The Salar de Uyuni tour is one of the coolest trips a person can take through Southern Bolivia. The tour includes visiting the world’s largest salt flats, and then traveling through a ridiculously picturesque high-altitude desert, and finally ending on the Chilean border (or returning north if you’re not continuing to Chile). We did ours in a newish Landcruiser with a group of 6 people (pretty normal size). Due to the size of the salt flats you take take some really funny pictures (everyone does), this is a guy from our trip with a giant bottle of rum:
Unfortunately, if you travel long enough, you will probably be robbed. I’m not trying to scare or dissuade anyone from traveling, it’s just a fact, and the more careful you are, the less likely is is that you will get robbed. In the last 7 months travelling both the Drunkette and I have been pick pocketed (Drunkette lost a wallet with a small amount of cash, mine was a failed attempt), had an mp3 player stolen, and had the door to our hostel room kicked in and the Drunkette’s laptop and the power cord to my laptop stolen (which is why I haven’t posted in so long). Also, the underpants gnomes have stolen almost all of my underpants, but they’re basically unstoppable.