Salar de Uyuni


Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. It is located in the Departmento of Potosí in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes, 3650 meters high.

It's been said before: the Salar de Uyuni is surreal. A dried hill with huge cacti, that once was a coral island in a high altitude sea, surrounded by the flattest place on earth, with around that extinct vulcanos with a different colour left by every next eruption. Lakes whech are coloured red by bacteria, white by minerals and green by arsenic, filled with pink flamingos resisting the wind at 4000 meters altitude. Landscapes which must have shown themselves in a dream to Salvador Dali. Strange bunnyrabbits with a long tail inhabiting miniature canyons.You can visit this area, and it's redicoulously cheap. Basicly, you have to go with a tour. You'll spend one day on the Salar and two to three more days in the mountains to the south of it. Prices start at US$ 60 pp., everything included. In Uyuni about 60 agencies compete with exactly the same product. Ask help in choosing in the tourist information office. If you can form your own group, you can organize the trip like you want to. For a small extra cost, you can leave the jeep at the Chilean frontier, from where a bus can be arranged to San pedro de Atacama.

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