Salar de Uyuni

At greater than 10,500 square km, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt flat in the world. An extraordinary sight in itself, many tourists elect to visit on the day tour. If you’re a bit more adventurous, the three day, two night, 1000km trip by Jeep is really the best option. During this time we visited countless emerald colored lagunas (some filled with masses of flamingos), snow peaked mountains and volcanoes, as well as endless expanses of desert, which culminates on the third day with a visit to the salar itself. The best part of the trip is that for endless miles we would encounter not another soul, quite a rarity in this day and age of travel. Elevated 3,600m above sea level, at night the stars radiated in the sky with a vibrancy I have never before witnessed. Truly a wondrous place to behold (as is Bolivia itself, in my opinion the most vastly underrated country in South America), this section of the world is one every traveler should take the time to visit at some point in their life. I hope these images accurately depict (to some degree) the vast array of landscapes which are accessible throughout this journey.

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