How to Get the Perfect Picture of the Bolivian Salt Flats

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Salar de Uyuni is on many of our bucket lists. It’s a stunning natural landscape and is the subject of some of the most breathtaking photos we have ever seen.

Unfortunately, many visit the lakes only find themselves disappointed as a result of high expectations and poor planning. Here are the things you really need to know if you plan to visit and take that once in a lifetime photograph.

Travel In the Rainy Season

The rainy season falls between January and April. The lake floods during this time which creates the natural mirror. Your chances of seeing the lake in its full glory are highest at this time of year.

Alternatively, Travel In Dry Season

In the dry season, your chances of seeing the mirror are reduced but you will be able to experience locations like the Fish Island, which are often inaccessible due to flooding during the rainy season. If it’s your first time, traveling later in the year will mean you get to enjoy the landscape in its full capacity, even if you don’t get to see the mirror.

Take the Four Day Tour

There are multiple tour packages available but we recommend the four day tour. One day just isn’t enough. You will experience far more and will increase your chances of seeing the mirror effect.

Manage Your Expectations

Even if you don’t get to see the mirror, the salt lakes are still some of the most stunning landscapes on the planet. Manage your expectations and whatever you see on the day will have you awestruck.