There is no right or wrong time to visit salt flats when considering one of our Bolivia luxury tours
. It is all about what you want. Visit between September and November for the best climate. Visit between December and April to see the salt flats mirror effect (at its best the later you go in this period).
Each season has its own unique perspectives and features. The Uyuni Salt Flats, Bolivia, becomes the largest natural mirror at the start of each year. This giant salt desert is covered with water in the rainy season. It reflects light creating optical illusions almost impossible to believe. Tourists love this time of year.
It is more likely to rain in February, although this can be unpredictable. You should also be aware of the fact that excessive rain can melt salt, making large portions of salt flat inaccessible.
Stargazing at night is best done during the winter months, when the sky is clear and bright. On a lucky night in the rainy season, you might be able to see the Salar's still, mirror-like surface reflecting the starry sky. For the best experience, make sure to check the moon cycle!
The weather in June, July, and August is dry, but it can be very cold at night.