Potosí Sightseeing on wheels

Our most recommended Potosí Sightseeing on wheels

From La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats Luxury Tour

1. From La Paz: Uyuni Salt Flats Luxury Tour

Following pick-up from your La Paz hotel in the morning, transfer to El Alto Airport to catch the 45-minute flight to Uyuni. Get amazing views of La Paz before landing at Uyuni Airport, where an English-speaking guide and private driver will meet your off your flight. Enjoy a delicious American-style buffet breakfast in one of the area's most popular cafés. Go to the amazing train cemetery to see where old trains are laid to rest. Then, learn how salt is processed at the small town of Colchani and enter the Uyuni Salt Flats to be amazed by the salt fields.  Head to Incahuasi Island to see giant cacti and rock formations before a delicious local lunch. Learn about the region from your guide. Continue to the foot of Tunupa Volcano to get stunning views of the Andes landscape and look for native animals such as llamas and vicuñas. Return to the salt flats for a sunset toast, and then drive back to the airport for your return flight to La Paz. Get dropped off at your hotel on arrival.

Uyuni: Starlight and Sunrise Salt Flats Tour

2. Uyuni: Starlight and Sunrise Salt Flats Tour

Your tour will begin early at 3:00AM as you are picked up from your hotel. From there, you will travel in private to the Uyuni Salt Flats. As you arrive, enjoy the clarity of nature that is present in this region, from where you can observe the milky way and other constellations as your guide explains to you everything you observe above. Next, return to the white plain of salt to observe this natural wonder that can only be seen on this part of the planet. Your guide will lead you to a part of the salt flats which is flooded with water, where you will be able to see the famous stunning reflections which are strongest at sunrise.  To complete this unforgettable experience, you will enjoy a delicious breakfast which will be prepared for you by your guide. This will enable to you to receive the first rays of the sun as you enjoy a delicious local breakfast. At the conclusion of your tour, you will be taken back to Uyuni to be dropped off at an area of your choosing.

Salar de Uyuni Private Day Trip

3. Salar de Uyuni Private Day Trip

Explore the magnificent Salar de Uyuni salt flat by private car on a day trip, with lunch. Admire the dramatic landscapes of the Andes mountains with a local guide. Depart in the morning and visit a train cemetery before making your way to the salt flat in the Bolivian Altiplano. Visit an artisanal salt processing plant in Colchani, and see how the salt is extracted. Marvel at the giant cacti on Incahuasi Island.  Then, continue towards the town of Tahua at the foot of Volcan Tunupa on the shores of the Salar de Uyuni. Watch a stunning sunset over the salt flat to end your experience.

Uyuni: Private Uyuni Salt Flats Stargazing Trip with Pickup

4. Uyuni: Private Uyuni Salt Flats Stargazing Trip with Pickup

Itinerary Pick up from your hotel in Uyuni City around 10:30 p.m. and departure towards the Uyuni Salt Flats in about 30 minutes, after this observe stars, planets, Milky Way, nebula, and other astronomical bodies. Take your time to take your pictures and appreciate the landscape. With its high altitude, arid climate, and low population density (which translates to minimal light pollution), Uyuni Salt Flats offers some of the clearest night time views of the stars, moon, and planets. But it’s just one of many destinations around the world that cater to celestial enthusiasts—and where the nighttime views rival those in the daytime. Back in Uyuni approximately 02:00 a.m. hours.

Uyuni Salt Flats: Private Night Tour from Uyuni

5. Uyuni Salt Flats: Private Night Tour from Uyuni

This tour starts at 8 PM. You will be picked up from your accommodation in Uyuni or Colchani. In a private car and with a professional guide, go to the world's greatest salt flats to take an evening stroll and observe the sky in its glory with the stars and the Milky Way in one of the cleanest places on earth. Enjoy an intimate encounter with nature in a very special atmosphere and take extraordinary pictures of the sky and stars. See how the starts of the night are reflected on the salt flat. To warm yourself up in the cold nights of the Salar de Uyuni, enjoy hot drinks and snacks. Your professional guide will also point out all the different constellations of the stars to you. At the end of this tour, you will be taken back to your accommodation.

Uyuni: Full-Day Salt Flats Tour with Overnight Hotel Stay

6. Uyuni: Full-Day Salt Flats Tour with Overnight Hotel Stay

Begin your Uyuni adventure with private pickup from your hotel. Visit a train museum that houses historic trains from times of yore. Be transported by your guide to the Uyuni salt flats and admire the natural beauty of this stunning location. Take advantage of great photo opportunities and then make a visit to Cactus Island. Enjoy a delicious lunch in the middle of the salt desert and then make use of free time to wander this unique location, learning about the region from your expert guide.  Travel to a distinctive area of the salt flats to watch a breathtaking sunset. Make a toast and admire magnificent colors reflecting off the sand and water. At the end of this beautiful experience, relax in an execptioanl hotel made entirely out of salt blocks. Enjoy a gourmet dinner and indulge in the charms of this wonderful hotel. The next day after breakfast, be transported back to Uyuni.

Uyuni: Full-Day Salt Flats Tour

7. Uyuni: Full-Day Salt Flats Tour

After pickup from your accommodation in Uyuni, head straight to the largest salt desert in the world. Marvel at the seemingly endless expanse of lily-white salt, spreading off in every perceivable direction. Traveling across the salt flats, you’ll head to the train cemetery, which houses decrepit, abandoned trains, and a train museum.  Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a visit to the village of Colchani, where you can view local, artisanal products and souvenirs while learning about the means of extracting useable salt from the flats. Onwards, you’ll head to Incahuasi Island, which is surrounded on all sides by the salt flats, where you can enjoy a picturesque, 360-degree view. Leaving the island, you’ll enjoy a sumptuous local lunch in the middle of the Uyuni salt flats, accompanied by local drinks. As the sun sets, marvel at the technicolor display over the mirror-like surface of water that accumulates upon the salt flats. As night falls, you’ll sip hot beverages and gaze upon the twinkling stars, with incomparable views of the milky way, shooting stars, and the constellations that form the basis for Andean Cosmovision.

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What people are saying about Potosí

Very smooth trip from booking to finish, except the tour is advertised as flights to and fro in a day, but later learned that doesn’t exist anymore since Covid, so José(the owner?) offered me a private land transport back to La Paz. La Paz crew comes to your hotel at the expected time to pick you up, help checking in at the airport and takes you to the gate. Once you arrive at Uyuni, your guide and a driver awaits you and takes you around for the whole day. Especially my guide(though unfortunately I don’t remember his name anymore) was fantastic throughout. He was very attentive and accommodating around my schedule(I had to leave earlier than expected due to a scheduled flight) and took care of me so well. I suddenly had an altitude sickness in the middle of the day and he stopped in the middle of a road to make me coca tea, and sourced medication for me to take. He was also very creative in photos and videos so has been directing me to various different poses all day. Loved the day.

Highlight of my South America trip! I only had 2 days in La Paz and was not sure if it would be worth the effort to fly one day to Uyuni, but I am very glad that I decided to do it. This was one of the best days of my 4 week trip! The organization went smoothly, Guide Roger and drivers were extremely friendly and have read every wish from my eyes. We had a wonderful picnic in the middle of the salt desert and enjoyed the sunset in the evening with a musical interlude by Roger. I highly recommend the tour!

Absolutely amazing experience and nature. The sunrise was insanely beautiful and the guide was really nice to take the pictures we wanted. Only minus was that the heating system in the car was not turned on all the time and the heat could not really get around in the back seat where we sat and froze from time to time.

Perfect itinerary for a one day excursion to the Salar, ensuring you see all the big ticket items. Israel was a fantastic tour guide (and photographer)!

Excellent organization, nice and competent tour guide and driver, great hotel - it was an unforgettable experience!