The salt flats of Bolivia. It’s on of the must-do’s on any trip through the country and it’s not hard to see why. We left La Paz on an overnight bus that turned out to be a pretty horrendous journey. Bolivia has been having problems with it’s miners striking and blocking the roads. One of these road block meant we had to take an alternative route, along gravel roads, for ten hours. Sleep was a rare pleasure as we rocked our way down to Uyuni, where the Salt Flat tours depart from. After a day sniffing out the tour operators we decided on one, paid our cash and were due to meet them at 10:3o the next morning. The company, Cordillera Tours, seemed pretty good and we’d read positive reviews about them. It turned out to be a night mare with arguments between the drivers and guide (that we’d paid for), our driver not following our guide who spoke English, food was terrible etc… I’ll rant properly on Trip Advisor in a few days and save you having to read all about it.
Salar de Uyuni – The Salt Flats of Uyuni
Despite the driver and guide problems, it was an amazing trip. We had a good group with Brits, Canadians, Germans and Irish and the places we drove through were spectacular. The tour itself is mainly cruising south from Uyuni across the salt flats and then into a national park. There is plenty of time spent sitting in a vehicle as you blast between sights. We couldn’t fault the weather, blue skies the whole time, which did make for a cold night on the second night (things got well below 0 degrees!)
It doesn’t seem worthwhile to give you a blow by blow account of the trip as it’s really best seen through photo’s. So I’ll give the word a rest and allow you to check out some of the most amazing scenery in Bolivia if not the world!