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UYUNI SALT FLAT

The destination 'Salar de Uyuni' and 'Lagunas de Colores' is certainly the most unique and exclusive tourist territory of Bolivia, it's part of the closed basin in its southern highlands. "The Salar de Uyuni" is the world's largest salt flat, with a saline mirror of stunning biodiversity.

In the far south west of the destination you can find the highest concentration of colored lagoons: Laguna Colorada, Laguna Verde, Laguna Celeste, Laguna Amarilla (green, light blue, yellow), etc.. together with the highest concentration of extinct volcanoes, geysers, fumaroles and multifaceted rock formations, forming one of the most fascinating and surreal desert landscapes in the world.

This invaluable natural wonder, is inhabited by living cultures that have adapted the technology of their production systems to the extreme conditions of semi-desert, taken advantage of the quinoa (a grain known as the golden grain in international markets) and fine meat fibers of Llama and Alpaca (Andean Camelids). The combination of nature and culture make this destination a special place, especially when visiting the Protected Area of the Andean Wildlife Reserve Eduardo Abaroa.

Located in the southwest of Bolivia, "El Salar de Uyuni" is the World's Largest Salt Flat with an area of 10,582 km2 at an altitude of 3653 meters, contains a reserve of 9 million tons of lithium and other minerals, thus constituting the world's largest reservoir of salt.

This semi-desert volcanic land encloses economically important resources and landscapes of outstanding natural beauty. The Salar de Uyuni and the Colorada, Verde, Amarilla and Celeste Lagoons are its finest example with names attributed to the different shades of colors exposed in them.

Additionally, there are the spectacular geysers, volcanic rock formations and wells dating the visitor back to the time of the formation of the earth.

Driving or riding through the salt lake is an extraordinary experience, especially during the winter, when the bright blue sky contrasts with the bright white salt crust. When the weather is cloudy the "white-out" effect occurs, where the horizon is blurred until it disappears, making it impossible to differentiate the earth from heaven.

ACTIVITIES

TOWN OF UYUNI

A town in which there is "the graveyard of trains" that presents the most important remains of railway equipment dating back to 1890.

PULACAYO

Located 22 kilometers from the town of Uyuni, in the late XIX century was the country's most important silver producing center.

COLCHANI

Or "Puerto Seco" is the main access to the salt crust because it is located along the Great Salt Flat, where you can observe the intense activity of salt extraction in rudimentary form.

NATIONAL ANDEAN FAUNA RESERVE EDUARDO ABAROA

South of Potosi Department hosts extraordinary colored lagoons: Laguna Colorada and Laguna Verde, geysers and geothermal wells with amazing shapes and a huge diversity of flora (102 species).

CUJIRI ISLAND OR ISLA PESCADO

Located 74 kilometers from Colchani, is at the heart of a picturesque salt exhibiting rocky landscape. The granite surface and organic soil allowed a kind of giant cactus (about 6 meters high) to develop an interesting ecosystem. One of the best places to take pictures of the island and the Salt flat.

ISLA INCAHUASI

Más conocida como Isla Pescadores, está formada sobre restos de unvolcán de caliza petrificada. En la isla se han identificado 7 sitios arqueológicos de tipoTiwanakota, 2 ruinas Incas, 30 cavernas y 12 túneles naturales. Tiene asimismo, un bosque de cactus que constituye un sitio extraordinario para la fotografía y la contemplación del paisaje del Salar de Uyuni.

LAGUNA COLORADA

It is an ideal place to observe flamingos, becomes a site of particular interest for the reddish color of its waters due to the fine sediments of borax deposited on the surface and pigments of some types of algae.

LAGUNA VERDE

It is located at the southern end of the reserve, with an emerald green coloration due to the high content of magnesium in the water. Next to this lagoon is the Licancabur volcano with a height of 5868 m.

SERVICES

“SAN JUAN DEL ROSARIO COMMUNITY MUSEUM” ENTREPRENEURSHIP

This entrepreneurship is located in the department of Potosí. In the province 'Sur Lípez' of the municipality 'Colcha K' in the community of 'Cantón San Juan del Rosario', it is in the destination "Salar de Uyuni".

Circuit ecotourism, archaeological exhibition at the Museum, folk clubs.

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