Surely one of the most ghostly towns you are ever likely to visit, Uyuni’s primary reason for existence is to serve as the gateway to the world’ s largest and truly impressive salt flats – the Salar de Uyuni. Other-worldly and bizarre, yet mesmerizingly beautiful, the Salar is virtually devoid of any wild life and vegetation except for its islands of millenary cacti and bright turquoise lakes filled with pink flamingos. The Salar de Uyuni is one of the most unique landscapes you will encounter on the planet, its mind-blowing vastness at once inspiring and eerily mystifying.

Highlights

  • Inca Huasi Island
  • Pescado Island
  • Tahua
  • Coquesa
  • Tunupa Volcano

 Places to stay

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Luna Salada

Hotel Style: Lodge

Providing a completely out of this world and unique experience, the Luna Salada is constructed entirely from the salt blocks; everything from the walls, chairs, tables and beds are made from the areas most ubiquitous mineral.  See Hotel

 Things to do

Atacama-Uyuni: Salt Lake & Lagoons (part 3/3) -Uyuni Salt Flat Experience

Experience the mystique of the world’s largest salt flat. This other-worldly landscape that is visible from space can be dazzled at directly. Across the salt crust that extends over 10,000 square kilometers you can witness the mesmerizing and eternal white surface surrounded by regal mountains fading in the distance. Pass through pyramidal salt mounds, ground-gaping eyes (lagoons) and perspective-bending horizons. A visit to an island in the middle of the salt flat provides an absolutely magnificent panoramic view as you explore its trails lined with 1,000 year old cacti. Here on the island you will rest and enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties. Head back onto the salt surface to further deepen your experience and enjoy the changing horizon as the light shifts before returning to your hotel in Uyuni at the end of the day. (Duration 7 hours. Private Activity. Lunch Included).

Atacama-Uyuni: Salt Lake & Lagoons (part 2/3) – Siloli Desert and Rock Valley Exploration

Leaving Ojo de Perdiz in the morning venture out to further explore the remote and beautiful desert on your way to Uyuni. Again you will see many spectacular sights and natural attractions; although, the order and the route may be changed slightly due to conditions of the desert and the weather. On this day travel through the Siloli Desert, known as the ‘Salvador Dali’ desert for its stunning colors and morphing rock forms. View the impressive Ollague Volcano, several different lagoons and the Rock Tree (Arbol de Piedra). Also explore the Rock Valley, famous for its unique rock formations. End the day by driving to Uyuni. (08:00 to 20:00, approximant timings. Private Activity, Lunch Included).

Full Day Visit to Salt Lake & Pescado Island

Experience the mystique of the world’s largest salt flat on an extensive full day tour with private guide. This other-worldly landscape that is visible from space can be dazzled at directly. Across the salt crust that extends over 10,000 square kilometers you can witness the mesmerizing and eternal white surface surrounded by regal mountains fading in the distance. Pass through pyramidal salt mounds, ground-gaping eyes (lagoons) and perspective-bending horizons. A visit to the less-touristed Pescado island provides an absolutely magnificent panoramic view as you explore its rugged trails lined with 1,000 year old cacti. Here on the island you will rest and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch. Head back onto the salt surface to further deepen your experience and enjoy the changing horizon as the light shifts before returning to your hotel at the end of the day.

Full Day Visit to Salt Lake & Inka Huasi Island

Experience the mystique of the world’s largest salt flat on an extensive full day tour with private guide. This other-worldly landscape that is visible from space can be dazzled at directly. Across the salt crust that extends over 10,000 square kilometers you can witness the mesmerizing and eternal white surface surrounded by regal mountains fading in the distance. Pass through pyramidal salt mounds, ground-gaping eyes (lagoons) and perspective-bending horizons. A visit to the island of Inca Huasi provides an absolutely magnificent panoramic view as you explore its trails lined with 1,000 year old cacti. Here on the island you will rest and enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties. Head back onto the salt surface to further deepen your experience and enjoy the changing horizon as the light shifts before returning to your hotel at the end of the day.

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