Back in La Paz we had one day to relax, to wash our jungle-dirty-stinking clothes and get ready for our next destination: the Salar de Uyuni – the world’s largest salt flat. We took an overnight bus to the town of Uyuni which got us there just in time to have breakfast before starting our three day tour in a 4×4 land cruiser. The first day was already spectacular as we got to spend it all on the salt flat. We were very lucky, as the sun was shining down from a picture-perfect blue sky after it had rained just a day before. Thus, there was just enough water to make for perfect reflections. This place is definitely the world’s most beautiful mirror. It is also so unique that it is hard to find proper words to describe it. Thus, we hope the pictures we took can provide you with some adequate impressions that make you want to go there and see it with your own eyes. After a wonder- and eventful first day, we arrived at our hotel, which was pretty much entirely built of salt. The next day we got up early to see the sunrise over the salar, and off we went to see lagoons of all colors – most of them are inhabited by loads and loads of flamingos. This day we also reached the highest point of our trip so far: 4800 m above sea level. Up here, volcanoes of 6000 m (of which there are many around here) looked like hills. Tired from the myriad of impressions and probably also the altitude, we had no difficulties falling asleep at 8 pm that night. This was great, as we had to get up at 4 am the next day to see geysers and take a bath in hot springs at sunrise. Eventually, we made it to the Chilenean border. There we had to say goodbye to our great guide and awesome tour group members, as we had to catch a bus to San Pedro de Atacama – our next destination.
When in Uyuni
Where to sleep: A salt hotel – one sleeps amazingly sweet on salty beds.
Where to eat & drink: Hope for your guides cooking skills to be as good as ours : )
What to see & do: Do the three day tour of the Salar if you have time, it is worth it!