Uyuni & the Southwest Circuit attractions

Top Choice Desert in Uyuni & the Southwest Circuit

Salar de Uyuni

The world's largest salt flat sits at a lofty 3653m (11,985ft) and blankets an amazing 12,000 sq km (4633 sq miles). It was part of a prehistoric salt lake, Lago Minchín, which once covered most of southwest Bolivia…
Top Choice Island in Salar de Uyuni

Isla Incahuasi

One of the highlights of a Salar de Uyuni tour is a hike around the spectacular Isla Incahuasi, otherwise known as Inkawasi. It's located in the heart of the salar, 80km west of Colchani. This hilly outpost is cover…
Top Choice National Park in Los Lípez

Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa

Tucked away in the southwestern corner of Los Lípez near the Chilean border is the remote Reserva Nacional de Fauna Andina Eduardo Avaroa. It's a rough bumpy road through marvelous Martian landscapes to get there, b…
Lake in Los Lípez

Laguna Verde

The stunning blue-green Laguna Verde (4400m) is tucked into the southwestern corner of Bolivian territory, 52km south of Sol de Mañana. The incredible green color comes from high concentrations of lead, sulfur, arse…
Lake in Los Lípez

Laguna Colorada

Laguna Colorada is a rusty-burnt-orange-hued lake (4278m) that covers approximately 60 sq km and reaches a depth of just 80cm. The rich red coloration on the lake is derived from algae and plankton that thrive in th…
Village in Salar de Uyuni

Colchani

Located right on the edge of Salar de Uyuni, Colchani is the easiest place to access the great salt flat and the place to go if you just want a glimpse of the salar. Most salt flat tours stop here to visit the souve…
Historic Site in Uyuni

Cementerio de Trenes

The only real attraction in Uyuni, Cementerio de Trenes is a rusty collection of historic steam locomotives and rail cars dating back to the 19th century, when there was a rail-car factory here. Today they sit decay…
Notable Building in Salar de Uyuni

Playa Blanca Salt Hotel

Although it is now closed to overnight visitors, you can still check out the salt sculptures inside and the Dakar Rally and Flag Monuments outside (add your flag if you've brought one). Find your own isolated piece …
Hot Springs in Los Lípez

Termas de Polques

At the foot of Cerro Polques lies Termas de Polques, a small 29.4°C hot-spring pool, and an absolute paradise after the chilly salar nights. Although they’re not boiling by any means, they’re suitable for bathing, a…
Church in San Cristóbal

Iglesia de San Cristóbal

In 1999, this handsome Jesuit church was relocated stone by stone – along with other buildings in the village – from its original location, 20km away, to make way for a silver mine. The entrance is flanked by twin b…