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Salar de Uyuni

Across Salar de Uyuni Road Trip

Uyuni - Salar Uyuni - San Pedro de Atacama

Expect on your Across Salar de Uyuni Road Trip Itinerary

Landscape Landscape
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Wildlife Wildlife
Security Security
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Urban life Urban life
Culture Culture
ACTIVATE MAP Stages2 km572 h/stage9.4

Best months to drive Across Salar de Uyuni Road Trip

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VII VIII IX X XI XII

Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Across Salar de Uyuni Road Trip in Bolivia?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 63EUR sleep & more 121EUR eat & more 108EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 292EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 517EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 293EUR drive & more 88EUR sleep & more 198EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 430EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 722EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 360EUR drive & more 113EUR sleep & more 330EUR eat & more 216EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 659EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 1,019EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 675EUR drive & more 125EUR sleep & more 88EUR eat & more 108EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 321EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 996EUR
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Across Salar de Uyuni Road Trip Itinerary

If you are looking for one of the most scenic road trips in Bolivia, Across Salar de Uyuni Road Trip will certainly come up to your expectations. explorer will be especially delighted with this excursion. The route takes you through such beautiful places as Uyuni, San Pedro de Atacama, and San Pedro de Atacama. The road plan presented in this article was designed for 3 days of travel, but travellers can surely complete it in 2. Of course, if you are charmed with the picturesqueness of what Bolivia offers, you can always extend your adventure. You will have almost 572km to cover, and you will spend approximately 9.4 hours a day behind the wheel. So, sit comfortably behind the wheel, and let’s begin the journey!
number of days 3 number of days
route length 572 km route length
budget fair budget
good for explorer good for
traffic direction on the right traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level
One of the greatest values of this journey is the fact that you can contemplate scenic nature. The trip allows you to see a number of interesting spots without the need to stress and at a relatively reasonable price. Across Salar de Uyuni Road Trip gives you numerous of possibilities of spotting wildlife in their natural habitat. Holidayers should expect that the accommodation offers moderate comfort, but it is still good value for money. Security-wise, constant awareness of what is happening on the road will ensure the safety of you and your passengers. When in Bolivia, you will be moving on the right. When it comes to accident level it is moderate. If you are wondering about the best time to take the road trip, make your plans somewhere between October and April.

START Uyuni

Distance 572 km Driving time 18.7 h Pace: slow
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1 Uyuni - Salar Uyuni

Distance 239 km Driving time 6.5 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
4WD only stretches of gravel road inaccessible for caravans limited number of petrol stations not recommended for campers stream crossing possible scenic road UNESCO World Heritage Site attractive landscape interesting cultural site accommodation options junction of road trips
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2 Salar Uyuni - San Pedro de Atacama

Distance 332 km Driving time 12.3 h Pace: slow View map Itinerary
4WD only stretches of gravel road inaccessible for caravans not recommended for campers dining venues scenic road junction of road trips interesting  historic site attractive landscape border crossing
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  San Pedro de Atacama

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Across Salar de Uyuni Road Trip Summary

No doubt our itinerary will become a perfect inspiration for your future holiday excursions.
Our itinerary can be used as a template that you can recreate in its entirety or only partially and that can be enriched with diverse stopovers of your choice.
If travelling by car is your plan when exploring highlights around Bolivia, there are a number of essential traffic regulations to follow and a bunch of elements to bear in mind to make your trip smooth. These tips will surely become useful for holidaymakers who are considering hiring a car or camper rental in Bolivia.
When on a tour around Bolivia, you should pay attention to the local traffic regulations. When moving around Bolivia in a car, it is best to avoid alcohol at all. Holidaymakers ought to remember that the permitted level of alcohol in blood is not that high and amounts to only 0‰. The maximum speed when travelling around the build-up areas is 50km/h. When it comes to undeveloped areas, you should bear in mind that the maximum speed is 80km/h. In Bolivia, you can drive at the allowed speed of 100km/h on motorways. We recommend driving with your headlights on at daytime and equipping your car with a fire extinguisher and first aid kit to increase the safety.
You’re probably wondering about the costs of the whole trip. The amount of money that you have to spend during the whole road trip will vary depending on the budget option that you select. Take a look at the available budget options.
Travel expenses connected with fuel in the cheapest offer will be roughly 63 EUR. Within the economy offer, accommodation options will cost approximately 121 EUR. The travel expenses related to restaurants and food within this option will cost up to about 108 EUR. Travellers will have to pay around 225 EUR if they go for the cheapest hire car offer as well. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the costs of the road trip from about 292 EUR to around 517 EUR.
When it comes to the standard offer, you should be prepared to pay the maximum of 88 EUR on the fuel needed to cover the itinerary. Cost amounting to 198 EUR can be expected by all tourists who are considering standard overnight stays. For food and restaurants within the standard range of services, you will have to pay about 144 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard rental car can expect a cost of approximately 293 EUR. The whole estimated cost of the tour is 722 EUR with car rental and 430 EUR without a hire vehicle.
The available premium option has been prepared with the most demanding holidaymakers in mind. Drivers who would like to rent a car will pay around 1,019 EUR for the whole road trip, whereas those who are not interested in vehicle hire will spend around 659 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the road trip in a premium rental vehicle can expect a cost of approximately 360 EUR. In the top standard version of the road trip, you will pay about 113 EUR for fuel. Travellers who are considering top services in all aspects of their tour should expect to pay more or less 330 EUR for hotels and roughly 216 EUR for food and restaurants.
Our tour can be easily adjusted to the needs of all camper enthusiasts. If you choose this mode of transport, you will pay up to approximately 675 EUR. If you are wondering about the gasoline costs for the whole trip, they will amount to around 125 EUR. Tourists should expect to pay around 108 EUR for expenses connected with food and more or less 88 EUR for overnight stays if they want to travel in a camper.
The section Road Trip Costs presents all the presented costs in detail.
The part of Bolivia described in our road trip idea is great to be visited between October and April. There are plenty of intriguing scenic drives and road trips that are available on our website if you like Across Salar de Uyuni Road Trip. Even the most demanding of holidaymakers will surely be taken aback by the great versatility of travel opportunities available on our website.

Facts for safer driving in Bolivia

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0
max speed urban max speed urban 50 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 80 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 100 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime on
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls no
seat belts seat belts yes

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