We took a three day trip around the Bolivian plateau and discovered various hidden gems. The Laguna Colorada was one such gem. This shallow salt water lake is on the border of Chile and is home to the a number of Flamingos. A part of the Ramsar wetlands, the waters are reddish coloured due to the red sediments. The colour of the lake changes to a brighter red during the course of the day.
Salar de Uyuni
Almost like a white desert, the Salar De Uyuni is the largest salt flat on earth, covering an area of 11,000 square kilometers. It is an important source of salt and other minerals like Lithium and Magnesium. Apart form a major transportation route to the Bolivian Altiplano, this serves as a major tourists attraction in Bolivia. The government controls the salt flat to prevent it from exploitation. It is a completely magical experience to see miles of just white salt!