Bolivia’s Salar De Uyuni: An Ideal Adventure Camping Trip

If you’d like an outdoor adventure of a lifetime you might want to try camping in Bolivia’s fantastic salt flats of Uyuni.

The flats, which are the largest in the world, are located in the southwest region of the South American country and it looks like a sparkling ocean of white all the way to the horizon.

Camping out in the Salar de Uyuni is quite an adventure, but make sure you’re well prepared for it. You’ll need food, drinking water, the right clothing and camping equipment.

The winter in Bolivia runs from June to September and it can get well below freezing there, so make sure you prepare.

However, you still need to protect yourself from the sun. You can stock up on drinking water and food in the town of Uyuni.

The dry season is from April to November and the rainy season is December to March and there could be a layer of water over the salt.

Some wonderful bush camping sites on Salar de Uyuni include Isla de los Pescadores, the village of Jiriri, and San Juan.

You might be tempted to pitch a tent in the middle of the salt flats, but you’re safer camping on one of the islands. A good campground to do this is Isla Inca Huasi. It’s a fabulous island and has bathrooms and a restaurant.