An Expert Guide to Visiting El Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

If you’re visiting Bolivia, chances are, the Salar de Uyuni (aka the Bolivian Salt Flats) is on your must-see list. The world’s largest salt flat, it a truly amazing sight to behold. 

You can take a bus, train, plane, or a combination of all three to Uyuni, the town nearest to the location of El Salar de Uyuni.

How to get to the Salar de Uyuni

The Salar de Uyuni is amazing at any time of year, but how your trip looks depends entirely on the season.

When should you visit the Bolivian Salt Flats?

Rainy season in Bolivia is when the Salar turns into the world’s largest mirror, making it, for some, the best time to go!

Visiting El Salar de Uyuni between December and March

Dry season in Bolivia lasts from around April to October and during this time, the salt flats look less like a giant mirror.

Visiting El Salar de Uyuni between April and October

If you’re not a planner like me, it’s fairly easy to walk into a tour office upon arrival and book a tour the same day.

Salar de Uyuni tours from Uyuni

My suggestion is to choose a three-day tour option. If you’re going to stay in Uyuni for multiple days, you might as well go big and see all there is to see!

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