The Salar de Uyuni is a spectacle in itself. It has a depth of 120 m / 394 ft that is divided into eleven salt layers with thicknesses ranging from one to ten meters (3 - 32 ft), the first one of about a 10 m (32 ft). This makes that the appearance resembles that of a glacier, with radiant white that changes its hue depending on solar radiation.
In winter (dry season from May to October), the surface hardens resulting in whimsical formations.
In summer (rainy season from November to March) the Salar takes the form of a giant mirror reflecting the sky, which in these latitudes is of a blue color with a purity that will make you believe you've never seen the sky in all its glory before.
In addition its biodiversity makes it a unique place. For example, in November, this is the place chosen by three typical South American species of flamingos to brood: small, big and Southern Parina.
Inside the Salar there are several islands. Among them, the bigger is the Pescado (fish) and if you have the chance to visit it, do so. You will see giant cacti of more than 10 m / 32 ft high.
At the same time, given the flat face of its territory, it is an ideal place to drive a 4x4, motorcycle or quad as its surface serves as a transport route for the Bolivian altiplano. An unforgettable adventure.