Uyuni Salt Lake, white deserts and colored lagoons
"The Salar De Uyuni is by far the biggest salt lake in the world, and one of Bolivias´s most extraordinary attractions." J. Read.
"Driving across it is one of the weirdest and most fantastic experiences anywhere on the continent, specially during June and July, when the bright blue skies contrast with the blinding-white salt crust" A. Murphy.
Dawn and dusk on the salt flats are wonderful spectacles, and in the rainy season they turn into a gigantic mirror. It is a photographers paradise
La Paz - Uyuni. Full day. 4 hours by bus to Oruro then 7 hours by train to Uyuni.
Uyuni Salt Lake. One day tour. . Short visit to the Train Cemetery . Leave for the Salt Lake visiting Colchani on the way where the local people make their living extracting salt. Cross the Salar to Fish Island known for its giant cactus and its incredible views of the Salt Lake . Snack. In the afternoon, a visit to Coquesa, a small picturesque town where time has stopped at the base of the extinct volcano Tunupa. A short walk to the Tombs. On the return trip to Uyuni you will visit the Eyes of Salt and its impressive views of the geology of the Salt Lake .
Uyuni Salt Lake. 2 day tour including Jirira.
Day 1. Visit Colchani and Fish Island.
In the afternoon travel to Jirira a picturesque town dedicated to the cultivation of quinua. Stay overnight in a simple cozy inn.
Day 2. Ascent to the Tunupa Volcano to the outlook with its fantastic views of the Salt Flats. Descent via Coquesa with a visit to the Tombs. In the afternoon you will visit the Eyes of Salt and return to Uyuni.
What to take for the trip to Uyuni:
Sleeping bag for -20 ºC
Down jacket or extra sweater.
Swimsuit for hot springs
Sunglasses (essential on Salt Lake).