Tourist attractions in Uyuni

Potosi Tourist Attractions
Uyuni Salt Flats

Uyuni Salt Flats

The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia was formed by the disappearance of an inland ocean that covered most of the Altiplano and extended all the way to the Titicaca lake. It is an extraordinary experience to cross this lake of salt by car.

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Town of Uyuni

Town of Uyuni

Uyuni in Bolivia is a small town situated in the middle of nowhere. Tourism is its main source of prosperityt hanks to the the world's biggest Salt Flats.

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Amazing Lagoons

Amazing Lagoons

Near the Salt Flats of Uyuni, Bolivia several spectacular lagoons amaze the visitors - Laguna Verde (Green Lagoon), Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon), Laguna Blanca (White Lagoon), Laguna Hedionda (Stinking Lagoon), Laguna Canapa.

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Thermal waters and geysers

Thermal waters and geysers

At about an hour from the Red Lagoon in Bolivia there are several geysers. This endless supply of water is spitted out of the ground at a temperature of 90 C, through fumaroles and cracks through which sometimes even volcanic lava erupts.

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Eduardo Avaroa Reserve

Eduardo Avaroa Reserve

The Eduardo Avaroa Reserve is one of the most visited natural places in Bolivia. Eduardo Avaroa Natural Reserva is characterized by mountains, colorful lagoons, volcanoe, geisers, and peculiar flora and fauna, is a place to be explored and remembered.

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Siloli Desert

Siloli Desert

The Siloli Desert is located at the southeast of Potosi city. It's famous mainly for its rock formations like the Arbol de Piedra. It's part of the Atacama desert the driest in the world.

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Cementerio de Trenes - Train Graveyard

Cementerio de Trenes - Train Graveyard

The Train Graveyard opens a door to Uyuni's past when the mining industry collapsed, partly due to mineral depletion. Many trains were abandoned thereby producing the train cemetery - a peculiar tourist attraction very different from the beautiful landscapes of the area.

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Colchani village near Uyuni

Colchani village near Uyuni

Colchani, Bolivia is also called Puerto Seco (Dry Port) and represents the main access to the Salt Flat due to its location just on the border of the Salar de Uyuni. In Colchani you will find a Salt Factory where visitors can see a rudimentary way to extract and process salt.

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San Cristobal town

San Cristobal town

Community located 900 km far from Uyuni. The town is near by the San Cristobal silver mine, one of the biggest in the world.

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Polques Hot Springs

Polques Hot Springs

The Polques hot springs are well-known because of the intense volcanic activity in the area. Early in the morning tourists enjoy a bath in these healing waters.

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Licancabur Volcano

Licancabur Volcano

Guardian of the Verde Lagoon the Licancabur Volcano is very popular among tourists due to its similarity to Mars. The NASA has been making studies about the volcano reason why it captures more attention and interest.

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Tunupa Volcano

Tunupa Volcano

The Tunupa Volcano (Volcan Tunupa) is located at the Daniel Campos province in the Oruro department. The volcano has a height of 5432 meters and can be seen from the entire Uyuni Salt Flat. The Tunupa's Volcano area is home of different fauna species like flamencos, ostriches and foxes.

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Ollague Volcano

Ollague Volcano

Ollague let to enjoy a panoramic view of Ascotan and Carcote Salt Flats. The volcano has a crater of 1250 square meters from where displays fumarolic activity, particularly to the south of its summit area but no historical eruptions have been confirmed from Ollague. The volcano also contains a deictic summit lava dome.

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Town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile

Town of San Pedro de Atacama in Chile

The town of San Pedro the Atacama is set in an oasis inside the San Pedro de Atacama desert at 2440 m.a.s.l. and 1.670 kilometers away from Santiago de Chile. It is the gateway to the biggest salt flat in the world: the Uyuni Salt Flat in Bolivia.

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Cañapa Lagoon

Cañapa Lagoon

Canapa is a salt water lagoon situated in Sud Liez province of the Potosi department, close to the Hedionda (smelly) Lagoon.

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Ramaditas Lagoon

Ramaditas Lagoon

The Ramaditas Lagoon is a sweet water lagoon in Sud Lipez Province of Potosi.

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Shiarkhota Lagoon

Shiarkhota Lagoon

The Shiarkhota Lagoon or Chiar Khota is located in Sud Lipez province, Potosi, Bolivia.

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Incahuasi Island

Incahuasi Island

Set on the remains of a volcano, Incahuasi Island, was used as a resting place for the Incas who used to cross the salt flat with llamas.

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Eyes of the Salt Flat (Ojos de Sal)

Eyes of the Salt Flat (Ojos de Sal)

The eyes of the salt flat are the outlets for subterranean rivers flowing under the Uyuni Salt Flat.

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Honda Lagoon

Honda Lagoon

The Honda lagoon is the deepest lagoon, its light blue waters contrast with the highland's earthy colors.

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Andean Fauna

Andean Fauna

The Andean fauna populating the surroundings of the Uyuni Salt Flat and the amazing lagoons is diverse and rich.

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Rock Tree

Rock Tree

The Rock Tree (Árbol de Piedra) is a tree-like rock formation in the Siloli Desert desert that offers great photo opportunities!

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Green Lagoon

Green Lagoon

Green lagoon (Laguna Verde) is a high-altitude mineral lake in the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve, known for its beautiful green color.

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Red Lagoon

Red Lagoon

The Red lagoon (Laguna Colorada) is a shallow lake within the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve and close to the border with Chile. The lake is famous for its strong red colour caused by algae that provide food for large flocks of pink flamingos.

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