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Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni

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Perched atop a plateau 3,653 m (11,985 ft) above the sea, Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flats, simply boggle the mind. Dry, baked salt covers much of the plateau, while seasonal pools of water and rainbow-colored mineral lakes add to the bizarre scenery. Photographers feel like they've landed in heaven, with amazing photo opportunities at every turn. It's not just for serious photographers, either--the vast expanses of flat, white ground allow you to take perspective-bending photographs. Play Godzilla, crushing your friends under your giant boot, or pretend to be a parrot clutching on to your mate's shoulder. To visit Salar de Uyuni on your holiday in Uyuni, and find out what else Uyuni has to offer, use our Uyuni vacation route planner.
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  • While the Salar de Uyuni is a site I wonder, if you believe you independent travellers, backpackers who are fleeing the masses or you like to make responsible tourism, I recommend not going with any of the organized tours that are offered from san pedro de atacama or from Uyuni. I went with the company Ilarra expeditions, but I think that all agencies offer the same type of tourism. Although salt is beautiful, it is simply a tourist attraction, where the majority of travelers is more concerned about take pictures to Facebook to enjoy the place. Although the tours are expensive (about 200 euros 3 days), it gave me the feeling paying four hard to the accommodations and food places where we went, it seemed very inequitable. In addition the tours stop at sites where Western products sold you at price of Europe, which I very much doubt that Bolivians consume, so economic dependency relationships are generated. At almost any time I talked to local people, only took me to pure tourist sites. Returning had an accident with the jeep; Although it wasn't anything serious I think that it is due to that because of the precarious conditions of drivers they drive too fast for them time to make travel a day maximum, which could be avoided if a labor deal more just by these companies with their workers. Bolivia was a beautiful country, but really the type of tourism offered ruined me the trip. If you like to have values while you travel, I recommend that you huyáis of these agencies and seek an alternative way of knowing it.
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  • Take some time to visit the salar during rainy season (January to April), reflexes and time help to not feel so cold as in other seasons! Wonderful views!
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  • From March 21 to 23, 2017, we hired a driver and Jeep from a company in Uyuni called Empexsa. The company is very reliable, and the driver was fantastic. His name was Milton, but we heard from other t...  more »