Salar De Uyuni 3d
“Salar de Uyuni” – Bolivia
Magic and Adventure in the World’s largest Salt Mirror, where the earth blends with the sky.
The beauty and solitude in a rugged and inhospitable terrain, never had a better representation in the “Salar de Uyuni”, over 3,600 meters above sea level and with more than 12,000 km2, is the largest world’s salt mirror.
Located at the South of Oruro and West of Potosí – town of Uyuni is the starting point of many expeditions to the salar, the possibility of getting lost in this vast sea of salt is more than emotions that are added to this journey.
The “Pachamama” or “Mother Earth” (Goddess that represents the Earth in the Quechua culture) knew how to recreate the Andean landscapes more surreal ever seen, where a thin layer of water on the white salt provides one of the most beautiful natural spectacles on earth, with the reflection of the sky in the salt, which causes only the gravity that can serve to distinguish the sky from the earth.
Surrounded by mountains and volcanoes that reach 5,000 meters above sea level, Salar de Uyuni is not only rich in indescribable landscapes, it is also one of the largest reserves of lithium in the world, with its 150 kms North to South, 250 kms from East to West and a depth of salt ranging from 10 cms to 8 meters, is estimated to contain about 10 billion tons of minerals.
Salar de Uyuni is beauty, magic, adventure and much more, it is a place that invites us to come into contact with the most rural in nature, ideal for those who like photography and adventure tourism. Continuing our trip to “Eduardo Abaroa National Park” and “Laguna Verde/Green Lagoon” and the Lake is advisable and almost obligatory.
About the use of salt to the greatest extent is done in the South-East end edge, that is just 2 kms from Colchani, this town is the main point of the process and marketing of salt to different parts of the country. Near the railway station of Colchani, there is a plant for the treatment of common salt fortified with iodine and other aggregates with a processing capacity of 18,000 tons per year for human consumption and 2,700 tons per year of mineralized salt for consumption is installed animal.
One of the most visited places is “Incahuasi Island”, generally called “Fish Island” which is an island located in the middle of “Salar de Uyuni”, which has an area of 24.62 hectares, its terrain is steep. It contains the giant cactus “TrichocereusPasacana” which can measure more than 10 meters high. It is also a major tourist center because of its top you can see the Uyuni salt plains.