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This 4 day itinerary takes in the spellbinding landscapes that straddle Bolivia’s southern border with Chile. From La Paz, you fly to the frontier town of Uyuni where you join a private guided jeep tour to journey through some of South America’s most captivating scenery. From geysers, hotsprings and volcanoes to the multi-coloured lakes of Laguna Colorada and Laguna Blanca, you will also visit the dazzling Salar de Uyuni salt-lake. Each night is spent in basic lodges set deep in the altiplano.

Itinerary Highlights

  • Drive across the dazzling expanse of the Uyuni Saltlake
  • Clamber on the extraordinary oasis outcrop of Isla Pescado
  • Marvel at the coloured lakes Laguna Colorada & Laguna Blanca
  • Experience geological wonders from geysers to petrified forests
  • Wander through the graveyard of abandoned locomotives

What’s included

  • Private tours for most included activities (shared on the vessel)
  • Meet & greet airport service
  • Luxury or boutique accommodation at your chosen level
  • Expert guides in each destination


This is an example itinerary. It is fully flexible; you can add or detract days and include hotels at your chosen budget. It departs daily.



Price Guide

$3150 – $5000 pp

Our quotes are bespoke for your customised trip. The prices displayed are indicative only, read more

Day 1

la Paz, Bolivia

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Day 2

Uyuni & Isla Pescado

You will be picked up at your hotel in La Paz and driven to the airport for an early flight to Uyuni. There, you will be met by a private driver and 4×4 jeep and driven into the heart of the Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt-lake. Driving across the seemingly endless hexagonal salt crystals which stretch out towards the horizon, you will visit the Isla Pescado, a once island and haven of life deep within the salar.

Day 3

Uyuni Highlands – Wildlife & Natural Wonders

Leaving the saltlake, you will head deep into the southern altiplano towards the eerie Dali-esque landscapes of the Siloli Desert. Visits include the Laguna Hedionda, a small sulphate lagoon that harbours a resident flock of flamingos as well as the “petrified forest”, a series of odd, wind-sculptured rock formations that dot the landscape.

Day 4

Eduardo Avaroa National Park

A long yet beautiful day! Entering the Eduardo Avaroa National Park which brushes the border with Chile you will visit a wonderful landscape of volcanoes, snow-capped peaks, thermal springs and smoking geysers. The highlight is the Laguna Colorada, a unique red-hued lake inhabited by 3 species of flamingos. You will then continue to the “Sol de Mañana” Geysers and geothermal field with fumaroles and volcanic craters covering 1 Km2, as well as Laguna Verde, a large emerald lake under the shadow of the Licancabur Volcano. In the evening, you will return to the frontier town of Uyuni.

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Day 5

Return to Uyuni & Fly to la Paz

A note on price

The prices outlined above are a rough guide to give you an idea of costs and enable you to budget for your trip.

Guide prices are generally for private arrangements based on twin share, in well located, good quality accommodation (excluding international flights).

Please note costs are indicative and may vary due to a number of factors such as; travel date, hotel choice, room category, number of people travelling and prevailing exchange rates.

Price Guide $3150 – $5000 per person

When to travel

jan feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec

In the Andean highlands, the climate is determined largely by altitude. Days can be warm and bright during the day and bitterly cold at night dropping to below zero. The summer months between May to November are drier, colder and arguably the best time to travel. December to March coincides with the rainy season which often causes the great Salar de Uyuni saltlake to flood and makes roads impassable in the south. East of the Andean plateau, the subtropical “yungas” are warm and humid year around, even more so as you drop into the steamy Amazon basin.

options & Add on’s

Luxury Airstream Camper — As an alternative to staying in basic mountain lodges, what better way to explore the highlands than with your own vintage Airstream Camper? This is the height of style in Bolivia’s far south where you tour the great salt-lake with your private guide, driver and even chef. Please contact us for more information.

Extension into Chile’s Atacama Desert — Bolivia’s breathtaking highlands kiss the border with Chile and rather than returning to Uyuni, it is easy to continue with your 4×4 jeep across the border into Chile’s Atacama, a natural combination that leads nicely onto Santiago and Chile’s far south. Please contact us for details.

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