour To/From Uyuni or San Pedro de Atacama

Day 1 - Meet our staff in Uyuni (ask us for bus/train or flight reservations). Prepare for tomorrow's expedition and transfer to your hotel on the shores of the Salar de Uyuni. Overnight at Hotel de Sal (Salt Hotel, premium). Optional Nightsky & Stargazing Excursion. [LD]

Day 2 - Departure from Uyuni; Visit the Salt Flats including Cactus Islands. Enjoy truly amazing landscapes on the way. Overnight at local Andean Lodge on the shores of the Salar. [BLD]

Day 3 - Travel along the route of the jewels—Laguna Hedionda, Chiar Khota, Ramaditas..., and a number of other natural sites such as the Arbol de Piedra or "Rock-tree", before arriving at Laguna Colorada (Red Lake). Overnight at local Andean Lodge. [BLD]

Day 4 - Visit geysers at Sol de Mañana, Chalviri hot springs, Laguna Verde (Green Lake) and Licancabur volcano (5,916m/19,410ft) among other sites. Transfer to San Pedro de Atacama or return trip to Uyuni in the afternoon. [BL]

Bolivia Mini Trip #4 - Essential Uyuni

Meals Included: Breakfast [B], Lunch [L], Dinner [D]


 

Option #3 - "La Ruta de los Colores"
Popular Salar & Lagoons in 4 days

Private Tour To/From Uyuni or San Pedro de Atacama

Day 1 - Depart from Uyuni. Head out across the blinding white expanse of Salar de Uyuni. See giant cacti and unusual fauna as you explore Isla Incahuasi - Isla Pescado and other "islands"... Also learn about the myths and legends associated with the Salar at Tunupa volcano (5,432m / 17,821ft), and walk to a pukara viewpoint for outstanding views over the Salar at dusk. Overnight at a local Andean Lodge. [LD]

Day 2 - View the sun rise over Salar de Uyuni. Then choose among a variety of activities for the day: Visit villages and look for pre-Columbian ruins bordering the salt flats... Walk up Tunupa Volcano for more stunning 360° panoramas... Then head south across the salt plains and 4WD along the southern shores looking for bizarre geological formations and ancient remains... Watch the sunset from Caltama viewpoint... Overnight at a local Andean Lodge. [BLD]

Day 3 - Today is an easy day as we travel along the route of the jewels—Laguna Hedionda, Chiar Khota, Ramaditas... and a number of other natural sites such as smoking volcano Ollagüe. We will reach the Siloli Desert in the afternoon. Overnight at a local Andean Lodge. [BLD]

Day 4 - Visit the Arbol de Piedra or "Rock-tree", geysers at Sol de Mañana, and Chalviri hot springs among other sites en route to Laguna Verde (Green Lake) at the foot of Licancabur volcano (5,916m/19,410ft). On our way we also visit Laguna Colorada (Red Lake) where three species of flamingos can be found. Return trip to Uyuni in the afternoon or transfer to San Pedro de Atacama at no extra charge. [BL]

Bolivia Mini Trip #4 - Essential Uyuni

Meals Included: Breakfast [B], Lunch [L], Dinner [D]


 

Option #4... Create Your Own Trip!

Customize your trip to Uyuni Salt Flats & Sud Lipez. Create your own and unique travel project around Salar de Uyuni and Laguna Colorada, Laguna Verde... Connect with San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile, Tupiza, Salta and northern Argentina... Plan a trip with multiple stops...

All our trips are a result of our time-tested commitment with local communities in this area. Our tours support local economies and a fair share of profits goes back to the communities. Through your financial support we can help local people get a fairer deal from tourism.

We specialize in creating customized adventure travel with a dedicated staff of experts waiting to help you plan the perfect vacation. Please fill out the easy form in the panel to the right and we will be happy to attend your request within 48 hours.

Bolivia Mini Trip #4 - Essential Uyuni

Depart any day! Custom dates and prices available.
Contact one of our travel consultants for details.

Solutions for families, small and large groups – feel free to request a custom quote.

We organize tailor-made tours at competitive prices throughout Bolivia for individuals, couples or groups, off the usual tourist routes and accompanied by accredited local guides, to get you in direct contact with stunning Bolivian landscapes, the people and local culture.

Choose the duration of your Bolivia trip, the places you want to visit, type of accommodation, schedules, ways to get around and even your budget. Everything exactly as you prefer!

Contact us so that we can prepare a detailed tailor-made itinerary for you, based on your travel dates and personal conveniences.

If you are a group of 10 or more travelers, you can take advantage of the favorable conditions that Fremen Tours Bolivia has planned for you.

Complementary services:

We also arrange bus and train tickets (from $35, included in our Budget Tour Packages), flights (from $145, included in our Private Expeditions), additional nights in hotels in Uyuni, San Pedro de Atacama, etc. Ask us for a quote.

Regular airlines offer daily flights from La Paz to Uyuni. There are also connecting flights to Uyuni from Sucre. Book your flights to&from Uyuni through Fremen Tours — count $145 OW depending on airlines and schedules (included in our Private Expeditions, not included in our Budget Tour Packages). Due to the limited capacity of the aircrafts, tickets sell very quickly and we strongly recommend to reserve your seat well in advance.

SKYPE - MESSENGER... Use the panel on the right to see who's on line now and contact us.

Unique expeditions, exclusive hotels and tours for people who don't like tours in Bolivia.

 

Not the Bolivia Trip you're looking for?
Step Back to Last Bolivia Trip  Go to Next Bolivia Trip

Go back to our Trip Selection Page or design
your own special itinerary using our Bolivia Travel Planner.

Through our tours for people who don't like tours in Bolivia
you will be able to visit sites most tourists,
even seasoned travelers, never find.

 

Please:

 



First Name:

 

Last Name:

 

E-mail:

 
(Please double check your e-mail address)
City:  

Country:

 

Telephone:

  (optional)

I am:

 

 



Trip enquiry: (e.g. single room supplement, customization...)
Please include the time of year you plan to travel and the number of people in your group.

     

      

We do not sell or share your contact information with any other parties. All information is confidential.

Fremen Tours Bolivia - Destination Management Company

©1994-2017 FREMEN TOURS BOLIVIA - ANDES & AMAZONIA       sitemap