Laguna Colorada, Uyuni

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See a natural wonder at Laguna Colorada, where waters that fill the lake are tinged red, caused by sediments as well as the coloration of algae. Visitors like to take photos of the natural contrast between the white borax islands and the red waters in which they sit. While in the area, watch several varieties of flamingoes perched among the scene of the self-contrasting lake, large salt flats around it, and the mountains in the distance. Make Laguna Colorada a part of your Uyuni vacation plans using our Uyuni online route planner .
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  • Of all the lagoons the colorada is the most amazing, full of flamingos feeding, a spectacular view.
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  • A key to stay in Bolivia, between the snowy mountains, a lake that is colored by minerals with colors red, pink, green, yellow and all the shades of blue and emerald. The Lake is crossed by the colonies of flamingos, vicunas and other animals of the mountains. The Lake extends for kilometres.
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  • The Laguna Colorada is one of the most beautiful points of backpacking that I performed by Bolivia, Chile and Peru. The Laguna has red and blue shades and is surrounded by mountains. Another local charm are the flamingos that feed into the pond. The place is very cold and you have to be very agalhado to visit the place.
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  • Out of this world, The colors and views are spectacular! Watch out for the altitude and cold though. Stay hydrated! Put on plenty of layers and keep some altitude pills with you just in case. Some recommend taking some before you arrive but we managed without them.
  • It is an extraordinary place. There are thousands of flamingos. The water looks otherworldly.
  • Never seen something like this before. Was spectacular but also extremely windy.
  • Colors—and layers of color—are a visual treat of Laguna Colorada in Bolivia, as can be seen in the accompanying photo below. The sprinkling of flamingos and the ripples of the water are the details that make this image and the infinitely more beautiful reality it seeks to capture come together.
  • Beautiful lake, saw hundreds of flamingos. Easy walk from the carpark to the viewpoint. Also got to see a herd of llamas beside the lake!
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