Salar de Uyuni
A day to be a tourist and take a trip back to the Salar de Uyuni.
This was an organized trip with six tourists and driver.
We first went to the nearby train museum just outside Uyuni. A lot of older locomotives and rolling stock dating back to 1900.
We then drove back out onto the salt flats. There were some interesting springs bubbling up on one section. Between December and April this is mostly a salt lake. It then dries up except for a few smaller areas and forms a hard packed surface.
We drove several kilometers out to nearby salt hotel where we also found this monument.
The salt hotel looked like this with all the walls and most interiors made of salt. The roof was corregated steel.
We had lunch inside at one of these tables.
Outside the wind was stiffly blowing.
We then drove for a long time until an island appeared on the horizon.
This was Incahausi.
Several buildings as well as a trail that led to the top of the hill.
Lots of cactus.
As well as great views.
Some more views of the salt. There are tracks that vehicles have left and these can generally be followed to the various destinations even when they are still over the horizon.
A close up of some of the salt crystals.
Overall, a nice visit back to the salt flats and driving a good portion gave a good impression of the overall scale. Definitely, a highlight to visit again.
From here the next 200km to Tupiza is a rough unpaved road with exception of a few small areas they have just started to pave. It will likely be slow going and most likely three or four days to reach Tupiza and next wifi connections.