Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni

Information about Salar de Uyuni

Direccion: provincia de Daniel Campos, Potosi - See on the Map

The Salar de Uyuni, undoubtedly one of the most beautiful natural spectacles on earth, is located in the province of Daniel Campos, in the department of Potosí at 3600 meters above sea level.
The Salar de Uyuni is the largest desert of continuous and high salt in the world, with an area of more than 10,000km, the Salar is between 2 and up to 120 meters thick.

This salt has traditionally been harvested by the local people known as the Aymara, which still predominates in the area. However, the Uyuni is also one of the richest lithium deposits in the world

The best time to visit the Salar de Uyuni
undoubtedly the best time is between the months of May to November, of course, everything depends on the rains.
Between the months of June to September, we can find the clearest sky but with very low temperatures.
For the months of January to March, the Salar is generally flooded, but the famous mirror effect is formed, which makes the salt reflect the sky with a nitides that only occurs in the skies of the Andes.

How to get to the Salar de Uyuni
From San Pedro de Atacama (Chile), There are no buses, buses depart from the city of de Calama (Chile)

From La Paz:
By Bus: From the city of La Paz, there are several bus companies that make the journey La Paz-Uyuni, whose duration is around 12 hours. There are buses that perform at night service, leaving from La Paz at 9:00 p.m. and arriving at Uyuni at 07:00 a.m.
By Plane: There are several airlines that make daily flights La Paz-Uyuni, among which we highlight:
Aerolineas Amazonas - www.amaszonas.com
Aerolineas BOA - www.boa.bo

By Train:
To get to Uyuni by train, it is necessary to take a bus La Paz - Oruro and from there take the train Oruro-Uyuni

Distances to Uyuni
La Paz to Oruro, (4 Hours)
La Paz to Uyuni, 569 Kilometers
Sucre to Uyuni 377 Kilometers

You can know Salar de Uyuni in the following excursions

Tour to the Salar de Uyuni, with Lunch

The Salar de Uyuni is one of the most spectacular landscapes of Bolivia and you will be able to know it in this fabulous full day excursion
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