World’s 10 most unique desert destinations
Deserts can be beautiful in their solitude and isolation, but not all deserts are the same. Today we’re looking at the most unique deserts you can find anywhere in the world.
1. Salar de Uyuni –
This Bolivian desert is the world’s largest salt flat, and one of the most iconic places in the world to take a photo!
2. Atacama Desert – Chile
A desert that’s teeming with beautiful foliage? It may be hard to believe, but Atacama Desert is flush with amazing flowers and plant life!
3. Namib Desert –
With sand dunes and elephants and unique animal and plant life, the Namib Desert gives us a snapshot of life from centuries ago! Thought to be the oldest desert on the planet, it’s a unique place to explore in coastal Africa.
4. The Black Desert – Egypt
With black sand and stones strewn throughout the region, the Black Desert of makes our list due to its unique colors!
5. Simpson Desert -- Australia
Simpson Desert in may be the most unique desert in the world, with rust colored sands and dunes like no other place on the planet.
6. Carcross Desert – Carcross, Yukon, Canada
The world’s smallest desert, , is located in Canada’s old Yukon Territory and was once home to a glacial lake. As the waters of the lake evaporated, a tiny desert was left in its wake, and is now famous for picnics, hiking, and more!
7. Bledow Desert – Poland
Bledow Desert is incredibly out of place at its home in Europe. Locals love the little desert, and it’s a common place for tourists to the region.
8. Lençóis Maranhenses –
This unique desert sets itself apart from the rest due to the fact that rainy season brings a multitude of tiny water filled ponds throughout the region, making it look like there is oasis after oasis as far as the eye can see!
9. Desert of Maine –
Maine? Really? Yes! The New England state is known for lobster, snow, and one tiny desert that seems dropped out of the sky! In actuality, the desert near , was formed due to a glacial sliding through the region over 11,000 years ago!
10. Tottori Sand Dunes –
Though a desert tropical island is more at home in the Caribbean, the Japanese island is home to a 10-mile by two-mile desert that looks straight from another planet!