- Tour one of the highest deserts on Earth
- A must-do trip when in Bolivia
An otherwordly landscape of pure white, surrounded by towering mountains and volcanoes. A locomotive graveyard dotted with ancient trains. A dead lake with an island lined by giant cacti and petrified coral formations. This is Bolivia’s Uyuni Salt Flats, and it will completely alter your perceptions. Travel by 4x4 vehicle from Uyuni to one of the country’s most sought-after photography destinations, a blisteringly white expanse of salt, heaped into immense piles. It’s an unforgettable, captivating sight.
The salt lies on top of a lake, with occasional deep holes down to the water beneath that have been created by sheer pressure. You’ll visit the small village of Colchani, where salt miners have their workshops, and Inca Huasi (Fish Island), where you can hike to the summit and take some extraordinary photos. Stand at the foot of a huge volcano, visit a hotel built entirely from the white stuff, dip your fingers into it to taste the tang and, on your return to Uyuni, be ready for a truly spectacular sunset over the flats. This Bolivia gift experience has got Wow written all over it.