Salar de Uyuni

Salar de Uyuni, photo by Luca Galuzzi
Salar de Uyuni (photo by Luca Galuzzi)
 

Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat – an enormous lake-like expanse with salt over 10 meters thick in the center and a series of fluorescent-coloured lakes resulting from mineral runoff from the surrounding mountains.

In the dry season, the salt plains are a completely flat expanse of dry salt, but in the wet season, it is covered with a thin sheet of water that is still drivable.

It is often visited as part of a 3 or 4 day tour of South West Bolivia.

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Overall Atmosphere: Natural
A Natural Atmosphere includes a diverse range of destinations with outdoor-oriented features, including both water-based (beaches, rivers, lakes, etc) and land-based (mountains, forests, deserts, etc). It also includes specific outdoor activities, ranging from water adventuring (eg, kayaking, sailing) to land adventuring (eg, hiking, biking).

Natural Interests tend to be:
(a) outdoors-oriented, and therefore more dependent on weather conditions
(b) less easily accessible and more physically demanding than other destination categories.

In some cases (eg, rafting and climbing), this includes a significantly increased degree of adventure (or danger, depending on one's viewpoint).
Featuring mainly outdoors-oriented natural attractions.
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   1000 Places to See Before You Die

 

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Hotel Palacio de Sal

Built out of salt bricks and also featuring salt furniture, Palacio de Sal offers guests accommodation with free WiFi and a complimentary buffet breakfast in Potosí. Average score from 118 guest reviews: 8.5/10.

$142

 
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Le Ciel d'Uyuni

Located 200 metres from FCA train station, Le Ciel D'Uyuni offers free Wi-Fi in Uyuni. Free continental breakfast buffet is also available. Rooms at Le Ciel D'Uyuni have a seating area, cable TV, and a private bathroom. Average score from 306 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$25

 
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Hotel de Sal Casa Andina

Set in Uyuni's city centre, Hotel de Sal Casa Andina offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking on site. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and room service is available. Average score from 231 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$47

 
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Tambo Aymara

Featuring free WiFi and a terrace, Tambo Aymara offers accommodation in Uyuni. Private parking is available on site. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom. You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Average score from 27 guest reviews: 7.7/10.

$67

 
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Hotel de Sal Luna Salada

Almost completely built out of salt blocks, Hotel de Sal Luna Salada offers rooms with overlooking the Uyuni salt mine. Breakfast is served and there is a restaurant. Uyuni town is 30 minutes away by car. Free WiFi is available in common areas. Average score from 609 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$129 - $199

 
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Hotel NameRooms FromGuest Rating
Hotel de Sal Casa Andina

Hotel de Sal Casa Andina

Set in Uyuni's city centre, Hotel de Sal Casa Andina offers accommodation with free WiFi and free private parking on site. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant and room service is available. Average score from 231 guest reviews: 9.3/10.

$47

 
$479.3
Las Tholas Hotel

Las Tholas Hotel

Featuring free WiFi and a restaurant, Las Tholas Hotel offers pet-friendly accommodation in Uyuni. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. Free private parking is available on site. Each room is fitted with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Average score from 43 guest reviews: 8.6/10.

$42

 
$428.6
Hotel Jumari

Hotel Jumari

Featuring free WiFi access and a complimentary buffet breakfast, Hotel Jumari offers accommodations in Uyuni. Average score from 874 guest reviews: 8.4/10.

$40

 
$408.4
Hostal Reina del Salar

Hostal Reina del Salar

Featuring free WiFi access, Hostal Reina del Salar offers accommodations in the town centre of Uyuni. A daily complimentary breakfast is served. Average score from 521 guest reviews: 8.3/10.

$35

 
$358.3
Tonito Hotel

Tonito Hotel

Featuring free WiFi access in common areas, Tonito Hotel offers accommodations in Uyuni. Guests are served a complimentary breakfast daily. Rooms here are all fitted with a TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with free toiletries. Average score from 188 guest reviews: 7.8/10.

$58

 
$587.8
Le Ciel d'Uyuni

Le Ciel d'Uyuni

Located 200 metres from FCA train station, Le Ciel D'Uyuni offers free Wi-Fi in Uyuni. Free continental breakfast buffet is also available. Rooms at Le Ciel D'Uyuni have a seating area, cable TV, and a private bathroom. Average score from 306 guest reviews: 7.3/10.

$25

 
$257.3
Hostal La Magia de Uyuni

Hostal La Magia de Uyuni

Located 300 metres from the main square and central market, Hostal La Magia de Uyuni offers free Wi-Fi and breakfast in Uyuni. Computers are available for guest use and hot water is provided 24/7. The train and bus stations are 350 metres away. Average score from 53 guest reviews: 7.2/10.

$60

 
$607.2

Highlights:

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Natural
Unusual Local Feature

World’s Largest Salt Flat

In the dry season the salt flat is a hallucinogenic white landscape. In the rain it is mostly submerged and will show a perfect reflection of the sky.
Geologic Formations

Fluorescent-colored lakes

These are created from a collection of different minerals from runoff from the surrounding mountains.
Also of Interest:
Combination
Unusual Local Feature
Hotsprings
Natural
Scenic Waterways

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