Salar de Uyuni and the Altiplano
Trip Start Feb 05, 2006
26Trip End Apr 13, 2006
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The salt flats were extraordinary - 12,000 sq.km at 3,700m above sea level - from hard white at the beginning to the salt being covered by an inch of water that reflected the mountains and made it seem as though we were driving across an enormous lake. After that we drove through snow-covered mountains passed green lakes and a red one [although it wasn't red at the time] full of flamingos. We were in remote areas and stayed very simply for most of the 4 days and it felt like being on top of the world, the roads were dirt tracks at best and would have been impossible without a 4x4.