Salar de Uyuni
Salar de Uyuni
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8:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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The world's largest salt plain is a popular and scenic destination for tour groups.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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NamasteHello
Harrogate, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Solo
This is a phenomenal place to visit. Formed millions of years ago this plateau provides a stunning environment for today's tourist. I nearly said traveller, but sadly it is now very touristy in places with the happy snappy brigade seeking only selfies and noisy at sunset when the majesty of the site provides an unbelievable experience. Some of the tourist companies speed across the flats too fast to impress.
This is called the world's largest mirror for good reason as the sun is reflected from the watery surface
A truly unbelievable natural experience
Written February 2, 2020
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Skaramoosh
Edmonton, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
One of many ticks on our bucket list. This is such an amazing site. Salar de Uyuni ( Uyuni Salt Flats) is the world’s largest salt flat measuring nearly 11,000 sq km. There isn't much wildlife here but there are lots of pink flamingos. Salar de Uyuni is part of the Altiplano (high plateau) of Bolivia.

I know it's almost impossible to predict and plan your washroom/toilet break but once you're in the Salt Flats it will be very very difficult to find a banós (toilet). So if you know your body system try your best to plan accordingly and follow your instincts.

There is a rest stop, with toilets, at the Plaza de las Banderas ( Square of the Flags) which is in the 'middle' of the flats! I say 'middle' coz while in the salt flats it seems that civilization lies in the far horizon whichever direction you look. Besides being a rest stop for the Dakar Bolivia as well as tourists, it's a great stop for photos.

There isn't anything more to add about this dried up prehistoric lake, which sits at an elevation of over 3,600 metres above sea level, that has not been mentioned or covered with rave reviews by our members.

My wife and I enjoyed this 'tick' and so very happy we did. This awesomely amazing site is a must-see in Bolivia.

Highly Recommended!
Written April 20, 2020
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Voyagearoundtheworld
Berlin, Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
The salar de Uyuni is a vast salt flat surrounded by snow capped volcanoes and cactus covered islands. Spending a couple of hours there is an unforgettable experience. It is just awesome. We booked a guide and a driver in our hotel. I highly recommend to take a private guided tour as the guide tells you so many interesting facts and stories about the place and the driver knows the best routes through the salt flat. We actually went twice: one daytour and a spectacular sunset tour with bar service and tapas in the middle of the flat.
Written April 10, 2020
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Janoek B
Tholen, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
You can of course go on your own. There are even people who do it by bike.
But we (and most) do it with a jeep tour. That means first having to spend 8 hours on the bus to get from La Paz to Uyuni. And then a jeep tour for a few days on bad roads to see the salt flats (try to combine it with Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa). But it is really worth it!
Bring warm clothing en a good sleeping bag (or rent one). Make sure your tour guide speaks good english (unless you speak good spanish yourself).
Written September 2, 2020
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Valéria
Porto, Portugal
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2024 • Solo
Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is a mesmerizing wonder that surpasses all expectations. Despite the challenges of reaching it, the surreal landscape and endless salt flats make every obstacle worth it. Standing amidst this natural marvel is an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe of the beauty of our world.
Written April 11, 2024
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Luis Mello
Union, WA
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The way to get to the salt flat is only in 4x4 trucks. I recommend you take a tour with an agency, since there are no roads, no mobile signal. The guides know the ways. The best date to see the water mirror is between January and March. The rest of the year is dry and white. Avoid winter since the temperature drops considerably.
Written June 19, 2020
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Lebe666
Brasilia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
Best place to visit in Bolivia without a doubt. Most tourists get a 1 day or a 3 day tour with 4x4 or all wheel drive vehicles. The 3 day is 2 days going south and seeing some nice scenery...

Take flip flops if its the rainy season. Best time since you get the reflection.
Written January 15, 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019 • Solo
This is what draws me to this country, the vast salt Plains. Although it wasn't rainy season and hence you won't be able to do mirror image photo shots, it is nonetheless an excellent place for all sorts of creative photo shots. Sunset over the Salt plain is stunning. Just have to come here once in a lifetime.
Written June 6, 2020
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makalu8000
Toronto, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Friends
The flattest place on the planet and every hour the view changes. Salar de Uyuni exceeds all expectations and is truly a top ten bucket list adventure. We spent 3 days exploring the salt flats, islands and the Tunupa volcano.

If you are visiting Bolivia make sure you do not miss out. Amazing. Superb. Fantastic!
Written August 8, 2021
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Mike H
Montreal, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
This is an impressive place on the Earth.
If you are planning a trip to here, I am so sure you will like it.
Try to find a good Tour agency.
There are good ones that are offering Tours for a good price.

Enjoy.
Written January 21, 2020
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