You've most likely seen the silly pictures people usually take when visiting the salt flats in Bolivia (see our own gallery below) but what makes this tour so incredible is how beautiful the landscape is all around...
Our collection of silly salt flat pictures made possible by our awesome guide. We would have never thought of all these on our own!
Pictures above from a hotel made entirely of salt: the walls, the tables, the beds, the floor... everything!
Valley of Rocks, eroded rock formations with strange shapes: a bear eating an animal, a parrot, an old man and two dogs looking to the left? Tyler swears the first one is a mountain lion eating a seahorse...
Note: We booked our tour with Quechua Connections. After talking with a few of the operators, we felt they offered the best value for our money. It was one of the more expensive options, but the company is family owned and operated, which is something we really liked. They also take very good care of their vehicles. In the end, all tours do the same thing and go to the same places so talking to the operators and booking the one you feel the most comfortable with is worthwhile.
A few tips we can offer:
-If you are completing a car, you can usually bargain for a better price or get something included for free (e.g. sleeping bags in our case).
-Make sure there are no more than 6 people in a car. You spend about 70% of your days in the jeep so any more than that and your personal space will be nonexistent.
-If you're coming from San Pedro de Atacama, give yourself a few extra days there exploring the high altitude attractions (Tatio Geysers, Lagunas Altiplanicos, etc.) to adjust before the tour.