Tips to Enjoy the Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia

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There are unbelievable places in the world and the Salt Flat in Bolivia is a breathtaking place. It is mesmerizing to see the reflection of the sky reach the horizon like heaven on earth. If you want to visit the Salar de Uyuni we recommend a few things:

  • Bring rain boots or shoes you don’t mind throwing away, the salt and the water will ruin good shoes.
  • Bring warm clothes, it might look like a hot place but in some parts the temperature is low.
  • The average temperature is 10°C and the lowest can be -15°C.
  • The best time to visit the salt flat is rainy season which is from January to March.
  • You can reach the salt flat from La Paz by bus and plane.
  • It will take you 12 hours by bus to reach the salt flat.
  • It is better if you hire a tourist guide who can explain the place.
  • If you get a tour be sure the company is reliable and with good recommendations.
  • Try to take fun pictures using different perspectives on your camera.
  • On some tours you can get in the hot springs, so don’t forget your swim suit.

Vocabulary:

  • Mesmerizing: To have someone’s attention completely so that they cannot think of anything else.
  • Throw away: To get rid of something you don’t want any more.
  • Average: A standard or level that is considered to be typical or usual.
  • Reliable: Someone or something that can be trusted.

Recommendations:

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Questionnaire:

  • What’s the feature that impressed you the most about the salt flat?

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