Salar de Uyuni & the Altiplano
Bleak, eerie and surreal; Bolivia’s Southern Altiplano is a landscape without compare, a captivating, mysterious land of bubbling geysers, giant cacti and rainbow-colored lagoons dotted with flamboyantly pink flamingos. Marooned in this otherworldly landscape, the glistening white salt flats of the Salar de Uyuni are a mesmerising vision, their endless expanse stretching out to the horizon.
This horizon melts away at times, the blinding white surface creating a mirror when wet so the sky and the earth become one. At other times it cracks into billions of hexagons, becoming a dry landscape devoid of life, bar an occasional oasis of cacti. Explore the remote corners of this unearthly landscape by bike, 4x4 or on foot, visiting ancient villages, pre-Incan tombs, and at night, lying back under a blanket of impossibly bright stars.
Hotel de Sal Luna Salada
Salar de Uyuni & the Altiplano, Bolivia
Located on the eastern shores of the Salar de Uyuni, the Luna Salada is an extraordinary hotel constructed entirely from salt. Walls, floors, ceilings, furniture and even the beds are made of salt, and make for one of the world's most unusual hotels.