Uyuni Things to Do

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    El salar - Parte "industrial"- Industrial Part

    by elpariente Updated Mar 14, 2007

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    Al rededor del Salar en el pueblo de Colchani , está la zona donde se trabaja la sal que extraen del Salar
    Los principales trabajos son :
    -Preparar la sal para uso doméstico ; la tienen que triturar , secar , añadir yodo y empaquetar
    -Bloques para la construcción de muros y paredes
    -Cosas de decoración
    Around the Salar , in Colchani village , is an area where they elaborate the salt tat they get
    The main tasks are :
    -Prepare the salt for home use ; they must crush , dry , add iodine and put in parcels
    -Blocks for buildings and walls
    -Decoration articles

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    El salar- Los montones - The piles

    by elpariente Updated Mar 14, 2007

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    Según se va adentrando uno en el salar se ven los montones de sal que tienen preparados para transportarlos a las zonas de trabajo
    As far as you are going inside the Salar you see salt piles that are prepaired to transport to the working areas

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    El salar - Inmenso - Immense

    by elpariente Updated Mar 14, 2007

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    Sal por todos los lados
    El horizonte de sal y sólo se ven algunas elevaciones que no son blancas
    En algunas zonas tiene una profundidad de 6 metros , que se originó por un Mar que se desecó hace 13.000 años
    Salt every where
    The salt horizon and you see only some hills that are not white
    In some areas it has a depth of 6 meters , that was originated by a see that dried 13.000 thousands years ago

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    Car Spotting

    by Pete.Gibson Written Oct 14, 2005

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    When I visited the salt hotel back in 1998 this old Chevy? pickup was parked at the hotel the owner was keen to move rubbish of the roof so i could take this Photo, he then drove off in it ,so it obviously was still running, Has anyone seen it since?

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    isla pescado

    by utttz Written Sep 1, 2003

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    isla pescado

    it's not that common to drive till the island, moore the bike in a bay and walk ashore.
    Cactus are covering the island and thinking they grow a cm a year it means some of them, being 12 m are about 1200 years old.
    the only drawback of the place is the incredible amount of people but we can't be selfish and take the place all for ourself....
    just try to be on a late tour :-)

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    salar de uyuni

    by utttz Written Sep 1, 2003

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    salt

    the widest salt lake in the world is covered with water in the rain season (dec to feb) and become the widest mirror in the world. I suggest you to bike the mirror wich according to pics is an incredible experience. In upperside summertime wich magically coincide with downunder winter it's impossible to spot a single cloud up there and, as a consequence, no water is in. It's still a really weird experience unless you come from utha or other place where a white, solid, flat thing as the salar is common.

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    el cementerio de los trenes

    by utttz Updated Sep 3, 2003

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    wasted trains

    Not far from uyuni there's this weird place.
    I do not think theyput all this train here to make a tourist attraction but on the other way I can't understand why in this reuse everything land all that metal has been wasted... well , not all metal was wasted, you can't find a single pipe in all the cemetery and steam machine were full of them.

    right time to visit is at sunset, so it will be probably packed with people. The site is said to be not crowded at midday but shooting pics you'll have to face the black bolivian shadows.

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    Colchani Salt Processing

    by AlbuqRay Updated Jun 11, 2006

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    The first stop on most of the 4WD tours out of Uyuni is the village of Colchani. It is where the salt from the Salar de Uyuni is processed. Not only do they have REALLY a lot of salt available, but also the village is right on the railroad so they can ship the bags of salt easily. It is about 20km from Uyuni to Colchani on a dirt road that parallels the railroad. Be sure to look on the Salar side. Many times there will be vicunas there. See also my separate tips on Colchani.

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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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    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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    "Ojos de Sal"

    by AlbuqRay Written Jun 11, 2006

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    The third stop may be a place a little north and east of the old salt hotel where there are "eyes of salt." These are underground rivers that bubble up to the surface of the Salar. No one got in while I was there, so I could not tell how deep the water was. The water feels cold; it is not like a hot spring.

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    Ollague

    by elpariente Updated Mar 15, 2007

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    Empezamos la ruta de las lagunas por el salar de Chiguana y fuimos al mirador del volcán Ollague en el que se podían ver las fumarolas del lado chileno
    We started the lagoons route by the Chiguana "salar" and we went to the Volcano Ollague viewpoint where it was possible to see the smoke on the Chilean side

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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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    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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    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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