At 3600m above sea level, the Salar de Uyuni is the highest Salt Flat in the world, and at over 10,000 square kilometres it is also the biggest. The Salt Flat was formed many moons ago as a large ancient lake dried up leaving behind the whitest, flattest expanse of salt you have ever seen. The only way to experience the Salt Flats is by jumping in a 4x4 with a bunch of fellow travellers and driving across it. We organised our trip to launch from Tupiza with our new friends Laura and Phil. You can read more about organising the trip in our Tupiza post.
If Bolivia were to have a wild west, Tupiza would be the location; an arid landscape of jagged, rocky mountains of dark red earth covered in giant Cacti, this is the place you imagine cowboys riding through the canyons on their horses. It is even claimed that Butch Cassidy and the Sundance kid, of train robber fame, met their fate near Tupiza, giving the town that real old time outlaw edge.