Amanda Sweeney
Amanda Sweeney Product Manager
"Bolivia feels less developed, wilder, even more dramatic than its neighbours"

Salar de Uyuni Holidays

The Salar de Uyuni salt flats, south of the town of Uyuni, are part of the Altiplano that reaches from Bolivia across into northern Chile, and are the largest in the world. At over 12,000 sq km, this breathtaking and unusual landscape high up in the Andes is truly spectacular. Sunglasses and sun cream are essential as you journey by four-wheel drive across a blinding white salt crust, bordered by azure blue skies and small islands dotted with giant cacti, to great expanses of red desert, where mineral rich and vividly coloured lakes support flocks of rare James’ flamingos.

Airstream campers offer a unique way to experience this remote, sparsely populated region, with a two-night tour including one night at the Luna Salada Hotel. These shiny new Airstream Campers cater for up to two guests, are fully equipped and include a personal chauffeur/guide. The best months to visit the Salare de Uyuni  are from April to November, but be warned, temperatures at night on the high Altiplano can drop sharply in the winter months of June to August.

Getting to Salar de Uyuni

If you are travelling from La Paz to Uyuni, you can now fly to Uyuni instead of a three-hour drive followed by a five-hour train journey. From Potosi, you have the option to fly to Uyuni, or its about three hours by jeep. The Salar de Uyuni can also be reached overland from San Pedro de Atacama in northern Chile (an incredible journey through a world of clear blue skies, smouldering volcanoes, snow-capped mountain peaks and multi-coloured rock formations) but this two day journey is not for the faint-hearted!

See photos of the Salar de Uyuni on the Rainbow Tours blog

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Wonders of Bolivia
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
From £3480 per person
9 day holiday
Flights included
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Bolivia
This tour visits Bolivia's most impressive highlights including La Paz, Lake Titicaca, the Uyuni Salt Flats and the colonial cities of Potosi and Sucre.
Peru & Bolivia Highlights
  • Culture & History
From £4975 per person
16 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru     Bolivia
See the magnificent Inca ruins at Machu Picchu before enjoying the highlights of Bolivia on this 16-day, high altitude itinerary. By way of contrast this trip stays on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca.
Ultimate Stargazing Adventure
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
From £5230 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Chile     Bolivia
Our Chile and Bolivia Adventure takes you to some of South America’s most breathtaking and mesmerizing desert scenery. Explore the Atacama Desert before travelling overland across the Altiplano to Bolivia's famous Salar de Uyuni, and then on to the shores of Lake Titicaca via La Paz.
Uyuni Salt Flats, Airstream Campers & Bolivia Highlights
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
From £5430 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Bolivia
Brand new and unique, combine a private tour of Bolivia with an overnight stop at Uyuni Salt Flats by luxurious Airstream Camper.
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