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Kachi Lodge by Amazing Escapes

Uyuni Salt Flats Bolivia

www.kachilodge.com
  • Overview
  • Accommodations
  • Amenities
  • Activities
  • Dining
  • Location

If you’ve ever dreamt of what it might be like to spend a night on the International Space Station, you’ll find that Kachi Lodge by Amazing Escapes, on Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats, can satisfy that desire – it’s not so far-fetched, after all.

Standing directly on the Flats, at nearly 12,000 feet above sea level, this dome camp is a collection of white pods, or bubbles, that do, indeed, call to mind images of the space station. This landscape of bright-white salt, in the Andes in southwest Bolivia, is the world’s largest salt flat and the lodge perhaps its most surreal viewing station in what otherwise would be an inaccessible destination.

Accommodations

Whether a passionate astrophysicist or adventure-seeking traveler, guests are mesmerized by the Lodge’s six metallic dome structures, each composed of repeated equilateral triangles and a feat of mathematical elegance. A bay window on each dome offers vast views on the Salar and the star-studded sky. Each dome offers a perfectly positioned double bed, bedside tables with ambient lanterns, a private walk-in bathroom, comfortable bedding, hot running water, elegant decorative objects and heating from a central stove.

Amenities

Guests of the otherworldly lodge are invited to a central dome, where a long wooden table invites lingering conversation and cozy lanterns and oversized hemp cushions add to the dramatic ambiance. In fact, in contrast to the stark salt flat surroundings, the lodge ensures maximum comfort in each luxury dome – every detail aligns with a true camp spirit and while it’s not to be compared to a luxury hotel room, the staff goes above and beyond to satisfy creature comforts. The team includes a camp leader, chef, service team, housekeeping team, and English- and Spanish-speaking guide during activities.

Activities

The star of the Salt Flats is a nearby Island, covered with giant cacti and boasting the most amazing views on the Salar. Guests may combine this with an afternoon excursion to the charming village of Coquesa and its fascinating mummies. The interesting archeological site of Alcaya, a pre-Columbian city near Salinas, is just over an hour’s drive away. Those in reasonable shape may wish to trek in the lower lip of the Tunupa volcano crater. And come evening, a telescope is at guests’ disposal to observe the starry night of the Altiplano.

Dining

Kachi Lodge takes great pride in delivering authentic and inventive cuisine, partnering with the award-winning Gustu Restaurant and school in La Paz. The team has established strong relationships with its local suppliers and aims to showcase the great potential of the country’s production, culture, and biodiversity. This is the first project of the Melting Pot Bolivia Foundation, serving as a culinary school for La Paz youth and supporting internal products to further the advancement of the economy and a united national identity.

Location

Kachi Lodge is located on Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni Salt Flats. The closest airport is 60 miles away, a 60-minute drive from the lodge through the flats.