Kachi Lodge: Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia
Bolivia
Kachi Lodge: Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia
Kachi Lodge: Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia
Kachi Lodge: Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia

Kachi Lodge

As guests, the portfolio of activities within an hour of the lodge is vast: it ranges from cultural and ethnic excursions to the ancient archaeological site and scared grounds of Alkaya – where ancient mommies can be seen – to high altitude hikes on the nearby Thunupa volcano (5321m), amidst ochre and red coloured earth. Breathtaking.

 

A daily visit to the quinoa fields or walk to encounter lama farmers amidst their herd are a unique way to understand the local culture – and the dedication needed to fight the extreme climate and make a living out of it. Sunrise hikes followed by a breakfast at the tip on an island surrounded by giant cacti is a unique way to start the day while sunset drives to catch the last rays of light are spectacular every time, especially when comfortably installed with a glass of wine or cocktail prepared on the spot. During the rainy season, the salar turns into a thin lake where one can paddle, canoe out or simply enjoy a photographic session as clouds endlessly reflect on the surface of the water.

At each end of the dome, Gastón Ugalde’s show stopping art works add a unique flair: two gigantic cactus woven sculptures personify local deities, while a green coloured figurative painting further welcomes the altiplano spirit. Outside, the vast terrace welcomes wooden banquettes and coffee tables: an ideal set-up for a sunbath at 3600m high!

Highlights

At night, when the telescope is out, the sky seems to open up and pour stars above one’s head. The salar is a place of endless possibilities.

Your host

Composed of repeated equilateral triangles, the metallic structure is the very essence of mathematical elegance. Set up in a harmonious, rounded shape that echoes to local beliefs and cosmology, Kachi Lodge believes in a holistic approach. Staged by Swiss interior-decorator duo Marina Cardis and Marine Luginbuehl, the interiors convey a bohemian chic atmosphere: sourcing sustainable objects. In each dome, large bay windows offer panoramic views on the Salar and its star-studded sky. Lit up at night, they are one of the coolest, and most surrealist viewing station ever seen in the arid region. Lined up in the main dome, the same elements create the perfect lounge atmosphere: huge straw hanging-lamps, large sofas covered with dozens of stripped bayeta cushions and large reclaimed wooden furniture are all one needs to enjoy the salar’s endless vistas.
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Pricing

$$$ Expensive

Location

Kachi Lodge
Uyuni salt flats
Jirira community
Bolivia
Americas

Kachi Lodge: Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia
Kachi Lodge: Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia
Kachi Lodge: Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia

Kachi Lodge

Uyuni salt flats in Bolivia