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L’Île d’Incahuasi

Practical information on L’Île d’Incahuasi

  • Nature Reserve / Wildlife Observation / Safari
  • Island
  • Viewpoint
  • Desert
  • Essential
4 / 5 - One review
How to get there
20 km by car from Salar de Uyuni
When to go
From December to March
Minimum stay
Half a day

Reviews of L’Île d’Incahuasi

Caroline Gourmaud Seasoned Traveller
221 written opinions

Surrounded by giant cacti, Isla Incahuasi is a must-see stopping place during a visit to Salar de Uyuni.

My suggestion:
Even though the outing at Salar de Uyuni is generally done with bare feet, don't forget to take a good pair of shoes with you to climb the heights of Isla Incahuasi. Beware of the cacti!
My review

Often confused with Isla des Pescado, Isla Incahuasi is located in the heart of Salar de Uyuni. This hill, which comes out of nowhere, is a compulsory visit during an outing in Sur Lipez in Bolivia. With its cacti, 10 m high, the small green expanse delights travellers who go there to immortalise their visit in the most important lithium reserve on the planet.  

For an unrestricted view over Salar de Uyuni, pay your entrance fee and climb onto the rocky mound. Beneath your astounded eyes, the immaculate desert stretches out of sight around Isla Incahuasi. A genuine moment of emotion in protected nature. A little anecdote: the island counts one inhabitant, who fell madly in love with its wild beauty. 

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