Salar de Uyuni

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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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LAM Bolivia
La Paz, Bolivia2 contributions
Jan 2020
1 While the main tourist attraction of the area is the Salar, there are also other attractions to visit such as the Paruma stratovolcano, The Fish Island or the Island of Incahuasi.
2 Being at 3,656 meters altitude, it is very likely to suffer from altitude sickness in which we recommend you to buy “Sorojchi” pills that will help you fight this issue.
3 The temperatures of this magical place range between -11°C and 20°C depending on the season. June will be the coldest month and January the warmest month. During winter it can be very cold that is why we highly recommend buying warm garments, and especially a LAM sweater that will help you with the coldness...
4 Being a desert place you will be with no signal or communication with the rest of the world. Do not forget to charge the battery of your devices to be able to take photos or selfies with your friends or family.
5 Before you start your journey through this land we suggest you take out the necessary cash, as with the batteries of your devices, you will not find ATMs anywhere in this area.
6 The “incommunicado with the world” part also includes calls, social networks, and text messages, your phone or computer will not have a signal of any kind once you are in the Salar.
7 If you plan to take an adventure trip on your own take the necessary precautions, it’s easy to get stuck and disoriented in this place if you don’t know the terrain, be very careful.
Written March 12, 2020
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Retired Independent
Detroit, MI49 contributions
Feb 2020
We decided to visit the Salar de Uyuni because of all the photos we saw from friends, from funny ones to spectacular sunset, etc. It was all that and more. And if you want to have fun with photography, you will need a good guide who knows how to do all that. In addition, you need to have a smaller group, so the guide got adequate time to make the shots for everyone.

Our guide, Mattel with Andrea Tours was excellent. We got funny shots on the salt flat, reflection videos on the water side, tea with table and chair, sunset shots. In addition, we got up at 3:30 a.m. (yes, that early) for Star Gazing. One can see the whole Milky Way. Waited for sunrise, and got more shots.

Friend of ours said they went with a big group, and only got group shots.
Written February 8, 2020
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John31
Denver, CO5 contributions
Feb 2020
Amazing place - The sunset tour is a must! It took me a while before deciding which agency I would hire as I was afraid of drunk drivers/mechanical issues and bad experiences after reading all the posts on Trip Advisor... I started to look at the French posts (for some reason there are many visiting South America) online and decided to go with the agency owned by Flabia Barral (+591 728 99 888 (Whatsapp) / flabia.barral@gmail.com). I strongly recommend contacting her if you get confused with all the different Uyuni companies out there (or feel free to message me). John C.
Written March 21, 2020
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Nastame
Harrogate, UK1,740 contributions
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, Canada3,750 contributions
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, Germany544 contributions
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 Netherlands62 contributions
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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Frank Jose L Mello
Union, WA35 contributions
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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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,767 contributions
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, Canada1,083 contributions
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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