Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers. It is located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes and is at an elevation of 3,656 meters above mean sea level.
The flats, located in Southern Bolivia near the country’s Tunupa volcano, and our recent family vacation destiny, make up the world’s largest salt desert.
The Salar was formed as a result of transformations between several prehistoric lakes. It is covered by a few meters of salt crust, which has an extraordinary flatness.
The observation point: below here is where the hiking began:
- Blogpost ‘Place Holder’: Hiking through the ‘Muela del Diablo’, Bolivia. (3rdculturechildren.com)
- Day 360 in Bolivia: Suggestions for entertaining the little ones. (3rdculturechildren.com)