"Welcome to Nothing" Uyuni by Orchid

Uyuni Travel Guide: 4 reviews and 47 photos

Train to nowhere

Uyuni is a grid of streets on the edge of the great Salar de Uyuni. A wide, blistering desert of salt 3600m high in the Bolivian Altiplano.
If you arrive by bus in the morning, the streets are cold, and there is nothing much do do until your tour departs.
We had arranged everything with Fremen tours before arrival,planning to depart at 10am so when the bus had arrived at 7am, and we'd had breakfast, there was time for a quick turn around the town. Walk briskly. Keep warm. First, the railway station. Hmm no trains today....

Hooray for Holywood

Perhaps the cinema. Nope, nothing showing just now. Perhaps its has gone with the wind.

Modern Art in the street

In case you were wondering where that guy who protests against nuclear energy got to....

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Close to the Salar
  • Cons:So cold
  • Last visit to Uyuni: Jun 2008
  • Intro Updated Mar 5, 2013
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  • HORSCHECK's Profile Photo
    Dec 9, 2013 at 12:34 PM

    Brilliant intro photo here. Well done.

  • angiebabe's Profile Photo
    Oct 25, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    was here with an excellent G adventures tour group in late November last year - arrived in time for sunset and left the next morning after the statutory visit to the train graveyard...but what an amazing 3 days following!

  • GentleSpirit's Profile Photo
    Mar 22, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    Were you at the salar near sunrise or sunset? I was reading an article sometime ago about how incredible the colors were

    • Orchid's Profile Photo
      Mar 22, 2013 at 8:59 PM

      Hi Gentle Spirit - thanks for your thoughts. We were at Tahua as the sun set, overlooking the salar. In the winter, there are so few clouds, that the there is little reflection or colours in the sky. I imagine that after rain, when the salar is covered with a thin film of water it must be magic. For my part, the best sunset was in remote Odo de Perdiz, our desert stop on our last night south. I'll post some photos soon. And as regards the extra expense - we paid $600 each for 4 days/3 nights. I think the rock bottom tours were $150 or so. No contest!

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