Salar de Uyuni Travel Guide

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Salar de Uyuni Overview

Salar de Uyuni is located in de high Andes of Bolivia. It’s the biggest salt flat in the world with 11.000 sq km, which is ¼ of the Netherlands. Some parts of the former lake are covered with a small layer of water. To cross the flat you need a 4WD and a guide. Tours can be arranged in San Pedro de Atacama in Chile or in Uyuni. To get from San Pedro de Atacama to Uyuni or vv, it takes 3 days.

In the middle of the flat is an ‘island’ which even inhabits some lizards. You can also stay for a night on the flat in Hotel de Sal, which is built completely out of salt.

When you enter Salar de Uyuni a must is sunglasses to protect your eyes against the reflection of the sun.