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Experience – Isla Incahuasi – Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia.

  • Address: Isla Incahuasi, Bolivia (Google Maps)
  • Hours: Monday – Sunday 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
  • Recommended Time: 1 hour
  • How to Arrive: By car
  • Distance from Colchani: 80 km / 49 miles
  • Entrance Fee: Yes
  • Ideal Month(s): November – March

Isla Incahuasi is located in the heart of Salar de Uyuni, just 80km west of Colchani. The Inkawasi hill is covered in gigantic Trichocereus cactus and surrounded by expansive views of Salary de Uyuni. The island is the top of the remains of an ancient volcano, which was submerged when the area was part of a giant prehistoric lake, almost 40,000 years ago.

There is a small entry fee to climb the hill, but it’s worth the expansive views of the world’s largest Salt Flat. The outerworldy views are framed by cacti along the hiking trails. The trail to the top of the “island” takes around 15-minutes both ways. Please note that Isla Incahuasi might become inaccessible during part of the rainy season due to Salar de Uyuni being flooded.

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