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Laguna Hedionda, Uyuni

(4.5/5 based on 260+ reviews on the web)
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. Make Laguna Hedionda a part of your Uyuni vacation plans using our Uyuni trip generator.
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  • It was very beautiful, even though we had no good time. There are several flamingos and is not smelly, or at least I didn't feel anything.
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  • Even with an overcast day the experience of seeing colors and the flamingos is awesome. That landscape that you can enjoy for hours.
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  • Very special lake in RED color, beautiful location for picture. Of course lots of flamingos make it more interesting to visit.  more »