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