The Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia is something quite amazing to see. It is a great place to take photos and find those rare and amazing Uyuni Salt Flat pictures.
The Uyuni Salt flats are massive. We are talking about a desert of salt the size of Jamaica. If you do not believe me look up the size.
The salt flats happen to be around 11,000 square kilometers. It is huge. As we traveled across, it seemed that the trip would never end.
This would be a place where we could take amazing fun photos like the ones you see of people with dinosaurs.
The Tour Companies:
There are many ways to get to the Uyuni Salt Flats of Bolivia. Firstly, you can go to Uyuni from La Paz or Sucre. There are night buses that take off from La Paz and Sucre to Uyuni. That would help avoid any time wasted just staying in the tiny town. (The town of Uyuni is tiny.)
If you wanted you could even book a tour through San Pedro De Atacama in Chile. I am not familiar with the tour prices or the tours itself, but they had many offerings as we walked down the streets. Your best bet is doing the Bolivia route.
One way, we had heard you could book was to arrive the day of your tour and book it in town. Honestly, there were a ton of tours out there offering as we landed. Most offices don’t open until 6:30 a.m. Most offices need to have the tour booked and paid for by 8:30 a.m. I say most, so who knows there could be lots of tours that will just take you.
Three Tour Companies:
We had heard about three main tour companies and conversed with all the three looking for the best package, deals, and best service. Those three tour companies are Salty Desert Adventures, Red Planet Expeditions, and Quechua Connections. These are probably the best companies to go with. You can contact them via email or best of all use whatsapp.
These companies are quick to respond and they are ranked the best in Uyuni.
We chose Salty Desert Adventures. It was the best bang for our buck, and we hoped to get a friendly tour guide named Leroy. (Good News!! We did get Leroy)
Salty Desert Adventures:
We had a choice of the 3 day or 1 day tour. Since we were going to Chile we chose the 3 day tour.
Salty Desert Adventures had a great price for English tours. (Now as most tours around, the English ones are more expensive. The Spanish tours are quite cheaper.) We paid 1270 Bolivians for a tour and a transport to San Pedro De Atacama for our tour. Most companies will have the extra 70 Bolivians if you want to go to Chile.
The tour takes off at 10:00 a.m. We meet with the group, get a breakdown of what is going to happen over the next few days, and load up the vehicles and ride away.
It would be an adventure like no other.
First Stop: Train Cemetery:
This was the place where they had put the trains to rest. It is a cemetery of trains. They were old unused trains for when they would transport silver from the mines of the Bolivian mountains to the sea in Chile. It was while back ago, the English were transporting the abundance of Silver back to Europe.
This train cemetery is great place to climb, take photos, and have fun. If you can beat the other tourists there you will have plenty of great shots without many photo bombs of others. It is hard to do since most tours start with this first attraction.
Some Salt Flat tours have cool pictures of reflections. Due to the dry season, everything was quite dry.
We did have a reflection pond to come to. I am not sure what the exact name of the place we visited was called. I just know it was a pond that could make some cool reflection photos.
We were able to do a couple of pictures jumping in the air, and just making some cool poses.
Good guides on tours make photo taking so much fun. Thanks to Leroy for all of his help. (I had to give a shoutout).
Salt Flats Cool Photos:
People like to come to the Salt Flats to make some fun cool photos. Seriously, it is amazing what people can do.
Honestly, you need to do some research to get some ideas for these photos. We had done a bit of research. The Salty Desert Team had brought along some dinosaur props and a Pringles can. You never know what you can do.
The Uyuni Salt flats of Bolivia is a perfect place to come up with some creative pictures.
There can be fun pictures, surreal pictures, and anything you can think of.
We were started off with some easy group photos using shadows like making a scorpion.
Then we had time to do individual photos. Leroy and some of our drivers helped set up the shots for all of us. The photos were best done by a smart phone. The smart phone would be the best device to create the surreal images you may see in the salt flats.
Our next photo was done with a T-Rex chasing the whole group. It could be quite scary.
We even created a time lapse together. This took some practice, creativity from Leroy, our guide, and patience.
We were able to have fun with the group creating many different poses.
If you guys go on a Uyuni Salt flats tour, have some fun with your group members, join in with making cool photos, and just enjoy. Then you can share them with your friends and remember the good times.
Our Cool Shots
It was time for Sarah and I to create our own individual shots. The group broke up into smaller groups to take individual photos. Sarah had come up with some good and fun photo ideas.
One of the ideas, Sarah had come up with was that I would have her dangling from my fingertips going into my mouth.
The next one would be her holdin me by her hands under her legs as if I was incredibly short, and she was a giant.
We even had a dinosaur picture of me trying to protect Sarah from the dinosaur.
The last one we took, we stole this idea from two Koreans in our group. It was a picture of us driving my shoe.
If you can think of cool pictures this is the place where you can let your imagination go wild. It was truly amazing to make these fun pictures.
The Sunset pictures:
Once again we hopped into our 4 wheel drive Land Cruisers and were off to our salt hotel.
Before we ended the night, we would take a stop to create some fun sunset photos. The beautiful sky was lit up with amazing colors as the ground below created a whiteness as if we were in a snow covered terrain. These photos were amazing.
Our last cool picture in the Salt Flats was us jumping into the Sunset.
The Uyuni Salt flats is a great place to take some cool photos. It is an awesome place to have fun, and enjoy the beautiful nature.
We had three days exploring from the Salt Flats all the way to the Chilean Border. You can book a one day tour or even three days. It is all up to you.
We loved it.
Do you any have experiences in some quite beautiful places with cool pictures?
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