Offering a truly one-of-a-kind experience, this deluxe Airstream camper on Bolivia's Uyuni salt flats comes with its own private chef and guide, allowing you to explore the mesmerising beauty of one of South America's unearthliest landscapes in style.
Utterly unique experience, staying right in the heart of one of the world's most haunting landscapes
Travel alongside your own private guide, driver and chef
Explore the more remote parts of the salt pan away from the crowds, either on foot or by bike
Available year-round, although itineraries may vary in rainy season (Nov-Apr)
These Airstream campers offer guests one of the most incredible ways to explore the surreal and unique landscapes of Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt pan and one of the most breathtaking landscapes. The indulgence of being completely alone in the vast empty space of the Uyuni salt pan makes for a truly unforgettable experience.
The surface of the pan itself is cracked into a billion naturally occurring hexagon shapes. Its appearance can change dramatically dependent on the season: in dry conditions the surface can look like snow or ice while at night it glows with reflected moonlight; when wet it takes on the appearance of a colossal mirror fringed by distant, snow-capped peaks and islands strewn with giant cacti.
Each Airstream sleeps two (with the option of a third traveller on a sofa-bed) and is equipped with everything you might need: a bathroom, toiletries, shower with hot water, hair dryer, heater and air-conditioning, a comfortable queen-size bed (or twin beds) with electric blankets, plush seating and a complimentary fully-stocked mini bar. Due to the altitude of Salar de Uyuni, there is even an oxygen tank available to help you breathe easy.
It is towed behind a 4x4 and followed by the “teardrop”, a smaller supporting wagon that carries a kitchen and other necessities, which vanishes after dinner, taking chef, driver and guide off to stay nearby at the edge of the salt pan, and leaving you with just a radio and satellite phone in case of an emergency.
Meals are simple but delicious and served under an umbrella in the middle of the desert or at a small dining table inside the Airstream. Breakfast might include freshly squeezed orange and pineapple juices and sweet papayas served alongside fresh coffee, and dinner a juicy roast llama steak, served with some quality Bolivian red wine from the southern region of Tarija.
Having a mobile base makes it easier to explore the area and allows your time to be flexible. Throughout the day, you are escorted on incredible and intrepid excursions to some of the most fascinating and varied landscapes in all of Latin America by 4X4 SUV. At night, you’ll return to the base camp of your Airstream for sundowner cocktails and cosy evenings underneath an unforgettable blanket of stars.
Enjoy cycling or trekking across remote parts of the salt flats, visiting local communities or climbing the volcanoes at its edges. Admire ancient villages with colonial churches and vibrantly coloured quinoa plantations, trek to 800-year-old Aymara fortresses made of red rock, and visit chullpas, pre-Incan tombs, with well-preserved and intact mummies. Watch low-flying flamingos who come to the pan to breed, and spot domesticated llamas and alpacas, as well as wild vicuñas. At night there is a telescope, and depending on the night and the clarity of the sky you can gasp at the rings of Saturn in one of the southern hemisphere’s most pristine skies.
When to visit
Bring a tripod if you are a keen photographer – weather permitting, you’ll have the opportunity to photography some of the most spectacular starry skies in the world! Alternatively, ask about using the telescope for up close views of the constellations and planets.
Day 1 - Uyuni Airstream - South to North
Experience the otherworldly landscapes of the Uyuni salt flats on this 3-day adventure, starting at the border with Chile and crossing colourful lagoons, never-ending salt lakes & unique islands of cacti to reach the town of Uyuni in the south of Bolivia.
Day 2 - Uyuni Airstream - South to North
Today you will experience more of the unmatched nature here, passing over the huge sea of white that makes up this 12,000km salt pan. Having crossed over from the desert you will see a stark contrast in the flora and landscapes.