Salt Flat Uyuni from La Paz

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The largest Salt Desert in the world, at a height of 3,650 m.a.s.l, a natural heritage of the region, it also has the highest lithium reserve. Within this there are several islands to visit.


  • Tour from Uyuni
  • Discover the attractions around Uyuni in one day
  • Have fun, we will give you ideas to take incredible photos in the salt flat.


Salar de Uyuni is located in Potosi´s Department, the largest and highest salt desert in the world. The surface area is 10,582 km2 and its height is 3650 m.a.s.l. It has become one of the best natural attractions managing to show its great extension of salt and the largest lithium reserve in the world. In addition, it became part of the past cultures (Tiwanaku and Incas) that left us with prestige in this place thanks to its great Islands that exist in the desert. One day in Uyuni you can visit the train cemetery in the morning, a place where we will trace the history between 1872 when the railway was ordered to be built until reaching Antofagasta Chile, it was used to transport the important minerals copper, tin, silver and gold, as well raw materials including sodium nitrate and others. Between the 1940s the local industry collapsed and I had to be subscribed and today it is a stop to go up and take some good photos. Then we will go to a small town called Colchani, the local people are dedicated to making salt crafts, textiles for the cold and others, another activity of this town is to make the salt edible by presenting a small museum (optional). Once you have visited the town, you continue to the splendid Uyuni salt flat, starting to see piles of salt, salt sculptures, there was a hotel made of salt (now a museum), Incahuasi Island, within which there is Inca prestige and also a very particular flora. Along with the huge cacti, you walk for approximately 45 minutes and have a small museum at the end. And finally we will take you to the holes of the salt flat. Once finished, we will return to the town of Uyuni.


Bus station pick up and drop-off Transport 4x4 Driver - Guide Lunch

Important Information

  • - This tour departs from Uyuni. - Important your sunglasses. - The route may rain, it may be more cold than hot.

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