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Day Trip to Uyuni Salt Flats provided by Red Planet Expedition - Day Trip

Day Trip to Uyuni Salt Flats

Day Trip to Uyuni Salt Flats
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Explore the Uyuni salt flats on a 4WD tour that covers some of the city’s highlights, from a graveyard of rusting trains to an island filled with giant cactus and rock formations. This Uyuni tour includes lunch inside a hotel made entirely from salt, with stops to check out geometric salt patterns and take classic perspective photos above the massive salt flats.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
4WD tour of the Uyuni salt flats covers key Bolivian landmarks
Great opportunities to take fun perspective photos
Tour a hotel made entirely from blocks of salt
Enjoy lunch on the flats, dining in a dramatic location
What to expect
Meet a driver for a morning departure and then set out across the Uyuni salt flats in a 4WD vehicle. The first stop of the day is the Uyuni train graveyard, where Bolivia’s first trains are rusting into a surreal landmark. Then see a salt miners’ workshop in Colchani. Continue onto the salt flat itself, passing salt mining operations and the “eyes of the salt” on your way to a fascinating salt hotel. Tour the rooms, see salt sculptures, and pause for an included lunch in the hotel. From there, head to Inca Wasy Island to see cactus, rock formations, and petrified coral, stopping to take plenty of classic Uyuni perspective photos. Then catch a stunning sunset before returning to Uyuni.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 40568P1
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
Lunch • Professional guide • All activities • Wine tasting • Hotel drop-off • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
Entrance fees to the park (30bs per person) • Entry/Admission - Train Cemetery
Duration
7h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
we pick up from any hotel in Uyuni
Avenida Ferroviaria, 5, Uyuni, Bolivia MAIN STREET FERROVIARIA AVENUE
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Lunch • Professional guide • All activities • Wine tasting • Hotel drop-off • Hotel pickup (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
Entrance fees to the park (30bs per person) • Entry/Admission - Train Cemetery
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
we pick up from any hotel in Uyuni
Avenida Ferroviaria, 5, Uyuni, Bolivia MAIN STREET FERROVIARIA AVENUE
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
7h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
CHECK IN IS AT 10:00 AM
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
It is important to understand that the Isla Inca Wasi is NOT available in the rainy season (January until March) unless specified by our company
One guide is divided between two cars ( 1 Guide for 12 people max )
All cars in the company are equiped with Radios to comunicate between eachother
Not wheelchair accessible
Infants must sit on laps
Most travellers can participate
This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Avenida Ferroviaria
    Or, you can also get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Train Cemetery
    Stop: 2 hours - Admission excluded
    See details
  • 2
    Salar de Uyuni
    Stop: 5 hours
    See details
  • You'll end at
    Avenida Ferroviaria
    5, Uyuni, Bolivia
    MAIN STREET FERROVIARIA AVENUE
    See address & details
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4.0
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342
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Average
48
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Janette
Los Angeles, CA6 contributions
Superb experience
Feb 2020
Excellent service from start to end. Really nothing we can complain about; communication was straight forward, the guide was very friendly, the drive & the car war safe and we had a great group. The scenery was undoubtedly the most beautiful I've seen in my life, 5*!
Written 30 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Andreas S
3 contributions
Armando from Sol de Mañana, great driver for your trip to the Salar of Uyuni
Feb 2020 • Couples
We did our day excursion to the Salar of Uyuni with the agency Incahuasi. This was a great experience from the first moment until the end. They provided us with a driver called Armando who also works for Sol de Mañana. He did such an amazing job that we would like to write a review also directly for him.
He was fully involved and made all efforts to make us happy. He took amazing and funny pictures of us in the Salar. We will thus have super memories and souvenirs of our day in the Salar of Uyuni.
Since we heard many bad reviews of drivers who just leave you at some place to get by on your own, it is important to know that there are drivers who take their job really seriously.
Thank you very much again Armando for this unforgettable trip and for the great job you did.
Written 1 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Esther M
9 contributions
What an Amazing Place
Jan 2020
First I would like to say that the Uyuni Salt Flats are incredible. A must-see if you are in Bolivia or a neighboring country. Our drivers with Red Planet were good and spoke English. They spent time with us taking pictures and videos and found us some good spots. The lunch was average. The one thing I would change is how much time we spent for lunch/shopping. Other than that it was a great experience.
Written 12 February 2020
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Byron_7
Mooloolaba, Australia4 contributions
Full day Salt Flats Tour
Dec 2019 • Couples
Fantastic day visiting the Salt Flats of Uyuni with Lewis and his team from Red Planet Expeditions. The transport was safe, guide Lewis was very knowledgeable (& a fantastic photographer) and we saw all the key sites. Really enjoyed and would recommend highly!
Written 21 December 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kate L
Ulverston, UK3 contributions
Do not book with them
Dec 2019 • Friends
Don’t book with these guys. Never felt so unsafe in my life. Drinking on the job. Nearly crashing.

The driver didn’t speak English and stunk of booze. It’s so so expensive for what it is.

Pretty boring tour. They dump you at a island of cactuses for longer time you take pictures and the food is disgusting. Luke warm and rubbery which sits in the back of the Jeep for hours. Avoid at all costs. Not worth the money, go with a cheaper company. These guys are too big for their boots.
Written 16 December 2019
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Guy en Marlieke
20 contributions
For the extra price they charge, they deliver a pretty disappointing job
Oct 2019
Compared to the competition Red Planet Expeditions charges a fairly amount extra and therefor we expected a better service, but we were a bit disappointed.

We did a 3D/2N tour to the Salt flats and areas around and experienced a nice trip. We had good accompany and the places you visit during the tour are magnificent. We travelled with two jeeps both with their own driver and we had one guide. The drivers provided us with some nice meals, the guide did his share of briefly explaining the places we visited and the two nights we spent in fine standard guesthouses. In my opinion nothing special, just standard service for the Uyuni tours.

For the extra amount they charge we didn’t experience any superiority compared to the other companies. We for example have seen other companies providing water at every stop, something we didn’t get. Moreover the cars are very old and nothing seems to work: the electric windows failed, all signs on the dashboard were lit red and the airconditioning didn’t work at all. This is unacceptable when driving through the hot desert. At the final day one car even broke down completely - luckily - only one mile outside Uyuni. What if we would have been in the middle of the desert?!

Also our drivers were very solitairy and it seemed the guide was rushing everything so he could chill out more. Especially the ‘stargazing’ was a joke: he pointed a laser in the sky, named a couple of stars and whished us a goodnight. I actually don’t even understand why there were 3 people of staff: just learn your guide to drive or your driver to guide so you only need 2 people of staff and have an extra seat available for a paying custumor..

Again we had a fine trip because the place is beautifull and nature simply delivers, but Red Planet Expeditions did not meet our expectationd for the prices they handle.
Written 30 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

JayStone
Bromley, UK136 contributions
We’d highlight recommend this company and the one day tour.
We’d recommend this tour agency & the one day tour.

We loved the days activities; stopping off to see the old trains, doing a bit of shopping, visiting the cactus island, pictures at the salt flats where the guides were great at choreographing the perfect shot, and watching sunset with wine & crisps. The lunch was fantastic and the vegetarian option was delicious. The guides were all very informative and great fun! Our driver was very professional, a good driver and played great music. Although,

I’d make sure that if you’re booking an English tour that you specifically request an English speaking driver. Whilst, when we stopped off at each location, we got an explanation of the site in English from the other cars driver, in between each location we were placed in the Spanish speaking car and missed a lot of the information being shared on the way. We were lucky enough to be in the car with people who could translate some of the information for us which was really kind of them.

The agency is a little more pricey than some other agencies but it came highly recommended by some other travellers and from the reviews it appeared to be the safer option, and from our own experience, we really enjoyed the one day tour.

We decided against the 3-day tour just because we didn’t like the idea of being stuck in a car for so long however, if you don’t mind that, the 3-day came with great reviews from other travellers.

For the both of us as a couple, we got a direct transfer from San Pedro to Uyuni with Pamela Tours for around CLP 50,000 (£58), spent one night in Uyuni for BOB 155 (£18) and booked a one day tour with Red Planet for around BOB700 (£81).

The feedback we got from others is that you can purchase the 3-day tour from Uyuni for about USD 160-170 (£130) but I think it’s more expensive if you purchase the 3-day tour coming from San Pedro.

If you’re coming from San Pedro another option is booking the 3-am bus from San Pedro - although we struggled to find exact information on this bus but worth some research for a cheaper option to travel to Uyuni - or you can go back to Calama and get a bus from Calama to Uyuni which might be cheaper than booking the direct transfer with Pamela Tours.
Written 9 July 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Pam S
Brisbane, Australia42 contributions
Amazing adventure
Jun 2019 • Couples
After a long trip bu bus overnight we arrived to Uyuni. The group we had consisted of only 3 people and it was perfect size. We start the trip with visiting an old railway station then village of salt workers and the salt lake with its little island. All this is with a very entertaining tour guide. Lunch is provided and wine at the sunset
Written 24 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kylesutto
Cusco, Peru5 contributions
WORST TOUR EVER!!!!
Salt flats tour Red Planet Expedition

Our tour costs $144 pp AUD

Quite possibly one of the worst tours I have ever been on. I have never been more upset or frustrated with a company in all of my experiences.

The tour Guide Jorge gave little if no information on what was going on from start to finish. The driver Click also goes by Edward would often be on his phone while we were waiting to go, further wasting our time and yours if you ever choose this pathetic company.

First stop 15mins from town an old train cemetery. No information or history provided on why the trains were there. A massive disappointment and a waste of time.

Second stop the salt factory.

Picture a house with one room. Explanation of how salt prepared. “The 400kg of salt gets put here and moved around for an hour and table salt is produced” That was it.

You then walk around town and have lunch which took 2hours. So much wasted time here prevents you from getting the pictures you actually want.

Lunch spaghetti and bread.

Daka - no explanation given on why all the flags are there. Possibly the largest salt monument.

Third stop - salt flats

This is where you want to spend the majority of your time but it’s minimal at most. The tour guide takes pictures he wants so then your rushing around trying to get the ones you want.

Fourth stop - cactus island so you have to pay as it’s not included in the actual price wtf. We actually paid over $120 AUD for this and the cactus island is not included.

Cactus cost somehow not included in the price. Even to use the toilets you have to pay the admission and more to use them. Are you kidding me.

Fifth stop - Reflection on salt. This was brilliant in its entirety but there was no explanation and the wine tasting was one bottle of second rate wine.

Jorge the tour guide is a JOKE and really needs to think of another profession rather than scamming people.
Written 20 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KRG
1 contribution
One day tour to the Uyuni salt fields
Jun 2019 • Friends
Nice trip, a good mix of activities. Very friendly and experienced guide. We can recommend Mauricio. And Red planet as tour operator.
Written 2 June 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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cormacs913
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Amazing
Best experience of my trip in South America. I went in 2018 with friends and I'm writing about it two years later!
315shaneo
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3 day salt flats from atacama
Excellent trip Had sunao as our driver, brilliant fella would recommend Only thing no wifi for 3 days which is fa
Gordonuk88
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The Guides 10/10
A Highlight of our South American Adventure was amplified by the great drivers and guides. Thank You so very much f
Ecd0034
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Amazing Trip and an even better Guide!
Review for couple who took this excursion: Absolutely loved our experience with this company and the service we wer
J7453DNmatthewk
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Excellent 3 day tour
Having read some reviews we were a little sceptical regarding the accommodation and service we would receive but t
Justglyding
Justglyding
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Awesome company
We were let down at the last minute by another tour company, rang Red Planet and told them what had happened. They
LisanneK1990
LisanneK1990
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Great way to explore Uyuni surroundings
Great tour with Red Planet! We rode in a colonne of 3 vehicles and all drivers were very expertly (knew how to deal
O1675VOmarcom
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Unbelievably unpolite seller, avoid this scam
The guy in answering the whatsapp phone after the simple question "is the trip worth if it's raining all day?" sta
mandy11wang
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Terrible experience
We got sick and we would like to cancel the trip through their company. We said we wanted to cancel only if there's
travelsKnB
travelsKnB
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A beautiful country spoiled by a terrible guide.
I will start with the positives. Our driver was excellent-we felt very safe in his vehicle. He spoke no English but
lornam511
lornam511
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Excellent service
Brilliant tour from start to finish!!! Spent the 3 days travelling across the salt flats and desert in a 4x4 with a
jonnym373
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Great tour
Great 3D2N tour. Our guide, Oscar, was friendly and informative and great at helping us get the best photos on the
KateL1758
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Death trap, drunk driver and homophobia. Way too expensive. DO NOT BOOK WITH THEM!!!
Me and my partner Lisa participated in a 3 day salt flat tour from the dates 2nd November - 4th November. The rea
AgneloBorges
AgneloBorges
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AWFUL
We started our 3 days tour through Uyuni on December 2nd and finished it on December 4th. The expedition was amazin
dandandan2019
dandandan2019
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Excellent guided tour with the freedom to explore
Both the organisation and the guide on our tour were excellent. The tour takes in all the important sights of the U
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