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Laguna Colorada, Uyuni
(4.8/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web)
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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Laguna Colorada by using our Uyuni holiday planner.
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  • A huge red spot in the middle of the mountains of the Salar de Uyuni. Frequented by flamingos and llamas, is a great place to take beautiful pictures, especially at sunset. Is close to a small village where groups of excursions by Salar usually spend the second night of the tour. It's very cold and sometimes it snows in place.
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  • Amazing place that surprises you by their colors and dimension (more than 60 square kilometers). The red color is due to a microscopic algae pigment. The lagoon is the main place of flamingoes nesting.
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  • The lagoon is an incredible place, red waters, the presence of flamingos, the colors of the mountains, the wind and the tranquility that surrounds everything, is incredible to meet somewhere.
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