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Destination Great Uyuni Salt Flats

GREAT Uyuni Salt Flats

You reach this impressive salt flats through Colchani, here, the residents are mainly engaged in the extraction and processing of salt in small artisan factories from where it is sent to inland markets to be marketed; also part of his job is making crafts salt. There is also a small museum where you can learn about the main activities in the area.

The Great Salt Lake is located at an altitude of 3.650. m.s.n.m. and it has an extension 12.000 kms2 about. It is considered one of the largest in the world, It is also one of the largest and most important reserves of lithium and other minerals.

Here we also find small islands of limestone formation and volcanic, the most visited and most accessible is the "Isla Incahuasi", also known as fish fillet due to their shape. There you can find a lot of giant cactus some of which measure more than nine meters high.

The Thunupa Volcano is a mystical place for the inhabitants of the region and one of the attractions of this place, from there you can appreciate the magnificence of the Great Salar. In this volcano important archaeological sites are also belonging to pre-Inca cultures that settled in the area as the mummies of Coquesa. You can also learn a little about livestock and agriculture typical of the area.

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