EL SALAR DE UYUNI
At el Salar de Uyuni we offer a variety of activities all related to the biggest salt flat worldwide and its region. Take a look at our different circuits keeping in mind that we always work at a personalized level.
The flooded Salar de Uyuni in the rainy season from January to April
The Salar de Uyuni is the biggest salt flat worldwide, and this at a breathtaking 3660 meters above sea level. With its 10'000+ square kilometres it is large enough to be seen with the naked eye from the moon! Besides its hypnotic immensity, it also shelters the Cacti Islands with its endemic Flora and Fauna. Located in the south of Bolivia, along the occidental volcanic range in the Andes it is not the only place of interest nearby.
Indeed, the many colourful lagoons harbour the gracious Flamingos among an astonishingly diverse avifauna. The past volcanic activity left huge lava fields forged by erosion through time, leaving us with master pieces such as el Arbol de Piedra (stone tree) or the Piedras de Dali in the Siloli Desert. Volcanoes are not all extinct though, and manifest there presence through the Sol de mañana Geyser field and the Polques thermal waters. Besides the smoking Ollagüe and Putana Volcano is also the more cryptic Uturuncu Super volcano offering the highest road in the world, making its ascent a little easier.
This region is generally visited with a 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser vehicle, taking you from one Highlight to the next. On the way you'll see the Vicuñas (Vicugna vicugna) in the remotest places you can imagine, thousand year old Llareta plants (Azorella compacta), Quinoa fields and the Llama herds next to authentic villages of the Altiplano where you wouldn't expect anybody to live. No doubt, visiting the region will remain among the most beautiful experiences of your life.
We offer personalized tours. It is your choice whether you want a private vehicle or prefer to share one with other travellers. The region also offers the opportunity to stay in comfortable Eco-lodges or simple basic accommodation. Just ask !