Salar De Uyuni

Slightly off the beaten path, 100% fun.

1-2-3 Jump! With fellow fun-seeking travelers. Notice Sara on the far right missing the count.

This magnificent natural wonder is known to be the largest salt flat in the world. About 40,000 years ago, this arid area used to be a part of a lake that covered a swath of the Andes mountain range, the spine of South America. The crusty salt covers a surface of 10, 582 km and is at an elevation of 3,656 meters above sea level and you won’t get to see trees here very often as you go up.

About the Author

Andrei Oliver Parlade

Andrei Oliver Parlade

Born and raised in Manila, Andrei Oliver Parlade is a Filipino-American who never forgets his roots. He's a writer, explorer, history buff, linguist, freelance content contributor and producer, turtle-lover, proud pit bull daddy, a US Navy Veteran, and a lifelong learner. He has been to over 50 countries, and all 7 continents and continues to pursue infinite possibilities. Join him, and his arf-venture buddy, Seizo in their quest to see the sun, and moon; to chase the horizon and rest in cities, mountains, ice, and sand.