Uyuni Salt Flats

The Uyuni Salt Flats are an astoundingly beautiful place to visit. It is the biggest salt flat in the world, and it seriously takes your breath away. All you can see is crisp, clean, white for days along a bright blue horizon.

I was lucky enough to fit this into my Bolivian adventures, and I am so happy I did. My friend and I ended up taking an overnight bus from La Paz to Uyuni and booking a tour for that morning.

1-Day or 3-Day Tour

We had heard from a couple of girls a few days prior that they booked that morning and got a great discount due to the fact they took up the last two seats that would have otherwise gone unused.

We unfortunately only had time for a 1-day tour. However I would highly recommend doing the 3-day tour if you have time, as I have heard nothing but great things from other travellers.

My 1 Day Tour

We spent the day around 10:30 am, first seeing a very interesting train graveyard. Read more about its history and beauty on culture trip here.

Uyuni Salt Flats
Uyuni Train Graveyard

After spending only about 20 minutes exploring this train graveyard (which is all you really need) we headed to a tiny little village that had a salt museum. The salt museum was extra to get in and didn’t seem that extraordinary so don’t worry if your tour group doesn’t take you here.

Then we headed to see these beautiful Uyuni Salt Flats. It amazed me how long we drove on here for, they go on for miles and miles. 10,582 square kilometers to be exact.


We stopped for lunch at an old salt hostel that has been turned into a place for lunch for tourists. I believe this was done to limit the amount of driving to the middle of the flats, helping to preserve them.

After lunch we headed towards the other side, which had mountains bordering it. We took some pictures that had some water to see the reflectiveness which you can find in rainy season.

Uyuni Salt Flats

Uyuni Salt Flats

Early Evening

We then headed to Isla Incahuasi, a beautiful island filled with desert cacti in the middle of the salt flats. Takes about 15 minutes to trek to the top and get an amazing view of the flats and island around you.

Uyuni Salt Flats
Isla Incahausi

As the sun was starting to set we drove off and stopped to take a few more pictures. A perfect way to end the perfect day.

Uyuni Salt Flats
Sunset at Uyuni
Uyuni Salt Flat Photos

What you’ve all been waiting for. The amazing, creative photos you can take at the Uyuni Salt Flats. After being inspired by other people’s photos I had seen both on Instagram and in person my tour group and I tried to imitate some of the cool ideas. Some were thought of on the spot of course and turned out even better than I could’ve imagined!

Uyuni Salt Flats

Uyuni Salt Flats

Uyuni Salt Flats

Uyuni Salt Flats

Uyuni Salt Flats

If the Uyuni Salt Flats aren’t on your bucket list yet, I hope they will be now!

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Who the heck is Kira? Digital marketer by trade, traveller by heart. Just a regular Canadian girl that fell in love with travelling. After taking a year-long trip around the world she has all the tips and tricks to help you travel the world. Whether it's inspiration you're looking for or complete guides on how to travel around the world, this blog will be sure to help you! When Kira isn't travelling, you'll find her cooking up amazing plant-based recipes, trying to learn something new, and lounging around with friends probably eating popcorn and drinking wine. Take a look around and don't be afraid to hit that contact button to get in touch!

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