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Salar de Uyuni Bolivia

Uyuni Salt Flat

Took the 3 nights and 4 day tour from San Pedro de Atacama.

The tour agency I booked the tour from was Cordillera, the tour started and ended in San Pedro de Atacama. The cost of the tour was $220 USD, that did not include the cost of park fee in Bolivia, I had 300 bolivianos to cover the extra that I had changed in Atacama.

I spent 5 days in San Pedro de Atacama to get used to the high Altitude. The tour starts at 7 AM.



The picture above is the border area of Chile and Bolivia, the Van from my hostal dropped us off to the border from there we took 4x4 to the Salt flats. The shack in the picture is the breakfast area, coffee and bread with avacados, yum!



Chile immigration, you can use the bathroom, once your passport has the exit stamp, you proceed to the Bolivian Imigration.




Once on the Bolivian side, at 14,000 feet above sea level, we shift to a 4WD Jeep with 5 other people. Besides me there were 2 Italians, 2 Brazilians and one person from Argentina

I got a front seat in the Jeep, and the journey began visiting Bolivian high plain,places like Laguna Verde and Laguna Blanca, located near Licancabur Volcano.



We continued through the Desert to thermal water pools, The journey ends up at Laguna Colorada, main nesting center for thousands flamingos.



During the evening we stayed at a remote guest house, we were in a group of 12 folks as the tour company had 2 Jeeps, we shared stories and laughs, good times.

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Guest House where we stayed the first night



Day 2 Early morning start, we drove through one of kind stunning Siloli Desert, just beautiful.


Onwards to colored lagoons, Laguna Honda, Chiarcota and CaƱapa; then we continued to Chiguana salt flat, San Juan town. Spent the night at the Salt Hotel


3rd Day.- Early morning start, it was still dark outside, we drove towards the Salt flats, this was in January and it had rained. The rain gave the salt flats miles and miles of mirror effect. It was still dark, and I setup my gopro timelaps to catch the sun rise.

Salt flats Uyuni is one of my best travels

Most of the morning was spent admiring and photographing the mirror effects. The worlds largest mirror 3900 Sq miles.


Afternoon was spent at the Uyuni Train Junk yard


To be continued 



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