Salar de Uyuni – the Salt Flats of Uyuni

Our last day on the tour was another early start – we were up and ready by 5.30am so that we could drive out to the Salar (the salt flats) to see the sunrise. It was beautiful standing on the salt flats and watching the sun come up. The amazing expanse of salt and the endless skies were breathtaking.


Sun rising over the Salar


We then drove to the Salt Hotel and Museum, where we had breakfast inside. The hotel is made from salt and is situated in the middle of the salt flats.

Table and chairs made from salt


Statues made from salt in the Salt Hotel


Salt hotel


We then had fun taking photos on the salt flats. Salt is one of my favourite flavours and I did sample some from the salt flats!


Reuben at the Salar


Sampling salt


Reuben with a pick


Leaping for joy at the Salar


Elephants in the Salar


Reuben and his pocket sized wife


After a drive around the flats, we saw the salt mountains, where the salt is collected for processing.


Salt mountains


We then headed back to Uyuni for lunch and some relaxation before taking the night bus to La Paz. We also bought our own stash of coca leaves as La Paz is also at a really high elevation. The tour was really fun and definitely worth doing for the amazing scenery, the fun company with lots of laughs and the experience.



3 Comments Add yours

  1. Julie Bunnell says:

    Love that pocket sized wife!


  2. Lachlan says:

    I’m glad you did the tour. I too love the pocket-sized wife!


  3. Kate says:

    Lmao, I love that one of the highlights of the salt flats for you is being able to taste them 🙂

    Tempted to make a comment about how you’re already pocket-sized, but I’ll settle for saying that those are really cute hats ^_^


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