Trekking on the Salar de Uyuni is definitely crossing an extreme environment. The light is so bright during the day that you won't even dare to open your eyes without your sunglasses. There is no water between April and December. The salt flat covers such a wide area that orientation becomes very hard.

 

With a little help from your friends the experience becomes feasible and enjoyable. You will be driven to a part of the salt flat where there are numerous Islands on which our staff will deposit food and water provision for the coming days. Unless you go for the more comfortable option, with a support vehicle coming along, waiting for you with a warm meal for lunch on the salt flat.

 

We organize this tour only accompanied by a guide who exactly knows which island has to be reached and where to find these deposits. Furthermore we will always bring a satellite phone along just in case.

 

We will provide the logistic transport of equipment, a guide, the tents, cooking material, food and water. You will bring along with you a good sleeping bag (comfort zone -10°C), a camping mattress, and clothes for cold nights and warm days.

This tour does not have fixed departures and is not that common. We recommend to be at least 4 participants, as it does not make sense, from an economical point of view, otherwise. 

Trekking across the Salar de Uyuni

"endless"

"endless"

between isla Incahuasi and isla del pescado

campsite on the shore of the Salar

campsite on the shore of the Salar

crossing the flooded salar

crossing the flooded salar

we had good boots

we had good boots

camping on the salar

camping on the salar

Cardon cactus on fish Island

Cardon cactus on fish Island

Bright light

Bright light

trekking in the salar de uyuni

trekking in the salar de uyuni

getting closer to isladel pescado

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camping_salar.jpg

trekking in the Saltflat

trekking in the Saltflat

walking across de salar

the team

the team

havinga break on the Uyuni salt flat

camping on the shores of the Salar

camping on the shores of the Salar

1st night after leaving

once a year the cactii are flowering

once a year the cactii are flowering

polygones on the dry salt flat

polygones on the dry salt flat

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salar_uyuni.jpg

Avifauna

Avifauna

cooking tent by night

cooking tent by night

feeling tiny

feeling tiny

Have a look at our latest Video, crossing the Salar on Foot

once a year the cactii are flowering