Salar de Uyuni or also known as the Salar de Tunupa is the largest salt plain in the world with an area of ​​10582 square kilometers. Salar de Uyuni is located in the provinces of Potosi and Oruro, southeast Bolivia, near the top of the Andes, at an altitude of 3650m.

Mentioned, if about 40,000 years ago, this lake was part of Lake Michin, a large lake in prehistoric times. And finally when it dries, there are currently 2 remaining lakes, namely Lake Poopó and Uru Uru, as well as 2 of the largest salt deserts, Salar de Coipasa and Salar de Uyuni.

It is also estimated that the Salar de Uyuni contains 10 billion tons of salt, and less than about 25,000 tons of salt is obtained each year. In addition, every November, the Salar de Uyuni becomes a residential area for 3 species of flamingos in South America: the flamingo chili, andes, and James
 It has been visited by many tourists and tourists from all over the world. Indeed, this one salt field is arguably unique and very photogenic. To travel to Salar De Uyuni, tourists usually use 4 × 4 vehicles like Toyota Landcruisers for 6 to 7 people. Most tour providers Salar De Uyuni sell 3-4 day tour packages that have the same schedule. For the first 2 days, the exploration of the Salar De Uyuni salt plain was explored. Only then head south to the southwest corner of Bolivia, and then the tour will end there.

Actually there are several ways to visit Salar De Uyuni. One of them is that you can start the journey from La Paz, and then take the bus to Oruro and after that, then take the train to Uyuni. After traveling for about 7 hours, you will arrive at Uyuni at night.

You can stay at a hotel near Salar De Uyuni. Only the next day, you will start the journey to Uyuni Salt or you can also visit Colchani first. A small city where you can buy handicrafts made of salt. From this point you can see the spectacular scenery, the largest salt desert in the world, with an estimated area of ​​12,000 square kilometers, Salar de Uyuni!

Accommodation during a tour is usually very simple and the weather there can be very cold at night. But this tour at Salar De Uyuni deserves to be tried by anyone because of its amazing scenery. You could say, this Salar De Uyuni is one of the destinations in the world that must be visited by every traveler.

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