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    Our vehicle in the Salar de Uyuni
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    Laguna Colorada

    by SanguiniA Written Feb 26, 2010

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    This lake was Bolivia's candidate for the new 7 wonders of the world. Sadly it did not make the final cut, but that doesn't take anything away from the beauty of the area. Apart from the surrounding scenery, the special thing about this lake is that it is red, caused by the special algae living there. This shallow lake also has an amount of white borax islands in it, and it is inhabited by graceful flamingos. Domestic alpacas can be seen grazing by the lake.

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    Laguna Salada

    by SanguiniA Written Feb 26, 2010

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    Laguna Salada

    Yet another very pretty lake showcasing the beauty of the altiplano. There is also a nice hotspring with an incredible view to relax in, so do not forget to have your bathing suit and towel handy when you visit the area.

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    Sol de Mañana Geysers

    by SanguiniA Written Feb 26, 2010

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    Sol De Ma��ana Geysers

    These geysers are at a height of over 4800m. Bubbling mud and steam characterize this small geyser field, along with a smell of rotten eggs which is not so welcome considering the state of one's stomach at this altitude. Best time to visit the geysers is in the early mornings when the geysers are sprouting up steam to much higher heights. Due to logistics we visited this geyser in the afternoon, so not much activity was ongoing. This is a good reminder of the forces that created, and are still shaping, the mighty mountains and plateau of the area.

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    Laguna Verde

    by SanguiniA Written Feb 26, 2010

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    One of the most stunning lakes of the area, the Laguna Verde is at the base of the massive Licancabur Volcano. The lake turns emerald green when it is windy. The colour is caused by the various minerals in the lake and it is interesting to note that there are quite high levels of arsenic in here - hence the lack of the usual flamingos around the other lakes. Licancabur has an elevation of 5900m, and the Laguna Verde is at 4300m.

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    Laguna Blanca

    by SanguiniA Written Feb 26, 2010

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    This is the first lake travellers crossing the border from Chile near San Pedro de Atacama will see - and it is just a tantalizing little taste of the other-wordly sceneries to come. As the name suggests, the lake is white, especially on this morning when it was completely frozen.

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    Salar de Uyuni

    by kiwigal_1 Written May 21, 2008
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    You can visit the Salar de Uyuni as a day trip or you can visit it as part of a 3 day tour that takes you from Uyuni in Bolivia to San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. I would thoroughly recommend the later if it fits in with your South American route as the sights are spectacular. The company I visited the Salar with was Andrea Tours whose office is on the Plaza in Uyuni.

    When we arrived at the Salar our driver and his wife (who cooked for us) had to line the engine of the jeep with tree branches to help protect the vehicle from the salt. The visit to the flats took us out to see the Salt Hotel in Playa Blanca also.

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    What are the optional paths in the salar?

    by SasoD Updated Apr 21, 2007

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    Landscape

    Uyuni circle
    This path starts in Uyuni and return to Uyuni in 4 days. This is the cheapest option.
    Topiza - Uyuni
    This path starts in Topiza and return to Uyuni after 4 days. The advantage of the track is that you don't repeat the same section twice, however it is more expensive.
    Uyuni - San Pedro de Atacama
    This track starts in Uyuni and crosses the border to Chile to near the village of San Pedro de Atacaman after 3 days. The tour can be done also in the opposite direction (from San Pedro de Atacaman to Uyuni), but the prices of this direction are much higher.

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    Laguna Verde / Green Lagoon

    by elpariente Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    A 4.300 m de altura , puedes verla de dos maneras :
    -De color normal , tiene la ventaja de que se ve el reflejo del volcán Licancabur
    -De color verde esmeralda , cuando hace viento y es casi siempre , y el motivo es que contiene plomo, magnesio, azufre, carbonato de calcio y especialmente arsénico
    At 4.300m of Altitude , you may see in two different ways :
    -With normal colour , it has the advantage that you see the reflexion of the Licancabur volcano
    -With green emerald colour , when it is windy and is practically all the time and the reason is that has content of lead , magnesium , sulphur , calcium carbonate and especially arsenic

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    Rocas de Dalí - Dalí Rocks

    by elpariente Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    Se encuentra a una altura de 4.800 m.s.n.m.
    Es un paisaje impresionante y si que recuerda algún cuadro de Dalí , pero la verdad es que no se porque se le llama así
    It is at 4.800m of altitude
    It is an impressive landscape and in fact it remembers a Dalí painting , but the true is that I do not know why they call like that

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    Aguas termales / Hot springs

    by elpariente Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    En la Laguna Salada o Polques, se encuentran pequeñas piscinas calientes que alcanzan una temperatura de 28 a 30 ºC, entre las cualidades curativas medicinales que la llenan de fama, es la de aliviar la artritis y reumatismo
    A la hora punta en que llegan todos los tours se pone imposible pero un rato más tarde no queda ni un alma
    In the Salty Lagoon or Polques , there are small hot pools that reach 28 to 30ºC , among the healing qualities that make them very famous , is to alleviate the arthritis and the rheumatism
    in the rush hour when all the tours arrive it becomes impossible , but some time latter there is not a soul

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    Sol de Mañana - Morning Sun

    by elpariente Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    A 5.000 m de altura se encuentra hay una zona de pequeños cráteres que producen una intensa actividad volcánica y se puede observar lava hirviendo , fumarolas que desprenden gases de azufre y pozos que producen emisiones verticales de vapor de agua (geysers )alcanzando alturas de 10 a 50m
    Los geysers hay que verlos a primera hora del día, al salir el sol , que es cuando contrasta el frío de la mañana con el calor que sale de los pozos
    At 5.000m high is an area of small craters that produce an intense volcanic activity and there you may see boiling lava , "fumarolas" (steam) that release sulphur gases and wells that produce vertical steam emissions ( geysers ) that reach highs of 10 to 50 m
    The geysers must be seen first time in the morning , ta sun rise , that is when contrasts the morning cold with the heat that comes out from the wells

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    Sol de Mañana - Morning Sun

    by elpariente Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    A 5.000 m de altura se encuentra hay una zona de pequeños cráteres que producen una intensa actividad volcánica y se puede observar lava hirviendo , fumarolas que desprenden gases de azufre y pozos que producen emisiones verticales de vapor de agua (geysers )alcanzando alturas de 10 a 50m
    Los geysers hay que verlos a primera hora del día, al salir el sol , que es cuando contrasta el frío de la mañana con el calor que sale de los pozos
    At 5.000m high is an area of small craters that produce an intense volcanic activity and there you may see boiling lava , "fumarolas" (steam) that release sulphur gases and wells that produce vertical steam emissions ( geysers ) that reach highs of 10 to 50 m
    The geysers must be seen first time in the morning , ta sun rise , that is when contrasts the morning cold with the heat that comes out from the wells

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    Laguna Colorada / Red Lagoon

    by elpariente Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    La Laguna Colorada se encuentra a una altura de 4.278 msnm y tiene un color rojo brillante debido a los pigmentos de algas microscópicas y sedimentos que cambia de intensidad a lo largo del día y sobre todo cuando hace viento
    El contraste del color blanco del bórax que está en las orillas , el azul oscuro del agua , el colorado producido por las algas y el azul del cielo hacen que el paisaje sea un auténtico espectáculo
    Es un sitio ideal para avistar flamencos
    The Red Lake is at 4.278mosl and it has a brilliant red colour due to the pigments of microscopic weeds and deposits that changes the intensity during the day , mainly when it is windy
    The contrast of the white colour of the borax in the banks , the water dark blue , the red colour produced by the weeds and the sky make that the landscape be a real show
    it is an ideal place to see flamingos

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    El Arbol de Piedra - The stone Tree

    by elpariente Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    En el desierto de PAMPA SILOLI se encuentra el “ÁRBOL DE PIEDRA”
    Esta zona se caracteriza por sus extrañas formas rocosas de Ignimbritas (originadas por la espuma de lava petrificada) y erosionadas por el viento
    In the Pampa Siloli Dessert is the "ARBOL DE PIEDRA" (Stone Tree)
    This area is characteristic by the unusual rocky forms of Ignimbritas ( Originated by the petrified lava foam ) and eroded by the wind

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    Las primeras lagunas -The first lagoons

    by elpariente Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    Las primeras lagunas que conocimos fueron las de Cañapa y la Hedionda , nos impresionaron sus flamingos , las vicuñas , lo blanco de sus orillas que es Colpa (Borax) y su paisaje
    The first lagoons that we saw were those of Cañapa and the Hedionda ; they impressed us with their flamingos , vicunas , the white colour in their banks that is Colpa (Borax) and the landscape

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