Salt of the Earth—Tons of It!

Posted by on February 16, 2015 in Bolivia Tours | Comments Off on Salt of the Earth—Tons of It!

Uyuni Salt Flat is the largest in the world

Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat. © Seth Arlow

Salar de Uyuni by Seth Arlow

Welcome to one of the natural wonders of the world, The Salar de Uyuni, or the great Salt Flat of Uyuni, Bolivia. It is the world’s largest salt flat and it resulted from the transformation of several prehistoric lakes.When it rains, it also becomes the world’s largest mirror. It can be seen from the moon……

Uyuni Salt Flats are the largest in the world

The Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia is the largest in the world

Traversing and exploring the salt flat is one of the highlights on our Viva Bolivia! Tour. The salt flat covers over 4,000 square miles and contains 10 billion tons of salt! We want to acknowledge and thank one of our Small Footprint alumni, photographer Seth Arlow (seen below), by sharing these photographs which he made of “El Salar” on our last tour to Bolivia.

Bolivia's Salar de Uyuni or Uyuni Salt Flat is the largest in the world

The salt flats of Bolivia are the largest in the world

Seth and Vicky Arlow are world travelers, and we have enjoyed having them on our tours to Bolivia and to Myanmar. On our upcoming 16 day adventure in Bolivia, we will spend two days and nights on the Salar, even sleeping in a hotel made completely of salt. It is a journey unlike anything you have experienced.

Llamas roam the high altiplano of Bolivia

Llamas near Sucre, Bolivia

Come with us and we will show you how to best photograph beautiful Bolivia—even if you photograph only with your  smartphone. Register by January 31 and save $250 per person based on double occupancy!

 Viva Bolivia! Tour

August 18 ~ September 2, 2015

 Rates here and Register here.

All photographs © Seth Arlow 2013