What to do and see in Uyuni, Bolivia: The Best Places and Tips

December 21, 2017 Frederic Celentano

Most travelers come to Uyuni to visit some of the world’s most unusual terrain—the Salar de Uyuni. This is the world’s largest salt flat, and you’ll want to bring a camera for surreal photos of salt-encrusted ground, geysers, and multicolored lakes.
Restaurants in Uyuni

1. Salar de Uyuni

Uyuni, Bolivia
Excellent
89%
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8%
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5 based on 3 reviews

Salar de Uyuni

The world's largest salt plain is a popular and scenic destination for tour groups.

Reviewed By Isabel B - Medellin, Colombia

We were traveling around the bolivian altiplanic for three days. We bought a private tour in Denomades.com (Salar de Uyuni superior). Our guide was Super Mario (Luis). He took my two frieds and I into amazing places: ask Denomades for him to be your guide. On the third day we arrive to the Salar de Uyuni, a place that I don't have words to describe. Just go!

2. Isla Incahuasi

Salar De Uyuni, Uyuni, Bolivia +59-02-693-3372-+59-02-73335778
Excellent
66%
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26%
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6%
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4.5 based on 1 reviews

Isla Incahuasi

Reviewed By sport68 - Switzerland

Standing in the middle of the white see being el salar de Uyuni. The Isla incachusai ( INCA HOUSE ) proudly shows cactuses worth visiting on foot. On top do take a 360 shot feeling being lost at sal (vs lost at see )....

3. Siloli Desert

Uyuni, Bolivia
Excellent
61%
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34%
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5%
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4.5 based on 167 reviews

Siloli Desert

Reviewed By Eddie O - Wollongong, Australia

You must takd a guide to show you the hidden surprises in this stunning desert which has coloured laggons, rock formations, volcanoes and Mountains and geysers.
Take the journey from Bolivia so you acclimatise to the altitude. Use sunscreen and lipbalm to avoid sunburn and blistered lips.

4. Laguna Canapa

Uyuni, Bolivia
Excellent
62%
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35%
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4.5 based on 167 reviews

Laguna Canapa

Reviewed By May L

Each laguna in the sal flat area has its unique color due to mineral and water plants. So basically they are all beautiful and worth a visit.

5. Laguna Hedionda

Uyuni, Bolivia
Excellent
60%
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4.5 based on 348 reviews

Laguna Hedionda

Reviewed By Aaron M

Truly amazing place to come to get a real close up look at the flamingos around. The smell by the water is pretty awful but that's the price you pay for it's beauty. Highly recommended.

6. Geiser Sol de la Manana

Avaroa National Reserve, Uyuni, Bolivia
Excellent
54%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
11%
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4.5 based on 674 reviews

Geiser Sol de la Manana

Reviewed By Eddie O - Wollongong, Australia

Are these the world's highest altitude geisers. No claim made by the guide but you will need to preare yourself for the journey here.
Bolivia is harnessing the power of the geisers to provide electric power by using turbines powered by the geisers.
A must see

7. Tunupa Volcano

La Plata, Bolivar y Sucre., Uyuni 45324, Bolivia
Excellent
47%
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45%
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6%
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4.5 based on 174 reviews

Tunupa Volcano

Reviewed By MARK SAMUEL N - Toronto

Our lodging at the base of Tunupa provided direct and amazing views of the extinct volcano. I was mesmerized by the continually shifting colours on the face, cream, rust, green, white, blue everything in the spectrum. Directly off the Salar De Uyuni in the Altoplano and standing over 17,000 feet, it would have been great to give it a hike if we had more time. A wonderful geological experience in Bolivia if you can get there!

8. Laguna Blanca

Avaroa National Reserve, Uyuni, Bolivia
Excellent
62%
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4.5 based on 95 reviews

Laguna Blanca

Reviewed By MurTheExplorer - Edmonton, Canada

The day we visited the white lagoon was blue. Our guide was shocked as we drove up and she realized the white had disappeared. No one present was sure what caused the color change and no one was sure if it is temporary or not. This lagoon is adjacent to and upstream from the Laguna Verde so in fact was incidental to our trip and I was not really disappointed. If your out there stop by and have a look but I would not make it the raison d'etre

9. Aguas Termales de Polques

Next to Cerro Faldajara, Uyuni, Bolivia
Excellent
50%
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18%
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3%
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4 based on 470 reviews

Aguas Termales de Polques

Reviewed By rapha_y_nici - Canton of Zurich, Switzerland

Came here during our 3d2n tour with Salty desert and had luck to be accommodated only approx 300m from this hot pool and therefore could enjoy a bath including priceless nightsky in the evening. Only about 3 cars came here for the evening, therefore only a few people in the pool and we could stay under the milkyway for three hours! It was too good to be true! But, we had luck because we subscribed first for the tour with Salty desert and therefore we could sleep in this hostel next to the pools. Mostly all other tours arrive here in the next morning.
This sky was one of the best we could see during our travels, it's based on approx 4300m. Outside it was very cold, so to get out of the pool was a little challenge, but after some time in the very comfortable pool we were heated up enough! The pool had exactely the perfect temperature to feel comfortable! At that point were the water flows in it's almost hot and in the other part of the pool (right half if you enter it) is still warm enough but no too hot!
We are very thankful for this unforgettable experience, muchas Gracias Salty Desert!!

10. Arbol de Piedra

Uyuni, Bolivia
Excellent
35%
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38%
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4%
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4 based on 620 reviews

Arbol de Piedra

Reviewed By Eddie O - Wollongong, Australia

Visited as part of the three days from Uyuni to Chile. Stunning rock formations carved out of volcanic rock shaped by weather, erosion and time. Stunning views from this location which sits above the surrounding desert

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