The Salar de Uyuni is one of the most spectacular places I have ever been. 12,000 square kilometres, almost perfectly flat of dried salt. The flats lie at over 3650m above sea level providing bright blue skies, spectacular sunsets and freezing nights. The Isla de Pescadores, where fossilised fish were found, sits amongst this sea of salt crowned with a cactus forest. If you go, arrange to stay out on the salt for sunset - it is like being on another planet!
Chile is only a few days drive beyond the Salar, past multi-coloured lagoons, flocks of flamingoes, across high, alpine deserts, bubbling mud and valleys of volcanoes.
Bolivia also has huge, and largely unspoilt jungle and pampas regions in the Amazon Basin, some beautiful cities, high mountains, colourful markets and much more.
Bolivia is certainly one of my highlights of the region!
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