The Salar de Uyuni is one of Bolivia’s most popular attractions and rightfully so. The largest salt flat in the world, the Salar de Uyuni is breathtaking in it’s enormity and unusual geography. Though a stop here should be part of every South American itinerary, Bolivia is a country that rarely makes the travel bucket list. Take a look at the pictures below to see for yourself why Bolivia and the Salar de Uyuni are one of the world’s “must-go’s.”
Though I highly recommend a trip to Bolivia and to the Salar de Uyuni, the journey is not meant for everybody. Bolivia is still developing much of its tourism industry and the infrastructure available is basic and minimal. It’s an adventurous trip and not one cut out for those who seek luxury. However, for travelers who want to explore a stunning and remote corner of one of South America’s least visited countries, the Salar de Uyuni is more than rewarding.
If you do think you’re ready to hit the desert road my advice would be to book your trip beforehand and when in La Paz. Though it’s easy to find space on a trip once in Uyuni, your choice of operator or day may be restrained. Red Planet seems to have the best offering, though best does not in this case mean great. If you know and are cool with what you’re getting into a trip to the Salar de Uyuni is the journey of a lifetime.
It’s time to add the Salar de Uyuni to your travel bucket list.