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"Under the table in the Salar de Uyuni" Top 5 Page for this destination Uyuni by richiecdisc

Uyuni Travel Guide: 303 reviews and 919 photos

Often times the places hardest to get to turn out to be the best and perhaps seem all the better for the effort it takes to get there. The surreal landscape surrounding and encompassing The Salar de Uyuni is one such destination. Situated on the Bolivian altiplano, this bizarre congregation of multi-colored lakes, active volcanoes, rare wildlife, and its focal and inexhaustibly huge salt plain cannot but help leave even the most jaded traveler with mouth agape. Any one of its many sights would warrant investigation. But the odd jumbled mixture of pink flamingos feeding in a near iridescent orange lake with a green volcano looming in the background is awe-inspiring. That it comes on the heels of traversing a vast near blinding white plain of salt is all the more baffling. Add to this, the weather beaten towns that dot this harsh terrain along with their hardy inhabitants and you have all the makings for an adventure not to be missed. So, take the crazy overnight bus ride from La Paz down to Uyuni, sign up for a 4-wheel drive tour of this special and rare landscape. You might not ever do it again, but you will be glad you did it just that once.

  • Last visit to Uyuni: Nov 2002
  • Intro Updated May 9, 2016
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  • chewy3326's Profile Photo
    Nov 22, 2006 at 7:57 PM

    What an exciting place! Sounds like you had quite an adventure in the salt deserts. Those desert lakes look amazing, your photos are great. I hope to visit Uyuni one day!

  • DoreenDe's Profile Photo
    Oct 28, 2006 at 6:15 PM

    reading your page made it hard for me to decid what was my fondest memory....

  • Fiuman's Profile Photo
    Oct 6, 2006 at 12:11 PM

    nice page, great pix

  • DPando's Profile Photo
    May 5, 2006 at 2:47 AM

    wonderful suggestions !!!! well done

  • Pete.Gibson's Profile Photo
    Oct 14, 2005 at 10:44 AM

    I'm just starting to build my pages from my trip to Peru and Bolivia, your convey just how special this place is..

  • Folbi's Profile Photo
    Apr 25, 2005 at 9:10 AM

    I was reading a travel book about Peru and Bolivia yesterday... I wasn't too sure whether i'd go as far as uyuni and the Salar desert. Now after reading your pages i'm sure. But in a year time from now. I can't wait though

  • thomyorke's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2004 at 4:16 AM

    very nice pic you got there of Laguna Colorado! keep it up!

  • unravelau's Profile Photo
    May 23, 2004 at 2:36 PM

    Vt's home page alerted me to the potential of this area by highlighting one of your photos, and I am so pleased that they did. What an incredible place, and what a wonderful page you have made. Volcano's have always facinated me too. Thank you.

  • daisyrine's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2004 at 2:36 PM

    Wow Richie ,such a amazing landscapes.These pics re unbelivable and it's really well taken. Thanks for sharing Richie and welcome home...

  • storyin's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2003 at 7:02 AM

    really surrealisme salt lake !. .


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