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Seeing the Salt Flats without a Tour

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Seeing the Salt Flats without a Tour

My friend and I are flying into Santa Cruiz on the 4th April. We want to see the Salt Flats but without doing the 4 day tour in a 4WD car.

Any advice of where we can go to do maybe a day tour (maybe Sucre)? Then we will head up to La Paz.

Any advice would be great!

Thank you :)

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1. Re: Seeing the Salt Flats without a Tour

Sucre is around a seven hour drive from Uyuni, La Paz possibly a bit more.

The only place you could feasibly do a day tour from is Uyuni. Are you planning on getting a driver, or just renting a car and going?

I would really recommend getting a driver who knows what they're doing. The terrain is pretty hostile, and you are likely to get stung for damage on a car rental.

Jon

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2. Re: Seeing the Salt Flats without a Tour

Do you think its best to just wait until we get to Santa Cruz and then ask from there?? And are the buses between cities in Bolivia ok?? Say a bus from Santa Cruz to Uyuni??

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4. Re: Seeing the Salt Flats without a Tour

You can fly to Uyuni. There are one day tours from Uyuni

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5. Re: Seeing the Salt Flats without a Tour

I do not think there are any car rentals in Uyuni that would allow you to do a trip by your self. Parts of the Salar are are a crust of salt over water and could be dangerous. there are few signs and it is all local knowledge.

Plan on taking a tour.

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