Uyuni Salt Flats Tour: Overnight Experience from La Paz, Bolivia
36 Ratings
La Paz Department
Embark on an unforgettable overnight tour from La Paz to the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia. Experience personalized service, visit Isla Incahuasi, and witness a breathtaking sunset over the shimmering salt flats.
Duration: 1 day
Cancellation: 1 day learn more
  • La Paz Department - The service starts at 7:00 p.m., with the pick up of customers from the Hotel in La Paz in private mobility, to move to the bus terminal and take the tourist bus that will take us to Uyuni for 8 hours.

  • Uyuni - Arrival to Uyuni next day at 7:00 am
    Upon arrival, you will be waiting for a private mobility to take us to a cafe to enjoy a delicious breakfast, and also an option to take a hot shower.

  • Train Cemetery - Visit with photo stops.

  • Colchani - Visit with photo stops.
    We start at about 10:00am, in our 4wd car and a professional guide, and visit the train cemetery before heading to the Great Salt Lake. Meet on the way the people of Colchani, where we will see an artisan salt processing plant.

  • Salar de Uyuni - Visit with photo stops.

  • Isla Incahuasi - Visit with photo stops.
    Visit then the Sal Flats, to know about waterholes and to observe how the salt is being extracted.

Then proceed to Incahuasi Island (known as Fish Island) where you can observe the famous giant cactus, and you can enjoy a delicious lunch. Lunch will be served in the middle of the Great Salt Lake, at the convenient time.

Then we go to Coquesa and visit the cave of the mummies, which is located on the slopes of the Tunupa volcano, where you can see a beautiful landscape and enjoy the beauty of the Great Uyuni Salt Flats.

  • Uyuni - Later, before returning to Uyuni, observe the sunset accompanied by a special toast at the largest salt lake of the world!

Arrival in Uyuni is approximately 7:00pm.

At the end of the tour of the Salar de Uyuni, after a short break, our private mobility will transport you to the bus terminal to take our bus back to La Paz.

  • La Paz Department - Arrival to La Paz by bus at 7:00 am and transfer to your Hotel.
What's Included
  • Private transportation 4WD in Uyuni
  • Bottled water
  • Professional English guide (only in private service)
  • Bus ticket La Paz - Uyuni - La Paz
  • Food and drinks (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
What's Not Included
  • Entrance fees
Additional Information

Welcome to Bolivia.

Visit the famous Salar de Uyuni, with personalized service from La Paz, Bolivia En Turistico Bus.

The Tour is organized from the pick-up and drop-off from the Hotels of La Paz, Bolivia.

We enjoy an overnight trip from La Paz to Uyuni, upon arrival after a delicious breakfast, we visit the great Salar de Uyuni, Isla Incahuasi, and the tour ends with a spectacular sunset on the salar of Uyuni enjoying reflection in the water .

At the end of the Tour we return to La Paz in our touristic bus to travel another 8 hours.

  • It is the responsibility of the tourists themselves to contract travel or accident insurance, as well as carry the necessary documentation at the time of travel.
  • For the rainy season (December to March) the itinerary can be modified with no entry to the Incahuasi Island, taking another route as an alternative but visiting the Salar de Uyuni.
La Paz Department
Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

Customer Ratings
(36 Ratings)
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Mar 6, 2024
Natural Mirror Experience at Uyuni Salt Flats - On Jan. 17, 2024 we spent an amazing, unforgettable day at the Uyuni Salt Flats. It had a mirror surface because of a recent rain. While we were having wine and appetizer at sunset, our tour guide, Jeaneth, and our assigned driver took a creative short video which gave the illusion of us sliding on the surface. It is a treasure to share with our friends and family. Jeaneth speaks very good English and enthusiastically answered every question we had. She is very patient and attentive to folks like us. She is a good representative of her country. The experience we had at Uyuni Salt Flats was worth the 2 overnight bus rides from La Paz.
Review provided by Viator
Feb 27, 2024
10/10 Tour! - Amazing experience. From start to finish they had everything organized perfectly and handled. The guides were amazing, so knowledgeable, friendly and took amazing photos. They made our day incredible. Can’t recommend this tour enough!
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Aug 8, 2023
Wonderful day trip to remember - Israel was a fantastic guide and Constancio was a wonderful driver. We learnt so much, saw so many amazing sights and were very well looked after. We loved absolutely everything about the day. Israel was very dedicated to taking amazing photos for us so we would have memories to remember the trip.
Review provided by Viator
Jun 24, 2023
A trip not to be missed!! - 5 Stars!!!! We went with Al and he was fantastic from start to finish! Apart from being very patient with my and my friends taking pictures, he answered our endless questions. The trip was amazing with a perfect little surprise at the end to finish off a fantastic trip! Lunch and the lunch setting was amazing! A perfect day out!! Thank you!! Stephanie 🇮🇪
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Jun 10, 2023
Alvaro our guide with... - Alvaro our guide with Joker expeditions was too good. We would recommend them to all our friends. The small snag was the morning breakfast hotel was under construction and at freezing temperatures we did not have hot water in the pipe.The staff made it up with their courtesy.
Review provided by Viator
Mar 5, 2023
Great experience with Joker Expedition - I could give 10 stars if possible! It is an amazing experience with the tourguide-Paolo who are great for guiding the entire tour and also an excellent photographer to help us to capture the amazing photos!!! The company, Joker Expedition has well organized from hotel pick up to drop off, great meals especially the lunch on the “mirror of the sky”, wine with the beautiful scenery of the sunset… we had a lot fun and forever memories! Highly recommended!
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Feb 14, 2023
Memorable day in salt flats - Julia and Fernando went above and beyond to make us comfortable and happy all day. Julia is the best photographer with plenty of funny and creative ideas and Fernando drove us safe anywhere we went. We're sad to leave the salt flats but will keep memories for life thanks to these 2. The highlight of the day was definitely this wine while watching the sunset in the best spot 😎Highly recommend
Review provided by Viator
Feb 1, 2023
Amazing experience - This trip has been amazing from the start to finish. We were picked up from our hotel at 8pm (I was informed at 5pm via email that the pick up time was moved to 8pm) and we were dropped off at the tourist? office where our guide made sure we had everything we needed. The shared bus was clean and we were able to recline our seats adequately for a comfortable travel and sleep. Upon reaching Uyuni, a guide holding our names was there to pick us and dropped us in a beautiful hotel where we were given a room to rest, have shower and breakfast (the room was beautiful.. one of the people we met said he was not prepared by how beautiful the room was). Moving on, we met our guide Julia who was incredible kind, thoughtful, knowledgeable, flexible and everything we could asked for a guide and this is true with our driver Fernando (although he spoke minimal English, he was thoughtful and made sure our table settings when we had lunch and snack? prior to ending our trip was impeccable). These 2 worked really well together ensuring we will have the best experience ever and they did not disappoint. As for the tour, we were able to see the old trains, Incahuasi Island , etc and the Salar de Uyuni as the highlight where we had the best time! These 2 again made it their mission for us to have beautiful videos, funny pictures and enjoy the sunset with tea (we dont drink alcohol) and snacks. After the tour, we stopped by the same hotel earlier where we were free to use their toilets to freshen up and change for the journey back to La Paz. We were again dropped off the tourist centre, boarded a bus with same quality and when we reached La Paz, somebody was already waiting for us to drop us off our hotel. Overall, this tour has been tailored perfectly and had been seamless from the start to finish. We would definitely recommed JOKER Experience!
Review provided by Viator
Jan 4, 2023
Above and beyond our expectations! - Our trip to the Uyuni salt flats was an amazing experience. The flats are beautiful and Joker expeditions made sure the whole trip went above and beyond our expectations. If you are thinking of going to Uyuni I can not recommend Joker expeditions enough. The pickup and transfer went very good. I have a hard time sleeping in busses/planes. But with the reclining seats on our bus I slept better than I usually do. Upon arrival in Uyuni we were picked up and delivered to a hotel where we had breakfast and got a room to relax and shower in. Refreshed and ready we were picked up by our amazing driver and guide. Fernando and Leroy gave us impeccable service throughout the whole day. Leroy was extremely knowledgeable about local history, wildlife, culture, the salt purification process and much more. He also doubled as an incredible photographer. The lunch was served in the middle of the salt flats. It felt like we had our own personal restaurant. The food was incredible and there was no one else for as far as the eye could see. Fernando and Leroy also found us a beautiful spot to watch the sunset away from the main group of tourists. Here we had another table beautifully set up with a bottle of wine and snacks. All in all the day was perfect. And we would like to give a special thanks to Fernando and Leroy for making it so.
Review provided by Tripadvisor
Feb 3, 2024
Definitely Worth your Time. - If you have limited time in Bolivia this is a great way to see the Salt Flats. It's a long, overnight bus. But the seats are very comfortable. The hotel pickup in La Paz was smooth. The greet in Uyuni could have been better. It took a little bit to find our driver. But we got to the hotel in Uyuni and had a few hours to stretch before starting our tour. The breakfast at the hotel is very basic. A few more items would be nice. Our guide and driver were both friendly and informative. The amount of things that you have a chance to see while at the salt flats is amazing. The lunch and afternoon snack were a unique experience. Having a picnic on the lake in both the dry and wet areas. Uyuni is definitely worth the travel time to get there. Side note, if you have big suitcases you can bring them on the bus and store them at the hotel/office in Uyuni.
Review provided by Viator
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