Within this "sea of salt" there are several islands with different characteristics. Nevertheless, the best known is the Incahuasi Island with 24 hectares. At the north of this sea salt there are Tahua, Llica and Coquesa populations, featuring hotels and shelters built with salt blocks, but the main attraction is that are situated at the foot of the Tunupa volcano that has a height of 5432 meters, this volcano has different viewpoints to observe panoramically the Lípez Desert and Uyuni and Coipasa Salt Flats. The communities of Coquesa and Chantani have interesting local museums containing samples of pre-Columbian mummies and ancient craftsmanship.
Within the tourist circuit visiting Salar de Uyuni about 400 km at the south of Bolivia it is possible to visit the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve, in this reserve you can visit the famous colored lagoons, the most famous is the Laguna Colorada (Red Lagoon) with an area of 60 square km and a depth of 35 cm.
Within the Eduardo Avaroa Reserve you can also visit “El Sol de Mañana” (Morning Sun) volcanic activity that shows fumarolas (gases coming up from little holes in volcanic areas) and geysers, which emit sulfur gases, also visit and swim at hot springs of great pressure; the Valley of the Rocks, where nature offers a show featuring dozens of rock formations eroded by the wind that can reach an altitude of 25 meters, archaeological sites and typical fauna and flora of this land of extreme height.
Location: Southwest of Bolivia, Daniel Campos province in the department of Potosí, the Andes Altiplano
How to get to Uyuni from La Paz: There are regular night departures of buses, wich leave from the bus station in La Paz between 19:00 and 21:00 every night, this is the cheapest way but not the most comfortable because 40% of the road to Uyuni is land and shabby. A more convenient alternative is to travel by train from the city of Oruro, which is 4 hours by bus from the city of La Paz, you can find train schedules Oruro - Uyuni clicking HERE. Finally, the best alternative to travel from La Paz to Uyuni are the daily Amaszonas flights, the flight to Uyuni takes 45 minutes.
How to get from Oruro to Uyuni: There are buses that leave in the morning and afternoon from the bus terminal in Oruro, the trip is about 8 hours. The other option is to take the train from the train station, which departures on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday at hrs. 15.30 and 19.00, the train ride to the city of Uyuni takes 7 hours approximately.