7 Photos of Bolivia's Salt Flats To Totally Obsess Over (Salar de Uyuni)
Located in Southwestern Bolivia, approximately 12,000 feet above sea level is the world's largest prehistoric salt lake - dried up, that is. Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni spans over 4,600 square miles and is one of the world's most spectacular sights for travelers and photographers. These 7 photos of the salt flats (shot by Marta from Pamper & Delight) will have you obsessing over the world wonder - while ready to book the next flight to Bolivia!
>> Don't forget to bring your toys and props along, and wear bright colors. The lack of depth perception is perfect for taking creatively awesome photos.
>> This salt flat hotel is a unique place to stay while out there.
How far is Uyuni?
From Ororo: take a 7 hours train ride or 8 hour bus ride
From La Paz: 12-15 hour ride or fly to Uyuni and rent a car
From Potosi: 6-7 hour ride
Most travelers book tours like Red Planet Expeditions and pay about $200 for a 1-3 day tour.
When to travel to Uyuni:
If you want the glistening white salt, go there during their winter (May-September ish). Otherwise, you'll experience a different side of Uyuni: a huge reflecting puddle! Which is also pretty cool.
PS. Don't eat the salt. Underneath the salt are lithium-rich brine reservoirs (70% of the world's lithium comes from the Uyuni Salt Flats). And yes, I just hit you with that crazy fact in the last sentence of the article - boom.