Salt Flats of Bolivia: Salar de Uyuni, a Top Travel Experience

A bit of cold.
A few early mornings.
A lot of rain.
A bit of a Non-English speaking Bolivian driver getting lost.
A bit of altitude sickness.
And a memory to last a lifetime.

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, being over 10,000km squared and over 10 meters thick in it’s centre!

I had the pleasure of visiting during a tour from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile finishing in Uyuni in Bolivia at a train graveyard.

Clouds at Salar de Uyuni

Clouds at Salar de Uyuni

There were plenty of flamingos and different coloured Lagunas to enjoy along the way. Sadly one morning I did wake up not sure if my head was going to explode or I was going to throw up, sure enough once I’d had plenty of pain killers and got moving down in altitude I came right.

Laguna on the Salar de Uyuni tour

Laguna on the Salar de Uyuni tour

Around 3:30-4am in the morning our driving proceeded to get lost on the way to the Salt Flats, but we got there just in time for the sunrise over the wet salt, providing incredible reflections and colours to enjoy.

It was utterly incredible to experience such a vast area of the world where the earth meets the sky and you’re not quite sure which is which in the distance. The sky and reflections were awesome and well worth roughing it for a few days to experience this wonder of the world.

Clouds at Salar de Uyuni

Clouds reflecting at Salar de Uyuni

Sunrise at Salar de Uyuni

Sunrise at Salar de Uyuni

If you’d like to check out my post about Salar de Uyuni during my trip around South America check it out here: Salar de Uyuni »

This was one of my ‘Top Travel Experiences’ before I’m 30. To check out more of these fantastic experiences visit: 30 Greatest Experiences Before I’m 30 »

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