Famous for the shallow pools of water that act like mirrors reflecting the sky above during rainy season, it creates a feeling often compared to floating through the clouds. The salt flats were formed when the last waters of Lago Tauca evaporated, leaving behind salt deposits that had been leached into the lake from the neighbouring mountains. The result was Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia’s most extraordinary attraction and one not be missed when you visit the country.
Salar de Uyuni is open to visitors all year, with the rainy season (December-April) the best time to see the pools of water reflecting the sky above. Uyuni’s flat white surface lets you play with perspective in your photos, and the dry season provides excellent natural lighting.