Salar de Uyuni

From San Pedro we started a two night, three day salt flat tour through Salar de Uyuni with Cordillera traveller.

There are heaps of companies that you can choose from but because of some horror stories we had heard with drunk drivers and so forth we booked in advance with cordillera. Absolutely no regrets.

You get put into 4x4s with six people plus a driver. We were a group of three and went with three Brazilian guys (made our trip) and our driver was Elvis. These people made the three days in the top three experiences of the trip so far. We made great friends with the three guys from Brazil and they helped the whole way with the translation from Spanish to English for us. Elvis was a safe careful driver and a great photographer too!

The itinerary looks something like the below:

Day one – Drive and cross through Bolivian and chile borders. Bolivian high plain visiting places like white and green lagoon located at bottom of licancabur volcano. Dali desert, thermal water pools, sol de mañana geysers, volcanic lava, red lagoon main resting nest for 30,000 flamingos. Stay the night in a hostel. All meals included and all really good for being in the middle of nowhere.

Day two – departure at 8am, liloli desert where there are a set of rock formations as a result of wind erosion. High plain lagoons and then chigyaba salt flat before spending night in San Juan town in a salt hostel. Again all meals included.

Day three – Salt flats, incahuasi island, salt museum, salt flat eyes, colchani town. Uyuni city. This day is the highlight and where all my photo spam below comes from.

We we’re lucky enough for it to rain quite hard then night before we went to the salt flats and as a result had the most amazing mirror effect. The pictures speak for themselves I think.

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