Most remote travel destination Salar de Uyuni in Bolivia | Salar de Uyuni is just an overwhelming place, the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 sqkm. Located up high in the Daniel Campos Province in Potosi, it will force you up an elevation of 3,656 meters above mean sea level to get a look at it.
Right in the middle of this huge salt lake you will find Incahuasi Island. You can drive there by car or even walk at 21 degrees celsius daytime and zero degrees celsius nighttime in Bolivian summer. Summer would be from November until January. Such walk takes about four days from Llica to Incahuasi Island. People really did it! Check out the story of Polish adventurer Mateusz Waligora -> Walk the Salar.
If you plan a trip to Salar de Uyuni, please do some research about Bolivia’s past. It was a pretty rough place to live in. Today, despite being among the poorest countries in the region, Bolivia has lower levels of theft and violent crime than in neighbouring Peru and Brazil, though in recent years crime levels have risen again.
How to travel to Salar de Uzuni? Understand that this is not easy to get to, especially for non-Spanish speakers. Somehow you need to get yourself over to Uyuni by bus (e.g. from La Paz, Potosi, Tupiza) or by train (e.g. from Oruro and Villazon). From here you better book a tour – 1 day (only salt-flats) or multiple day (salt-flats, deserts, volcanos, lakes, geysers). You might loop back to Uyuni, onto Tupiza or over to San Pedro de Atacama in neighboring Chile. Alternative routes start in Tupiza and in San Pedro de Atacama.
Most remote travel destination Salar de Uyuni. By Chili & Chirp | Hugging Horizons since 2004 | Getting there is not easy -> Easter Island (Chile) | Angel Falls (Venezuela) | Pyramids of Meroe (Sudan) | Sanaa (Yemen) | Lake Baikal (Russia) | Nauru | Tahiti