The Bolivian Salt Flats are located in a very remote area, near both the Bolivia-Chile border and the Bolivia-Argentina border. The following routes are the most popular ones taken among visitors and travellers. The logistics of the route may vary depending on where you are starting your trip and where you aim to finish. While planning your visit to the salt flats, it is recommended that you consider all of your options and select the one which is most suitable to your plans.
From Peru, the most common and popular route to take to the salt flats is from Uyuni. The best way to see a wide range of beautiful places at a cheap price is to travel with Peru Hop, followed by an overnight bus from La Paz.
If traveling from Bolivia, the best option is to begin your tour of the salt flats from Uyuni. Most people take an overnight bus from La Paz to Uyuni that takes approximately 8 hours. For more information click below.
3 and 4 day tours of Salar de Uyuni that are operated from San Pedro de Atacama. We recommend this option for anyone looking to see Salar de Uyuni from Chile as crossing the border to Uyuni can be a logistical nightmare if you aren’t part of a tour. For more information click below.
For those with a little more time on their hands, it is recommended to take either the five or nine day tour starting from Salta. Those who want to take a one or three day tour should start from Uyuni or Tupiza, depending on their travel plans following the salt flats. For more information click below.
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