Uyuni Salt Flat – Full Day

1 Day

Embark on an extraordinary journey to the Salar de Uyuni, spanning 10,582 square kilometers and situated at an elevation of 3,656 meters above sea level. This immense salt flat is composed of approximately 10 billion tons of salt. Beneath the salt crust lies a brine lake, holding between 50% and 70% of the world’s lithium reserves, positioned at depths ranging from 2 to 5 meters. Located in the southern Bolivian department of Potosi, the Uyuni salt flat promises a truly unique and captivating experience.

Trip Facts

  • Breakfast
  • English/Spanish
  • City of Uyuni
  • From May to October and part of December is the most advisable but January and February is the time for reflections.


This trip starts in the city of Uyuni, then we go to the village of Colchani to visit salt handicraft stores. Then visit various places in the salt flat. Return to Uyuni approx. at 18:00


  • The train cementery.
  • Salt extraction factory.
  • Salt handcraft.
  • Nice salt pyramid.
  • Incredible salt eyes.
  • Inkahuasi Island.
  • Vizcacha viewing.
  • Fossil and algae deposits.
  • Giant cactis on the inkahuasi island.
  • Amazing sunset on the salt flat.

Full day Itinerary

The trip starts in Uyuni with our 4×4 Jeep, stopping first at the train cemetery, then in the village of Colchani, which is an old salt extraction factory, which belongs to the local community.

In Colchani we will visit salt handicraft stores and see the manual processing of salt. Afterwards, we will visit the salt mines and salt piles (salt pyramids). After this, you will see the salt eyes (large holes in the desert where the water from underneath the ancient lake still comes out at high pressure). Then you go directly to the first salt hotel in Uyuni, built entirely with salt blocks extracted from the salt flat. Today it is a museum. Afterwards, we will visit IInkahuasi Island, which is characterized by its unusual and fragile coral structures, fossil and algae deposits, colonies of the rabbit-like vizcacha, and giant cacti. You will return to Uyuni at approximately 6:00 pm.

Included/Not included

Cost includes

  • transport 4x4wd
  • breakfast
  • lunch
  • entrance fee
  • english speaking guide

Cost does not include

  • Snacks
  • Beverages

Salar de Uyuni Location