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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni

The Salt Flats in southern Bolivia are quite simply beautiful and unique. The scale and vastness of the white wilderness has to be experienced to be believed.

Photos cannot capture what it feels like to stand in the middle of the salt with nothing but brilliant white salt as far as the eye can see.

In addition to the vast white desert are the incongruous cacti covered islands, Tunupa Volcano and the small town of Colchani where salt is still processed manually.

Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

A little more about the Salar de Uyuni

The Salar de Uyuni is the largest and highest salt flats in the world. An eerie expanse of over 4,600 square miles of white salty desert set at a lofty altitude of 3,653 metres in south-western Bolivia. To experience these desolate salt-encrusted plains is nothing short of mesmerizing. The featureless white landscape is broken up with small islands, the two main ones to visit being Isla Incahuasi and Isla del Pescado. During the dry season all corners of the Salar de Uyuni can be explored. In the wet season (December to March) the area is transformed into a huge reflecting pool and the centre is off limits.


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Stay in a Salt Hotel

Stay in one the of the salt hotels built entirely from blocks of salt.

Visit Colchani

Explore the small town of Colchani and learn how the salt is processed.

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Trek Isla Incahuasi

Walk to the top of Isla Incahuasi and Isla del Pescado for stunning views across the salt flats.

Ojos del Salar

Watch the water bubbling from the Ojos del Salar (eyes of the salt flat) which have healing properties due to the high mineral content.

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Tunupa Volcano

Trek to the top of Tunupa Volcano and look out across the Salar de Uyuni, the largest and highest salt flat in the world.

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