Everyone has a bucket list, and there are probably some truly breathtaking things on that bucket list. The world is such an amazing place, full of lots of beauty and majesty, and it’s important to try to experience as much of it as you can. This might mean jetting off to some faraway land, and mixing with cultures you’re not familiar with, but that’s a great way to evolve as a person.
One of the things we absolutely insist you get on your bucket list is the stunning Salar De Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia. These are staggeringly beautiful, and perhaps the most remarkable vistas in the world. A salt flat is an expanse of ground that is covered in salt and other minerals that make incredible patterns and visual wonders on the ground. So, here is what you need to know if you want to visit Salar De Uyuni.
When you should go
Any time of the year, right? Well, no. There are two distinct seasons that apply when you want to go see the salt flats. There is the rainy season (December to April) and the dry season (May to November). However, you want to avoid December and January because it often gets too wet which can result in tours being canceled. The dry season might be preferable as you’ll be able to access places that aren’t so accessible in the rainy season.
How to get there
You also need to know how to get there when you decide to pay a visit. Now, the chances are you’re going to be going on a guided tour, in which case there will be transport. There are three different places from which the tours go, two in Bolivia (in Uyuni and Tupiza) and another from Chile. Where you go from will largely depend on where you are staying, and you will have to decide whether to book tickets in advance or buy them when you arrive.
Choosing the right tour
There are several tours you might choose to take when you go visit these stunning salt flats. And, the good news is that there are packages to suit your preferences. For those in it for the long haul, you could take a 3-day tour of the Altiplano region, that includes the salt flats, but also other stunning things like volcanoes, geysers, and deserts. Alternatively, you might like to do a one-day tour where you just go see Salar De Uyuni, which will cost lest. There are shared tours to consider as well, where you will be part of a group.
This is one of those unique experiences that you may never get the chance to have again, so you need to make the most of it. The Bolivian salt flats are simply stunning, and they need to be discovered to be believed. If you want to get the full experience you need to plan ahead and choose what sort of time of the year you want to go. Picking the right tour is also really important, and will help enhance your experience while you’re there.