My general mantra when traveling is to avoid ALL guided tours, by any means necessary. There are times when they’re easier and definitely more convenient (if more also more expensive), but I like the freedom to follow my own schedule.
Which is how I ended up on an overnight bus to Uyuni with loose plans on what to do when I got there: 1. Find someone to take us on a 2-day tour of the salt flats. 2. Go on said tour.
I’m starting to realize I have this thing about travelling to places that aren’t huge/easy tourist destinations. Do I know anyone who’s been there? Nope? SIGN ME UP. Which is why I was VERY excited that my first trip in South America would start in Bolivia¹.
“FADE INTO BOLIVIAN.” ² That’s exactly what my dad said!