Airstream Adventure in the Salt Flats

There’s camping and there’s glamping, and it doesn’t get much more glamp than on a two-night Airstream caravan expedition through the 4,000 square miles of the Uyuni salt flats.

This is hardly the most crowded place on earth, but there are a few spots on the flats that are renowned camping locations, so with an Airstream towed by 4x4, you get to power out into the truly remote corners of this already super-remote destination. Once the perfect remote location has been found the camper remains stationery for the duration meaning guests return back to the same spot each night for sheer simplicity.

Once in situ each evening, the fun really begins, as the support crew (who drive along behind at a discrete distance during the day) leap into action setting up a fire and pop-up kitchen while you drink sundowners by candlelight as the entire salt flats glow a deepening red.

After an exemplary dinner that might include (delicious) llama steak washed down with excellent South American wine, it's time for sleep in the queen-sized bedded Airstream complete with its own loo, shower, heating and fully stocked minibar while the support team head off to the nearest town leaving you in splendid isolation.

The next morning is likely to begin with a sunrise every bit as spectacular as the sunset, followed by a breakfast of locally produced coffee, freshly squeezed juices and papayas before a day spent cycling on the mountain bikes provided, trekking across the salt flats or up the neighbouring volcanoes, or visiting local villages.

While we think this is perfect romance or honeymoon material, we can arrange for a convoy of three Airstreams for families or groups of friends.

Why We Love It

As you can imagine, there’s negligible light pollution out on the salt flats, so you can use the Aistream’s telescope for amazing astronomical viewing.

Ollie, Original Traveller

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Ollie is our 'Airstream Adventure in the Salt Flats' expert and as a seasoned traveller has the inside track on the most memorable adventures.