Salar de Uyuni, amid the Andes in southwest Bolivia, is the world’s largest salt flat. It’s the legacy of a prehistoric lake that went dry, leaving behind a landscape of bright-white salt, rock formations, a myriad of deserts and cacti-studded islands.
We will visit the most wonderful places at in Bolivia la Paz,Tihuanaco or altiplano , Animas valley Salar de Uyuni and the Altiplano Lakes.
We have organized a fascinating itinerary for the most suggestive locations of Salar and inside the “Eduardo Avaroa” National Park, colorful lakes, volcanoes, geysers, deserts, stones valleys and a lot of Andean wildlife for an unforgettable experience. We will visit the Salar de Uyuni in the season of reflections, where it becomes in the largest natural mirror in the world with 12 000 km2. We will have 2 nights at Salar de Uyuni or Salt Flat. We will take pictures at sunset, sunrise, and magic night tours over the Salar to capture the “birth” of the Milky Way on the horizon. Not only that, but we will arrive near to the Chilean border on our 4×4 off-road trucks with our staff who knows the most iconic and hidden places at perfect times to have the best light.
The idea behind this special tour is to have drivers aware of your needs, leaving early in the morning to catch the best light, and knowing that they will reach the accommodation for the overnight after the last sunrays left in the evening. The drivers will also be aware that during your tour they will be asked to stop wherever you want.
There is no doubt that you will take nice pictures while visiting the region, even if you share your vehicle with travelers which are not really interested in Photography. But depending on the importance you give to this activity, you might feel a little stressed when other passengers are already waiting in the vehicle, and you still want to try out some different angles or settings.
Uyuni Salt Flat in Bolivia is referred to as the ‘world’s largest mirror’ because the 130-kilometer area is so large and flat that, after a rain, it becomes highly reflective:
1 – 8 Guests
Experience | Difficulty
- Beginner, amateur, enthusiast and semi-pro photographers
- DSLR, mirrorless, compact or iPhone cameras
- Moderate schedule
- Travel by car or minibus
- Moderate elevation changes and lots of walking and hiking (none of our adventures have difficult hikes)
- (non-photographers also welcome)
Weather | Sun
May – Temps 70/40 F 20/2 C Sunrise 5:24 | Sunset 7:23 (19:23)
September – Temps 75/42 F 24/5 C Sunrise 6:10 | Sunset 6:35 (18:35)
- 9 Days
- Travel, landscape, nature, wildlife and people photography
- Professional photographer | guide
- Photo walks & discussions
- Small group size (1-8 guests)
- 3 or 4-star hotels
- All Meals
- National Park Permits
- Local transportation
Arrival Airport: La Paz – Transfer time to hotel 30min
Departure Airport:La Paz – Transfer time to hotel 30min
Our adventure begins in the morning on the first day and ends at and of the last day.
Travel Visa: Required visa for some countries
1 person: US$6950.00 per person
2 people: US$4750.00 per person
3 people: US$4350.00 per person
4 people: US$3950.00 per person
5 people: US$3750.00 per person
6 people: US$3550.00 per person
7 people: US$3350.00 per person
8 people: US$3250.00 per person
9 people: US$2950.00 per person
10 people: US$2750.00 per person
ITINERARY SALAR DE UYUNI BOLIVIA Trip
Pick up from the airport and transfer to your hotel at la Paz free day as way to just to the altitude.
Late Afternoon we will have the meeting in order to give you an idea about our Photography trip
Pick up from the airport and transfer to the town of Tiahuanaco, 70 km away at 1:30 hrs. approximately from the top of La Paz to Tiahuanaco (lunch at a local restaurant)
In the afternoon, guided tour of the Tiahuanacu ruins, accommodation in the local refuge (Acapana hostel, double rooms with private bathroom), dinner, night tour of the Tiahuanaco ruins, night photography, (maximum until 9 pm at night) (no it is possible to climb the Acapana pyramid to take photos, unsafe to walk at night) return to the accommodation.
Departure at 8:30 a.m. Visit to the ruins of Puma Puncu, return to the city of La Paz
Lunch at a local restaurant, accommodation at a hotel in the lower area of the city of La Paz, rest, departure to Valle de las Animas (Scouting), night photography, return to the hotel for dinner.
7:00 am we start the tour from kilometer 0, Plaza Murillo, where we will recount historical events of La Paz, passing by the cathedral, to go to Jaen Street, the historic center of freedom. We take our private transport to go to the Killi Killi viewpoint, where we can appreciate the city with the background of the guardian and sentinel Illimani. Then we will go to the “La Llamita” cemetery sector, very close to the orange cable car line. We continue with the route in the red cable car line to the sector of the general cemetery. We go by transport to Chualluma, and then take the red line cable car again, we go to the amautas sector. We continue taking the blue cable car line to Plaza La Paz, on the way we can see the cholets, which is a type of architecture in the city of El Alto. We take a short walk to Plaza Libertad, to visit the clothing sales sectors of the La Paz chola and her presence in different areas. We took the blue, silver and purple cable car. (Lunch) Visit Jaen street and witches market, San Francisco church.
Transfer out airport of the stop. LPB–UYU.-
Departure at 8:30 a.m. bound for the town of San Cristóbal (mining) Villa Alota bofedal, Serpentine Canyon, Catal Canyon, Catal Lagoon (box lunch) Italia Perdida, Villa mar accommodation at Hotel Mallcu Cueva (double rooms with private bathroom) dinner.
Coordination to go out for night photography.-
Departure at 8:00 a.m. Capina viewpoint (borax mine) Kara Lagoon, Siloli desert, Chains of minor lagoons (L. Honda, L. Chiarcota, L. Hedionda, L. Cañapa) (Box Lunch) Laguna Turquiri, Valle de las Rocas, Uyuni. Hotel Jardines de Uyuni (double rooms with private bathroom) Dinner
Departure at 9:30 a.m. visiting the train cemetery, Colchani town, artisan market, entrance to the salt flat, discovering the salt flat, (lunch in the middle of the salt flat) Inca Huasi island, 1-hour walk back to the east side of the Uyuni salt flat, sunset, return to Hotel de Sal on the banks of the salt flat
eparture at 9:30 a.m. visit of the salt blocks, stop in the middle of the salt flat (creative photography) Chajkilla island, (box lunch) Jirira, Ayque pucara, Coquesa bofedal, Chantani museum, Chiquini cave, return to Uyuni, sunset, return to Hotel de Sal on the banks of the salt flat (double rooms with private bathroom) Dinner at a local restaurant.
Transfer to the airport to La Paz: B/
End of our SALAR DE UYUNI BOLIVIA Trek/services.