Today we will cross the immense Salar de Uyuni (3650 msnm); at 12,000 km2, the
Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt plain in the world, stretching away in all directions as far
as the eye can see. From here you can see volcano Tunupa impressively overhanging. The
salt flats are made up of 11 separate
layers with a thickness that ranges from 2 to 10m.
The depth of salt is 120 meters, which is composed of overlapping layers of brine and mud
lake.It is the biggest reserve of minerals such as lithium, magnesium, potassium , nitrogen,
phosphorus and borax in the world. It has 14 small islands, the most important is the
Around the island you can see the Ojos del Agua; literally translated as ‘eyes of water’,
these are springs which act as pores for the salt flats. Leaving the salt bed we will visit
Colchani, the village where the salt is processed. Here there are various artesanias to buy,
both salt and Alpaca, which are the two main industries in the area.
Finally the tour finishes in Uyuni at 2:00 pm in the central part of the city.