Tailor Made Uyuni Salt Flats Tours

For millions of years the Pacific plate has been colliding with the Nazca plate, pushing up the Andean High plateau. At one such juncture, what is now in modern day Bolivia, it created an ancient inland salt sea that sat in a geological bathtub between two parallel high Andean ranges. In more recent transformations of the past thousands of years, it has been reduced to form the largest salt flat in the world at more than 4,000 square miles. Neighboring Lake Titicaca, which spans the Bolivian and Peruvian border, is also part of this ancient Inland sea, yet filled with water, making it the highest navigable lake in the world. 

4 Day Uyuni Salt Flat Tour

1 night in La Paz, 2 nights on the Uyuni Salt Flats

Experience the serenity of the Uyuni salt flats in a Luxury Airstream Camper and tour the key sights with your private guide and 4x4.

8 Day Uyuni to Machu Picchu Tour

1 night in La Paz, 2 nights on the Uyuni Salt Flats, 3 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Machu Picchu town

Tour the expansive Uyuni Salt Flats in private via a 4x4 vehicle and a fully serviced Luxury Airstream Camper. Then venture to the heart of the Incas at Machu Picchu.

10 Day Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama Tour

1 nights in La Paz, 2 nights in an Airstream Camper on Salt Flats, 3 nights in San Pedro de Atacama, 3 nights in Santiago

Tour the expansive Uyuni Salt Flats in private via a 4x4 vehicle and a fully serviced Luxury Airstream Camper. Then head south to the Atacama Desert and Chiles cosmopolitan capital city of Santiago.

11 Day Uyuni and Andes Tour

2 nights in La Paz, 2 nights on the Uyuni Salt Flats, 2 nights in Lake Titicaca, 3 nights in Cuzco, 1 night in Machu Picchu town

Experience the best of the Andean highlands, travelling from the Uyuni Salt Flats to the Islands of Lake Titicaca. The expedition culminates with the inspiring ruins at Machu Picchu.

How to Visit Uyuni

The Uyuni Salt flats are reached by a one-hour flight from La Paz, the capital of Bolivia. It is also very common for those traveling to Uyuni to also visit Lake Titicaca, continuing into Peru and the Inca heartland of Cusco and Machu Picchu. La Paz, the highest capital in the world at more than 12,000 feet, is worth taking a moment to explore the old city for a half day in route, either coming or going.

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When to visit Uyuni

When to visit Uyuni

​​​​​​​The Salar de Uyuni in South-Western Bolivia is one of the trippiest places you’ll ever go. Deciding whether to visit in the wet or the dry season is your first challenge.
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VIDEO: The jawdropping beauty of Uyuni in the rainy season

VIDEO: The jawdropping beauty of Uyuni in the rainy season

The Salar de Uyuni in Southern Bolivia is the world's largest salt pan. In the rainy season it is transformed into an enormous natural mirror which is every photographer's dream. Watch and enjoy... It's been a while since we blogged about one of our newest and most exciting itineraries, but when this incredible video of Uyuni in the rainy season popped up, we knew we had to break the silence. Spanning a total area of more than 10,000km², the Salar de Uyuni near Potosi is one of the trippiest places you'll ever go, and this is ramped up a couple of notches between December and March, when the region receives most of its rain (January is usually the wettest month). In addition to showcasing the natural marvel which is the salt flats in the rainy season, the video is also gives a really good visual summary of all the other aspects of a classic Uyuni itinerary. The only thing it doesn't show are the epic Airstream camper vans that most SA Expeditions guests choose to stay in. Big up to …
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Introducing Uyuni: the world’s biggest salt pan

Introducing Uyuni: the world’s biggest salt pan

As a team we’ve been lucky enough to visit some pretty amazing places, but the salt pan outside Uyuni in Southern Bolivia (el Salar de Uyuni) is right up there. In fact, if you’re after otherworldly photo opportunities, a sense of utter desolation and a peek at an extremely fragile ecosystem, there’s no place like it anywhere in the world. In other words, if you’ve always wanted to go to the moon but don’t know anyone at NASA, Uyuni is your next best bet. SA Luxury Expeditions has added Uyuni to its list of featured destinations, and we’ve put together an itinerary which is quite unlike anything else out there. Uyuni is very firmly on the Gringo Trail, but our tour ensures complete exclusivity: guests travel with their own luxury airstream caravan (complete with private guide and chef) in tow which gives them the freedom to overnight precisely where they please. But more about that later, let’s hit the road… The town of Uyuni is straight out of the Wild West. It’s dusty, and has …
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