The world´s highest and largest salar.

Trip Start Sep 21, 2006
Trip End Ongoing

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Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Southwest Bolivia presents some of the most dramatic landscapes on Earth. I went on a three day jeep trip that proved to be one of the most scenic I had ever taken anywhere in the world.

We crossed the famous Salar de Uyuni which is the world's largest salt flat with an amazing surface area of 12,000 sq km. It sits at 3653 m (12,050 ft) making it the highest in the world. It was part of a prehistoric salt lake that covered most of southwest Bolivia. When the lake dried up it left the Salar behind for us to enjoy !!!

We started the journey in Uyuni, Bolivia at an elevation of 3675 m (12,125 ft) and went up to 4915 m (16,220 ft) shortly before getting to the Chilean border. So it got very cold at times but it was worth all the suffering, and then some. 


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