Salar de Uyuni – Bolivia

The Salar de Uyuni is an all time favorite for me. This tour must have been the fifth time I travelled here. And each time I get amazed again and discover new details. We made the tour in two days from Uyuni to San Pedro de Atacama. In viventura on our Peru-Bolivia-Chile Tours this is the standard length. The common tour is three days though, but you basically get to see the same things. By going two days you avoid the “Jeep Caravan”, about 30 jeeps start the tour every day… Another tipp: make sure to stay at one of the Salt Hotels around the Salar…

The tour starts in Uyuni at the train cemetery.

Train Cementary

Train Cementary

Then maybe the biggest highlight waits for you: the biggest “Salar” in the world, the Salar de Uyuni.

Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni

and the famous Isla Inkahuasi (also known as Isla del Pescado)

Cactus at Isla Pescado

The tour goes on towards the end of the Altiplano. A huge plateau at around 3500 to 400o Meters von Cuzco, Peru to Uyuni, Bolivia. The two mountain ranges kept the ocean water while the Andes where rising millions of years ago. The Salt Water formed a huge lakes, the only remains today is the Titicaca Lake. Going from the Salar de Uyuni towards San Pedro de Atacama will give you the most picturesque scenes:

After the green and blue lake you leave Bolivia, from the border it’s a 50 minutes drive to San Pedro de Atacama. And each and every time I get on the chilenean road I believe to have arrived in another world.

For all my pictures visit the Bolivia 2009 galery. Also, over at Nils Blog you’ll find some more picture ideas for you Uyuni trip.

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Loves to make things happen, make the world a little better place. Born in Germany, has worked and lived in Peru & Colombia. Founder of viventura and Co-Founder of & viSozial foundation. Andre is a passionate traveler, loves Photography is married to his wonderful wife Adriana and has an amazing son. And he's known for his passion of Peruvian Food and dancing Salsa...

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2 comments on “Salar de Uyuni – Bolivia
  1. The pictures are absolutely stunning. I need to get out of the city and travel more…

  2. Ulf says:

    Tolle Bilder (wie immer)! :)
    Ich beneide dich vor allem für die gestochen scharfen Bilder und die tolle Perspektive. Musst du mir mal beibringen, ich bin dafür zu blöd! :)

    Viele Grü&szlige

    P.S. Leider funktioniert das Lightbox-Plugin nicht (mit Firefox 3.0), es scheinen Title-Attribute bei den Bildern zu fehlen.

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