Exclusive: Kachi Lodge

The Lodge

Standing directly on the Uyuni Salt Flats,at an altitude of 3’600 m, at the foot of Tunupa Volcano, our luxury domes lodge is waiting for you. From a distance, the white pods look like a space station designed by Buckminsterfuller. The dome camp also has something of 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 station ever seen in the arid region.

The Experience

There are many options to make the best out of your experience on the Salar.

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 1h15  driving lies the interesting archeological site of Alcaya, an old pre colombian city near Salinas. 

The fit ones  can hike to the lower lip of Tunupa volcano crater.  (2 hrs)

When in activity, a visit to the Salinas ( where locals collect the salt from the Salar) will help you to understand how locals collect the salt form the surface.

You can also borrow one of our moutain 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