The Salar de Uyuni is probably one of the most popular tourist attractions in Bolivia. They are the worlds largest salt flats at 10,582 square kilometres. They are located in the south-west of Bolivia at more than 3,600 meters above sea level.
In the middle of the area is a layer of ten meters thick. It is a paradise for photographers. The reflection, the uniform background, the elongated shadows, the bright light. It might even be one of the most magical areas on earth.
The temperatures during this trip will vary intensely due to high altitudes, strong sun and extreme landscapes. So make sure you are well prepared, pack appropriate clothes, quality sunglasses, sunblock, a hat, and good humor to stay positive! It is an exhausting tour, but definitely worth it.
Pick-up at around 9:00AM in Uyuni. We drive in a 4x4 for about half an hour to the train cemetery. Than we will continue our journey to a town called Colchani where we will visit a local market. Than we will enter the salt flats and stop by the multinational flag stand and the Dakar Rally monument where you can take photos. In the afternoon, we will hike over the Incahuasi Island where you can take a spectacular 360 degree photo. In the evening we will arrive at our accommodation where we will spend the night.
In the morning, after breakfast, we will have a hike to a burial town where we can spot well-preserved mummies. Then we will continue to an intriguing viewpoint at the Thunupa Volcano. Later we will head back to the city of Uyuni where we will end our tour.