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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  • a lagoon in a circus with qlq peaks all around arrival at end of day and sunset on the lagoon full of flamingo of the colours, a sublime light of color change super it is still housed on-site in the eco lodge with meals at the candles and tr are good food, our first steak of lama do absolutely
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  • Like the Laguna Colorada, is the point where we stop for lunch on the second day dontourbde Uyuni.
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  • Still a lagoon in the desert with flamingos everywhere. It's quiet, there are mountains all nearby. The landscapes are splendid. We're very far from any civilization and can only stay in AWE in front of a nature of such beauty
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  • Beautiful lake full of flamingos. The wind is very powerful.
  • Truly amazing place to come to get a real close up look at the flamingos around. The smell by the water is pretty awful but that's the price you pay for it's beauty. Highly recommended.
  • Beautiful lakes route, ideal for touring Jeep stopping.
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  • Beautiful place
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  • I loved knowing the colorada lagoon
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