Discover Isla Incahuasi, Bolivia

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If you love traveling to strange geological sites, then you need to pay Isla Incahuasi a visit. This ancient volcano can be found sitting in the largest salt flat in the world—Salar de Uyuni. Let’s take a look at what you can expect.

Tourist Center

The site has a tourist center that dispenses information about the region, organizes guided tours, and even offers a place to grab a coffee.

Prehistoric Lake

Around 40,000 years ago, the site used to be a gigantic lake of 61 acres. What we see there today was largely submerged in water, and the highest point was an island in the middle.

Marine Fossils

Because the area was a prehistoric lake, it is full of ancient marine fossils. These are mostly strange fish, coral, and algae.

Ancient Volcano

What we see today is actually an ancient volcano that was mostly submerged in water, with only the tip showing through as an island.

Salt Flats and Cacti

Isla Incahuasi is located in Salar de Uyuni, the world’s largest salt flat. The surrounding landscape burns a brilliant white and the rocks blaze up to the clear sapphire skies. The rocky volcanic terrain is punctuated by gigantic cacti.