Uyuni Salt Desert's caves and cacti
Tours through the Uyuni Salt Flats are journeys into a mesmerising, hallucinogenic universe of no horizons, mirrored landscapes, houses made of salt and trees of rock. The world’s largest salt flats exist on an almost inhuman scale: over 10,000 square kilometres in area; standing a mighty 4,000 metres above sea level; population: nil, except you, fellow hardy explorers, and a handful of salt miners. Travelling here is sublimely surreal, exploring the glassy white blanket studded with rocky outcrops that are home to giant cacti and elusive wildlife. Uyuni’s vast silence and stillness, and its sudden unexpected flashes of life, stay in the mind long after it has disappeared from view.