May 2019 • The mining industry collapsed many decades ago in Uyuni, but the town is finally on the rise again thanks to a recent boom in tourism. In fact, it's hard to imagine a visit to Bolivia that doesn't include at least one day scurrying around this immense, surreal-looking salt flat—the highest such landscape in the world. I opted for 3 days and 2 nights, which was more than enough time at altitudes exceeding 16,000 feet and with night temperatures near freezing. It makes a big difference who's along for the ride—and I couldn't have been luckier, with Diego guiding and Sarah, Talulla, Fay, and Chingyi filling the seats. Some of the sights reminded me of Atacama, but the quality of this tour far exceeded anything I booked in San Pedro. A tip of the cap to Quechua Connection for knowing how to do it right.
Desierto Salvador Dalí