While there are certain spots on the Salar that are inundated with travellers taking kooky perspective shots, it’s not hard to escape the crowds. After all, you’re not exactly short on space – you can drive for miles and miles here in your 4×4 and see nothing but dazzling white salt and clear blue sky.
Our escape comes in the form of an iconic Airstream camper, sat on its own deserted patch of salt in the foothills of Thunupa volcano. Leaning against it are a pair of mountain bikes which we immediately take for a spin. We cycle towards the horizon, peddling and peddling but making no apparent progress. It’s only when we turn back to see a tiny camper in the distance that we finally begin to comprehend the sheer size of the Salar de Uyuni.