A Visual Tour of Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni

Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is easily the country’s most popular attraction. Tourists come from all over to see the otherworldly landscapes: from immense salt flats to colorful mountains and lakes to Dali-reminiscent deserts. When I was in Cochabamba for my Master’s internship I knew I had to make the trip there. My journey there was an adventure in and of itself, I had gone first to Sucre but the road from there to Uyuni was blocked by protestors so I made a really roundabout trip that lasted about 24 hours which involved some harrowing driving, chickens and construction materials as carry-ons, a driver that didn’t know where he was going on the overnight bus trip and bathroom breaks without bathrooms.

Once I finally got to Uyuni and picked the company for the tour I was put together with five other explorers who became my constant companions and friends for the next few days. Our driver was grumpy and our car was not in the best of shape but the scenery was unparalleled.

There is already so much information about this destination online so I’ve decided to just share my favorite photos from this trip to let them do the talking. Enjoy!

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