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Salar de Uyuni

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The world's largest salt plain is a popular and scenic destination for tour groups.
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We visited the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia with my family and then we went to Peru to do the Ausangate Trek. The landscape absolutely surreal and fascinating. I can not find a word to describe how beautiful it is to stand in the largest...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We brought our 7-year boy to visit the Uyuni salt flat in December 2018. It was absolutely a fantastic trip! The salt flat is so beautiful that no words can describe! It certainly worth the time and effort to make a trip to go there...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Tinnythepooh
Reviewed 1 week ago

A 3-day trip here was our final part of being in South America. For 1 day it was just white and salty, but during the other days we visited lagoons with flamingos. Those spots were beautiful. Now, to imagine the altitudes we've been to and...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank lireg71
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nature sure knows how to amaze and does it in spades with Salar de Uyuni (the Salt Flats), The vastness of this stunning place is truly mesmerising to see! We took a tour here and we stop off the train cemetery prior to the Salt...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank SussieP
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Salar de Uyuni was the highlight of our recent trip to Bolivia and I'm so happy we had the opportunity to see it. We took a two day/one night trip and, in retrospect, I wished we'd done a three day tour and spent less...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The vastness was humbling. Approximately 12 thousand feet above sea level.Spell binding, glorious!!!

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sonia P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

as close as you can get to another planet on earth. just incredible. feel the empty and hear the quiet is the best way to describe it.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank WTH9
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Okay so I visited the place in July and I must say that I was highly impressed. The largest salt flat in the world and it can be seen from space. You can visit the place in both wet and dry season. Both are great...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Salar de Uyuni was probably the most beautiful place I have ever been. It’s unlike anything I have ever seen, highly recommend making the trip to see this incredible place.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We did a 3D/2N tour with Sol de Manana. As we were a group of six, we opted to go without an English guide (despite the fact we didn't have any Spanish) as we all wanted to be in the same 4x4. This didn't affect...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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LadyFromNJ2
December 15, 2018|
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Response from W4lking | Reviewed this property |
I would ask what you would skip Atacama in preference for? If you are short on time and have to catch a flight then you would have little choice. However, there are so many natural attractions accessible from San Pedro, I... More
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Response from jncd2000 | Reviewed this property |
It all depends on customs. Normally it can take anywhere from an hour to many hours. I wouldn’t count on anything other than a long, frustrating wait when you get there. We arrived around 10 am and waited 2.5 hours. We were... More
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October 18, 2018|
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Hi there, We've been there twice. Once in the month of July and once in December. May through July is winter for them and it gets a little cold at nights only. During the day is nice and warm, but at nights it gets very... More
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Banders89
Leeds, United Kingdom
Girls Trip to South America Peru, Bolivia & Brazil July Aug (4 Replies)
Hi I'm female 24 and have decided to travel to South America for 6 weeks with 2 other girls who are 22 and 23 (one of which is only coming for 4 weeks). We have just booked are flights from UK mid July arriving in Peru and back from Rio end of August and hoping to fit Bolivia in the middle! 2 of us have done Thailand before but from what I'm aware South America is better to do with STA which costs a few grand or in just a larger number. Looking for other girls to join us on our treck...More
February 25, 2014|
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Hey! American (Ohio) guy here (not a girl) but my good friend and I are doing pretty much the same trip from the end of April to early June. We're flying into Ecuador and doing a circle to Peru, Bolivia, Chile, and Argentina. If any of that overlaps with you plans we'd definitely be up for creating a group. Thanks, Hershel
Lydia C
Brazil/Peru/Bolivia Itinerary Help (4 Replies)
Hi all! In July, I'll be moving to Buenos Aires for about 5 months. Since this will be my first time on the continent, I'm planning a cross-continent trip to explore as much as I can before returning home. I'll be traveling from early December to early January. I really, REALLY want to see Machu Picchu in Peru and São Paulo in Brazil. I'm hoping to take a tour of Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia as well, and I'm interested in Lake Titicaca in Peru and Brasilia/Rio de Janeiro in...More
June 13, 2018|
Response fromMonteCD|
"Which cities have the best holiday festivities? I'll be there for Christmas and New Year's, as well as my birthday. :)" Rio de Janeiro: Rio’s Ano Novo, also known in Brazilian-Portuguese by the French word Réveillon, is probably the most anticipated New Year's Eve celebration in the world. Tradition is for New Year’s Eve revelers in Rio to wear white in honor of Iemanjá, the Goddess of the Sea. Revered by millions of people in Brazil, Iemanjá grants good luck and blessings for the...More
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South America Trip (3 Replies)
Dear All, i have scheduled the following 30 days itinerary which I kindly ask you to improve / comment upon it. The only mention is that I have to start and finish in Lime and the duration can not exceed 30 days Day Location 1 Lima 2 Lima (night bus) 3 Ollantaytambo 4 Ollantaytambo 5 Sacred Valley / Ollantayambo 6 Machu Pichu - Cuzco / Ollantaytambo 7 Cuzco-Puno (plane to Julica or day bus) 8 Puno -Titicaca 9 Lake Titicaca 10 Titicaca - La Paz 11 La paz - Santa Cruz -...More
August 13, 2012|
Response fromTotallyLatinAmerica|
Looks like a fabulous trip! Here's some pointers: 1) Lima to Cusco on an overnight bus is not recommended, the price might be cheaper than a flight, but it will take 20 hours of winding mountain roads, verses a 75 min flight! 2) Too many days in Ollantaytambo.....this is only a very small village, not much to do here other than the ruins. If you want to explore the Valley then centrally located in Urubamba is better. 3) 2 Days in Mapi would be better there are some cheapish...More