Laguna Hedionda, Uyuni

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Laguna Hedionda, literally the "Stinking Lake," sits in the Andean Altiplano and attracts many pink and white flamingoes. The lake's unappealing name comes from its high sulfur content, which endows the water with that peculiar odor. Rest assured, with the backdrop of snow-covered mountains and countless exotic birds to look at, you won't mind the smell for long. Very limited accommodations remain available near the lake, as the area is largely uninhabited and untouched. Arrange your visit to Laguna Hedionda and discover more family-friendly attractions in Uyuni using our Uyuni online attractions planner .
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  • hundreds of flamingos very close to shore. Beautiful! in the circuit beyond road jewels.
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  • More a lagoon in the middle of this desert of the South lipez. Always of the flamingos pink salt, volcanoes in the background... top!
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  • Surroundings and flamingo's make this a perfect photo spot. Be carefull not to get wet feet. Tourist respect nature is a must.  more »

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