Salar de Uyuni is the world's largest salt flat. While it serves practical purposes for the people of Bolivia, tourists love it because it makes a great backdrop for perspective pictures.
Visiting the salt flats was the primary draw for us when we planned our trip to Bolivia. We didn't realize at the time that the salt flats are just one of dozens of must-see attractions in this country!
We woke up at 4am on the fourth day of our adventure with Tupiza Tours to see the salt flats. We had breakfast on Incahuasi Island, an island full of cacti in the middle of the salt flats, then drove to the flattest point where the famous perspective pictures are possible.
It's not easy to take perspective photos! With the "smaller" person or object far into the distance, the photographer has to line up just right to make it look real. With a little patience, you're left with fun pictures of the unique landscape.
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Seeing the salt flats was a perfect ending to our four day adventure.
A special shout out to Elena and Peter, Russians who are also traveling on a round-the-world trip. We met them after our overnight bus from Argentina dropped us off near the Bolivia border at 6am. We wandered the streets until we found the border about a mile away and agreed to share a vehicle on the tour. We couldn't have asked for a better couple to share in this crazy adventure!