Salar De Uyuni Tour – Part 11 – Atacama Desert (The Driest Place On Earth) and Arbol De Piedra (Higher Than Europe) *

Jumping for joy somewhere on the Salar De Uyuni Tour – in the deserts of South Western Bolivia. A moment to savour and freedom. This tour was one of the most spectacular I have been on, scenery wise. After lunch by Lake Hedionda, we headed into deep desert country and to the peak of our Read more about Salar De Uyuni Tour – Part 11 – Atacama Desert (The Driest Place On Earth) and Arbol De Piedra (Higher Than Europe) *[…]

Salar De Uyuni Tour – Part 10 – Laguna Canapa y Flamencos *

After a hat-trick of special sights (Gorilla Mountain, Active Volcano and Train Track) on the second morning of the tour, our jeep took us down to the spectacular Laguna Canapa. And I mean spectacular. Situated at a high altitude, this lake is tinted slightly naturally green, good then that the photos don’t show that, and Read more about Salar De Uyuni Tour – Part 10 – Laguna Canapa y Flamencos *[…]

Salar De Uyuni Tour – Part 9 – Gorilla Mountain, Isolated Railway Line and Active Volcano *

After having a superb breakfast in the salt hostel (Cabana Oz Sal), it was time to explore more of the amazing Salar De Uyuni, leaving our home in the dusty town of San Juan De Rosario behind for the desert wilderness. I wore a ridiculous wooden hat, but only at breakfast…the redness of my face Read more about Salar De Uyuni Tour – Part 9 – Gorilla Mountain, Isolated Railway Line and Active Volcano *[…]

Salar De Uyuni – Part 8 – Sleeping On Salt – Cabana Oz Sal *

Even after I researched, spoke to previous venturers and even booked my Salt Flats and Desert tour in the height of Bolivia, I still had no idea what to expect. This made it more surprising and spontaneous. So on the first night of the tour, imagine my surprise when we reached our base for the Read more about Salar De Uyuni – Part 8 – Sleeping On Salt – Cabana Oz Sal *[…]

Salar De Uyuni – Part 7 – San Juan de Rosario *

One of the highest places I have ever stayed overnight in a bed happened to be on the Salar De Uyuni salt flats and desert tour of South Western Bolivia. The tiny settlement of San Juan De Rosario is hardly a tourist haven or a well known spot. There were 6 of us on the Read more about Salar De Uyuni – Part 7 – San Juan de Rosario *[…]

Salar De Uyuni Tour Part 6: Fotos Locos

As the Spanish title suggests, being deserted in a wilderness of only salt brings out the madness in you. And for our group, this meant “fotos locos” or crazy photos. Everyone that goes to Salar de Uyuni these days takes silly photos. Here’s a few – not all from my camera – some from my Read more about Salar De Uyuni Tour Part 6: Fotos Locos[…]

Salar De Uyuni Tour – Part 5 – Incahuasi/Isla Del Pescado *

INCAHUASI – ISLA DEL PESCADO – AN ISLAND ON SALT. On arrival we had to pay an entrance fee at this small booth. The cost was 15 Bolivanas for the ticket and entrance to this incredible wee island. That’s about 2 pounds I think, so worth it. The ticket shows the island name as Incahuasi, Read more about Salar De Uyuni Tour – Part 5 – Incahuasi/Isla Del Pescado *[…]

Jonny Blair flying the Northern Ireland flag at Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

Salar De Uyuni Tour – Part 4 – Flying The Flag and Hotel on Salt

Hot, high up, salty, deserted, isolated but awe inspiring is how I would describe our arrival on the Uyuni Salt Plains – known as Salar de Uyuni. The town of Uyuni was left far behind, as was Cementario Des Trens and  Colchani Salt Village. We were now in a wilderness high high up in south Read more about Salar De Uyuni Tour – Part 4 – Flying The Flag and Hotel on Salt[…]

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