Luxury Travel to Uyuni Salt Flats
Arguably Bolivia’s most breath-taking landscape, the over 10,000 square kilometres (4,000 square miles) of the shimmering Salar de Uyuni are a must-see.
Formed from the drying-up of vast prehistoric lakes, the salt flats stretch as far as the eye can see. When they flood each rainy season (November-March) the flats transform into an incredible mirror which reflects the sky and seems to defy reality.
During the dry season (April – October) the salt glistens until the horizon creating a surreal and magical atmosphere.
The salt flats can be visited as part of a tour of the surrounding volcanic region, which includes visits to hot springs, geysers, lagoons and hotels constructed from salt.
When to go
Although the salt flats can be visited throughout the year, the dry season (April to October) is the best time to visit, as some of the surrounding attractions will be flooded and unavailable to visit during the rainy season.
What to do
- Pose for horizon-defying photos on the salt flat
- Enjoy the stillness and stunning natural beauty of the surrounding volcanic region
- Visit multi-coloured lagoons and spot pink flamingoes
- Finish off the tour with a soak in volcanic springs
Accommodation in Uyuni Salt Flats
Here are some of our travel designers' favourite options
Airstream Deluxe CampersA road(less) trip you will never forget. Stay in cool comfort and style on the Uyuni Salt Flats in your deluxe Airstream camper. Your camper is pulled by a 4WD jeep in which will be your personal driver and guide, plus an accompanying campervan that will be your own personal restaurant and bar. Witness the largest salt flats in the world; see the vivid Green and Red Lagoons, home of the Andean flamingos, the Dali Desert and more. Your expert guide will lead you each day to see the different natural wonders and highlights by 4WD jeep, foot or even bicycle. The itinerary is a minimum of two nights on the salt flats with an overnight stay in the Salt Hotel. Enjoy a double bed (changeable to twin format), private bath with shower, sofa and coffee table, closet and luggage space, heating and AC, iPod port and mini-bar. This is an exclusive and perfect way to experience the Salt Flats, needing only to peer out the window or open the door for those spectacular sunrises, sunsets and nights under the stars.