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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.

Main street of Uyuni

An old Wagon in front of the station Uyuni Railroad station

Train cemetery

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...

Just follow the railroad in the desert direction Here we are .....

Old machine with Manu as El Coche Out of order.....

A. Einstein was here  :-))) Out of order 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.

Infinity everywhere... Salt is manufactured

Hostal de sal Hostal de sal

My friends Jipé & Manu Thanks Marie for taking the picture (Picture from Manu)

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...

Candelabre cactus A small refuge

Cactus anywhere 4x4 carrying tourist

The island

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 !

Driving in salty water Driving in salty water

Photography stop Pictures from Hawai ?

The salty road Polygons of salt