Looking for nowhere else on earth? Magnificent desolation awaits you in the remote southwestern corner of far-flung Bolivia. Literally breathtaking, on and beyond the Uyuni Salt Flats is an altogether weird, wonderful and otherworldly experience. In years to come, this adventure will prove to be most unforgettable.
There are no asphalted roads or tall buildings out here. Only immense ethereal landscapes stretch out into the uttermost where horizons cease to exist. Everywhere you look, dimensions are meaningless when salt flats and the sky meld into one. Wind carved rock formations defy gravity. Life at extremes evolves into extremes of alien life. There are extravagant colours by day, white is iridescent, blue is cobalt, red is blood, green is emerald, and pink is deceptively bright and warm. At this altitude, the cold depths of space easily reach down. By evening, the colours fade, and silhouettes appear. The sun sets a galaxy rises, and a billion stars shine. The night looms large over this unearthly scene. As the moon emerges, ghostly shallows suddenly reach out across the emptiness from nowhere. How can so much space have so much blissful silence?
Like any indescribable beauty, there is a harsh reality but a rich reward. This trip passes through isolated freeze-dry terrains over bumpy roads at 4000+ metres above sea level. It can also get icy cold and you will probably altitude sickness. Between such immensity and infinity, there is also an unsettling sense of insignificance, and yet curiously a deep connection to it. Besides the stunning photography, if you want something new, intriguing and challenging, then this trip to Uyuni Salt Flats is it!