The Department of Potosí (in southwestern Bolivia) is home to the spectacular Salt Flat of Uyuni, which is one of the most interesting natural attractions in Bolivia. It spans 10,582 square kilometers and is the world's largest salt flat, at an altitude of 3,650 meters above sea level.
Approximately 40,000 years ago, the area occupied by the Salt Flat of Uyuni was part of Lake Minchin, a huge prehistoric lake. When this lake dried up, two important lakes, Uru Uru and Popó, were left behind, as well as two very large salt deserts: the Sale Flat of Coipasa and the larger Salt Flat of Uyuni, which is 25 times larger than Bonneville Salt Flat in the United States.
Itinerary: Tour Uyuni Salt Flats – Bolivia
|Day 1: La Paz - Uyuni
|Take the 9:00 p.m. bus from La Paz to Uyuni (includes a snack on board)
|Day 2: Uyuni
|Arrival in Uyuni for a full-day shared tour of the salt flat, including transportation and lunch. In the afternoon, transfer to the office and a ticket from Uyuni to La Paz.
|Por la tarde, traslado a la oficina + Ticket Uyuni / La paz.
|Day 3: La Paz
|Arrival in La Paz at 7:00 a.m.
- A tour guide (Spanish/English)
- A snack on the bus
- Anything not listed above
- Bring warm clothes for possible extreme weather changes, a hat or sunhat, sunscreen, and mineral water.