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How to Photograph Salar de Uyuni

By Viator, August 2018

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The world's biggest salt flat, the Salar de Uyuni is a vast salt desert stretching nearly 400 square miles (1,000 square kilometers) in southwest Bolivia. It's a memorizing sight, appearing like an ice-age Wild West, with the glistening white salt plains standing in stark contrast to the rugged backdrop of the Bolivian Altiplano.

The unearthly beauty of the Salar de Uyuni offers endless inspiration for photographers, and posing for a fun optical illusion photo has become a rite of passage for visiting tourists. Clever camera angles and careful positioning against the seemingly never-ending white backdrop make it easy to snap creative shots, whether it's a photo of you "holding" a travel buddy in your hand or drinking from a seemingly gigantic can of beer.

Visiting with a guide is a great way to ensure some winning photos, as you'll benefit from both their insider knowledge of the area and their experience with setting up the popular optical illusions. Opt for a day tour from Uyuni, and combine it with a visit to the salt workshops of Colchani, the majestic Volcano Tunupa, and the giant cacti of Inca Huasi (Fish Island). Alternatively, visit as part of a multi-day trip that also hits sites such as the Galaxia cave, the Siloli and Dali deserts; the Red Lagoon; or even Chile's Atacama Desert.

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Uyuni Salt Flats Full Day Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

If you are traveling to Bolivia, a day trip to the Uyuni Salt Flats is something that can't be missed. Cruise along out-of-this-world landscapes and take ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $108.00
3-Day Salar de Uyuni and Bolivian Desert Adventure from Uyuni, Uyuni, Full-day Tours
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3-Day Salar de Uyuni and Bolivian Desert Adventure from Uyuni

Embark on an unforgettable expedition in a 4x4 Toyota land cruiser through the vast and blinding-white salt flats of Uyuni and into the desert of southwest ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $364.00
Full-Day Tour to Salar de Uyuni Salt Lake, Uyuni, Multi-day Tours
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Full-Day Tour to Salar de Uyuni Salt Lake

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Depart from the city of Uyuni and travel to the Salar de Uyuni where you will visit the Playa Blanca Hotel, Incahuasi Island (known as Fish Island) Lunch and ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $60.00
Day Trip to Uyuni Salt Flats, Uyuni, Full-day Tours
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Day Trip to Uyuni Salt Flats

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

This is a 7 hours packed adventure to discover the biggest Salt Flat in the world. Amazing scenery and places to go, combined with a skillful crew and ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $99.00
Uyuni Salt Flats Day Trip by Air from La Paz, La Paz, Day Trips
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Uyuni Salt Flats Day Trip by Air from La Paz

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Embark on a private, guided full-day tour to the renowned Salar de Uyuni, the largest salt flats in the world. You’ll be picked up at your hotel in downtown La ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $891.00
4-Day Uyuni Salt Flats from La Paz to Atacama in Chile, La Paz, Day Trips
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4-Day Uyuni Salt Flats from La Paz to Atacama in Chile

Depart from La Paz for an unforgettable, 4-day expedition through the vast Uyuni salt flats. On this journey through Bolivia's southwestern desert, you'll ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $438.00
Private Day Trip Salar de Uyuni, Uyuni, Multi-day Tours
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Private Day Trip Salar de Uyuni

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

Vsit the Salar de Uyuni in a comfortable private car with excellent personal service. Observe Andean landscapes with local wildlife and flora. Enjoy lunch in ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $220.00
3-Day Uyuni Salt Flat Adventure to San Pedro de Atacama, Uyuni, Private Sightseeing Tours
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3-Day Uyuni Salt Flat Adventure to San Pedro de Atacama

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Review

Embark on an expedition in a 4x4 Toyota Land Cruiser to explore the Uyuni Salt Flat, area deserts, local villages, multi-colored lakes with flamingos, geysers, ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $364.00
Full Day Uyuni Salt Flats by Bus from La Paz, La Paz, Multi-day Tours
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Full Day Uyuni Salt Flats by Bus from La Paz

Welcome to Bolivia.   Enjoy an unforgettable adventure visiting the Uyuni Salt Flats with collection from your Hotel in La Paz.  The service ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $250.00
Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats Private Night Tour from Uyuni, Uyuni, Day Trips
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Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats Private Night Tour from Uyuni

3 star rating: Worth doing 2 Reviews

Live unforgettable moments in an immense sky and enjoy the view of the Milky Way and the starlight in its pure nature in this extraordinary atmosphere, the ...  Read more

Location: Uyuni, Bolivia
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

From USD $180.00

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