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Jardines de Uyuni can be the starting point of countless adventures in multiple Bolivian destinations. Whether on a walk through the world’s largest salt flats or witnessing a volcanic eruption at almost 5,000 meters above sea level, the most breathtaking landscapes and wildly exciting stories await you. Everything surrounding you will be exactly as you imagined... or even better.
Uyuni Salt Flats
Located in south-western Bolivia, Salar de Uyuni resembles an infinite white plain. During the rainy season, the site becomes a “mirror”, as the flooded salt flats reflect the sky. Such majestic scenery offers visitors the opportunity to take part in one of the most breathtaking natural events in the world: walking “on the clouds.” Taking up an area of over 10,000 km², the Salar is also one of the world’s largest lithium reserves, in addition to containing large amounts of potassium, boron and magnesium.
The Stone Tree
Proclaimed a “natural monument”, the Stone Tree (in Spanish, Árbol de Piedra) is a 5-meter high rock formation located in the Siloli Desert, at the entrance to the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve. Its shape is the result of strong wind erosion, which caused the sandstone to acquire a striking contour that sets it apart from every other set of volcanic rocks. Great opportunities for an excellent photo souvenir!
The Colored Lagoons
Explore nature’s unexpectedly true colors, caused by the winds and the minerals in the salt lakes. Discover an extraordinary scenery whose relentless metamorphosis results in an awe-inspiring chromatic feast.
Morning Sun Geysers
Sol de Mañana is a desert area covering around 2 km² in length, situated at an altitude of 4,850 meters above sea level. It’s known for its intense volcanic activity, which affords views such as huge craters of boiling mud and impressive steam plumes fired by the pressure of the earth, at an unfathomable distance. Definitely a breathtaking scene.
The Siloli stands out for its unique rock formations, which are the result of the strong winds in the region. It’s known as one of the driest deserts in the world, and provides visitors with an amusing set of shapes and views. Also, the Siloli is considered to be part of the Atacama Desert in neighboring Chile. All you need to enjoy this tour are your hungry eyes, lots of imagination, and a camera.
Eduardo Avaroa Reserve
Hidden among the heights of the Andes Mountains is the most visited protected area in Bolivia. The mountains of the Reserve are the highest Andean mountains on Bolivia's borders with Chile and Argentina. Within its boundaries you will find various volcanoes, sandy beaches, hot springs, smoking geysers, colorful lakes etc.
Salvador Dalí Desert
On the southern area of the Chalviri salt flats, within the Eduardo Avaroa Andean Fauna National Reserve, and at an average height of 4,750 meters above sea level, lies Salvador Dalí Desert, covering an area of roughly 110 km². Its name is due to its landscapes, which resemble those depicted by the Spanish surrealist artist Salvador Dalí
This is the city that gave birth to the Republic, as the Declaration of Independence was signed here. Even though nowadays La Paz is known as the capital of Bolivia, the founding story of the country was written in Sucre. Some sights worth seeing are the town’s colonial landscapes, which are of incalculable architectural value; various historical monuments and temples; a giant bed of dinosaur tracks; and a stunning textile market.
With an architecture that reveals the town’s living history, Villa Imperial de Potosí still retains vestiges of what was once one of the world’s most populated cities during a significant part of the 16th century. Here you’ll learn where and how the first global coin was made; explore the history of Potosí’s “rich hill” full of silver; and admire its beautiful streets, houses, squares, monasteries, and churches. You can also enter a huge mine and see how it’s operated nowadays.
What globetrotters say
As you probably know, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is absolutely stunning and has unique, captivating landscapes. This is undoubtedly one of the best natural tourist destinations in the world.
We stayed in a triple room before our trip to the salt flats. The room and breakfast were pretty good, but what really struck me was the service.
A real find. Very friendly staff (the friendliest I’ve come across in 7 months of travel), comfortable guest rooms—what else could you need?
OUR TRAVEL AGENCY
Jardines de Uyuni Hotel is also home to the offices of Hidalgo Tours, our partner brand for sightseeing tours dedicated to helping travelers embark on extraordinary adventures. We believe that every step a traveler takes into the world has the power of revealing its own truths, while also transforming their life and leaving indelible marks on their memory. Our goal is to stay close to our travelers by guiding them, answering their questions, catering for their needs, helping them with their arrangements, and ultimately instilling their travel experience with boundless possibilities.