Salar de Uyuni
I went to Salar de Uyuni last year in the end of february, and it was amazing! I doubt it would matter too much exactly which month you decide to go, as long as you dont go during bolivian winter (may-sep) - it gets really cold and the desert gets a dirty /brownish colour (instead of the original white one).
I recommend that you do some researching on the topic, because what time would be the best to go depends on what you are looking for.
,February:nI went on a 3 day tour, which I found and payed for the day before I left.
I would say this is the best way to do it if you want to save money.
And trust me, you will have no trouble finding a suitble trip, considering that your bus will be surronded by locals trying to sell you a cheaper trip than the person next to him.
Just make sure you trust the person whom you are buying from, so you dont end up with less than you paid for.
Ps! Almost every company provide the same service and visit the same locations.
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND A 3 day Tour, this is why: You dont just get to see this (private photos):n,nBut you also get to see this(private photos)n,nAnd much more, within just 3 days!Honestly one of the most memorable things I have ever done.
If you are lucky you might just also get to visit some hot springs, as well as spend the night watching the most beautiful starlight.
,And PS, remember to buy some altitude pills, and take them on the busride on you way to Uyuni.
I got sick from altitude the first day, even though I took my pills.
Can not even imagine how sick I would have gotten without the medication.
And the deserts and mountains that surround it also.
Bolivia salt flats best time to go
The Gates of Hell, a natural gas field located in Derweze, Turkmenistan:,The reason why it has been burning to this day is because of what a group of geologists did - when they set it on fire to prevent the gas from spreading and the crater ended up burning to this day.
Itu2019s a rather popular tourist spot in the country.
,Danakil depression in Ethiopia and Eritrea,And hereu2019s how it looks:,This depression which looks alien-like came to existence due to the presence of 3 tectonic plates in the Horn of Africa (Somali, African and Arabian).
The average temperature here is around 50u00b0C (120u00b0F).
Despite the area being uninhabitable, many people come here for salt and the depression has some microbes that scientists can study.
,Blue lava, Danakil depression, Ethiopia,The volcano which erupts there from time to time usually has a normal, orange lava.
However, when the sulphuric gases burn, the lava changes its color to blue and is extremely toxic.
The only other place where a blue lava can be seen is in Indonesia.
,*image used for demonstration only.
Pamukkale, Denizli, Turkey,Pamukkale is a natural site which is well known for the hot springs it has and the white terraces which are its main sign.
The terraces are a consequence of a carbonate mineral which was left by the water.
,Glowworms cave, New Zealand,There isnt much to say about this - the cave glows due to a species of worms which are found only in New Zealand and which glow at night.
Itu2019s one of the main attractions in the country.
,Ice hummocks, Lake Baikal, Russia,This happens when temperatures change, combined with the wind and frost which cause the ice to crack and form these ice hummocks.
Might not be that fascinating, but it is extremely beautiful nevertheless.
,Zhangye Geopark, Gansu province, China,This is probably one of the most notable landmarks in China - and the color of the rocks is due to the sandstone deposits in the area, which essentially made them look as they do now.
,Naica cave, Chihuahua, Mexico,These are the caves which have the largest selenite crystals ever found.
The largest among them is 12 m long and the cave itself it relatively unexplored due to the fact that it is extremely hot, with 100% humidity and temperatures of around 58u00b0C (136u00b0F).
,Lake Retba, Senegal,This lake is also known as the u201cPink lakeu201d due to its obvious color.
It is caused by a species of algae which produces a pigment that helps them absorb light, giving the lake the color that it has.
It is also a very salty lake.
,Salar de Uyuni, Potosi, Bolivia,Salar de Uyuni the largest salt flat in the world, which when covered with water turns into a mirror - and it a consequence of numerous transformations of some prehistoric lakes.
,Soqotra Island, Yemen,Soqotra island is not only incredibly isolated, but it is also incredibly unique with its nature and land formations.
Due to that, it is often called the u201cAlien islandu201d.
,Richat structure, Sahara desert, Mauritania,This is a deeply eroded dome that consists of different types of rock (some volcanic), some of which have lava going out of them.
The origins of it are still unclear.
,Marble caves, Patagonia, Chile,These caves were formed due to the fact that the waves washed against calcium carbonate, which ended up making these swirls and odd structures.
The intensity of the colors and hue of the lake change depending on the year and the water levels.
,Lenu00e7u00f3is Maranhenses National Park, Brazil,This national park in Brazil consists of sand dunes whichu2026get flooded from time to time.
Essentially, you have lakes in the middle of the desert - looks alien like and is quite unique.
There is virtually no vegetation there since the conditions are such that nothing can survive and the land is not fit.