Uyuni Salt Flat
The Salar de Uyuni is located about 3800 metres above sea level, it is one of the largest salt flats in the world, its formation is due to a prehistoric inland ocean drying up, leaving behind a blinding white salt desert of almost 11 000 square kilometres, up to 120 metres deep. It is one of the attractions that must be seen to be believed.
During the rainy season between the months of March and November, the water accumulates in the salt and creates a giant mirror that perfectly reflects the sky and clouds with which you can play with the optical illusion caused by the lack of horizons.
Plans were made to build a network of trains out of Uyuni, however, the project was abandoned due to difficulties and tensions with indigenous residents, so trains and other equipment disappeared and rusted away.
A shallow lake within the Eduardo Avaroa National Reserve of Andean fauna, its unique colouring comes from the pigmentation of the algae that inhabit it. These provide large flocks of pink flamingos.
It is the highest navigable lake in the world at 3812 m.a.s.l., which has a maximum depth of 283 metres and a surface area of 8562 Km2, the lake has many natural and artificial islands. The most important town on the lake is Copacabana.