The Uyuni Salt Flat
The Salar d’Uyuni is the most important tourist destination in Bolivia. Every year it welcomes tourists from all over the world. Its main assets are its natural landscapes, such as the infinite salt plain, the colourful sunsets and the reflections on the water. There are also a number of tourist attractions around the salt desert, including colourful lagoons, volcanoes, a diversity of landscapes, flora and fauna, indigenous communities, old mines, etc. Uyuni lies at an altitude of 3,670 metres above sea level, and has a relatively cold climate, especially in winter. Over the last 20 years, tourist flows have increased considerably, making the region one of the most sought-after natural sites for tourists from all over the world.
As the flow of tourists has increased, the activities and profiles of travellers have also diversified. Generally speaking, the Salar d’Uyuni welcomes tourists and travellers of all kinds: globetrotters, nature lovers, religious pilgrims, photographers, motorcyclists, adventurers, celebrities, film-makers and directors, young married couples, racing drivers, ascetics, film producers and actors, family groups, etc.
Honeymoon in the Uyuni Salt Flat
In general, it’s very common to come across amazed tourists taking photographs in every corner of the Salar d’Uyuni, trying to make the most of their walk by immortalising the moment on their smartphones. Simply being on the Salar is an incredible experience, but travellers also want to take an unforgettable souvenir with them in their camera or mobile phone. For this reason, in recent years there has been a growing demand for tourist packages that include a professional photographer to accompany them on their tours, particularly for honeymoon stays in the Salar d’Uyuni.
The special services that honeymooners are looking for to make their stay unforgettable are: a top-quality hotel, a professional photographer and a travel agency offering all the logistical services needed to make the experience run smoothly. Nowadays, it’s normal to see couples dressed in their wedding outfits, accompanied by their photographer, passing through the main sites and attractions of the Salar. It’s fair to say that taking wedding photos in the Salar d’Uyuni has become a fashionable phenomenon: at sunset, in the immaculate landscape of infinite salt, on the water, taking advantage of the reflection effects on the water or the mirror effect with the sky. The young couples who choose the Salar d’Uyuni as their destination for their wedding or honeymoon are looking for unforgettable photographs that are unique in the world.
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A Bolivian honeymoon destination
The Salar de Uyuni is fast becoming an international destination for weddings and honeymoons. It is a privileged destination for couples who wish to spend their honeymoon surrounded by surreal, unique and imposing landscapes. It’s an ideal location for artistic, minimalist photography.
Traditional weddings in churches or village halls are a thing of the past, and nowadays the international trend in the wedding market is for couples to opt for exotic destinations and landscapes for their wedding photos. The effects of water reflections, being in the middle of clouds, under a starry sky, in the infinite whiteness of salt… can represent the dream photos that these couples are looking for. Uyuni Weddings is a company specialising in professional wedding and honeymoon photography in the Salar de Uyuni, with personalised 2-day photography holidays tailored to couples looking for an unforgettable experience.
In the Salar de Uyuni, it is very common to come across young married couples from Japan, Taiwan, the United States, Hong Kong, Thailand, China, France, etc… dressed in their wedding outfits, taking photos, walking around, getting to know each other and, above all, trying to take the most surprising and unique souvenir photo of this magical place.
Book a trip in the Salar de Uyuni
In general, the Salar de Uyuni tourist circuit begins in the village of Uyuni, and continues through the Train Cemetery, Colchani, the White Beach, the Incahuasi cactus island, the reflections of the water on the salt and the sunsets. In addition to this tourist itinerary, there are a number of magnificent sites rich in scenery and local wildlife, explored on the 3-day trips that include the desert and the colourful lagoons, tours that also include the area around the village of Uyuni.