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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. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Laguna Colorada by using our Uyuni holiday planner.
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  • What a sight! Flamingos feed on the Red Sea in the middle of a beautiful mountain scenery! A real color spectacle in 4300 metres above sea level!
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  • Laguna Colorada is located in the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna national reserve, you have to buy ticket to enter, Bs.30 to national and Bs.150 for foreigners. You are boleto-factura and a bilingual booklet (in English not understandable for foreigners). The Laguna Colorada is extensive, color rojo-oxido, impressive. There is a viewpoint whose door was closed and we could not contemplate the lagoon from there. Flamingos are away from the side of the lookout. We went down a few stone steps down to the shore and we could see that the water is transparent.
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  • Another beautiful lagoon of the many that exist in the area, surrounded by mountains and inthe bathing flamingos and gulls.
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Accommodations seem to occupy nearly every other building in Uyuni. Where you stay is of little importance, as the town can be traversed on foot in a matter of minutes. You won't find large luxury hotels here, but you can choose between a range of comfortable inns and guesthouses. Reserve your room in advance, as competition for good rooms can be stiff during high season.
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