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La Paz to Uyuni

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La Paz to Uyuni

Any tips on the best/quickest way to get from La Paz to Uyuni.....airline, bus, or train companies?

Also, any recommendations on tour companies to use in Salar de Uyuni for a three or four day jeep tour?

Any advice is greatly appreciated!!!

Mission Viejo...
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Just came back from Peru Bolivia and Argentina. Two month trip with my wife and kids, ages 18, 16, 13.

Fom La Paz to Uyuni, best way is bus to Oruro wait a couple of hours and the train to Uyuni. In la Paz, go to a travel agency. Close to the cathedral, thera are tons of them. we went with Tonito Tours, which has an agency in La Paz and they are local in Uyuni, where they also have a hotel. We stayed there. They have a great Pizza restaurantand great hotel -Uyuni standards and cheap. Look them up inn the intenet and in Laz Paz go to their office and they will buy your bus tickets and train and book your tour. You will pay a little extra for them buying the tickedts for you $10 to $12, but trust me, well worth it, in order to save time in the horrendous lines at the ticket counters. The Salar de Uyuni tour was great. Take the the complete tour. Three days, going to Laguna Verde, Colorada, Geisers, etc. You will love it. Be prepared to rough it a bit as fara as dealing with the altitude, cold and rustic accomodations while on the tour. But they were great. Tell the Tonito people, especillay Susy in Uyuni Hotel, that Enrique and Tonya Iribarne sent you.

don't go with Colque Tours. They put you in larger buses. The 4WDrive is the way to go.

Have Fun!!

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Dont go with Sandra tours.8people in a 4 WD.Dont believe everything Sandra says in her office.There is a sort of mafia in Uyuni puting tourists in different groups and hotels

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Can you tell me if Tonito Tours use english tour leaders or are they spanish? My spanish is reasonable but my partner does not speak any.


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