Everything You Need to Know about Uyuni Salt Flat

by Vero

Best Time to Go To Uyuni Salt Flat

In the rainy season, the Uyuni salt flat becomes the world's largest mirror, creating fascinating reflective effects.

Rainy season may block access and cause storms, hindering sightseeing, but Salar was still accessible for enjoyment.

What to Pack for the tour of Salar de Uyuni?

– Water – Sunscreen – Sunglasses – Light clothing and warm clothing (at night, it is very cold) – Raincoat – Mountain boots are ideal. Also, some flip-flops. – Cash – Toilet paper, just in case – Travel Insurance

Altitude Sickness Or Soroche: Most Common Symptoms

– Severe headache – Physical fatigue or exhaustion – Sleep disorder – Nausea and vomiting – Digestive disorders – Agitation – Lack of appetite – Physical exhaustion

How to Get to Uyuni Town

From Potosí: I went by bus. You go directly to the Bus Terminal, and you will find a few that go to Uyuni. – Directly from La Paz. If you have no intention of touring Bolivia, you can go by night bus; the journey takes 12 hours. – From Villazón (on the border with Argentina). Here you have the option to go by train or bus. – From the Atacama. Hiring the tour in San Pedro de Atacama, you can tour the Salar de Uyuni.

Where to Stay in Uyuni Town

To hire the best Salar de Uyuni tour, go directly to the station’s street after dropping off your backpack. Ask agencies about prices, in Spanish if needed, and ensure it includes accommodation, meals, and transport. Incahuasi Island and Eduardo Avaroa National Wildlife Reserve may be additional. Online options available.

What are You Going to See at Salar de Uyuni?

– Tour highlights: Train cemetery, Salt Museums, Salt Hotel Museum, Fish Island / Incahuasi, Salt heaps, and a night in a salt hotel.

– Day 2: Salt flat of Chiguana, Vocán Ollague, lagoons with flamingos, Siloli desert, Stone Tree, Red lagoon and sleep in a shelter inside the Reserve.

What are You Going to See at Salar de Uyuni?

– Day 3: Sunrise in the Geiseres, hot springs at more than 5000 meters, Salvador Dali Desert, green and white lagoons, and more stops.

– Inform agency about detours at hot springs; possibility to choose a different vehicle for Atacama.

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