Kachi Lodge , Bolivia

Opening February 2019

Standing directly on the Uyuni Salt Flats, at an altitude of 3600 meters, at the foot of Tunupa Volcano, Kachi luxury domes lodge is waiting for you.

From a distance, the white pods look like a space station designed by Buckminster Fuller. The dome camp also resembles an observatory, or a folly built for a passionate astrophysicist!

Composed of repeated equilateral triangles, their metallic structure is the very essence of mathematical elegance.

In front or on top of the dome, a transparent panel offers wide-open views on the Salar and its star-studded sky. Lit up at night, with solar panels placed in between the domes, they are one of the coolest, and most surrealist viewing stations ever seen in the arid region.

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Kachi Lodge domes offer the comfort of a hotel room with a private bathroom, comfortable bedding, interior decoration and proper heating. Inside the domes, a wooden screen has been mounted to protect the shower area, the ceramic washbasins and the restrooms.

Covered in soft beige carpet, the interior feels cozy; the double bed centrally placed for maximum view. A wooden trunk is placed on the side of the bed to host lanterns, while light wooden stools and a small ladder compose a minimalist set-up around the central stove. The décor naturally embraces the cold outside.

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Kachi Lodge considers that food is another way to discover a country and its culture. Who else could be the best at delivering authentic and inventive cuisine at Kachi Lodge if not multi-awarded Gustu Restaurant in La Paz?

Gustu restaurant was established in early 2013, aiming to become a showcase of the great potential of Bolivia’s production, culture and biodiversity, with the dream of making Bolivian gastronomic culture an engine for national development. Acknowledged as one of the best restaurants in the continent, this team works uniquely and exclusively with Bolivian products.

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  • Experiences:
  • The one not to be missed is a hike in the morning to nearby «island» covered with giant cactus and offering amazing views on the Salar. We usually prefer to avoid the Island of Inca Huasi, the most famous but very, very touristic one, 30’ from the camp.
  • Afternoon, another option is a visit to the charming village of Coquesa and its mummies sheltered in a cave 600 m over the village, again with beautiful views on the Salar.
  • At about 1 hour and 15 minutes driving lies the interesting archeological site of Alcaya, an old pre columbian city near Salinas.
  • The fit ones can hike to the lower lip of Tunupa volcano crater. (2 hrs)
  • Try a visit to the Salinas ( where locals collect the salt from the Salar) to learn how locals collect the salt from the surface.
  • You can also borrow one of our mountain bikes and experience the flatness of the Salar around the camp.
  • At night, a telescope is at your disposal to observe the starry night of the Altiplano

 

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