Journey to the Uyuni Salt Flats

7 Days / 6 Nights
La Paz – Uyuni Salt Flats – Various Lagoons-Sol de Mañana Hot Springs – Desert of Dali – Tiahuanaco

Travel to Bolivia can offer a variety of truly amazing experiences. This sample luxury Bolivia tour takes you to some of the strangest, stirring and most affecting places on the planet. Your senses will be bombarded as you explore the frenetic streets of Bolivia’s high-altitude and high-energy city, La Paz, which seems to cling precariously to the volcanic foothills. From there, continue onward to the contrastingly blank expanse of the world’s largest salt flats, the Uyuni Salt Flats. Cross the gleaming reflective surface finding unexpected desert formations, jewel-toned lakes that function as flamingo feeding spots and even a strange train graveyard where rusty locomotives in various states of decomposition lay idle with a custom Uyuni Salt Flats tour. Come explore surrealist Bolivia with Kuoda!

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HIGHLIGHTS
  • Explore Bolivia’s celebrated spots and unexpected gems with a custom Uyuni Salt Flats tour.
  • See lotions, potions and dried llama ornaments at La Paz’s witches’ market.
  • Mingle with ordinary and extraordinary locals during community visits.
  • Take a luxury tour by speeding through the unexplored landscapes of the Salt Flats of Uyuni in a 4×4.
  • Play around with forced perspective photography at the Uyuni Salt Flats.
  • Witness masterly artisans and artists at work.
  • Explore both the iconic and unknown parts of Bolivia, such as the steaming Sol de Mañana hot springs, the barren “Desert of Dali” and breathtaking colored lagoons.
  • Meet rare creatures in their natural habitat.
  • Choose from a range of luxury accommodations at every destination.

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ITINERARY
Welcome to Bolivia
A Kuoda host will meet you upon arrival, bring you to your hotel of choice, answer any questions you may have about your Uyuni Salt Flats tour experience, and offer delicious dinner recommendations.
LA Paz Bolivia
Tour of La Paz

Today, you’ll begin with a personalized tour around Bolivia’s cultural capital, La Paz. During the exclusive city tour, admire sights like the central Plaza Murillo (where the Presidential Palace, National Congress and Metropolitan Cathedral are all found) and the world-famous Witches’ Market (where healers sell traditional herbal medicines and remedies). Perhaps even explore some of the city’s many museums.

Later, escape from the urban center to the Valley of the Moon, named for its curious lunar-like landscape – the result of erosion.

Moon Valley Bolivia
La Paz to Uyuni

After a short morning flight to Uyuni, you’ll find yourself at one of the most remarkable places on the planet: the perfectly level, dazzlingly white salt plain of Uyuni. Learn about how salt is extracted here and visit Incahuasi Island, an isolated cluster of coral and catci located smack bang in the middle of this sea of white.

Marvel at the distant views of the Tunupa Volcano and enter the caves that contain the pre-Inca Mummies of Coquesa, whose naturally preserved bodies were discovered here. That night, you’ll sleep in a stylish hotel constructed almost entirely from salt.

Incahuasi island Uyuni
Bolivian Uyuni Salt Flats Tour, Volcanoes / Geysers and Hot Springs / Laguna Colorada

Begin today with a drive through the mountain deserts to Laguna Colorada, a vast high-altitude lake whose waters have a striking red hue, thanks to the abundant algae and microorganisms. Snap photos of the bizarre lagoon and watch for feeding flamingos at the water’s edge; three species of the long-legged bird can all be seen here.

Continue your guided bus tour at the bubbling Sol de Mañana geysers and the Chalviri salt pan before ending up at another unusually colored lake: Laguna Verde (meaning the Green Lake). The Licancahur Volcano can usually be seen reflecting off the brilliantly bright aqua waters here.

After a day of adventure, you’ll be dropped off at your luxury hotel high in the mountain plain, where you can spend a restful evening.

Laguna Verde Uyuni Bolivia
Bolivian Uyuni Salt Flats Tour, Flamingos / Desert Life / The Dali Desert

On day five, you’ll travel into the ultra-arid Siloli Desert, whose ensemble of almost sculpture-like rock formations must be seen to be believed. Among the unusual formations is the famous stone tree, which inspired Dali’s surrealist landscapes.

Next, your private tour around Bolivia’s southwest will take you back toward Uyuni, with stops at yet more lagoons: some colored (Honda and Charkota), some favored among flamingos (Kañapa) and one whose name translates to “stinking lake” (Hedionda – and the smell its name refers to is sulfur).

For your final night in the Uyuni Salt Flats, you’ll return to the salt hotel.

Uyuni salt flat
Return to La Paz and Tiahuanaco

This morning, you’ll be transferred to Uyuni airport for your flight to La Paz. That afternoon, your Bolivia private tour will take you to Tiahuanaco, the ancient capital of an extremely advanced pre-Inca civilization who – despite these impressive remnants – we know so little about.

Tiahuanaco Bolivia
La Paz to Home

At an appropriate time, your Kuoda La Paz host will transfer you back to the airport for your international flight home.

To start planning your personal trip-of-a-lifetime to Bolivia including a custom Uyuni Salt Flats tour, get in touch with a Kuoda travel consultant today.

La Paz Bolivia
INCLUDED
  • Personalized itinerary planning
  • A Kuoda host to assist you in every location
  • The majority of meals in the itinerary
  • Daily activities and excursions as indicated in the itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
  • International flights to and from your home country
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not specified
  • All gratuities
PRICE REFERENCE
An exemplary way for any adventure seeking traveler to experience the best of the region! This sample itinerary is just the way for you to get inspired.
ACCOMMODATIONS
  • Our staff handpicks the best hotels to ensure you get ultimate comfort and character during your stay.
  • Talk with your Kuoda Travel expert to help find the right hotels for you during your personalized luxury tour.
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