Bolivia: a land of salt flats, rainforests, high-altitude towns and massive lakes. We had some of our best South American travel experiences during our month-long trip to Bolivia. Starting in La Paz, we flew to Rurrenabaque for an adventure in the Amazon Rainforest. We stayed at an eco-camp and saw all kinds of wild animals before heading on to the Capital, Sucre. Next up was an incredible three-day tour of the Bolivian salt flats, one of the most unique landscapes we’ve come across. Our Bolivia trip ended with a peaceful stay in Copacabana on the shores of Lake Titicaca.
Picture a carpet of white salt stretching off into the horizon, a desert of crystals left behind by a prehistoric dried-up lake. Welcome to the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia, one of the most inhospitable and unique landscapes we’ve ever visited. To explore this striking wilderness, we took a bumpy, three-day Bolivian salt flats tour in a 4x4 jeep. Along the way we saw cacti-studded islands, thermal springs and red lagoons spotted with hundreds of flamingos.