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. Using our custom trip planner, Uyuni attractions like Salar de Uyuni can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • October 7, 2017
    So amaizing place too incredibly difference is to go and look at the pictures. Speechless, overwhelmed too spectacular.
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  • October 5, 2017
    It was such an amazing place, great for crazy pictures and the views are amazing. We took the 3 day tour, but if you are short on time then the full day tour to the salt flats would be the ideal optio...  more »
  • October 5, 2017
    Incomparable place. The first thing that we noticed is that the entrance to the Dakar site does not is in Uyuni, but in the next village, Colchiani, about 15 Km from the train station. To get we follow the statue seen from the entrance in Colchani. Camp 2 motorbikes without knowing what we were going to find. It turns out that terrain was rocky so that not it can anchor the tents to the ground, we had them set by motorcycles. There is what appears to be a deserted Auditorium large lounge. We speak with 1 Manager who was there wanting to rent it for the night it was stormy. He wanted to charge 300 B$. There are no bathrooms and good to know that there is no privacy for more Km one retires to go. Be careful venturing. We have heard that there were people who came with GPS and is lost as it is easily disorientated and walking in circles. There are even stories of people who died. All in all it is a world apart, unique, unique, incomparable, unforgettable.
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Accommodations seem to occupy nearly every other building in Uyuni. Where you stay is of little importance, as the town can be traversed on foot in a matter of minutes. You won't find large luxury hotels here, but you can choose between a range of comfortable inns and guesthouses. Reserve your room in advance, as competition for good rooms can be stiff during high season.
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