A: As I maybe wrote it, we were lost in the middle of the night, and this lady who “owns her agency” offered us coffee in the freezing morning and wanted to seal the deal. Her “agency” was just a room in her house, desk in the middle and papers, posters and maps sticked to the walls.
If you want to do the tour in the Salar de Uyuni, you have a couple of options: you can try to find an agency online, but it might be more expansive, find one in La Paz, because you’ll prpbably have to go through the capital city anyway, and you can book a lot of things from there, OR, like us, go to Uyuni and check there. There are several agencies in Uyuni, so you may have as many options there as online and La Paz together. We found our agency there, at this crossing, if it can help: Google Maps .
If I would advise you to go and check, there are some things that are not to forget:
• confirm that you want to be dropped at the border. Most people will do the loop and go back to Uyuni. Ask for the price of the loop, and negociate since you will only do half of the trip.
• ask to check if the food is included. It was, for us, and we just spent some extra for a couple of beers in the hostals.
• see if your guide speaks your language, or at least English.
• ask and confirm the total number of people in the vehicle. You will be seating in the Jeep for a long time, in the desert and the mountains. We were 7 in ours (driver included): 2 on the front, 3 in the middle, 2 on the back seats. We saw some over-packed cars, and you do not want to spend your time feeling like sardines in a box .