GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Uyuni a small town situated in the middle of nowhere. There is little agriculture in the area because water supplies are scarce and somewhat saline. It originally blossomed as a railroad junction, and even if this is still an important aspect, tourism is now its main source of prosperity.

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I rank Ujuni among the top 5 destinations I have ever visited. ENOUGH SAID!

It was also the best surprise of my South American year-long trip: I knew what to expect from ""commercial"" tourist destinations such as the Machu Picchu, the Iguazu falls, the Amazon jungle etc. but amazingly I had never heard of Ujuni. Why isn't it popular? Maybe because it is hard to reach, it is physically challenging, there is no internet connection, English is not spoken, the quality of the accommodation /transportation and other services is low etc. but my friends, this place is an absolute MUST SEE. Grab your backpack, set up autoreplies stating that you won't be reachable for a week, and vamos!

LOCATIONS EXPERIENCED

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SALAR DE UJUNI

The Salar de Uyuni, amid the Andes in southwest Bolivia, is the world’s largest salt flat. It’s the legacy of a prehistoric lake that went dry, leaving behind a desertlike, nearly 11,000-sq.-km. landscape of bright-white salt, rock formations and cacti-studded islands. Its otherworldly expanse can be observed from central Incahuasi Island. Though wildlife is rare in this unique ecosystem, it harbors many pink flamingos.

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UJUNI CITY

Uyuni is a city in the southwest of Bolivia. The city also acts as a gateway for commerce and traffic crossing into and out of Bolivia from and to Chile. It is the departure point for the trekking on the Salar de Uyuni.

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UJUNI TRAIN GRAVEYARD

Also known as "Train Graveyard", it is located about two miles out of Uyuni city. beneath the blazing sun of the Atacama Desert. The engine graveyard boasts a variety of steam locomotives abandoned since the 1940s, when the mining industry collapsed in the region.

SALAR DE UJUNI

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Bolivia-(2015-March)---Ujuni---Salar-de-Ujuni---4--Incahuasi-Island-(Isla-de-los-Pescados)---11754-cover

The Salar de Uyuni, amid the Andes in southwest Bolivia, is the world’s largest salt flat. It’s the legacy of a prehistoric lake that went dry, leaving behind a desertlike, nearly 11,000-sq.-km. landscape of bright-white salt, rock formations and cacti-studded islands. Its otherworldly expanse can be observed from central Incahuasi Island. Though wildlife is rare in this unique ecosystem, it harbors many pink flamingos.

UJUNI CITY

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Bolivia-(2015-March)---Ujuni---city---4877-cover

Uyuni is a city in the southwest of Bolivia. The city also acts as a gateway for commerce and traffic crossing into and out of Bolivia from and to Chile. It is the departure point for the trekking on the Salar de Uyuni.

UJUNI TRAIN GRAVEYARD

Fabio_s-LifeTour---Bolivia-(2015-March)---Ujuni---Ujuni-Train-Graveyard---2176-cover

Also known as "Train Graveyard", it is located about two miles out of Uyuni city. beneath the blazing sun of the Atacama Desert. The engine graveyard boasts a variety of steam locomotives abandoned since the 1940s, when the mining industry collapsed in the region.

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