Salar de Uyni - the salt flats

Trip Start Mar 26, 2008
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Trip End Mar 26, 2009


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Wednesday, September 10, 2008

This is the worlds largest salt flat and is 3563m above sea level and blankets an amazing 12,000sq km! It was part of prehistoric salt lake, Lago Minchin which covered most of south west Bolivia. When it dried up, it left a couple of seasonal puddles and several salt pans. Its a blindingly white desert with endless wonders!

I went on a 3 day tour of this with a group of 7 people in a jeep. Its freezing and at night got to minus 15!
our first day we hit the salt and it was amazing.. all you could see was white for ever and surrounding mountains, and a hour or so further we hit this mountain randomly full of massive cactuses..so strange how they are there and survive the cold.
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