- Bolivia -
City of Uyuni
Uyuni is the latest "important" city before the desert. Here you can find easily a travel agency to negociate a tour with a 4x4 (four wheel drive car) in the Salar and South Lipez Region.
Its is located nearly 2 kms outside Uyuni following the railroad in the direction of the desert. It is absolutely fabulous to see these old machines in the middle of nowhere. Looking at the pictures, you'll see they are not really ready to operate again...
Salar de Uyuni
A flat salty area with following dimensions: 100 kms long & 120 kms width...altitude 3800 m ! A good taste of INFINITY... Don't forget your sunglasses and your GPS because there are absolutely no signs to show the way. You can find a hotel in the salar not so far from Uyuni and "of course" it is built with salt.
La Isla de los Pescado (in the Salar de Uyuni)
Among the infinity of the Salar de Uyuni, there's an isolated island: la isla de los Pescados. On this island you can mind the feeling to be in a very exceptionnal place. Huge Cactus are the main population on this rocky piece of land in an ocean of salt...
Deeper in the Salar de Uyuni
Driving deeper in the salar, we reached a flooded part. Last winter, it rained a lot according to Mateo our driver but also cooker, guide and mecanician... Landsacape are fabulous !