Tunupa volcano and Salar de Uyuni Private Tour
MyLittleAdventure logo
English / EUR
Tunupa volcano and Salar de Uyuni Private Tour
/ Bolivia / Potosi Department / Antonio Quijarro / Uyuni / Tours & Activities /
See details in English

Tunupa volcano and Salar de Uyuni Private Tour

1 day
About this activity
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Train Cemetery, Uyuni Bolivia

You will start your journey taking great photos of the dozens of old abandoned locomotives and wagons. The rusting trains create a surreal backdrop.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Colchani Handicraft Market, Colchani, Bolivia

The next stop is Colchani Village where you will find several stores selling salt handicrafts and traditional souvenirs. Here you can observe how locals dry and pack the salt extracted from the Uyuni Salt Flat.

There are public bathrooms available here.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia

During the dry season (from April to November), the surface of the Salar de Uyuni has near geometric shapes formed by the salt particles agglomerated in polygons. In the rainy season (December to March) the Salar is covered with water and resembles a giant mirror.

Duration: 6 hours

Stop At: Dakar Monument, Bolivia

On the way to the Tunupa volcano you will stop at the Dakar Rally salt sculpture for some pictures. You will also have some time at Playa Blanca former salt hotel, this hotel was closed due to the environmental impact that it was having on the salt flat.

Next to the Hotel there is a small mound with several flags from around the world. These symbolic flags have been left by travelers visiting Salar de Uyuni. We invite you to carry a flag of your country and leave it at this significant point in the Salar de Uyuni.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Coquesa, Coquesa, Potosi Department

You will reach the north side of the Uyuni Salt Flat where Coquesa village is located. Twenty-five families make up the original population of Coqueza, but only 12 of them are permanent residents. Coqueza community is located between the impressive Uyuni Salt Flats and the legendary Thunupa Volcano, whose highest peak reaches 5430 meters above sea level.

You will have lunch enjoying the beautiful landscape. We will offer you as a side dish the delicious quinoa real produced in Uyuni. Quinoa was an important crop for the Inca Empire. They referred to it as the "mother of all grains" and believed it to be sacred.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tunupa Volcano, La Plata, Bolivar y Sucre., Uyuni 45324 Bolivia

After lunch we will take you up the slopes of the Tunupa Volcano by car. On the way you will see an abandoned stone town. You will then reach the first view point of the Tunupa Volcano from where there is an exceptional glimpse of the Salar de Uyuni. After walking through quinoa fields you will reach the Chantani Mummies' cave and see how men, women and children were mummified and placed in sacred spots called Huacas.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Isla Incahuasi, Salar De Uyuni, Uyuni Bolivia

Next, you will travel to Incahuasi Island, and see hundreds of millenary giant cacti, up to 6 meters high. The Incahuasi Island (an ancient petrified coral reef) is a genuine spectacle of life inside the salt desert.

You will climb Incahuasi Island and reach a viewpoint, from where you will have a 360 degree view of the Salar de Uyuni and a privileged view of the Tunupa Volcano.

Duration: 2 hours

Read more Show less
  • Lunch - You will have lunch enjoying the beautiful landscape inside the Salar. Beverages during lunch included.
  • Private transportation
  • Bottled water - Beverages during lunch included.
  • Entry/Admission - Tunupa Volcano
  • Entry/Admission - Isla Incahuasi
Not included
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Snacks - Additional drinks and snacks.
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate


  • Information & Tips
  • Tours & Activities


We use cookies to provide you the best experience. By continuing to browse this site, you accept the use of cookies. For more information, please read our privacy policy.