Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia
Bleak, barren, but still somehow beautiful, visiting Salar de Uyuni is like leaving Planet Earth far behind. Located in Bolivia, the world’s largest salt flats present a striking landscape like nowhere else. Ever wondered what an alien world really looks like? We reckon it’d be something like this. Once an immense prehistoric lake that dried up beneath the hot Andean sun, the desolate flats that remain must be seen to be believed. The colours are vibrant, with the pure white salt gleaming beneath perfect blue skies. One thing is for certain: there’s nowhere else quite like it.
Thinking about paying a visit? Look out for spectacular rock formations, islands dotted with robust cacti and countless pink flamingos. The combination makes for an out-of-this-world experience that appeals to those with an eye for the unusual. For the ultimate alien adventure, visit after dark, when the stars shine bright and all is calm and quiet. You’ll feel as though you’re in Outer Space, having left Planet Earth far behind.