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 go to the Red Lagoon. On our way, we will stop several times to enjoy beautiful viewpoint and to spot flamingos in lagoons. After lunch, in the late afternoon we will arrive at the Red Lagoon to spot more flamingos and other Andean wildlife. In the night, we will arrive at our shelter in Huayllajara village where we will spend the night.
We will get up early in the morning around 6:00AM to see the rising sun at the Sol de Mañana geysers. We will continue then to the natural hot springs of Polques. Later we will continue to the Laguna Verde. Then the group will split up in one group that goes to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile and one group that heads back to the city of Uyuni. Both groups will end their 3-days tour in either San Pedro de Atacama or Uyuni.