Salar de Uyuni - The Bolivian Salt Flats in 21 Stunning Photos

Since completing our unforgettable tour of the Bolivian Salt Flats we've been desperate to write about the experience. But every time we tried we felt as though our writing didn't do the largest and most stunning salt flats in the world justice. In our opinion the Salar de Uyuni should be considered as one of the natural wonders of the world!

Rather than struggling to try and find the words to describe them, we decided it would be more fitting to take you on a photo journey of our tour of the Bolivian Salt Flats. Here are 21 photos that we hope will inspire you to visit.

 

Bolivian Immigration

This is the most remote immigration office we have ever come across! There was simply nothing for miles around as we crossed from Chile to Bolivia apart from this lonely office in the middle of nowhere.

Bolivian Immigration office

 

Lakes, Geyzers & Hots Springs

The scenery on the journey to get to the Bolivian Salt Flats was absolutely unbelievable! We were surrounded by stark mountains, vibrantly coloured lakes, interesting rock formations and magnificent wildlife.

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Hot springs at the salar de uyuni
Red rocks at the Red Lake, Bolivia
Geysers at the Bolivian Salt Flats 
Flamingos on the Laguna Colorada
Flamingo in the Laguna Colorada
Flamingos in Bolivian lake
Stunning scenery Bolivia
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Weird rock formations Bolivia

 

The Bolivian Salt Flats

Arriving at the Bolivian Salt Flats was like landing on another planet. The landscape is simply surreal and witnessing them riding on top of the jeep made it even more crazy! What an experience. 

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Jeep on the Bolivian Salt Flats
Convoy of Jeeps on the Bolivian Salt Flats
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Warped Perspective Photos at the Bolivian Salt Flats

We had loads of fun with the rest of our tour group (who over the 4 day trip had quickly become good friends) taking these warped perspective photos.

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The Train Graveyard, Uyuni

Just outside the town of Uyuni is this spooky but strangely charming train graveyard. dozens of trains lie abandoned here, slowly rusting away.

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What do you think about this spectacular phenomenon? Have you ever been? Is this somewhere you'd like to visit? Get in touch if you want any tips on how to see them on a budget.

James x

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