Trip Start Sep 09, 2005
Trip End Feb 20, 2006

Loading Map
Map your own trip!
Show trip route
Hide lines

Flag of Bolivia  ,
Saturday, December 17, 2005

I decided to take a four day jeep tour from Uyuni to Tupiza.
We had all been asured that there would only be a total of 8 people in the jeep, the crew of 2 staff and 6 gringos were.. The driver and frequant mechanic, the cook who spent most of her time having to sit on the glovebox, a nice U.K. couple, a Couple of crazy Italians, a couple of Koreans girls that bearly said boo and myself. Now in typical Bolivian style thats actualy nine people and a bit of a squeeze. More people = more money, even if they have to be strapped to the roof rack. After driving around in cirlcs about town we finally headed out. First stop the train graveyard that I had already ventured too by myself. It didn't feel so dodgy with more people here this time.

After that we drove to the begging of the salt flats. We stopped to visit a local salt processing site and even managed to sample some of the divine salt, it tasted.. like,um salt.
After that we drove a few minutes to muck around and get our first real good look at the salt flats and take a few photos. After this we sped straight out into the great open expanse of the flats only stopping when our jeep decide to die. Stuck in the middle of literally nothing with the sun beating down on us we all piled out and took some more snap shots while the driver popped the hood. Half and hour later and we were off again. It had been an ordeal but we had escaped with our lives. The next stop after this was the ' Hotel de Sal, Playa Blanca' a hotel made entirly out of salt. We snack in to have a peek before being asked to buy something or leave. So we left.

Slideshow Report as Spam
  • Your comment has been posted. Click here or reload this page to see it below.

  • You must enter a comment
  • You must enter your name
  • You must enter a valid name (" & < > \ / are not accepted).
  • Please enter your email address to receive notification
  • Please enter a valid email address

Use this image in your site

Copy and paste this html: