Salar de Uyuni   2 comments

Monday 15 September 2014

As we are lacking our own transport…

… we have booked a 4×4 tour of the Salar

The Crew (clock-wise from right): Aida, me, Nasi, Mar, Esthefany (a family from Barcelona) and Marco from China

We see a few places I haven’t visited the last time – which is great!

The Train Cemetery

All tours stop at the art market in Colchani

We rather explore the backyards

Salt production

Playing with the perspective…

Our Catalan friends fly their flag at every opportunity

Los Ojos de Salar – the Eyes of the Salar, where minerals rise to the surface in gushers

What happens if you set the self-timer to 2 seconds only…

That’s better!

Inside the Hotel de Sal – everything is built entirely with salt blocks cut from the Salar

Ȋles flottantes…

Lunch in the middle of the salt flat

Llama chops with Quinoa and vegetables

Next stop: Isla Incahuasi, pretty much the centre of the Salar

And then our driver, Enrique, treats us to a little extra tour…

… to the Volcán Tunupa, 5,332 metres above sea level

… where Flamencos (Flamingos) have been sighted

Here they come…

There they go…

We have a last look at the Caldera…

… and the Salt Lake…

Then we head back to Uyuni

… and say goodbye to our new friends – Mar and Esthefany…

… Aida…

… and our driver, guide and host Enrique

What a fantastic day all around – this experience is certainly one of the highlights of our trip!

All pictures of the Salar de Uyuni can be found here.

Posted 19 September 2014 by Pumpy in Bolivia, The 2014 Rucksack Trip

2 responses to “Salar de Uyuni

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  1. Ela, great pics but you forgot the standard jumping on the air shots!

    I am enjoying your journey.

    • Hi Chris, thanks for your nice comment – glad you are following us. My dad is still very grateful that you gave me the SPOT four years ago, especially as he can now see the roads I was riding… 🙂

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