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Photographing Salar de Uyuni

By Viator, March 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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3-Day Salar de Uyuni and Bolivian Desert Adventure from Uyuni, Uyuni, null
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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
Uyuni Salt Flats Full Day Tour, Uyuni, Multi-day Tours
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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
4-Day Uyuni Salt Flats from La Paz to Atacama in Chile, La Paz, Full-day Tours
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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
3-Day Uyuni Salt Flat Adventure to San Pedro de Atacama, Uyuni, Multi-day Tours
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3-Day Uyuni Salt Flat Adventure to San Pedro de Atacama

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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
5-Day Uyuni Salt Flats and Desert Adventure from La Paz, La Paz, Multi-day Tours
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5-Day Uyuni Salt Flats and Desert Adventure from La Paz

Visit tiny villages, multi-colored lakes with flamingos, geysers, and thermal hot-springs and watch the sun set over the salt flats of Uyuni on this 5-day ...  Read more

Location: La Paz, Bolivia
Duration: 5 days (approx.)

From USD $499.00

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