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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. Make Laguna Hedionda a part of your Uyuni vacation plans using our Uyuni trip generator.
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  • Visited here during the three-day journey to Uyuni saline land. Very beautiful place, with the largest number of flamingos, which we met during the tour. Magic sunset. Nearby are houses, where we stayed for the night
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  • Visual beautiful, full of flamingos. The colors of the lagoon, in contrast to the relief the sand and the sky form a spectacular view.
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  • We saw quite a few lagunas on the Salar tour but each one was slightly different. This is coloured red from the presence of arsenic. There were lots of flamingos as they come here during winter. It wa...  more »