Island of Incahuasi, in the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia

Island of Incahuasi, in the Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia (Destinations)



Isla Incahuasi, also called the Isla del Pescado thanks to its fish-like profile, is a hilly and rocky outcrop of land and former island in Bolivia situated in the middle of perfectly level Salar de Uyuni, the world's largest salt flat, at an elevation of 3,656 meters (11,995 feet).  

Incahuasi Island’s name means “Home of the Incas”, which underlines its importance in those long-ago days before jeeps. Incans crossing the salt flats used Incahuasi as a refuge. On this endless white horizon, with the peaks of the Andes far in the distance, there’s almost no vegetation or shelter, except for Incahuasi.  the island is a reminder that the salt flats used to be part of a giant prehistoric lake, roughly 40,000 years ago.  

On this endless white horizon, with the peaks of the Andes far in the distance, there’s almost no vegetation or shelter, except for Incahuasi. It has a total area of 24.62 hectares (61 acres) and hosts gigantic cacti (Trichocereus pasacana) and a tourist center. There are unusual and fragile coral-like structures and deposits that often consist of fossils and algae. 

Incahuasi is definitely among  amazing sights to get a chance to experience during a tour. Enjoy the pics… just when we think Bolivia can’t astound us anymore, it pulls another trick out of its hat.




Source: tangol.com




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