They say the Bolivian Salt Flats is where Heaven and Earth meets. I can’t agree more. Going to this place is such a mind blowing experience. Normally, after seeing a famous site like one of the Seven Wonders of Nature or the World, I’m blown away and amazed but probably won’t go back to see them again. The Bolivian Salt Flats is different, I do want to go back here again and do a longer tour. It is simply that incredible. But don’t let me hype it up for you, check out these pictures and see for yourself!
Train Cemetery in Salar de Uyuni
Journey in the Salt Flats
Area surrounding the Bolivian Salt Flats hotel
Salt Flats without water
Bolivian Salt Flats: Where Heaven and Earth meets
Important info before traveling to the Bolivian Salt Flats:
- Make sure to acclimate first before traveling to see the salt flats, many people get altitude sickness coming here!
- The cost of joining a one day salt flats tour ranges from $30-$90 USD (vehicle condition will vary) and multi-day tours can cost between $100-$500 USD depending on the level of comfort you want.
- There are three main ways to get to Salar de Uyuni: Bus, Train or Plane.
- Bus rides can take between 8-12 hours bus is the cheapest method of the three costing about $35-$40 USD
- Train is another option but it’s also the least popular. Prices are apparently not too different from the plane but possibly more scenic. (Inquire at the train station for the price)
- Plane rides are the fastest lasting no more than one hour. The price varies between $76-$130 USD. They’re usually operated by either Amaszonas or BoA. I’ve taken Amaszonas before and they were not bad but I heard BoA is the better of the two.
- If you want to see the famous water reflection, then you must visit the Bolivian Salt Flats between February and April when it’s rainy season.
- Wear sunscreen, a hat, and sunglasses because the sun’s UV rays are extra strong at such high altitude.
Have an amazing time seeing the world famous salt flats in Bolivia! You won’t regret it!