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Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

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Airwalker Airwalker
16 reviews
Uyuni Salt Flats Bolivia. Amazing Photos Everytime! Mar 25, 2011
Salar de Uyuni (or Salar de Tunupa) is the world's largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the Potosí and Oruro. White crust or flooded it makes it ideal spot for perspective type photos.

Arrangements can be made at any hostel, hotel, or travel company in the town. For $65 USD you have a personal driver to the salt flats (1 hr away) lunch in the salt hotel, located on the flats and a few hours to take as many pictures as you like. The drivers are friendly and curtious, but get ready for a bumpy ride thought.

You can also ask if they will stop at a salt factory where they are processing salt

The town however, is a little dull. The best thing I can suggest is grabbing a slice at Minuite Man Pizza or stay in their hotel

(Toñito Hotel at 60 Avenida Ferroviaria) before you go to the salt flats.

Reason being: its the best pizza I've tasted in my life and their are example salt flat photos that will inspire your own creativity. They also have an amzing buffet breakfast (pricey at 25 Bolivianos) but it will be a great at home American style breakfast.

Buy a Minuite Man Pizza shirt and add them to your Facebook. Chris the owner will be very happy, just don't climb the tower ladder outside!

Entering the Salt Flats
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abbyabby abbyabby
1 reviews
Salar de Uyuni Jul 25, 2011
A unique place in the south-west Bolivia. High altitude, about 3600 meters over the sea, sometimes very cold (even -20 at night, and some accomodation does not provide heating system), but one of the most incredible places on the planet!
rhyme rhyme
3 reviews
Unique place in th world Mar 04, 2011
Generally speaking, tt's not easy to get to Uyuni, but definitely it's worth to visit.

Especially,in Feburary(rainy season) , you can see fantastic view like mirror.
d2amy d2amy
178 reviews
Salar de Uyuni May 24, 2010
It's expensive for Bolivia@

I can’t believe I was actually thinking about forgoing this tour. It was so awesome and I wish I could go back, as well as not have lost all my pictures of this place.

We did a 3 days, 2 night tour with a company I can’t remember the name of. The first day was the salt flats, the second were lagoons, and the third were more lagoons, geezers and hot springs. The one thing that sucks about these tours is there is a lot of driving involved. You start in Uyuni and basically go all the way down to the Chilean border.

The first night we stayed at a salt hotel, which was really cool, and the second night we stayed at a little place on one of the lagoons. It was all really awesome to see, but next time I go, I’ll only do 2D/1N tour. The salt flat second is the absolute best.
malamojca malamojca
3 reviews
Jul 25, 2007
The Salar de Uyuni, a salt desert is located in southwestern Bolivia. It used to be an inland sea or water lake. All that remains is the salt.

By bus and train, tourists, the majority international backpackers, make their way to the dusty town of Uyuni where travelers join tours. It is also possible to enter the Salar (desert) from Chilenian side - St. Pedro de Atacama (also beautiful city). There are different agencies - most offers for the standard three or four day tours that explore the Salar and the windswept, Martian landscape beyond. It is possible, for a price, to design a private tour: camping, longer excursions, translators, even transfers into northern Chile can be arranged. If you are comming from La Paz you can allready arrange everything there (we payed for 3 days and all transfers 65 USD and we went to Vhile after the tour).

the drivers are... multitalented - he drives, cooks, reapir car on every stop, party and of course - guides!

it is almost immposible to describe the beauty of nature of each part of the salty desert. The fields of salt are magnificant, colorful flamingos , dusty road, mountains beyond and flat land - like earth and heaven, vulcanos, lakes!!! i will upload some pictures - they might tell more :)

anyhow, it is tho most interesting landscape on earth i've ever seen
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dan2072 says:
great photos
Posted on: Feb 25, 2009
easyjobrob says:
Wow..what amazing landscapes...that's it..I am going!!!
Posted on: Jul 25, 2007
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Salar de Uyuni
photo by: Morle