Salar De Uyuni (1Day) - Spanish Speaking Guide

Experience the natural wonder of the Salar de Uyuni and see the largest salt flat on Earth. Marvel at the strange rock formations and extraordinary landscapes.

Highlights

  • Inkahuasi covered in cacti and surrounded by a flat white sea of salt tiles
  • picturesque salt processing village of Colchani.
  • hollow bodies that have rusted and other remains, the 'Great Train Graveyard'

Description

Train Cemetery It is a cemetery of trains, of locomotives. And it's so big that it seems like every train in South America was moved to Uyuni, Bolivia, to take its last drink. It is only about 3 km from the Uyuni train station. Filled with hollow bodies that have completely rusted away and other remains, the 'Gran Cementerio de Trenes' (also known as Cementerio de Trenes or 'Cemeterio de Trenes' in Spanish) can be found on the outskirts of Uyuni, a small commercial region . high in the Andean plain. Uyuni has been known as a major transportation hub in South America and connects several major cities. In the early 19th century, grand plans were made to build an even larger network of trains outside of Uyuni, but the project was abandoned due to a combination of technical difficulties and tension with neighboring countries. The trains and other equipment became rusty and faded from memory. Colchani Just outside the salt flats of Salar de Uyuni is the picturesque salt processing town of Colchani. This small town of just over 600 people is home to the largest salt processing cooperative in Bolivia. Years ago, the inhabitants of Colchani used to exploit salt to exchange with other indigenous communities. Uyuni Salt Flats Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni is considered one of the most extreme and notable sights in all of South America, if not on Earth. Spanning more than 4,050 square miles of the Altiplano, it is the largest salt flat in the world, left by long-evaporated prehistoric lakes. Here, a thick crust of salt stretches to the horizon, covered by quilted, polygonal patterns of salt rising from the ground. At certain times of the year, the nearby lakes overflow and a thin layer of water transforms the flats into a dazzling reflection of the sky. Dakar Monument El Salar de Uyuni, one of the tourist gems of the Andes, for the fifth consecutive year awaits its stage of the Dakar Rally to show the world one of Bolivia's greatest attractions when the fleet of motorcycles, cars, buggies, quads and trucks comes to the races. Incahuasi Island One of the highlights of a tour of the Uyuni Salt Flats is a walk around the spectacular Incahuasi Island, also known as Inkawasi. It is located in the heart of the salt flat, 80km west of Colchani. This mountainous outpost is covered in Trichocereus cacti and surrounded by a flat white sea of hexagonal salt tiles.

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