Tips To Make Your Bolivian Salt Flat Tour A Convincing One

The Uyuni Salt Flats also known as Salar de Uyuni is one of the most remarkable tourist destinations not just in Bolivia but also in entire South America. This article is intended to give you some great insight about this location to make your Bolivian Salt Flats tour a convincing and enjoyable one. How much time does one need to explore the Uyuni Salt flats?
Before getting a reasonable answer to this query, you’ve to comprehend that the Uyuni Salt Flat is world’s largest salt desert. The city Uyuni is located right on the edge of this natural spectacle, and from here you can visit it in just one day.
Having said that, a Bolivia Salt Lake Uyuni tour usually means a tour of three or four days, as apart from this massive white expansion the trip also includes plenty of other attractions such as impressive colored lagoons, rock formations and also a desert filled with indigenous wildlife.
Is booking a tour must? Can’t I explore the salt flats unaccompanied?
For your knowledge, only licensed drivers and tour guides are permitted to enter the salt flats. The Uyuni Salt Flat is 105000 square kilometers large & there’re nearly no visual signs, so it’s really easy to get lost in the desert. During the rainy season, inexperienced drivers would get caught in the molten salt. Touring in a 4x4 vehicle is always recommended.

Will altitude sickness hit me in Uyuni?

The salt flats are placed at more than 3600m above sea level. At some points of your 3-4days tour, you’ll attain altitudes of approximately 5000m. So, it’s advised to try to adapt yourself prior to the journey by spending 2-3days at a high altitude place to let your body to get acquainted with the decreased oxygen levels.

What’s the best time to go for the Uyuni Salt Flats tour?

It depends. Between May & November, there’s nearly no rainfall. The salt flats resemble a massive white sea, where you can utilize the optical effects to snap fun images. During this period of the year, the temperature differs between 16 °C and -4 °C.

July is the coldest month in this region.

Between December & April is the warm and rainy season. This isn’t necessarily bad though! You may have seen images of the salt flats become a huge mirror. This effect is almost unique to this period, though with a good tour guide you can find some places where water gathers up even throughout the dry season. The temperature varies between 17 °C and 3 °C during this season.

Do I’ve to get vaccinated?

To explore the Uyuni Salt Flats, you don’t require any vaccination. If you’d prefer to carry on with your journey to the Amazon region, you should get immunized against yellow fever.

Just like the old saying – if you fail to prepare then be ready to fail! So keep these above-mentioned points in mind and hopefully, you will have an enjoyable Bolivian Salt Flats Tour. Good luck!

By: Yaneth Morales

This article is written by Esmeralda tours a leading tour service in Bolivia that offers fully flexible Bolivian Salt Flats Tour to its valued clients.

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