I remember the first time seeing a blog post about Salar De Uyuni and being absolutely smitten. I think it was one of those few images that stuck to my head and eventually propelled me to want to go travel for an extended time. White salt fields that stretch to infinity and the photography illusions that nature lets you play as a result were hard to resist.
Travel tips for Salar De Uyuni:
- Book a four day tour from San Pedro de atacama or from Tupiza, Bolivia. From San Pedro, its a good way to get into the Bolivia part of your trip. You can also get to Uyuni via public transport from elsewhere in Bolivia and take a day trip to the salt flats – cheaper and faster, but a tour group is more enjoyable and affords the opportunity to bond with fellow travelers.
- Ask for prices at many tour agencies. Get to know your tour group members – variety in nationality makes for a more enjoyable time. If everyone is of the same nationality and speak a single language that you dont know, it wont be as much fun.
- Get an itemized list of the services included in the tour package. Check with tourist office for reputed tour companies.
- All tour companies are Bolivian as the tour begins only after you cross Chile border.
- Pack in layers as the weather gets chilly in the mornings. On the day of the salt flat tour, you’ll leave your hotel before dawn.
|Early morning at Salar De Uyuni|