Hotel de Sal Cristal
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- Wheelchair accessibility
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After a busy couple of days, cramming in three tours in two days, we were ready. Ready for another tour. This time to one of the most spectacular and naturally formed places on earth; Salar de Uyuni aka Uyuni Salt Flats in English. To get there, we were to embark on a three day tour, crossing the Chilean/Bolivian border. The title of each day …
... Some other stops include a salt hotel, that is made of salt, some cactus hills, bubbling salt ground, home of the Dakar rally track, lunch at a salt restaurant. Here, they have flags from all over the world. The aussie flag is a boxing kangaroo flag, which we get some good pics with. The next week, drunk in La Paz, we meet the Aussie guys, who put the flag up there. At one stop, there is a huge flat section of salt, where we get a chance to take some funny photos. Sam ...
... lakes - this was my absolute favourite highlight!! Such amazing birds. We see the active, smoking Volcan Ollague, Arbol de Piedra (a bizarre tree-like rock, surrounded by other bizarre rock formations), and finally, the bright red Laguna Colorada whose waters are a result of the micro-organisms living there.
We arise early again the next day to see the geysers in Sol of Manana, a spectacular series of highly active geysers bubbling mud ...
... Needless to say we were relieved to see the back of that bus when we arrived in Uyuni!
We went straight to a tour agency in Uyuni to organise a one day tour of the salt flats (to cater for Laura's tight schedule - Casey and I will probably return and take the salt flats route to Chile) that would be departing in a few hours. We spent the wait time in the promised 'heated office', which consisted of a useless little reflective heater ...
... Uyuni called Extreme fun pub, serving the most interesting cocktails I've ever seen. Milky cocktails in baby bottles, Bolivian style mojitos made from coca leafs and extremely unusual mugs. The floor was covered in salt that almost looked it sand.
After an all you can eat breakfast of cereal, fruit, eggs, potatoes, pancakes, fresh juices and all different kinds of breads we hit the road and headed for Potosi.