The Salar de Uyuni can be visited year-round, but the experience differs greatly depending on the season. The rainy season (December to April) offers the famous mirror effect, while the dry season (May to November) showcases the vast salt flats in their iconic cracked form.
There are many tour operators offering trips to the Salar de Uyuni. Research and choose a reputable company with good reviews for safety and quality of experience.
The weather can be extreme, with cold nights and hot days. Bring layers of clothing, including warm jackets, hats, and gloves. Also, don’t forget sun protection, as the reflection from the salt flats can be intense.
The high altitude and dry climate can quickly lead to dehydration. Carry enough water and drink regularly.
Uyuni is located at a high altitude. If you're not used to high altitudes, consider spending a day or two in a nearby city like La Paz to acclimatize.
Many places in and around Uyuni may not accept credit cards, and ATMs can be scarce or unreliable. Bring enough cash for your needs.
The salt and other elements can be harsh on camera equipment. Protect your gear with waterproof and dustproof cases.